David Purdie

Author

Professor David Purdie’s career in academic medicine -and golf – has ideally fitted him to describe the physical, and, especially, the mental afflictions of the golfer. His work as a journalist and as a speechwriter for Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie has given him insights into the game at the highest level. He can now be revealed as author of The Major, the legendary column in Golf International featuring the obsessions and outbursts of Major RJM Warren-Dawlish the explosive (and fictional) Secretary of Royal St. Luke’s Golf Club, the oldest, and oddest, club in the world.

Professor David Purdie’s career in academic medicine -and golf – has ideally fitted him to describe the physical, and, especially, the mental afflictions of the golfer. His work as a journalist and as a speechwriter for Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie has given him insights into the game at the highest level. He can now be revealed as author of The Major, the legendary column in Golf International featuring the obsessions and outbursts of Major RJM Warren-Dawlish the explosive (and fictional) Secretary of Royal St. Luke’s Golf Club, the oldest, and oddest, club in the world.

Books

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 Jun 2010
    £25.00

    Did you know that Shakespeare was a golfer? And that Rembrandt was no stranger to the fairway? Professor David Purdie takes a seriously humorous swipe at our collected knowledge of the game in this enlightening and entertaining compendium. Based on...