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The Happy Golfer | by Henry Leach



Being some experiences, reflections, and a few deductions of a wandering player

TitleThe Happy Golfer
AuthorHenry Leach
PublisherMacMillan And Co.
Year1914
Copyright1914, MacMillan And Co.
AmazonThe Happy Golfer

By Henry Leach, Author Of "The Spirit Of The Links", "Letters Of A Modern Golfer", Etc.

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-Chapter I. The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game, With A Thought Upon Traditions And Their Value
The first of the seven wonders of golf is a mysterious fascination that it sets towards mankind, from which, overwhelming and enduring, no people are immune. The game seizes men of all ages, of every ...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game, With A Thought Upon Traditions And Their Value. Part 2
In the strong action upon the emotions which takes place during the practice of the game there are effects which are purely physical and others which are largely mental and spiritual. The physical thr...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game. Part 3
So on the first teeing ground there is hope in the highest. Should the first stroke be successful the hope is stimulated; if the stroke is bad the hope is intensified. In the one case something more o...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game. Part 4
It appeals to the emotions of the primitive man in another way that may often be unsuspected. In essence it is the simplest and the most natural of games. It is indeed a game of Nature, and it is play...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game. Part 5
It seems to me that our traditions and their associate legends might be separated into five periods. There is the primeval, the prehistoric, the most royal and ancient, the early Scottish, and the lat...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game. Part 6
I may adduce some circumstances from most ancient history and tradition which have not been applied to this question hitherto, but should have been, for they seem to be apposite and remarkable. In the...
-The Seven Wonders Of Golf, And The Abiding Mystery Of The Game. Part 7
Now it may be said that these traditions and all the others, like them and unlike, make the game no better, and that they add nothing in yards to our driving from the tee. After a consideration I will...
-Chapter II. The Ubiquity Of The Game; With An Advertisement For The Community Of Golfers, And A Note Upon The Effect Of St. Andrews Spirits
The ubiquity of this game - being the third of the seven wonders - is remarkable, for it is played everywhere by everybody. No other sport has ever achieved such universal favour, and we may be sure t...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game; With An Advertisement For The Community Of Golfers, And A Note Upon The Effect Of St. Andrews Spirits. Part 2
Golf's vast ubiquity is illustrated in another case recalled by this reference to kings who play. Miss Decima Moore of the theatres has a love for roving far which has led her to many raw places of th...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game of Golf. Part 3
Despite the fact that it was born in 1842 and was really an Indian offshoot of the famous Royal Blackheath Club, the Royal Bombay remains a little primitive in the matter of its course. It is a golf c...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game of Golf. Part 4
A whole book having been written on Australian golf we may leave it unconsidered here. Hardly an island but there is a links upon it. The other day, when I had myself but just come back from foreign g...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game of Golf. Part 5
The traveller who is golfless has often no friends at the places that he visits. Some men and women have good capacity for making them at each hotel they stay in; others have not. In any case these ac...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game of Golf. Part 6
No sort of people make St. Andrews. Only in two circumstances are the living humans of the place specially interesting. One is on the occasion of the autumn meet-ing of the Royal and Ancient Club, whe...
-The Ubiquity Of The Game of Golf. Part 7
And then Tom, good-natured old ghost as he is, and loving his Allan still, just answers, Puir Allan, ye always were a cunnin' body o' a man, and a guid man tae, and fun aboot ye a' the time! And al...
-Chapter III. The Tragedies Of The Short Putt, And A Contrast Between Children And Champions, With The Varied Counsel Of The Wisest Men
The case of an earth so well explored by golfing travellers having been considered as the third of the wonders of the sphere, and the peculiarity of St. Andrews as the fourth, there is a clear suggest...
