End of Books on Golf
l. Alliss, Peter. Better Golf. A & C. Black, Lon.
1990. 1st Softcover Ed. of the original A & C. Black
hardcover edition of 1926. An entertaining look back
at another era as the author (himself a championship
golfer) examines in detail the playing characteristics
of clubs such as the brassie, the spoon, the jigger
and the niblick. He also offers sound practical advice
on the skills involved in putting, pitching, long
hitting and playing in adverse weather conditions.
There are also reminiscences with Abe Mitchell, Walter
Hagen and other notable golfers of his day. 16 pp.
of b/w instructional photos. Glossy pictorial card
wraps. Minor chipping and rubbing; o/w VG+. $9.50
2. Alliss, Peter. Golf Master Classes: a Champion's Guide
to Better Golf. B. Mitchell (1986). Sm. 4 to., 207 pp.
From his experience as a top player for two decades,
Alliss shows how you can learn maximum control of your
game. Grip, stance and swing, in relation to the different
departments of the game, are covered in detail, with
analytical drawings and many photos. Green cloth. Minor
wear and fading of edges; gift inscription on f.e.p.;
o/w a VG copy in VG pictorial d.j. $15.00
3. (Ballesteros) Seve: the Young Champion by Severiano
Ballesteros and Dudley Doust. Hodder & Stoughton, Lon.
and Simon and Schuster Golf Digest Book, N.Y.
1983. 1st U.S. ed. 4 to., 156 pp. plus 4 pp. of colour
photos and 4 pp. of colour illus. Many b/w photos as well.
An early book on this flamboyant Spanish golfer and his
rocket rise to the top with the winning of 2 Masters
tournaments in the early 1980's. Includes some instructional
tips by Ballesteros as well. Red cloth. Minor
edgewear; o/w VG+ in chipped and rubbed G+ d.j. $13.50
4. Barber, Miller and Tolhurst, Desmond. Top Tips From
Senior Pros: How to play the best of your life for the rest
of your life. Simon & Schuster, N.Y. et al (1990) lst ed.
8 vo., 159 pp. Includes many instructional illus. in b/w
and colour by Dom Lupo. 7 of golf's best Senior Tour
players help you fine-tune your game. Beige paper-on-
boards with Brown cloth spine. Slight shelf-wear; small
remainder dot and bottom edges; o/w Near Fine in price-
clipped, slightly rubbed VG+ d.j. $15.00
5. Barkow, Al. Golf's Golden Grind: the History of the
Tour. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, N.Y. and Lon. (1974)
1st Ed. Sm. 8 vo., 310 pp. plus 12 pp. of b/w photos
from Harry Vardon up to Lee Elder. As Editor-in-Chief
of "Golf Magazine", Barkow was eminently qualified to
write this history of the development of the American
Golf Tour and of all the engaging men who helped make
it great. Green paper-on-boards with Green cloth spine.
Minor edgewear; minor ding in bottom edge of front
cover; some foxing of foredges; o/w VG in G+ d.j.
with moderate rubbing, chipping, soiling. $14.50
6. Boros, Julius. Swing Easy, Hit Hard. Cornerstone
Library, N.Y. Reprint, 1970. Abt. 5-1/4 x 8" tall,
158 pp. The "smooth swing" pro shows you how to lower
your golf scores by concentrating on the mechanics.
Over 100 easy-to-follow drawings by Lealand Gustavson.
Heavy card wraps. Minor edgewear; poor paper is
discoloured; minor stain on lower corner of first
few pages; o/w a G+ to -VG copy. $6.50
7. Boswell, Thomas. Strokes of Genius. Doubleday &
Co., 1987. 1st Ed. 4 to., 240 pp. plus 4 pp. colour
photos. The author gets inside the great tournaments--
the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and
the TPC--capturing the special essence of each and
recalling the legendary events associated with them.
