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Golf | by Garden G. Smith



The game of golf consists in playing a ball, in as few strokes as possible, from certain starting places, called teeing-grounds, with various clubs, suited to the nature of the stroke, into a succession of holes cut in the ground at varying distances.

TitleGolf
AuthorGarden G. Smith
PublisherFrederick A. Stokes Company
Year1898
Copyright1898, Frederick A. Stokes Company
AmazonGolf
Golf 1
-Golf
The game of golf consists in playing a ball, in as few strokes as possible, from certain starting places, called teeing-grounds, with various clubs, suited to the nature of the stroke, into a successi...
-Methods Of Playing The Game
The game is played by two or more sides, each playing its own ball (Rule 1) and the object of each side is to hole the ball in fewer strokes than the other. There are two methods by which matches can...
-Methods Of Playing The Game. Continued
In arranging a club tournament or match of this nature, it frequently happens that the number of entries is such that, by drawing the couples together in the usual way, it will not be possible to conc...
-Table Of Match Play Odds
In singles, three-fourths of difference between handicap allowances. In foursomes, three-eighths of difference between the aggregate handicap allowances on either side. A half-stroke or over, both in...
-Golf Style
A sardonic observer has defined golf as consisting in striking a small ball into a succession of small holes with instruments very ill adapted for the purpose. Though this is but a limited definition,...
-Golf Style. Part 2
J. II. Taylor's Grip. Top of Swing. the right, or to stand more or less erect for his full strokes and to huddle himself into a heap when playing an approach. The part of the handle to be gripped w...
-Golf Style. Part 3
As the club is swung upwards the player will gradually transfer his weight, which in addressing the ball rests on both legs equally, to the right leg, his left knee turning inwards and his left heel r...
-Golf Style. Part 4
When the ground is hard, a ball may sometimes lie close to, and in front of, a steep hazard, such as a hedge or fence, in a deep cup or heel mark. To loft such a ball over the hazard looks a hopeless ...
-Golf Style. Part 5
He will consistently hole out two-yard putts one day, and the next as persistently miss those of a foot, and be quite unable to account for his failure. Without an infinite capacity for taking pains...
-Golf Style. Part 6
Topping, Duffing, Sclaffing, Heeling, Toeing, Pulling, and Slicing-Having considered heretofore the various ways of playing golf strokes correctly, it will now be necessary to deal with the various vi...
-Etiquette Of Golf
The following customs belong to the established Etiquette of Golf and should be observed by all players :- 1. No player, caddie, or onlooker should move or talk during a stroke. Note.-When a stroke ...
-Ladies Golf
One of the earliest references to Ladies' Golf (if we exclude the probably apocryphal story of Mary Queen of Scots as a golfer) says that in the eighteenth century the women of Musselburgh often play...
-Glossary
Addressing the ball The player's method of standing and handling the club preparatory to striking the ball. All Even An expression used to describe the position or result of a match when neither si...
-Golf Rules
1. The Game of Golf is played by two or more sides, each playing its own ball. A side may consist of one or more persons. 2. The game consists in each side playing a ball from a tee into a hole by su...
-Golf Rules. Continued
20. When the balls in play lie within six inches of each other-measured from their nearest points-the ball nearer the hole shall be lifted until the other is played, and shall then be replaced as near...
-Special Rules For Medal Play
1. In Club competitions, the competitor doing the stipulated course in fewest strokes shall be the winner. 2. If the lowest score be made by two or more competitors, the ties shall be decided by anot...
-Directory Of Leading Golf Clubs
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews -Club House, St. Andrews, Fife, N. D. Entrance fee, 15. Annual subscription, 3. Hon. Soc, C. S. Grace, Esq., the Club House. The Honourable Company of...
-London Golf Clubs
Royal Blackheath Golf Club-Club House, Black-heath. Entrance fee, 5 5s Annual subscription, 2 3s. Hon. Sec, W. G. Barnes, Esq., 93 Black-heath Hill, S.E. Royal Wimbledon Golf Club-Club House, Wimbl...







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