-The Tragedies Of The Short Putt, And A Contrast Between Children And Champions, With The Varied Counsel Of The Wisest Men. Part 2
He and his opponent, to whom, as a matter of discretion and confidence, we must refer as Mr. A., had just ended their match at Mid-Surrey one pleasant day, and Sir Archibald was trying his last putt o...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 3
He went to his club in town the next day instead of going to golf, and took with him a book containing a chapter on putting, by Willie Park. He stretched himself out on a Chesterfield in a corner of t...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 4
Sir Archibald Strand looked like a man who had been hunted down. He made one Swift glance around him, but saw no escape, so he pulled himself together, smiled a little sadly, and said to himself, Don...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 5
The truth is that the man who golfs will unceasingly think of the things he should not think of, and that is what makes this easy putting so difficult, and it explains why the innocent child, unthinki...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 6
Every thinkable variety of putting method has been adopted. Bodies, hands, feet have been placed in all positions, and the stroke has been made in every conceivable way. Are there any two players who ...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 7
Now see how high and deeply thinking authorities can differ about the ways and means of doing this thing that the little child does so thoroughly and well. A great secret of steady putting is to make...
-The Short Putt The Tragedies, Contrast Between Children And Champions. Part 8
Join the two hands together, as with the overlapping grip, and we have them working as one completely, and the risk of undue interference by the subordinate vanishes. This is the best hint on putting ...
-Chapter IV. Old Champions And New, And Some Differences In Achievement, With A Suggestion That Golf Is A Cruel Game
If men who play games are not proud of their champions, of what then shall they be proud? If we advance the proposition - which is done here and now - that no other game or sport that was ever conceiv...
-Old Champions And New, And Some Differences In Achievement, With A Suggestion That Golf Is A Cruel Game. Part 2
After all, if comparison is fruitless and not properly practicable, this speculation as to the merits of the geniuses of nearly fifty years ago and now becomes enticing. One would like to reach some c...
-Old Champions And New. Golf Is A Cruel Game. Part 3
This case which the advocate has set up against young Tom, with all this blame cast on posterity, will seem a weak thing yet to some. If we were counsel for the boy, who made a fine and a lovable figu...
-Old Champions And New. Golf Is A Cruel Game. Part 4
But if each of the triumvirate is a phenomenon and collectively they are super-phenomena, in what terms then are we to describe Mr. John Ball, and how shall we account for his eight amazing championsh...
-Old Champions And New. Golf Is A Cruel Game. Part 5
There has been lately a sort of revival of the game of attempting to punch another man so very hard that he can stand up no longer to make the smallest punch in answer. He has to be battered and pound...
-Old Champions And New. Golf Is A Cruel Game. Part 6
Never was more absurdly untrue suggestion made against this game than that it is not like others where men play directly against each other and foil each other's shots, that it is a game in which each...
-Chapter V. A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A., And An Account Of How Mr. Francis Ouimet Won It, With Some Explanation Of Seeming Mysteries
Abiding wonders of the past, perplexities of the present, the greatness of the game where it is still greatest, have been among recent thoughts; and yet one is conscious all the time that something wh...
-A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A., And An Account Of How Mr. Francis Ouimet Won It, With Some Explanation Of Seeming Mysteries. Part 2
Here was a menace. It was felt that America was making very good in golf. And there came vaguely into the minds of British golfers the idea that a demonstration of their strength should be made in thi...
-A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A. Part 3
Now consider the other circumstances, that the proper meaning and significance of the result may be understood, and that neither too much merit shall be awarded, nor too much blame. There were about a...
-A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A. Part 4
But after all it is not the shots he plays, good as they are, dependable as they always seem to be, as the qualities of temperament with which they are supported. He has a golfing temperament of very ...
-A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A. Part 5
First rounds are seldom eventful; the value of the play done in them seems to be discounted by the circumstance that there are three more rounds to come. M'Dermott did a 74 in this round, Vardon and R...
-A Famous Championship At Brookline, U.S.A. Part 6
The last stage of the struggle lay between Vardon and Mr. Ouimet. Both got 3's at the short sixteenth. Vardon was looking anxious and worried, for most brilliant play on his own part could not save hi...