Many b/w photos by Richard Darcey. Blue paper-on-
boards with Black cloth spine. Minor wear and fading
of edges; o/w VG in G+ pictorial d.j. that is price-
clipped and has some minor chipping and
8. Burnett, Jim. Tee Times: On the Road With the
Ladies Professional Golf Tour. Scribner/Lisa Drew
Book, N.Y. (1997) 1st Ed. 400 pp. plus 8 pp. of
b/w photos. The author follows luminaries,
journeywomen, and rookies through a year on the
Tour, across America, and to Canada, Wales and
Japan. Green paper-on-boards with Black cloth spine.
Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG+ in VG+
pictorial d.j. with minor rubbing. $15.00
9. Campbell, Malcolm. Ultimate Golf Techniques.
Firefly Books, Toronto. 1st Canadian Edition. 1998.
Sm. 8 vo., 216 pp. More than 1000 specially selected
images, step-by-step shots, and photographic sequences
of professional players illustrate key lessons that
have helped the world's great golfers to reach the top.
Glossy pictorial wraps with flaps. Minor chipping
and rubbing; minor stain on topedges; o/w a VG copy.
10. Charles, Bob. Left-Handed Golf. Prentice-Hall,
New Jersey. (1965) Later printing. 8 vo., 11l pp.
One of the few successful "lefties" on the Pro tour,
Bob Charles won the British Open in 1963. In this
book, Charles has set down his winning secrets in
a complete guide to left-handed golf for duffer
or pro. Numerous illus. Tan cloth. Minor edgewear;
minor ding to top of spine; o/w VG
in Poor d.j. $12.00
11. Charles, Bob. Left-Hander's Golf Book. Prentice-Hall,
New Jersey. 1988. 3rd softcover printing. 8 vo.,
104 pp. An updated version of his 1960's "Left-
Handed Golf", this edition has many b/w photos to
help in instruction. Charles examines the special
problems of the left-hander's performance. Glossy
card pictorial wraps. Minor chipping; prev. owner's
name of f.e.p.; o/w VG. $9.50
12. Cornish, Geoffrey and Ronald Whitten. The Golf
Course. Rutledge Press, N.Y. 1982. 2nd printing. Tall
4 to., 320 pp. A comprehensive work that gives the
credit and recognition deserved by golf course architects,
identifying the architects of the past and crediting
those responsible for innovations which have changed
not only the appearance of golf courses but also the
method of play. Over 10,000 golf courses listed as well
as biographies of hundreds of the top golf course architects.
Blue cloth; moderate edgewear; corners bumped; gift
inscription on f.e.p.; o/w a G+ copy in a G+ pictorial
d.j., price-clipped. $17.50
13. Couples, Fred and John Andrisani. Total Shotmaking:
the Golfer's Guide to Low Scoring. Harper Perennial,
N.Y. 1995. 1st softcover edition. 4 to., 171 pp. plus
16 colour pages of Fred swinging. Popular and talented
Fred Couples talks about golf and gives excellent
advice on fine-tuning your game. Heavy card pictorial
wraps. Minor edgewear; remainder mark on bottomedges;
o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50
14. Cousins, Geoffrey. Lords of the Links. The Story of
Professional Golf. Hutchinson, Benham, Lon. l977. lst ed.
Sm. 8 vo., l76 pp. plus l2 pp. of b/w photos. A fascinating
slice of golfing history. The author was friends with many
professional golfers from 3 generations and always had a
profound respect for those pioneers who formed The
Professional Golfers' Assoc., the history of which forms
the core of the present book. Green cloth. Very slight
shelf-wear, o/w NF in VG+ slightly discoloured d.j. with
minor chipping. $25.00
15. Coyne, John. Playing with the Pros: Golf Tips from
the Senior Tour. Dutton/Penguin, N.Y. 1990. 8 vo., 227 pp.
