There were but a few principal contributors to this publication, aside the Author and Designer/Editor. The following are brief pen pictures.
The famed golfer (winner of nine Majors – fourth equal in the all time list, and one of only five to achieve the grand slam), contributed a fine Foreword, including the wish that Charitable organisation(s) should benefit from sales of the book. The Editor has met Mr Player on several occasions during visits to Port Elizabeth in South Africa, and was very pleased when he agreed to contribute to the book.
Moly is a long term friend of the Author, and worked with him on the board of APEX Scotland, the Scottish organisation which ” has a mission to: deliver services that enable all offenders and those at risk of offending to be the best that they can be, to achieve their goals and inspire breakthroughs in the way society treats them”.
Sound man and Photographer extraordinaire. Ian worked tirelessly on the execution and processing of images for the book, principally taken during a photo shoot in Author’s back garden. He also set up and operated his own sound and video equipment which recorded events during the Book Launch.
Lady Margaret Scott (present and past)
The book acknowledgement section simply states the contribution of the current Lady Scott as ‘Patience’, a quality well noted during the infamous ‘red wine on cream carpet’ incident. The other Lady Margaret Scott was perhaps the finest lady golfer to grace the links in the 1890’s, described as ‘The dominant player in Ladies golf’ at the time.
Rob Anderson (Illustrator)
The Editor selected Rob from a number of local illustrators when it became evident that the addition of original illustrations would enhance, and indeed become an essential part of the book. His high quality work was delivered on schedule, and he was absolutely excellent to work with. Rob can be contacted here.
The Outsider, Restaurant and Staff
Although not formally acknowledged in the book, The Outsider restaurant, and its staff including Javier Morant, lent great support to the book in the form of the provision of the Manager’s (#1) table, small glasses of bubbly to ease the mind, and even the odd complimentary meal. This was during the twenty or more editorial meetings convened over the three year production of the book.
The Author and Editor would also like to acknowledge a wealth of information and images gleaned from the internet (particularly Wikipedia), also from the many golf-related books in their possession. This was both during the production of the book, and the subsequent short stories, essays and articles on this website. No copyright infringement is intended at any time.