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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.

Discovering Alex Russell : The Man and His Legacy

Who is the most under-rated and underappreciated architect of the last century? A strong case can be made that it is Alex Russell. Six years ago, I played a delightful round of golf on the Paraparaumu Beach golf course near

Discovering Alex Russell : The Man and His Legacy

Who is the most under-rated and underappreciated architect of the last century? A strong case can be made that it is Alex Russell. Six years ago, I played a delightful round of golf on the Paraparaumu Beach golf course near

Herbert Warren Wind’s Sunday Golf in Japan

We recently obtained a copy of the 1957 Canada Cup program held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo. We thought it would be an interesting read with the Olympic golf event returning to Japan in 2020 at this C.H.

Herbert Warren Wind’s Sunday Golf in Japan

We recently obtained a copy of the 1957 Canada Cup program held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo. We thought it would be an interesting read with the Olympic golf event returning to Japan in 2020 at this C.H.

The Los Angeles Country Club

Close your eyes and conjure up a mental image of Los Angeles. I’m guessing it was a sprawling metropolis with tons of freeways, glass, steel, and cars? That is certainly my mental image after having spent considerable time visiting the

The Los Angeles Country Club

Close your eyes and conjure up a mental image of Los Angeles. I’m guessing it was a sprawling metropolis with tons of freeways, glass, steel, and cars? That is certainly my mental image after having spent considerable time visiting the

Berckmans Place Augusta National Book

If you went to your banker or a private equity firm to ask for money and told them you wanted it to fund a retail store that would only be open seven days a year you would be laughed out

Berckmans Place Augusta National Book

If you went to your banker or a private equity firm to ask for money and told them you wanted it to fund a retail store that would only be open seven days a year you would be laughed out

An American Caddie in St. Andrews

I’m a little late to the party, having just finished Oliver Horovitz’s An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course which was published in 2013. It is the delightful story of how Horovitz

An American Caddie in St. Andrews

I’m a little late to the party, having just finished Oliver Horovitz’s An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course which was published in 2013. It is the delightful story of how Horovitz

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