Expert instruction from Billy Casper, Bruce Crampton, Bob
Goalby, Jim Ferree, Gene Littler, Bobby Nichols and Bob
Watson. Each player shares step-by-step instruction on
what he does best. Lt. Green paper-on-boards with Green
cloth spine. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial
d.j. with minor chipping and rubbing. $15.50
16. Darwin, Bernard. British Clubs. Collins, Lon. 3rd
printing. 1947. 8 vo., 48 pp. plus 8 colour plates. A title
in the "Britain in Pictures" series. Renowned golf writer,
Darwin, provides the history of golf clubs, and also the
variety of other English clubs, including social clubs,
artist clubs, debating clubs, and every other conceivable
form of game and sport club. Colour reproduction of oil
painting of William St. Clair of Roslin as Captain of the
Hon. Company of Edinburgh Golfers, 18th century; plus
b/w reproduction of painting of St. Andrews and the famous
"Golfers at Blackheath" engraving. Blue/grey paper-on-
boards. Moderate edgewear; slight perfume odor; minor
discolouring of paper; o/w VG in VG matching d.j. with
moderate rubbing and minor soiling. $18.50
17. Dobereiner, Peter. Dobereiner on Golf and More.
Aurum Press, Lon. 1998. Sm. 8 vo., 177 pp. Edited by
Robert Green and Ruth Dobereiner. Foreword by Severiano
Ballesteros. A tribute to a man recognized as one of
the greatest golf writers ever, this book includes a
selection of essays on some of the greatest golfers
of the age, plus reflections on golf and golfers. Also
included are some of his witty after-dinner speeches
and humorous scripts for "That Was the Week, That
Was" BBC late-night TV program. A few b/w drawings
by Brian Bagnall. Blue cloth. Minor ding in top of
spine; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with minor
chipping, rubbing and wrinkling. $12.50
18. Dobereiner, Peter. The Glorious World of Golf. A Ridge
Press Book (Grosset & Dunlap). l978 printing. Lg. 4 to.,
250 pp. The author has combined early golf history with a
look at the game in the 1970's and displays an overall
affection and appreciation of the Great Game. Many b/w and
colour illustrations and photos enhance the text. Yellow
cloth. Slight shelfwear; o/w VG+ in G+ pictorial d.j.
that has some chipping and two taped tears. $33.50
18a. Dobereiner. The Glorious World of Golf. A Ridge Press
Book (McGraw-Hill). (1973) 1st Ed. As above.
Minor shelfwear; o/w VG in VG pictorial d.j. $40.00
19. Gallwey, W. Timothy. The Inner Game of Golf. Random
House, N.Y. (1981) 1st Ed. 8 vo., 207 pp. Gallwey's
method is simply to help players to observe What Is, to
quiet the mind, to control anxiety and to think
positively. Black paper-on-boards with Red cloth spine.
Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with
minor chipping and rubbing. $19.50
20. (Golf Digest) The Best of Golf Digest: the First
25 Years. Golf Digest/Simon and Schuster, N.Y. (1975).
1st Collected Edition. Tall 4 to., 224 pp. Absolutely
the best of great instruction and great writing of
golf between 1950 and 1975. Many illustrations. Photo
endpapers of Nicklaus and Trevino. Red cloth with Silver
lettering. Minor edgewear; corners mildly bumped; o/w
a VG copy in G+ pictorial d.j. $14.50
21. (Golf World) Piccadilly World of Golf 1974-75. Edited
and compiled by Golf World Magazine. Wayland Publishing,
Lon. 1974. 4 to., 224 pp. The third annual ed. Many
articles, including Mike Stevenson with a look-back at
Harry Vardon; Al Laney with a penetrating insight into
Bobby Jones; Henry Longhurst lets us in on some of his
lifetime golfing secrets; and Peter Dobereiner provides
a fascinating appraisal of the future of country club
golf in Britain. Mini-bios of the world's top 100
golfers. Many photos, including 30 pp. in colour.
Tournament stats up to 1973. Burgundy cloth. Minor
edgewear; o/w VG+ in VG pictorial d.j. with minor
chipping and rubbing. $17.50
22. Hartley, J.R. Golfing. Hodder & Stoughton, Lon.
(1995) 3rd printing. Some humorous personal experiences
of the author on golf courses around the British Isles.
