The Edict: A Novel from the Beginnings of Golf
Scotland's First GOLFER? - Hugh Kennedy of Ardstinchar
Scotland's First GOLFER? - Hugh Kennedy of
Priest, soldier, pillager, diplomat, counsellor to kings, Archdeacon of St Andrews and mentioned in the birth of Scottish golf. You couldn't make him up. From Scotland to France and back again... the quirky story of Hugh Kennedy's part in the origins of golf, his local Ardstinchar links course and the Ballantrae golf diaspora of today.
- ASIN: B01IMB6N1S
On Scottish Links by George Peper (2012-06-01)
On Scottish Links by George Peper
'On Scottish Links' showcases the magic of the top 13 links courses of Scotland by a team familiar with this rugged links land. George Peper combines with photographers Iain and Chris Lowe to present St Andrews Old Course in all her glory, before embarking on a journey onto the strongest courses around the coastline of Scotland. The Home of Golf enjoys detailed hole-by-hole descriptions and photography, sure to transport, amuse, inform and capture the imagination in equal measure. There follows a Pilgrims Trail to the top 12 links courses Scotland has to offer, each given room to show off the beauty and character which draws golfers from around the world. For those who have played these courses, a vivd recollection of deep bunkers, rumpled fairways and valiant struggle. For those planning a visit, a luscious invitation to make that trip as soon as possible. And for those who yearn but may never make the journey, an insight into the charms and challenges that draw golf pilgrims from aro
- ASIN: 0957143109
The Scottish Golf Book
The Scottish Golf
Golf is a Scottish game. It has been played by the Scots for centuries and Scotland is its spiritual and cultural home. This is a book devoted to one nation's devotion to a game of stick and ball which has bound its countrymen in a spell, and today casts its enchantment over the entire world. The Scottish Golf Book is a unique account of golf in its traditional home. The beginnings of golf and its early development are shrouded in mystery and are part fact and part fable. The Scottish Golf Book separates one from the other as it traces the early history of "golf" from the point where it emerged from its ancient genesis on the east coast of Scotland, through to the multimillion dollar, world-wide obsession it has become today. Images from the earliest days of Scottish photography recall titanic battles on the links between the early superstars of the game, while the modern lens transports the reader on a spectacular and magical journey around the historic, the clas! sic, and the hidden treasures of Scotland's finest courses.
- Brand: Brand: Sports Masters
- ASIN: 1583820531
Scottish Golf Links: A Photographer's Journey
Scottish Golf Links: A Photographer's
Lowe takes us along the rugged eastern coast, from St. Andrews up to Montrose and Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen, "from heather, whin and sand, to points north," to Nairn and Dornoch. Then to the west coast, to Prestwick and Troon. It's not only the courses themselves that Lowe illuminates along the way, but the winding roads, the ancient villages, the farms and whiskey distilleries, and the people who call this land their home as well. Each step of his pilgrimage is given its due.
- Brand: Brand: Clock Tower Press
- ASIN: 1932202129
MacAdam's Lass (Scottish Lasses Book 2)
MacAdam's Lass (Scottish Lasses Book
"Readers weary of Scottish romance cliches will be thrilled to see these cheeky commoners..."–Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewFrom USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell...A sword-wielding Scottish war-orphan-turned-spy for Queen Mary has her eye on a suspicious Highlander until they're drawn together by desire and a secret that binds their star-crossed souls.A woman with a legacy…a man with a secret. She seeks to avenge her brave mother's murder. He seeks to reconcile himself to his father's death.Josselin Ancrum, a sword-wielding Scottish war-orphan-turned-spy for Queen Mary, has her eye on Drew MacAdam. She suspects the golfing "Highlander" isn't quite who he claims to be. While she serves up secret messages in the guise of a tavern wench, he seems to be courting the enemy English when he isn't beating the Scots at their own game. Drawn together by fate, Drew and Jossy are swept up in their growing desires and the designs of their warring queens, until they uncover the terrible secret that binds their star-crossed souls.MacADAM'S LASSBook 2 of Scottish LassesMeet the lasses in the world of Mary Queen of Scots...Like the Scottish thistle, they're lovely yet tough, beautiful yet prickly, and only the strongest and wisest heroes are able to elude their thorns to disco...
- ASIN: B00JRFGFLM
The History of Golf: For the Love of the Game (The History of Golf By Horace G. Hutchinson and Andrew Long Book 1)
The History of Golf: For the Love of
This was the first anthology of the history of the game and the first indication that golf had a literature superior to other sports. The Badminton Library, under the sponsorship of the Duke of Beaufort, was an ambitious project to produce definitive volumes covering all the major British sports and pastimes. Horace Gordon Hutchinson - a prolific writer on a variety of subjects, including cricket, shooting, fishing, big game, history, natural history, golf, fiction and more besides - was asked to do a volume on Scottish sports such as skating, curling and tossing the caber. He was disturbed by this approach and argued vehemently for a volume devoted exclusively to golf, Scotland's national pastime. The game, he told them, was important enough now to stand on its own footing and have its own book. Hutchinson turned out to be right. The Badminton Library: Golf was a best-seller and did better than any other volume in the series.It was little wonder that Horace Hutchinson was chosen to edit the volume. "He was the first Englishman" wrote Darwin, "to be Captain of the Royal and Ancient; the first golfer of distinction to write regularly about the game and write about it with style and grace." Hutchinson rounded up the best writers on the game and, like the good editor he was, inspire...
