LONDON (Reuters) – Everything and anything that ever happened in the game of golf can be found between the covers of Alastair Johnston’s vast 30,000-volume collection of golf books and he is donating the whole lot to the R&A at St Andrews.
Johnston, former chairman of Scottish soccer club Rangers and vice chairman of management group IMG, bought his first golf book during an internship at IMG in 1969 and he has been accumulating ever since, adding as many as 800 titles per year.
His collection features works by many of golf’s most prominent writers, players, historians, architects and biographers, dating back hundreds of years.
“We are very grateful to Alastair for this generous gift,” Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said.
“We are excited to continue his vision and support his desire to display this collection in its entirety in Scotland. I can think of no more appropriate place than St Andrews to create the world’s most comprehensive library of golf…
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