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Christmas is coming to Sportspages…

7th December 2017

Christmas is coming to Sportspages…with our new Christmas Catalogue, part two The second part of our Christmas catalogue is out now, packed with over 40 fantastic and often rare items of sports memorabilia. You can have a look at it by clicking here  and on our Catalogues page  along with all our other catalogues there. Many of the […]

What cricket score can be equalled but never beaten?

17th November 2017

What cricket score can be equalled but never beaten? Your first Christmas teaser that can be answered from an item of sports memorabilia in our  Christmas catalogue… An edition of the Bulletin of the Military Historical Society for May 1973 (SKU 63262)  explains all. On page 119 is an account of an extraordinary cricket match […]

Sports and Politics: a cracking career path?

8th June 2017

Is politics a logical next step after a successful career in sports?  Former athletes, Lord Coe, Sir Menzies Campbell, Sir Chris Chataway and Kate Hoey have certainly all achieved.  We looked at the careers of three exceptional, past  cricketers too to gauge potential success. Results were mixed! It’s almost an insult to classify CB Fry as ‘just’ a […]

Golf Biographies

Golf Biographies

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ALLAN ROBERTSON, GOLFER: HIS LIFE AND TIMES

Allan Robertson (1815 - 1859) was the first great golf professional. He was born in St Andrews into a family of golfers, caddies and equipment makers and was the first player to go round the Old Course

£90.00

THE BOBBY JONES STORY: FROM THE WRITINGS OF O.B. KEELER.

Biography of Bobby Jones, with a special foreword by Bernard Darwin. First UK Edition. 8vo. xxiii + 304pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. A very good copy.

£28.00

DONALD ROSS OF PINEHURST AND ROYAL DORNOCH

A Short biography of Donald Ross the well-known Scottish golfer and course designer, who worked mainly in America and designed a number of courses at Pinehurst. Paperback. Stapled booklet. 8vo. 40pp.

£40.00

DOWN THE FAIRWAY

Autobiography of American golfer Robert T. Jones who won the Grand Slam in 1930. Third impression. 8vo. 240pp. plus 24 pages of photos. Original green boards with heavy restoration to spine. A good copy.

£30.00

DRIVEN: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF NICK FALDO

Biography of the English golfer. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.

£7.00

THE EDUCATION OF A WOMAN GOLFER

Autobiography of the great US golfer. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good in slightly marked dustwrapper. 

£5.00

EIGHTY GOLFING YEARS - A HISTORY OF NORTH ADELAIDE GOLF CLUB

Golf club history with many good photographs. Small 4to. 204pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£18.00

EMBEDDED BALLS

Adventures on and off the tour with Golf's premier storyteller. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.

£5.00

F.G. TAIT: A RECORD, BEING HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND GOLFING DIARY

Golf book. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. Frederick Guthrie Tait (1870-1900) was born in Edinburgh, the son of a leading physicist and amateur golfer. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Sedbergh

£140.00

F.G. TAIT: A RECORD, BEING HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND GOLFING DIARY

Golf book. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. Frederick Guthrie Tait (1870-1900) was born in Edinburgh, the son of a leading physicist and amateur golfer. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Sedbergh

£110.00

F.G.TAIT: A RECORD. BEING HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND GOLFING DIARY

Golf book. Low's classic biographical record of Golfer F.G. Tait, known for his extremely powerful and long hitting. 1st edition, more common red cloth. 8vo. 304pp. including tables. Plus frontispiece

£60.00

FAMOUS SCOTTISH LINKS AND OTHER GOLFING PAPERS

Golf book. Miller reminisces about the pleasures of playing over some of Scotland's most famous links, giving descriptions of the various courses, players and championships, as well as the histories of

£480.00

THE FIFTH ESTATE: THIRTY YEARS OF GOLF

A fascinating and wide-ranging account life in and around the US amateur golf scene in the 1910's. First Edition. Large 8vo. viii + 259pp. Portrait frontis, 15 plates. Original decorative green cloth,

