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Published on Apr 1, 2010
Noted British actor-scholar Howard Burnham (BBC and PBS) offers a witty and informed survey of 'the greatest game' from its misty Scottish origins to the creation of the Augusta National. Old Tom, the icon of St. Andrews relates the beginnings of the sport in his native Scotland with his own remarkable son, Young Tom. He then hands over to the American legend, Bobby Jones. The only man to win all four 'grand slam' titles tells the story of golf's conquest of America, his only extraordinary achivements and his creation of the Masters at Augusta National. The program last approximately 45 minutes and is profusely illustrated with an accompanying PowerPoint. Hnorarium: $500
RCPL Literary Resident Howard Burnham presents an entertaining trek of the history of golf. From Scottish origins to the creation of The Augusta National with the adventures of golf legends Tom Morris and Bobby Jones.
7PM Tuesday, March 23 2010 Bostick Auditorium, Main Library www.myRCPL.com downtown Columbia, South Carolina.