Attractive b/w drawings by Patrick Benson. Green cloth.
Near Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. $10.00
23. Haynie, Sandra. Golf: a Natural Course for Women.
Edited by James Lynch and Carole Collins. Atheneum, N.Y.
1975. 1st ed. 8 vo., 208 pp., incl. many b/w photos.
A book that recognizes the differences between men's
and women's golf. Sandra teaches women how to improve
their game by working with their natural instincts of
timing, grace and body control. Green paper-on-boards
with Blue cloth spine. Slight edgewear; 2 corners
lightly bumped; a little spotting on coloured topedges;
o/w VG in G+ pictorial d.j. that's price-clipped,
chipped, and missing a small piece at top of spine. $14.50
24. Hershey, Steve. The Senior Tour and the Men Who
Play It. With tips from the players. Doubleday, N.Y.,
Lon. Tor. 1st Edition. June, 1992. Tall 8 vo., 334 pp.
Forward by Arnold Palmer. A history of the Tour and
profiles of several of the over-fifties who have played
it, thus extending--and in some cases, improving--their
golfing careers. Many photos in b/w and colour. Blue
paper-on-boards with Green cloth spine. Slight edgewear;
o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial, price-clipped d.j. $15.00
25. Horton, Tommy. Golf: the Short Game. B.T. Batsford,
Lon. 1970. 1st Ed. 12 mo., 111 pp. In the Batsford
Sports Books Series. The author describes the techniques
which will help all club golfers to a more confident
and skilful approach to the short game. Each section of
instruction and comment is fully illustrated by
specially taken photos of Horton in action, and by
numerous shots of other leading stars of the game.
Black cloth. Minor edgewear; f.e.p. clipped; small
spot on foredges; o/w VG in price-clipped G+ pictorial
d.j. with some chipping and sticker damage. $14.50
26. Huston, Mervyn J. Golf and Murphy's Law. Hurtig Pub.,
Edmonton. (l98l). lst ed. B/w illus. by Graham Pilsworth.
8 vo., l55 pp. Green paper-covered boards. VG in chipped,
rubbed G+ d.j. $l1.50
27. Jacklin, Tony. Jacklin: the Champion's Own Story.
Hodder & Stoughton, Lon. 1970. 1st ed. Sm. 8 vo., 192 pp.
plus 16 pp. of b/w photos. The first man to hold the
British Open and the U.S. Open Championships concurrently
since the legendary Ben Hogan has written a brilliant,
informal narrative of his whirlwind career. Green cloth.
Slight edgewear; discoloured topedges; gift inscription
on f.e.p.; o/w VG in price-clipped, chipped and rubbed
VG pictorial d.j. $18.50
28. (Bobby Jones) Life & Times of Bobby Jones:
Portrait of a Gentleman, by Sidney L. Matthew. Sleeping
Bear Press, Chelsea, Michigan. 1995. 1st Ed. Tall
4 to., 296 pp. The story of an extraordinary man and
athlete, Robert Tyre (Bobby)Jones, Jr. Hundreds of
photos, many from private collections, focus on the
major chapters of Jones life: his adolescent years,
his golfing career culminating in the Grand Slam at
age 28, the making of the Hollywood films, designing
and producing the finest golf clubs for Spalding,
publishing many books and articles, designing and
building a golf course suitable for any golfer,
serving as a WWII officer invading Normandy, acting
as a world-wide ambassador for golf. Blue cloth
with embossed golfer on front cover. Minor
edgewear; one bumped corner; o/w VG+ in VG+
pictorial d.j. with one short taped tear. $36.50
29. Jones, Ernest and Innis Brown. Robert M. McBride
& Co., N.Y. (1946). 1st Edition Thus. Sm. 8 vo., 162 pp.
