Golf Books by “Stancliffe”

Our subject this month is Stanley Clifford, who published books early in the 20th century under the name Stancliffe. Stancliffe is both a pseudonym and a portmanteau. The creative author contributed four books to the golf world, alternating between fiction

Golf Books by “Stancliffe”

Our subject this month is Stanley Clifford, who published books early in the 20th century under the name Stancliffe. Stancliffe is both a pseudonym and a portmanteau. The creative author contributed four books to the golf world, alternating between fiction

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Royal Portrush Golf Club has issued a new club history History Made, History in the Making . . ., and their philosophy in publishing it must have been, “go big or go home.” To make a dramatic point, we

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Royal Portrush Golf Club has issued a new club history History Made, History in the Making . . ., and their philosophy in publishing it must have been, “go big or go home.” To make a dramatic point, we

Myopia Hunt Club

Inexperienced golfers will often mistake difficulty with length. Merion is the classic example: “Doesn’t seem long, can’t be that hard.” This bias is reinforced when they stand on the first tee and are presented with a 350-yard hole. The same

Myopia Hunt Club

Inexperienced golfers will often mistake difficulty with length. Merion is the classic example: “Doesn’t seem long, can’t be that hard.” This bias is reinforced when they stand on the first tee and are presented with a 350-yard hole. The same

One for the Memory Banks by Luke Reese

 Cheated out of a golf trip to the British Isles this year because of the pandemic and looking for a fix? Well, the timing is perfect for an insightful new book that combines golf travel with wisdom and life lessons,

One for the Memory Banks by Luke Reese

 Cheated out of a golf trip to the British Isles this year because of the pandemic and looking for a fix? Well, the timing is perfect for an insightful new book that combines golf travel with wisdom and life lessons,

On Course by Forrest L. Richardson

As devotees of golf books, we’ve spent a lot of time on the collective works of Tom Doak, for good reason. He is a prolific author, writes well, and is controversial. One consequence of this focus has been to overlook

On Course by Forrest L. Richardson

As devotees of golf books, we’ve spent a lot of time on the collective works of Tom Doak, for good reason. He is a prolific author, writes well, and is controversial. One consequence of this focus has been to overlook

“Getting to 18” by Tom Doak

Getting to 18, is a newly published work by Renaissance Golf Design, written by Tom Doak and produced in a one-time limited edition print run of 1,500 copies. The title is a double entendre referencing the fact that you have

“Getting to 18” by Tom Doak

Getting to 18, is a newly published work by Renaissance Golf Design, written by Tom Doak and produced in a one-time limited edition print run of 1,500 copies. The title is a double entendre referencing the fact that you have

Pine Valley Musings by Ernest L. Ransome III

Pine Valley is so much more than a golf course. The entire place has a mystique and unique feel to it. The historic New Jersey club has published four histories, but there is so much to learn and discover about

Pine Valley Musings by Ernest L. Ransome III

Pine Valley is so much more than a golf course. The entire place has a mystique and unique feel to it. The historic New Jersey club has published four histories, but there is so much to learn and discover about

Something Old, Something New

One of the joys of collecting golf books are the unexpected discoveries. A prized find can be a difficult to obtain copy of a rare or obscure book; or a newly published history from one of your favorite clubs. Or

Something Old, Something New

One of the joys of collecting golf books are the unexpected discoveries. A prized find can be a difficult to obtain copy of a rare or obscure book; or a newly published history from one of your favorite clubs. Or

Carnoustie Golf Books

This month we focus on the unloved course of the Open rotation, Carnoustie, which has a complex history and more than a dozen books associated with it. Researching this newsletter has been very enlightening and has helped to clear up

Carnoustie Golf Books

This month we focus on the unloved course of the Open rotation, Carnoustie, which has a complex history and more than a dozen books associated with it. Researching this newsletter has been very enlightening and has helped to clear up

Unusual Golf Books

We’ve previously featured some odd, quirky and unusual golf books and return to the theme today. Former highlights include Reg Manning’s From Tee to Cup, whose hallmark is a hole cut through the book’s pages to mimic an actual golf

Unusual Golf Books

We’ve previously featured some odd, quirky and unusual golf books and return to the theme today. Former highlights include Reg Manning’s From Tee to Cup, whose hallmark is a hole cut through the book’s pages to mimic an actual golf