Category Archives: British Isles

Why are there Eighteen Holes?

Click on the image of the book to view on Amazon The USGA took the unusual step this year of issuing their annual Herbert Warren Wind Award to two books. One of the worthy winners was Peter Lewis: Why are

Why are there Eighteen Holes?

Click on the image of the book to view on Amazon The USGA took the unusual step this year of issuing their annual Herbert Warren Wind Award to two books. One of the worthy winners was Peter Lewis: Why are

Golf’s Royal Clubs : Honoured by the British Royal Family 1833-2013 by Scott MacPherson

When the home of golf decides to publish a golf book it is a noteworthy event. “The empire on which the sun never sets” is the subject of a new book commissioned by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of

Golf’s Royal Clubs : Honoured by the British Royal Family 1833-2013 by Scott MacPherson

When the home of golf decides to publish a golf book it is a noteworthy event. “The empire on which the sun never sets” is the subject of a new book commissioned by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of

A Journey through the Annals of The Golfing Annuals 1888-1910

Volumes of The Golfing Annual were published in the United Kingdom beginning in 1888 for a period of twenty-three consecutive years. Among other content The Annuals’ contained essays and poems by contributors of the period including Horace Hutchinson, Sir Walter

A Journey through the Annals of The Golfing Annuals 1888-1910

Volumes of The Golfing Annual were published in the United Kingdom beginning in 1888 for a period of twenty-three consecutive years. Among other content The Annuals’ contained essays and poems by contributors of the period including Horace Hutchinson, Sir Walter

St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris

The Auld Grey Toon has been the subject of countless books over hundreds of years, so writing about it is a tricky endeavor. Roger McStravick’s new book takes an eclectic approach to the subject and delves into the back-stories of

St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris

The Auld Grey Toon has been the subject of countless books over hundreds of years, so writing about it is a tricky endeavor. Roger McStravick’s new book takes an eclectic approach to the subject and delves into the back-stories of

Golf Books by and about Willie Park, Jr.

    Willie Park Jr. was the Open (British) champion in 1887 at Prestwick and again in 1889 at Musselburgh. He was the first person to pursue golf course architecture as a profession. He designed 160 courses in total including

Golf Books by and about Willie Park, Jr.

    Willie Park Jr. was the Open (British) champion in 1887 at Prestwick and again in 1889 at Musselburgh. He was the first person to pursue golf course architecture as a profession. He designed 160 courses in total including

Fairways and Railways – Golf on the LMS and LNER

Fairways and Railways  – originally published Dec 2005 Who among us can argue that railroads and great golf don’t go together? Surely no one who has ever teed it up at Prestwick with the railway hard on the right as

Fairways and Railways – Golf on the LMS and LNER

Fairways and Railways  – originally published Dec 2005 Who among us can argue that railroads and great golf don’t go together? Surely no one who has ever teed it up at Prestwick with the railway hard on the right as