In his Introduction, Ernest Jones explains that this
is a revised edition of a book of the same title
published about nine years previously. He states:
"My reason for preparing a revised version of it is not
that my conception of the golf stroke and the method
of executing it have altered, but because I am desirous
of making available to students of golf new information
that I have gained from my new and improved method of
teaching the game...". Photographs have been added to
demonstrate the new information. Part I of the book,
"The Swing Technique" is written by Jones. Part II,
"General Observations and Comparisons of the Jones
System with Other Methods" is written by Innis Brown.
A still-useful book for beginning golfers. Green cloth.
Minor edgewear; some minor fading; the odd spot of
foxing; o/w a VG copy. $25.00
30. Kite, Tom. A Fairway to Heaven: My Lessons from
Harvey Penick on Golf and Life. William Morrow and
Co., N.Y. (1997) 1st edition. Sm. 8 vo., 177 pp.
Kite, with the help of Mickey Herskowitz, tells the
story of Harvey Penick, the greatest teacher golf has
ever known, his golf secrets and how he taught them;
of Kite's own friendly rivalry with Ben Crenshaw; and
of the special relationship enjoyed by all three
men. Several b/w photos. Green paper-on-boards with
White cloth spine. Near Fine in Near Fine d.j. $14.50
31. Knudson, George, with Lorne Ruberstein. The
Natural Golf Swing. McClelland & Stewart, Tor.
8 vo., 157 pp., incl. many drawings by Neil Harris.
1st Softcover Ed. (1989) In this book, former PGA tour
player, Knudson, guides you step-by-step through the
mechanics of the natural swing, from the important
first step of maintaining proper balance, through
the backswing, downswing, and finishing form.
Heavy card pictorial wraps. Light crease in spine;
slightly rubbed and chipped; o/w VG. $10.00
32. Lardner, Rex. Downhill Lies and Other Falsehoods,
or, How to Play Diry Golf. Hawthorn Books, N.Y.
1st Edition (1973). A humorous tour de force on how
to psych yourself to victory and your opponent to
defeat. Line drawings by Roy Schlemme. Minor wear
and fading of edges; one corner mildly bumped; o/w
a VG copy in a G+ pictorial d.j. that is price-
clipped and has some chipping and a couple of short
taped tears. $12.50
33. Lopez, Nancy and Peter Schwed. Education of a
Woman Golfer. Simon and Schuster, N.Y. 1979. lst ed.
8 vo., 191 pp., incl. many b/w photos. Biography,
philosophy and instructional tips from a leading
woman golfer, who, in her first year on the professional
scene, captured Rookie of the Year, Golfer of the
Year and Female Athlete of the Year awards. Tan paper-
on-boards with Blue cloth spine. Remainder stamp on
bottom edges; slight staining to foredges and e.p.'s;
slight shelfwear; o/w VG in chipped, rubbed and
discoloured G+ d.j. $14.50
34. McDonnell, Michael. Great Moments in Sport: Golf.
Pagurian Press, Tor. (l974) lst Can. ed. 8 vo., 200 pp.
There is a human story behind any great achievement.
Read about the reason for Ben Hogan's aloofness when
winning the 1953 British Open; Billy Casper's "bargain
with God" to win the 1966 U.S. Open; Gary Player's vision
that he had won the U.S. Open four days before it
happened; plus many more Great Moments that will live
forever. Green cloth. Slight edgewear, o/w VG in
Good+ d.j. that has some chipping and creasing. $l3.50
35. Mackenzie, Richard. A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole:
A History of the St. Andrew's Caddie. Bantam Books,
N.Y. May, 1998. 1st Ed. Thus. (A smaller edition was
printed by Sleeping Bear Press a year earlier.)Sm. 8 vo.,
134 pp. Written by the current caddie manager at
St. Andrews Old Course, this interesting and humorous
book is filled with written and oral records of such
famous Scottish caddies as Old Tom Morris himself, as
well as Trap Door, Poot Chisholm and Stumpie Eye.