- ASIN: B00TY4KY9A
The Scottish Golfer: An Ennin Mystery #44
The Scottish Golfer: An Ennin Mystery
An amiable group of Scottish sailors introduce Ennin to the pleasures of golf and whiskey...Meanwhile, the priest of a Chinese Zen temple discovers an appalling act of desecration......Surely nothing can connect these two things together...?This is the 44th Ennin Mystery.'In the tradition of Holmes and Watson, transferred to Japan... Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism...' M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER'The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight...' sshap'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series...' Abby Normal'Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!' Edwina Callan'I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have...' Postscripter'I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there's a kind of sweeping majesty in the description ofJapan...' Lisa'Another good short story by Ben Stevens...Try them yourself...' Tigger'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining.....
- ASIN: B00Z2SG3SS
A Stroll on the Old Lady: A delightful round of golf on the Old Course, St Andrews and other Scottish golf stories
A Stroll on the Old Lady: A delightful
Take A Stroll on the Old Lady, a hugely entertaining and informative collection of nine adventures centered on playing golf in Scotland.Written over a three-year period by author and golf aficionado Taba Dale, these thoroughly-researched, historically accurate, and immensely enjoyable true stories take place at pure links courses and significant locales along the coast of Scotland, from Prestwick, the birthplace of the Open Championship, to the remote and magical Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre.Dale is the ultimate golf insider, welcomed where very few writers have ever been—the inner sanctum of many exclusive golf clubs. Her infectious wit and authenticity allow you to vicariously visit these historic sites, providing an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at some of the most elite golf courses in the world—including the Old Lady herself, St. Andrews.With a masterful use of language and dialogue, Dale immerses you in the lingo and lore of each location as she takes you on this one-of-a-kind tour.For fans of Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy and Two Years in St. Andrews by George Peper, this insightful and humorous book is an essential addition to any golf lover’s library.
- ASIN: B01L7T0FES
A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands
A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in
A noted golf writer describes his summer among the colorful inhabitants of Dornoch, a tiny village in northern Scotlad that is home to the renowned Royal Dornoch golf course, offering a delightful account of twilight golf matches, poetry-spouting barmen, quirky ninth-generation residents, and more. 25,000 first printing.
- ASIN: 0743223365
Golf Links: Chay Burgess, Francis Ouimet and the Bringing of Golf to America
Golf Links: Chay Burgess, Francis Ouimet and the
This book tells the story of the Scottish golf professionals who came to America in 1888 and struggled to earn a living and the respect of the wealthy amateur golf establishment and the United States Golf Association who controlled the sport. Charles "Chay" Burgess--founder of the New England PGA, teacher of three American national champions, and the savior of the Ryder cup--learned the game on ancient seaside links and competed against British greats. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the growth of golf and the reconciliation of differences between amateurs and professionals. In 1913, the American Francis Ouimet--a working-class unknown under Burgess' tutelage--won the U.S. Open against British celebrities Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. His triumph brought the game to mainstream America.
- ASIN: 1476667365
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery
Scottish Lasses: The Boxed Set
Scottish Lasses: The Boxed
Spirited Highland lasses and the bold heroes who tempt them!From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell...Meet the lasses in the world of Mary Queen of Scots...Like the Scottish thistle, they're lovely yet tough, beautiful yet prickly, and only the strongest and wisest heroes are able to elude their thorns to discover the tender blossom within.Book 1: MacFARLAND'S LASSA young jeweler to Queen Mary becomes a fugitive for a crime she didn't commit and must rely on the mercy of a heroic huntsman who steals her heart, but who could betray her at any moment.Book 2: MacADAM'S LASSA sword-wielding Scottish war-orphan-turned-spy for Queen Mary has her eye on a suspicious Highlander until they're drawn together by desire and a secret that binds their star-crossed souls.Book 3: MacKENZIE'S LASSThe chef to Queen Mary cooks up fiery romance with a spirited Scottish minstrel at the most controversial banquet in Tudor history.More Historical Romances by Glynnis CampbellThe Warrior Maids of RivenlochTHE SHIPWRECK (a novella)LADY DANGERCAPTIVE HEARTKNIGHT'S PRIZEThe Knights of de WareTHE HANDFASTING (a novella)MY CHAMPIONMY WARRIORMY HEROMedieval OutlawsDANGER'S KISSPASSION'S EXILEScottish LassesTHE OUTCAST (a novella)MacFARLAND'S LASSMacADAM'S LASSMacKENZIE'S LASSCalifornia LegendsNATIVE...
- ASIN: B01N9GTO24
The Scottish Golf Guide
The Scottish Golf
This book carries a foreword by Sean Connery. Scotland gave golf to the world. With more golf courses per head than any other country, it is still a golfer's paradise. They range from remote honesty box clubs to superb Open Championship courses and the busy clubs of the towns. Scotland's strength is the vast range of enjoyable and historic courses throughout the land which welcome visitors, be they players of professional standard or recreational golfers who play only for the love of the game. Previous editions of this vastly popular guide have introduced thousands to the game in Scotland. It covers the history of Scottish golf, its best courses, and gives helpful information and advice about all aspects of play in the home of golf. This new edition is greatly expanded from an informative guide to a full-scale golfing miscellany. David Hamilton has added fascinating lists, details of extraordinary and dramatic golfing feats, tales about funny and tragic incidents on the golf course, statistics about leading golfers and championships and quirky facts and figures that show the rich diversity of Scotland's national sport. As well as being a practical companion for beginners and visiting players, The Scottish Golf Guide is now the ideal gift for the golf nuts in the family.
- Brand: Brand: Birlinn Ltd
- ASIN: 1841587966
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Origines Golfianae: The Birth Of Golf And Its Early Childhood As Revealed In A Chance-discovered Manuscript From A Scottish Monastery...
Origines Golfianae: The Birth Of Golf And Its
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Origines Golfianae: The Birth Of Golf And Its Early Childhood As Revealed In A Chance-discovered Manuscript From A Scottish Monastery Arthur Vincent Taylor The Elm tree press, 1912 Golf
- ASIN: 1274851955