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Discovering Donald Ross; The architect and his golf courses
Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2001. 367p. cloth. Biography of Dornoch's Ross, spending most of his life in the United States, leaving a legacy of superb designs admired today by players and architects alike. More
Thomas Stewart Jr. Golf Cleek and Iron Maker. St Andrews, Scotland
United States: Hickory Golf, 2010. 345p. Cloth. Limited edition of 75 copies in haed cloth No. 7/75 There was also a edition of 500 published which is very scarce. Very comprehensive and detailed tribute to the great Tom Stewart, almost every page has superb photographs of immaculate examples of his..... More
Golf. A Weekly Record of "Ye Royal and Ancient" Game. "Far and Sure." Volume VIII ; "Surely no apology is necessary for bringing before the public a weekly Journal devoted to the doings and sayings of golfers both past and present."
London: "Published at the Office" [Golf Illustrated & Golf Weekly], 1894. The BEGINNING. Quote "Surely no apology is necessary for bringing before the public a weekly Journal devoted to the doings and sayings of golfers both past and present." Simply named 'Golf' a hugely influential periodical, shaping the golfing boom..... More
Social Links; The Golf Boom in Victorian England
England: Social Links Publishing, 2010. 389p. Cloth. Limited edition of 450 copies. No. 83/450 A dramatic 30 year period changed the face of English golf in to a peoples game for all to play. Superb reference book. Signed and inscribed by the author. More
The British Professional Golfers 1887-1930 A Register
Droitwich: Grant Books, 1994. 171p cloth covers. Foreword by Peter Crabtree. Subscriber edition of 100 copies only. 66/100 Also issued in a soft covered edition of 500 copies, thisbook is used by many researchers and iften copeis come to the market worse for ware, this is a near fine copy..... More
The Brain and Golf.
London: Mills and Boon, 1923. 96p, cloth. illustrated, with a chapter on Theory and Practice by the dean of English golf writers, Bernard Darwin. The preface states "This little book does not profess to teach beginners how to play Golf, but it aims at interesting Golfers in a branch of..... More
A Round of Golf on the London & North Eastern Railway.
England: Ben Johnson & Co. Ltd., ca 1924. 127p. Illustrated wrappers green, black text. first edition (and most scarce) in this lovely course description series, 2nd ca. 1927 and 3rd 1937. D&J 4120. More
The History of The Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
Ascot, Berkshire: Springwood Books, 1988. 112p. decorative leather. Centenary history of this great course. D&J J6490. More
A History of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club 1877 - 1999.
Inverness, Scotland: A4 Design and Print Ltd., 2000. 120p. cloth. Complete Royal Dornoch history. Scarce first printing. Signed by the author. More
The Royal North Devon Golf Club 1864-1989.
Westward Ho: Privately Printed, 1989. 202p, decorative. Leather. foreword by J.W.D. Goodban author of the 1964 centenary history. Introduction by H.N. Fulford. Illustrated from photographs from old sources. Pebbled maroon cloth, lettered and stamped in gilt, jacket. No. 336 of 500 hand-numbered copies. First Edition. Signed by the editors, Davies..... More
Golf Made Easy
London: Cassell and Company, 1910. 134p. Illustrated colour wrappers. Period advertisements throughout. Early instructional, now scarce due to the flimsy paper and especially the spine. Very good example. Donovan A5310. More
Allan Robertson. Golfer. His Life and Times.
England: Grant, 1985. 92p. Cloth. Slipcase. Limited edition. 41/1055 Important and only Biography to date of this great man born in 1815 and regarded as the greatest golfer, unbeaten match player. The Open Championship was founded (in 1860) after the passing of Allan (in 1859) to determine the next best..... More
The Rules of the Ten Oldest Golf Clubs from 1754-1848: together with the rules of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the years 1858, 1877, 1888.
Edinburgh, Scotland. Golf Monthly, 1935. 127p cloth. limited edition 500 copies only. Tracing the development of the Rules of Golf, beginning with the earliest identified code issued by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers in 1744, including a reprint of the original texts. Clapcott was one of the game first..... More
Hints on Golf.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1905. 84p, decorative cloth 14th and final edition of the turn of the century classic. This book was a huge success, first published in 1886 going into 14 editions, this the very hard to find 14th edition revised, only surpassed by the scarcity and importance of the..... More
Physical Training for Golf.
St. Andrews Scotland: W. C. Henderson & Son, 1937. 62p, illustrated wrappers. Forewords by Hector Thompson (1936 Amateur Champion) and J.H. Taylor. We doubt a better copy of this title exists. D&J S34540. More
The Book of the St. Andrews Links:
St. Andrews & Edinburgh: Ellesbourgh press. 1984. 80p, leather slipcase. folding map. Only reproduction of Bennett's very scarce work. No. 19/200 Bennett's book was the first to focus on a single golf course. He offers a history of golf in the town, describes several of the earliest St. Andrews golf..... More
Down to Scratch
London: Methuen, 1937. 145p, cloth. edited by J.Martin. 5th impression. Quiet scarce and important title. 1st edition September 1933. D&J M31360. More
Golf in Cumberland and Westmorland - its origins and history
Curthwaite: Privately published, 2023. 62p. illustrated wrappers. Published in an edition of just 100 unnumbered copies. David Low has lived in Cumbria for many years, collectig just about every postcard published, this attractive pictorial history is well written and presented. Nice addition to any historians library. More
Golf, a Treatise on the Royal and Ancient Game: a glossary of golfing terms.
NP (United Kingdom): Vactric, 1947. 34p. illustrated wrappers. A book of humourous sketches. Small oblong format, the first time in 30 years we have handled this title, probably an extremely low print run and unlikely many would have been kept. More
Royal Albert Golf Club Montrose 1810-1960 150th Anniversary
Montrose: Privately printed, 1960. Folded card, programme of events, listing competing teams and a history of the club to the rear. Very early and important Scottish club. More
Parkstone Golf Club. Official Handbook.
Derby: New Centurion Publicity Co. Ltd., 1954. 30p. wrappers blue text green covers. Attractive handbook. Near fine. More
Ashburnham Golf Club
Ashburnham: Privately printed, 1994. Centenary Celebration programme, brief history of the club in English and in Welsh. 8 pages. Unusual. More
Burnham Beaches Golf Club Official Handbook.
London: Temple Publicity Co. Ltd., 1950. 16p. wrappers green text, beige cover. Attractive handbook. Near fine. More
Royal Cromer Golf Club. Official Handbook.
Corsham: Golf Marketing, ca 1975. 20p. wrappers blue text, white cover, photograph. Attractive handbook. Near fine. More