Several historic and contemporary b/w photos. Includes
an 8-page Scottish Glossary of Terms. Green paper-on-
boards with Beige cloth spine. Near Fine in slightly
rubbed VG+ pictorial d.j. $14.50
36. MacClure, Terrence. Golf Ching: Golf Guidance and
Wisdom from the I Ching. Andrews McMeel Publishing,
Kansas City. 1st Edition (1997). 12 mo., 141 pp. The
author has applied the ancient I Ching's 64 aspects of
life as lessons for golf. Talk about the "psychological
side of the game", once you've mastered this relaxing
philosophy, you'll have it made! Illus. with classic
b/w photos of famous golfers. Stay focused! Black
paper-on-boards with Black cloth spine. Slight edgewear;
minor spot on topedges; o/w a VG+ copy in a rubbed
but VG d.j. $15.00
37. Miller, Larry. Holographic Golf: Uniting the Mind
and Body to Improve Your Game. Harper Collins, N.Y.
(1993) 1st Ed. 12 mo., 123 pp. A new type of instruction
that can help you accomplish that rare great shot more
often. Grey paper-on-boards with Black cloth spine.
Near Fine in VG+ d.j. with some rubbing. $13.50
38. Morrison, Alex J. A New Way to Better Golf. Simon
& Schuster, N.Y. 1946. 20th printing (first published
in 1932). Sm. 8 vo., 187 pp. plus 13 plates showing swing
and exercises. Morrison was another popular teacher of the
game of golf. He shared the same theory as Ernest Jones:
"Golf is not a matter of hitting a ball but of swinging
a club". The instruction and suggestions in this book
therefore concentrate on swinging the club to achieve
your best golf shot. Green cloth. Minor edgewear; couple
of White spots on binding; minor stain on bottomedges;
couple of minor stains in margins; endpapers somewhat
discoloured; o/w still a G+ to VG copy. $20.00
39. Murray, Francis. The British Open: a History of Golf's
Greatest Championship. Contemporary Books, Chicago (2000).
1st U.S. Edition. (Published in London in 2000 as "The Open".)
4 to., 224 pp. This book celebrates in words and
photos the history of the British Open from 1860 to the
2000 Open at St. Andrews. It also tells the story behind
each venue that has hosted the championship, complete with
colour maps detailing each course. A complete record section
at back. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in a
slightly rubbed and chipped VG+ pictorial d.j. $25.00
40. Nicklaus, Jack, with Ken Bowden. Best of Nicklaus'
Golf. Chancellor Press. Lon. 1992. 1st Collected Ed.
Tall 4 to., 205 pp. Published originally in Golf Digest
as "Jack Nicklaus Lesson Tee" series. Additional material
taken from "Jack Nicklaus' Playing Lessons". Colour comic-
book-style instruction pictures throughout. Gloss pictorial
boards. Slight edgewear; minor ding to
top of spine; o/w VG+
in chipped and rubbed VG d.j. $l5.50
41. Nicol, Eric and Dave More. Golf: The Agony & the Ecstasy.
Hurtig Pub., Edmonton (l982). lst ed. Sq. 8 vo., l60 pp.
The game of golf described as a hilarious and desperate
addiction! Many b/w cartoon-type illus. by More.
Green cloth. Slight edgewear, o/w VG+ in chipped and rubbed
but o/w VG d.j. $l1.50
42. Olson, Arv. Backspin: 100 Years of golf in British Columbia.
Self-published. Vancouver. 1st Ed. (1992) 8 vo., 349 pp.