-Chapter VI. The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States, And Experiences In Travelling There, With An Example Of American Club Management
There is little done to solve the mysteries of golf's beginning by pressing into the farthest recesses of American golfing history. Only by such little twinklings in the darkness of the almost prehist...
-The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States, And Experiences In Travelling There, With An Example Of American Club Management. Part 2
These little histories and traditions of American golf do become attractive as one probes more deeply into them. It was in Massachusetts that the most remarkable thing that has ever taken place in the...
-The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States. Part 3
Certainly Mr. Travis's wonderful putting had created a very deep impression, but if he had been a British player I think the feeling would have arisen that putting like that, which had been continued ...
-The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States. Part 4
It is difficult to estimate how many players of this game there are in the country at the present time, and whatever figures were fixed upon would soon be made inaccurate through the rapid increase th...
-The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States. Part 5
I shall not forget my first experience of a thousand-mile golfing journey from the New York Central Station to Chicago. A few golfers were in a party going westward for the championship at Wheaton in ...
-The Beginnings Of Golf In The United States. Part 6
The first paragraph in the book, being Section 1 of Article 1 of the bye-laws, states that this club is incorporated under the laws of Illinois as Chicago Golf Club, and its corporate seal is a circu...
-Chapter VII. The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow At Onwentsia, With A Glimpse Of The National Links
Round Chicago there is now a great belt of golf which is thickening rapidly. More hundreds of acres are being claimed for the game constantly, and one hears in these parts of the most splendidly equip...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow At Onwentsia, With A Glimpse Of The National Links. Part 2
Lasting for two days, with one great night in between them, it happens that the first session of play is conducted in a state of high anticipation and with much joyful shaking of hands and exhibitions...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 3
The cafe at the Glen View club is an interesting institution. The club has one of the cleverest cocktail mixers in America, and the printed list of available liquid refreshments that is laid upon the ...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 4
There are many courses round about Boston, and there are four of them, all quite different from each other, of which I shall have a clear recollection always. Two have very special places of their own...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 5
Yes, but wait until you see Myopia! I was not glad to leave Essex, but I was happy to go from there to the Myopia Hunt Club a few miles distant (and may I never forget that glorious ride in Mr. Will...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 6
The country round about New York abounds in interesting golfing places, and if inclination were followed there should be descriptions given of Nassau, of Apawamis (not forgetting the rock to the right...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 7
Next morning, with sunlight and breeze, we went along to the course, so near that a ball could have been driven to it from the lawn of Breezy Bank, where the master has been known to practise mashie s...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 8
A certain disappointment is inevitably threatened when one visits a course of this kind about which one has heard so much beforehand. An ideal is established in the mind which cannot possibly be reali...
-The Perfect Country Club And The Golfers' Pow-Wow. Part 9
To begin with, I think the tendency to-day is to overdo matters somewhat, making courses too long, too difficult, and with too much sameness in the construction of two-shot holes. To my mind a cours...
-Chapter VIII. The U.S.G.A., And The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer, With A Remarkable Development Of Municipal Golf
People in England or Scotland do not quite understand what a splendid thing for American golf is the United States Golf Association. It is so absolutely necessary for the game in America that I am sur...
-The U.S.G.A., And The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer, With A Remarkable Development Of Municipal Golf. Part 2
I do not believe after the closest observation and most impartial consideration that the best American golfers are yet quite so good as ours, but in recent years they have been rapidly lessening the g...
-The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer. Municipal Golf. Part 3
Now here are one or two samples of points in regard to which the golfer constantly neglects to display his cunning and is the loser thereby. Assuming that in the general way you can get as much length...
-The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer. Municipal Golf. Part 4
One of the greatest tragedies of his life, so far, was that he suffered in the appalling Amateur Championship at Wheaton, Illinois, in 1912 - appalling by reason of the terrible heat that players and ...
-The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer. Municipal Golf. Part 5
But the most remarkable thing about his preparation for driving is his grip, which is unique. He does not employ the overlapper. He likes the right hand to be under the shaft; but this is the main poi...
