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

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

Scottish Lasses: The Boxed Set

Scottish Lasses: The Boxed

Spirited Highland lasses and the bold heroes who tempt them!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 GOLDNATIVE WOLFNATIVE HAWKAbout Glynnis CampbellGlyn...

  • ASIN: B01N9GTO24

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 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

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

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 ReviewSCOTTISH LASSES...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.MacADAM'S LASS: Book 2A 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.Book DetailsA full-length novel originally published by Hachette, Inc.Originally written as "Seduced by Destiny" by Kira MorganRevised by the author in 2014R-rated for sensual passagesFascinating peek into the...

  • ASIN: B00JRFGFLM

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

Scotland's Golf in Days of Steam: A Selective History of the Impact of the Railways on Golf

Scotland's Golf in Days of Steam: A Selective

Scotland's Golf in Days of Steam is a travel book with a difference. Transporting the reader to a bygone era, it tells the remarkable story of how the railways came to play such a vital role in the development of golf in Scotland. The burgeoning railways, eager to promote Scotland as a veritable golfer's paradise, built lavish hotels, designed stunning golf courses and one company even went so far as to provide a clubhouse. The heroes of this world include Tom Morris (father and son), Macdonald Smith, George Duncan and Joyce Wethered among others. Through anecdote and recollection Ian Nader recaptures the romance and style of the period; journey with him as he investigates the legacy left by the railways at courses such as Brora, Gleneagles, Nairn, St Andrews, Tain, Turnberry, Western Gailes and many more; encompassing some of the most awe-inspiring golfing greens in Scotland.

  • ASIN: 1840170344
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