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The Golfer's Manual (Illustrated) | by W. Meredith Butler



This book is intended mainly for beginners, but the author wishes to disclaim any connection with the following recent incident: An equally venturesome writer, preferring expert opinion before offering his MSS to a publisher, submitted it to a well-known professional player. In due course the reply came back, " Dear Sir, I have read your book with much pleasure, and it seems a very nice game. I feel bound to say, however, that I prefer golf"!

TitleThe Golfer's Manual (Illustrated)
AuthorW. Meredith Butler
PublisherT. Werner Laurie
Year1907
Copyright1907

The Golfer's Manual

(Illustrated)

BY

W. MEREDITH BUTLER

With an Introduction by Dr MACNAMARA, M.P.

LONDON

T. WERNER LAURIE

CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET

A Complete Set Of Clubs

1. The Driver. (Note. The Brassey is almost identical but has a brass sole.)

2. The baffy.

3. The Cleek.

4. The iron.

5. The mashie.

6. The niblick.

7. The iron putter (wry-necked).

8. The wooden putter.

-Some 'Translations' by a Kadi
Sic itur ad astra - thus the hitter goes astray. Si monumentum quaeris, circumspice - if you want to tee up your ball, have a good look round first. De mortuis ...
-Foreword
It is indeed but a small return I can make to the writer of this pleasantly practical little treatise on Golf. For the fact is the author is my golfing ...
-Preface
This book is intended mainly for beginners, but the author wishes to disclaim any connection with the following recent incident: An equally venturesome writer, ...
-The Royal And Ancient Game Of Golf. History And Development
The origin of golf seems to belong to the category of those events that are wrapt in mistery. If we are to believe hoary tradition, what is now an absorbing ...
-The Royal And Ancient Game Of Golf. p2 History And Development
The universal character of the game is evidenced in the growing taste for it shown by the artisan class, and in its hold upon and suitability for persons of ...
-A Vocabulary Of Golf: A-F
The language of golf is somewhat mystifying to the uninitiated, and harsh to all but those who speak with the tongues of golfers. Those who would read ...
-A Vocabulary Of Golf: G-P
Gobble. A putt ill-judged as to strength but which, owing to its straightness (and some luck, humorously called pot-luck ), falls into the hole. Green, 1, The ...
-A Vocabulary Of Golf: R-W
Rub of the green. See Rule 22. Rubber-core. A ball with a core of rubber strands encased in a thin cover of guttapercha. Run. See Carry. Sclaff. To strike the ...
-A Foreword To Golf Beginners
Golf demands, among other attributes, the faculties of imitativeness and physical flexibility only to be found, outside the genus simia, in anything like ...
-How To Choose And Treat One's Clubs
The beginner has already been warned not to rush forth with his bag of clubs to do the round like experienced players, but rather to place himself unreservedly ...
-How To Choose And Treat One's Clubs. Part 2
The iron should have a moderately-lofted face and should not be unduly light. The mashie, being used for shorter distances and for shots needing a higher ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving
Driving is an Art Well begun, half done. This is a maxim that has a particular application to the art of driving well. While proficiency in effective ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving. The Grip
The first steps to be mastered in the use of the driver are (1) the position to be taken up in relation to the ball, and (2) the grip of the club. These are so ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving. The Stance
Teeing the ball. - We may now venture to introduce the club-head to the ball. On the teeing ground we are in the most favoured position of any stroke to be ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving. The Address and Swing
There is still a point or two to be considered before we embark on that most momentous factor of all strokes - the swing. We have our club in an effective grip, ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving. The Swing
The Swing. - N.B. The swing here described is that designed to suit the open stance; the other with the left foot in front of the right necessarily involves ...
-The Way To Play Golf: I. Driving. The Brassey and the Baffy
With apologies both to a proverb and to a friendly club, the brassey may be said to step in where the driver fears to tread; the one is the steeple-chaser, ...
-The Way To Play Golf: II. Approaching
Iron play is a Science An approach shot may be defined as one which needs to accomplish a distance less than that of a full drive, and it is therefore less ...
-The Way To Play Golf: II. Approaching. The Iron
The shafts of iron clubs should be quite stiff; there must be no whippiness, since dead accuracy is the object of the stroke; besides, the exigencies of the ...
-The Way To Play Golf: II. Approaching. The Cleek