-The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer. Municipal Golf. Part 6
Eventually, Messrs. A, B, and C agree to play a three-ball match for still more dollars. Such extensive wagering is not the rule, but it is frequent. After the porridge, bacon and eggs, calf's liver a...
-The Methods Of The Businessman Golfer. Municipal Golf. Part 7
Mr. Rockefeller has a very nice course of his own on undulating land at Forest Hill, on the edge of Cleveland, Ohio, and there he has parties to play with him constantly. He is fond of cycling, and in...
-Chapter IX. Canadian Courses, And A Great Achievement At Toronto, With Matters Pertaining To Making A New Beginning
Towards the end of an afternoon in September, rounds being done, I stood with Mr. George Lyon (who is a kind of John Ball of the Dominion of Canada, having won the championship of his country seven ti...
-Canadian Courses, And A Great Achievement At Toronto, With Matters Pertaining To Making A New Beginning. Part 2
The greens at Lambton are generally excellent, and they have adopted a means for keeping them in good order which, though it has been tried in other parts of America, has not to my knowledge been empl...
-Canadian Golf Courses. Part 3
One pleasant day when staying at Montreal I went out to Dixie, a few stations along the Grand Trunk line, where there is the course of the Royal Montreal Club, to be regarded now as the oldest properl...
-Canadian Golf Courses. Part 4
This marvellous country is a rare place for making the new beginning. Everything is so raw, so suggestive, so encouraging to earnest failures who would, like Omar, if they could, conspire with fate, s...
-Canadian Golf Courses. Part 5
Now we can show how our subconsciousism, when unaided and not encouraged (there is nearly but not quite a contradiction in terms here), has had its effect upon the player hitherto. If a man watches th...
-Canadian Golf Courses. Part 6
This application of strength is always done subconsciously, and here again there is a part of professional teaching which does not recognise the fact when it ought to do. The teachers tell us that to ...
-Chapter X. Golf De Paris, And Some Remarkable Events At Versailles And Chantilly, With New Theories By High Authorities
In front of the red brick club-house of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake, a citadel which by its tower and clock commemorates the great achievements of Hoylake's famous son, John Ball, there w...
-Golf De Paris, And Some Remarkable Events At Versailles And Chantilly, With New Theories By High Authorities. Part 2
Disregarding all those doubts about the jeu de mail and the game of chole, and considering only the real thing as we know it, taking its time from the stone temple by the Fifeshire sea, it was away ba...
-Golf De Paris, Versailles And Chantilly. Part 3
Upon our initiation at La Boulie, our curiosity is stirred and attention is attracted to many things. Perhaps M. Deschamps, or such a good sportsman as the Baron de Belief - whose son, M. Francois de ...
-Golf De Paris, Versailles And Chantilly. Part 4
I have endeavoured to make the point that the French are worthy and thorough, that the Parisian golf and golfers must be taken seriouslv, and that it is a pleasure to go among them with our clubs. The...
-Golf De Paris, Versailles And Chantilly. Part 5
The championships of France, which began in a small and gentle way, have lately risen to be very important events, and they gain a most wonderfully cosmopolitan entry. In 1913, which was the greatest ...
-Golf De Paris, Versailles And Chantilly. Part 6
Surely Mr. Gillies is one of the most interesting studies in the game at the present time. Born in New Zealand, he became a boat-race Blue at Cambridge, and is the only one who has won a high position...
-Chapter XI. Riviera Golf, And What Might Be Learned From Ladies, With A Consideration Of The Overlapping Grip
One who will only play on summer days is a little less than half a golfer after all. Golf at the full demands resource, good heart, some courage, and a settled nerve, and it is of its principle that i...
-Riviera Golf, And What Might Be Learned From Ladies, With A Consideration Of The Overlapping Grip. Part 2
And this happiness in scene and sun, be sure, is the greater part of the golf on the French and Italian Riviera. There is often much doubt by those who have not been there upon the quality of Riviera ...
