Alastair Johnston gives nearly 30,000-volume collection of golf books to R&A for display at St. Andrews
Announced: By the R&A, that it is receiving the entire collection of golf books held by longtime agent Alastair Johnston. The nearly 30,000-volume collection will be displayed as the Alastair J. Johnston Library at St. Andrews in Johnston’s native Scotland, the R&A said. The collection includes works that date to 1566 and features titles by many of the game's most prominent writers, golfers, historians, architects and biographers. The R&A hopes to have the collection in place in time for the 150th British Open at the “home of golf” in July 2021. Johnston, the longtime IMG executive who represented the late Arnold Palmer for nearly four decades, has served in recent years as chairman of Arnold Palmer Enterprises.