The cleek is a favourite implement with many of the best players, who use it with great effect under varying conditions. In ordinary play, it forms a ...
-The Way To Play Golf: II. Approaching. The Mashie
The mashie is shorter than the iron, is fairly well lofted and has a deep blade. It is used for short shots up to about eighty or ninety yards; for distances ...
-The Way To Play Golf: II. Approaching. The Niblick
The niblick may well be described as the pis aller club, and the golfer rarely takes it out of his bag with any pleasurable feelings. It is said that the Right ...
-The Way To Play Golf: III. Putting
Putting is an Inspiration Putting, unlike the other strokes of the game, does not invite success through the medium of carefully - graded instruction, ...
-The Way To Play Golf: III. Putting. Part 2
The stroke should be smooth and even; anything in the nature of a jerk or stab will result in disaster. The rigidity of the body being insisted upon, it ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Some Difficult Strokes
The course of the golfer, like that of the lover, is not always unruffled; misfortunes come to both the just and the unjust. Be the Fates ever so kind and the ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Some Difficult Strokes. Part 2
3. The Stymie. Reference to Rule 16 will show that only in the rare circumstance of a less space than six inches intervening between the two balls is the ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Fighting The Wind
The wind one morning sprang up from sleep, Saying,' Now for a frolic, now for a leap; Now for a madcap galloping chase, I'll make a commotion in every place.' ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Practice
It cannot be emphasised too strongly that practice is the one thing needful for the degree of mechanical precision and good judgment in the game that will ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Match And Medal Play
But, if you fall from your high estate, the safest plan will be to confide in the pro-fessional whose practised eye will detect the fault and modestly discover ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Match And Medal Play. Part 2
The reader is now in a position to be introduced to that excellent golfer Colonel Bogey, a much more amiable gentleman than his name would seem to imply. He is ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Handicaps And Tournaments
It ought to be obvious, even to the uninitiated, that matches, whether of the officially-conducted, comprehensive type, or of the ordinary friendly every-day ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Ladies On The Links
Time was when Woman, more tyrannous than Man, hedged her sex round with a thick-set barrier of modesty, and fixed a limit to her associations with man and his ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Links In The Making
It is usual, in the formation of a golf club, to invite the services of some well-known professional to advise as to the laying out of the course. It need ...
-The Way To Play Golf: Things To Remember
DON'T forget any of these essentials to successful play: Keep your eye on the ball. Beware of high tees. Avoid too much back-swing. Slow back and don't pause ...
-The Rules Of Golf
(As revised by the Rules of Golf Committee, 1907) 1. Definitions: (a) The Game of Golf is played by two sides, each playing its own ball. A side consists ...
-The Rules Of Golf. Part 2
11. Before striking at a ball in play, the player shall not move, bend, nor break anything fixed or growing near the ball, except in the act of placing his ...
-The Rules Of Golf. Part 3
21. Holing Out.- Either side is entitled to have the flag-stick removed when approaching the hole, but if a player's ball strike the flag-stick which has been ...
-Special Rules For Golf Stroke Competitions
1. In stroke competitions, the competitor who holes the stipulated course in fewest strokes shall be the winner. 2. If the lowest scores be made by two or more ...
-Rules For Three-Ball Matches
In matches in which three players play against each other, each playing his own ball (hereinafter referred to as a three-ball match ), or in which one player ...
-Etiquette Of Golf
The following customs belong to the established rules of Etiquette, and, although not authorised under the present code, should be strictly observed by all ...
-T. Werner Laurie's New Books
CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET, LONDON A Detailed Prospectus sent on Application The Burlesque Napoleon. Being the Story of the Life and Kingship of Jerome ...
-T. Werner Laurie's New Books. Part 2
The Cathedral Series. The Cathedrals of Northern France. By Francis Miltoun. With 80 illustrations from original drawings, and many minor decorations, by ...
-Some [Golf] Reflection of a Kadi.
Half a hole is better than no win. Happy is the golfer that hath his bag full of good clubs and balls. Take care of your weak clubs; the others will take care ...







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