-Riviera Golf, What Might Be Learned From Ladies. Part 3
If this were all it would be good; but the course of Cannes gains a splendid charm from its magnificent situation which cannot be ignored. There is a promise of beauties to come when we approach the c...
-Riviera Golf, What Might Be Learned From Ladies. Part 4
In recent times they have effected a great improvement to the course at St. Raphael, and up at La Turbie, overlooking Monte Carlo, and in one of the finest situations conceivable, they have made a new...
-Riviera Golf, What Might Be Learned From Ladies. Part 5
The advantages of this grip as they are being discovered by more converts than ever before, are greater driving power owing to wrist work being easier, and also the fact that the left arm and hand pul...
-Riviera Golf, What Might Be Learned From Ladies. Part 6
Now we hear very much about 300-yard drives, which one is half given to understand have become the regular thing with the most modern balls; but we know, as a matter of fact, that the average man does...
-Riviera Golf, What Might Be Learned From Ladies. Part 7
And whoever is the champion of any particular period may be interested to know that at no time and place is he ever so much appreciated as away from his own country during the time when it is so wet a...
-Chapter XII. About The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau, With Possibilities For Great Adventure
It is not a bad thing to be at the Gare d'Orsay in Paris on a night in early February, seeing a porter attach to one's baggage a scarlet label with the words Pyrenees - Cote d' Argent printed diagon...
-About The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau, With Possibilities For Great Adventure. Part 2
With a pair of prism glasses looking Spainwards to the left, we may just discern the quaint and quiet little town of St. Jean-de-Luz. It is one of the best of the winter places for golf, for health an...
-The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau. Part 3
Of course, the story is not complete at this. Fine turf and a prosperous club do not necessarily make good holes. But St. Jean-de-Luz has holes as good as most in Europe. They would even be good on a ...
-The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau. Part 4
The club-house at Pau is of the kind you would expect to discover at a good club of long and honourable standing up-country in England. The attributes or age and tradition are to be found within it. O...
-The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau. Part 5
There is a general conspiracy among all things at Pau to rest and soothe the tired man. There are the bells. How can they affect the golf? you ask. See, then. We know of the fame in song of The Bells...
-The Pyrenees, And The Charms Of Golf At Biarritz And Pau. Part 6
One day at Pau a voice was raised in our little party and it said, Let us get up closer to those splendid Pyrenees ; but another said, Where should we get our golf? It was answered that there was ...
-Chapter XIII. The Game In Italy, And The Quality Of The Course At Rome, With A Short Consideration Of The Value Of Style
The other day, when we sat on the deck of a little steamer plying on the lake of Como, contented in warm spring sunshine with a sublime panorama of blue water and white-topped Alps, I was led to recal...
-The Game In Italy, And The Quality Of The Course At Rome, With A Short Consideration Of The Value Of Style. Part 2
Really this is an excellent course; but the full merit of it will hardly be appreciated in the first round or the second, for the wonderful views and the special points of interest in them will consta...
-The Game In Italy, The Quality Of The Course At Rome. Part 3
While so many things in Florence are four or five hundred years old at least, the golf course is only fifteen. Still, fifteen years makes a good maturity in these times, and Italy, if its courses are ...
-The Game In Italy, The Quality Of The Course At Rome. Part 4
Considered in this way, what a fine thing is the David of Bernini in the Borghese Gallery! But for our golfing suggestion some of the discobolus models serve us better. Without ever having attempted...
-Chapter XIV. The Awakening Of Spain, And Some Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid, With A Statement Of Golfers' Discoveries
When we were in Madrid------- I have sometimes begun in conversation, and then invariably from one or more in the company there has been a quick interruption with - But there can be no golf in Madr...
-The Awakening Of Spain, And Some Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid, With A Statement Of Golfers' Discoveries. Part 2
In this that I have written I may seem to neglect my theme, and yet the state of Spain does most closely concern the strange case of golf in the country. Here is an answer to interrupters who are quic...
