This title reveals the history of golf, from its invention in Scotland and patronage by Stuart monarchs, through its rising popularity in Victorian and Edwardian England, to the development of famous golf clubs, open championships and international competitions, with the battle between British and Americans for golfing supremacy in the twentieth century. We see the evolution of the golf ball and club from its early feather and wooden versions to the hi-tech golf equipment of today.
Table Of Contents
The Ancient Game Social Play and Early Clubs, 1744-1860 The First Championships, 1860-1902 Gentlemen Amateurs and a Hit in the US, 1902-20 Stars and International Competitions Since 1920 Further Reading Places to Visit Index
Published by Shire Apr 23, 2013| 56 Pages| 5-7/8 x 8-1/4| ISBN 9780747812296