Veteran Vancouver Sun golf writer Olson traces a century of
the game from its grassroots at Jericho Beach and Victoria
in the 1890's, through the good and bad times of growth,
depression, wars and important tournaments. Dozens of
historical photos. Brown cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w Near
Fine in VG+ d.j. in Brodart. $22.50
43. Palmer, Arnold and Bob Drum. Arnold Palmer's Best 54
Golf Holes: a tribute to America's great golf courses from
one of America's finest and best-loved golfers. Doubleday
& Co., N.Y. 1977. 1st ed. 4 to., 206 pp. plus 24 pp. of
colour photos. Also many b/w photos and diagrams. Green
cloth. Minor edgewear; o/w VG+ in a Poor d.j. $18.50
44. Penick, Harvey with Bud Shrake. And If You Play
Golf, You're My Friend: Further Reflections of a Grown
Caddie. Simon & Schuster, N.Y. 1993. 1st Ed. 12 mo.,
173 pp. This book contains the same blend of simple
wisdom, sound golfing instruction, and good common
sense that made the "Little Red Book" so popular
with golfers of all ages. Green paper-on-
boards with Green cloth spine. Minor edgewear;
Black remainder line on bottomedges; o/w VG+ in VG+
d.j. with minor chipping and rubbing. $17.50
45. (PGA) Barkow, Al. The History of the PGA Tour, with
Foreword by Ben Crenshaw. Doubleday, N.Y. 1989. 1st ed.
4 to., 298 pp. plus 8 pp. of colour photos. Many b/w
photos as well, plus a section of never-before-published
statistics of the top players. Grey paper-on-boards with
Blue cloth spine. Slight edgewear; slight soiling of
foredges; o/w VG+ in price-clipped, chipped and
rubbed VG pictorial d.j. $17.50
46. Player, Gary. World Golfer. With Floyd Thatcher. Word
Books, Waco, Texas(l974). lst ed. Sm. 8 vo, l93 pp. Green
cloth. A little edgewear; Green remainder dot on bottom
edge; minor shelfwear; o/w VG in Good+ chipped d.j. $l7.50
47. Snead, Sam. Golf Begins at Forty: How to Use Your Age
Advantage. With Dick Aultman. Dial Press, N.Y. 1st Edition
(1978). Sm. 4 to., 175 pp. Using anecdotes from his long
career to emphasize his points, Snead picks out specific
problem areas (such as tension, attitude, long and short
shots) that are affected by age, and demonstrates how to deal
with them. Numerous helpful drawings by James McQueen.
Green cloth. Minor edgewear; large gift inscription on
f.e.p.; o/w a VG copy in VG price-clipped pictorial d.j.
48. Snead, Sam. How to Play: a complete course of instruction.
Garden City, N.Y.(1952). Sm. 4 to., 160 pp. Not only are the
fundamentals of the game thoroughly explained by Snead, but there
are dozens of professional tips on how to lower your score.
More than 200 "machine-gun" camera shots to help instruct.
Special Section by the University of Michigan's famous
golf coach Bert Katzenmeyer. Green cloth. Minor edgewear;
some discolouration of endpapers and margins; o/w a VG copy
in a Good Only pictorial d.j. $19.50
49. Stevens, Peter F. Links Lore: Dramatic Moments and
Neglected Milestones from Golf's History. Brassey's, Lon.
and Washington. 1st Edition (1998). 8 vo., 219 pp. A
fascinating book presenting many long-overlooked golf
firsts that have helped to shape the game. There's the
first public course, the first golf tee, the first 19th
hole, the first mixed foursome, the first steel-shafted clubs,
the first caddies, and many more interesting facts and
events. Numerous old photos. Green cloth. Minor edgewear;
slight soiling of foredges; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG+
pictorial d.j. $10.50
50. Strange, Curtis. Win and Win Again! Techniques for
Playing Consistently Great Golf. Written with Ken Van
Kampen. Foreword by Arnold Palmer. Contemporary Books,
Chi. 1st Ed. (1990) 4 to., 228 pp. plus 8-pp. colour section.
Strange was the superstar of golf in the late 1980's.
This book presents his proven techniques for playing
consistently good golf with control and balance. Many
b/w photos. Green paper-on-boards with White cloth spine.
Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in a VG+ pictorial d.j.
