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About valuablebook

Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, collectible and valuable golf books. We are avid collectors ourselves obsessed not only with playing the game, but also its history and the literature of the game.

The Art of The Links

In 1970s New York during the month of August a rather aggressive seller of “audio” products ran television commercials touting his wares. The store owner, Eddie Antar, would yell at the top of his lungs the entire thirty second commercial

The Art of The Links

In 1970s New York during the month of August a rather aggressive seller of “audio” products ran television commercials touting his wares. The store owner, Eddie Antar, would yell at the top of his lungs the entire thirty second commercial

Tom Doak’s Little Red Book of Golf Course Architecture

In addition to his thriving golf course architecture practice, Tom Doak is building up a nice niche with his golf books. His latest issue is targeted specifically at his philosophy of golf course architecture. It is (obviously) modeled after Harvey

Tom Doak’s Little Red Book of Golf Course Architecture

In addition to his thriving golf course architecture practice, Tom Doak is building up a nice niche with his golf books. His latest issue is targeted specifically at his philosophy of golf course architecture. It is (obviously) modeled after Harvey

The Mid-Ocean Club

Charles Blair Macdonald mentions in Scotland’s Gift that several of his friends thought it was a better idea to build a golf course in Cuba than in Bermuda, but Macdonald was convinced that Bermuda was the right spot. The unsentimental

The Mid-Ocean Club

Charles Blair Macdonald mentions in Scotland’s Gift that several of his friends thought it was a better idea to build a golf course in Cuba than in Bermuda, but Macdonald was convinced that Bermuda was the right spot. The unsentimental

The Monster – Oakland Hills Country Club

The Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan is one of the crown jewels of American golf. The club is blessed with two Donald Ross designed courses and has played host to many major golf events: The club is a two-time

The Monster – Oakland Hills Country Club

The Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan is one of the crown jewels of American golf. The club is blessed with two Donald Ross designed courses and has played host to many major golf events: The club is a two-time

The San Francisco Golf Club

A newly issued club history allows us to finally focus on a lesser known but spectacular golf club. The 1978 edition of the San Francisco Golf Club’s history dubs the club a “reclusive, private institution.” I would have to wholeheartedly

The San Francisco Golf Club

A newly issued club history allows us to finally focus on a lesser known but spectacular golf club. The 1978 edition of the San Francisco Golf Club’s history dubs the club a “reclusive, private institution.” I would have to wholeheartedly

All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures, from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond

Tripp Bowden’s new book, All the Memorable Rounds, finds the correct balance and navigates the golf short story genre adeptly. This is a book that is chocked full of wisdom. In a golf world that has become obsessed with numbers

All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures, from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond

Tripp Bowden’s new book, All the Memorable Rounds, finds the correct balance and navigates the golf short story genre adeptly. This is a book that is chocked full of wisdom. In a golf world that has become obsessed with numbers

TRUMP: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received

Old adages have often helped me navigate difficult waters. One in particular rings true this month: “Never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” Since golfers are the epitome of polite company and my mandate is noteworthy books I will

TRUMP: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received

Old adages have often helped me navigate difficult waters. One in particular rings true this month: “Never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” Since golfers are the epitome of polite company and my mandate is noteworthy books I will