£70.00

FIFTY YEARS OF GOLF

One of the best overviews of the development of golf as seen through the author's extensive experience in the game. First Edition. 8vo. 229pp + [16] catalogue to the rear. Green cloth, head and tail of

£140.00

A GAME OF GOLF: A BOOK OF REMINISCENCE

Francis Ouimet (1893-1967) was one of the first great American players. In 1913 he shocked the golf world by beating Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to win the US Open while still an amateur. In 1931 he won the

£55.00

GO FOR BROKE: MY PHILOSOPHY OF WINNING GOLF

Palmer recounts some of his own experiences on the golf course, which combine to create an instructional book with a difference. First Edition. 8vo. 252pp. Frontispiece. Excellent dust-wrapper, apart

£110.00

GOLF TODAY

An autobiography of the great Welsh golfer. 8vo. 119pp. Corner cut from one page with some text loss. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed . A good copy.

£6.00

GOLF WITH GREGSON

Autobiography of the young English golfer published following his best season in 1967. 1st edition. 8vo. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. A good copy.

£7.00

GOLF: MY LIFE'S WORK

Autobiography of JH Taylor, with an introduction by Bernard Darwin. The author was the first British player to win the Open, in 1894, and won it five times in total, making him one of the great Triumvirate.

£170.00

A GOLFER'S LIFE

Autobiography of the great U.S. golfer. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.

£6.00

THE GOOD MINUTE: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POET-GOLFER

Memoirs of a golfer and poet. 1st edition. 8vo. 240pp. Internally very good, clean and bright. In the original distinctive Gollancz yellow jacket, with heavy rubbing and some tears to edge of spine etc.

£6.00

GRAND SLAM GOLF

South African Gary Player recounts his experiences in winning the Golf Grand Slam 4 major titles. 2nd edition, 8vo. 133pp. including tables, plus 24 pages of black and white photographs. Original pictorial

£3.00

GREAT GOLFERS IN THE MAKING: BEING AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNTS OF THE EARLY PROGRESS OF THE MOST CELEBRATED PLAYERS, WITH REFLECTIONS ON THE MORALS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE ...

Golf book. Experiences in the game, from such luminaries as John Low, Harold Hinton, Horace Hutchinson, J.E. Laidlay, Walter Travis, James Robb, Harry Vardon, James Braid, J.H. Taylor, Alexander Herd,

£80.00

THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL: MY LIFE IN GOLF.

Autobiography of golfing great, Jack Nicklaus. 1st UK edition. 8vo. 416pp. including black and white photos in-text throughout. Very good internally, apart from previous owner's name to front endpaper.

£25.00

GREEN MEMORIES

Golf book. The first instalment of Darwin’s autobiographical series.  First Edition. Large 8vo. 333pp. Portrait frontis, 7 plates. Original green cloth, titles in gilt lettering to the

£240.00

GREG NORMAN: THE BIOGRAPHY

Biography of the great Australian golfer. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Pricelipped, very good condition.

£5.00

HAROLD HILTON: HIS GOLFING LIFE AND TIMES

Golf book. Harold H. Hilton remains the only British amateur to have taken the Open twice or to have won the US Amateur. He later became the inaugural editor of Golf Monthly before taking over 

£48.00

HEROES ALL: MY RYDER CUP STORY 2006

The 2006 Ryder Cup by one of the key members of the European team. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good condition.

£5.00

HOW WE WON THE RYDER CUP: THE CADDIES STORY

Golf book. The bag carriers' version of the highs and lows of the last decade of Ryder Cup competition. 8vo. 208pp. 16 colour plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£10.00

I WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT

Longhurst's second volume of autobiography, following on from It Was Good While It Lasted. The majority of this book is based on his wartime experiences (1939-45). First edition. 8vo. 207pp. No dust-wrapper.

£4.00

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