51. Strawn, John. Driving the Green. The Making of a Golf
Course. Harper Collins, N.Y.(l99l) lst ed. The author's
engaging story of the building of the Ironhorse golf course
in Florida. 8 vo., 344 pp. Green paper-covered boards with
Green cloth spine. A little shelfwear, o/w VG+ in rubbed,
but VG d.j. $22.50
52. Various. Driving: the Power Game. Collins Willow (an
imprint of Harper Collins), Lon. 1993. 1st Edition. 4 to.,
159 pp. From the PGA professionals writing in this book,
you can learn how a combination of good technique, posture,
rhythm, balance and timing can lead to a well-balanced
controlled swing and a long straight drive over an adequate
distance. Many colour photo sequences to complement the
step-by-step instructions that cover every aspect of driving.
Green cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine pictorial d.j. $17.50
53. (Weir) Mike Weir: the Road to the Masters by Lorne
Rubenstein. Forward by Mike Weir. McClelland & Stewart, Tor.
(2003) 1st Edition. 8 vo., 242 pp. plus 16 pp. of b/w
photos. Lorne Rubenstein followed Mike Weir's golf career
from the early stages and always predicted that he had
what it took to make the top group of elite golfers on the
PGA circuit. After Mike started the 2003 season with two
wins, Lorne began to write this book. He followed Mike
through the four rounds of the Masters tournament that
year, and when Mike received the green jacket from Tiger,
Mike turned to Lorne and said: "I guess this will help
the book, right, Lorne?" Some health problems have caused
Mike to have an uneven career since, but a strong finish
in 2008 bodes well for Mike's success in 2009. Green
cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+
pictorial d.j. Pick this book up soon and ask Mike to
sign it at one of his tour stops next year. $17.50
54. Whitehead, Eric. Hathstauwk. The Story of Capilano Golf
and Country Club. Publ'd by the Golf Club. (l98l) lst and
only ed. Vancouver, B.C. Sm. 4 to., l44 pp. plus 16 pp. of
b/w photos and 16 pp. of colour photos. One of 2000 copies
printed. Green cloth. VG+ in chipped, Good+ d.j. with
a couple of short taped tears. $27.50
54a. Whitehead. Hathstauwk. Another copy. Complete with
the original complimentary copy bookmark which mentions that
the edition was only 2000 copies. Green cloth. Corners
mildly bumped; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG d.j. with minor
rubbing and chipping and one short taped tear. $35.00
55. Wind, Herbert Warren (Ed.). The Complete Golfer. Simon
& Schuster, N.Y. (1954) 6th printing. 4 to., 314 pp. Intro.
by Robert T. Jones. Gathered in this excellent anthology is
some of the most brilliant golf literature ever written:
fiction, essays, expert commentary, biography, humor and
reporting on the game. Some of the golfers and/or writers
included are: Gene Sarazen, P.G. Wodehouse, Tommy Armour,
Stephen Potter, Bernard Darwin, Ben Hogan, Horace Hutchinson,
Walter Hagen, Grantland Rice, Stephen Leacock, Henry Cotton
and Henry Longhurst. Included is a 32-page Cartoon Section.
There are also 4 two-page fold-outs of famous courses:
"The Old Course at St. Andrews"; "The National Golf Links
of America" on Long Island; "Oakland Hills Golf Course" in
Birmingham, Michigan; and, "Augusta National". Green cloth.
Moderate shelf-wear; some fading and spotting of spine; d.j.
blurb taped to f.e.p.; o/w a solid G+ to -VG copy. $22.50
Offered here are a pair of wonderful golf prints produced in 1998
by Richmond, British Columbia artist, Arnie Fisk. The prints
are entitled "A Century of Golf Clubs" and "A Century of Golf Balls".
The Golf Club print depicts 6 golf clubs dating from 1840 to 1940.
The Golf Ball print depicts 6 balls dating from 1830 to 1930.
The prints shown are from a series of 25 Artist's Proofs,
signed and numbered in pencil by Mr. Fisk. There are only 5 pair
remaining for sale. Overall size is 12" x 16", incl. painted "frame",
which is a nice touch because it eliminates the
need for a matte. Just put a simple Gold or Silver frame
around them and they look terrific. Fine condition. Pair $55.00