-The Awakening Of Spain, Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid. Part 3
One of the curiosities of the course is the putting green at the eleventh hole, which is quite round and is surrounded by an evenly shaped earthen rampart. On seeing it for the first time the average ...
-The Awakening Of Spain, Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid. Part 4
In the evening we went to stroll among the cafes of Madrid, and presently peered into the old parts of the city, where life is simple and strong, where the humbler Madrilenos resort, and there are dan...
-The Awakening Of Spain, Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid. Part 5
It was determined that with such a beginning everything should be done most thoroughly afterwards. Thousands of trees had to be cut down, the ground cleared, ploughed, and raked, and the putting green...
-The Awakening Of Spain, Marvellous Golfing Enterprise In Madrid. Part 6
What players need to remember above all things is that the games of no two men are quite alike, any more than the men themselves are quite alike, and that among the very best the widest dissimilaritie...
-Chapter XV. The Superiority Of British Links, And A Masterpiece Of Kent, With Some Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf
The chief and essential difference between golf in Britain and all other places in the world, as everybody feels on coming home to it after wanderings with clubs abroad, is that here in the home of th...
-The Superiority Of British Links, And A Masterpiece Of Kent, With Some Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 2
I have asked Mr. Mallaby-Deeley to tell me what his ideals are in this matter, and in response he has made a statement of such interest and value that it should be given at its length. He said that, p...
-The Superiority Of British Links, Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 3
Prince's supports its creator's arguments very well indeed, and one enormous fascination of it lies in the fact that it is always suggesting to you, always inviting you, always tempting you to do the ...
-The Superiority Of British Links, Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 4
The night before the opening of the campaign, the eve of the journey outwards, is a trying time to many men. I think of those who take loving interest in their clubs, and have many of them, including ...
-The Superiority Of British Links, Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 5
Here is the progress of a case for the details of which I can personally vouch. I was a sympathetic witness of it. The man was playing well at the beginning of the holiday season and went for a month ...
-The Superiority Of British Links, Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 6
A diary should be kept during the golfing holiday; indeed it should be kept at all times. More such are made than the golfing world realises, because they are often, to the uttermost degree, secret an...
-The Superiority Of British Links, Systems And Morals For Holiday Golf. Part 7
Well then, it is our business, in order to make solitary practice interesting and valuable, to create a game for ourselves. It is easily done, and there are some wise men who say that they would rathe...
-Chapter XVI. The Old Dignity Of London Golf, And Its New Importance, With A Word For The Charm Of Inland Courses
Perhaps in the middle ages of the game some rare old conservative of a player at one of the great Scottish seats of golf was told by another that a gentleman had just arrived by the coach from London ...
-The Old Dignity Of London Golf, And Its New Importance, With A Word For The Charm Of Inland Courses. Part 2
Let us go there and try the game. We must decide in advance that, like Vardon, Braid, and Taylor we can play our real game before any gallery in the world, and let our nerves and self-confidence be br...
-The Old Dignity Of London Golf, Inland Courses. Part 3
In the Knuckle Club and the Blackheath Winter Golf Club, forerunners of the Blackheath Golf Club, the same happy state of affairs prevailed. The Knuckle Club was a very remarkable institution. In form...
-The Old Dignity Of London Golf, Inland Courses. Part 4
It has already been suggested that Blackheath led the way, and led it most effectively. For long after it had done so it was still the premier club in England, and in playing strength was the best. Th...
-The Old Dignity Of London Golf, Inland Courses. Part 5
The people who accuse the moderns of being over fond of prizes in competitions - and a nasty name they call them! - might be told the tale of the old golfing baronet of Wimbledon, now dead, who once w...
-The Old Dignity Of London Golf, Inland Courses. Part 6
They may not always be conscious of the fact, but the people who live in towns and are cooped in them constantly, abiding in flats, working in gloomy chambers and travelling in underground railways, d...
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