. Very nice clean signature "yours very truly Cecil Leitch"
Cecil Leitch (4 Amateur's)
1891 - 1977Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (13 April 1891 – 16 September 1977) was a British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, Cumberland, England, the daughter of a local physician and one of three sisters who excelled at the game of golf. Leitch won 12 national titles as well as five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur.
n 1914 she won the first of her four British Ladies Amateurs, taking the title from Muriel Dodd. Her opportunity to possibly win several more was interrupted for five years during World War I. When the Championship was restarted after the war, she won her second straight title then the following year made it three in a row. Leitch was able to reach the Championship finals on six occasions, and in 1926 won her fourth British title, a record she shares with Joyce Wethered. She received golf lessons from Thomas Renouf, the head professional at Silloth.
Leitch retired having won 12 national titles plus she captured five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur. She wrote two books on golf, the first titled Golf was published in 1922 in Philadelphia and London by J. B. Lippincott & Co. and the second titled Golf Simplified was published in London by Thornton Butterworth in 1924.
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New York: American Sports Publishing Co., ca 1916. 94pp. Foreward by Marion Hollins. Cecil Leitch born in Silloth in 1891 widely thought of as the country leading female golfer of the 20th century, the book was originally written and published in the UK in 1911 when she was just 20...
London: Thorton Butterworth, 1924. 126p. cloth. Early ladies instruction from the Ladies Open Champion, the English Open, the French and Canadian Open Champion. Very nice copy of this title, in a very good a scarce Jacket. second impression also 1924. D&J L8950.
Carlisle: Privately Printed, 2002. 90p, cloth. Home of Cecil Leitch, great links. letter from Pearson included, signed by both authors. D&J P7030.
Silloth: Privately Printed, 2002. 90p, cloth. Home of Cecil Leitch. D&J P7030.
Silloth: Privately Printed, 2002. 90p, cloth. Home of Cecil Leitch. two scorecards laid in. D&J P7030.