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Martin Sheridan: Olympics hero & US athlete extraordinaire

6th April 2017

Martin Sheridan’s obituary in the New York Times described him as ‘one of the greatest athletes the United States has ever known’. Martin Sheridan was actually born and brought up in County Mayo, Ireland. The USA was very quick – and sensible – to claim him  as one of their own, soon after he stepped […]

John Wisden, founder of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

16th March 2017

John Wisden founded the most iconic cricket annual in 1864: the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Its publication is eagerly awaited every year. Steeped in Wisdens as we are, we thought we’d take a closer look at the man himself. John Wisden was born in Brighton in 1826. His father died when he was a boy and Wisden […]

2017 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

16th February 2017

Golf Club History Books

Golf Club History Books

Golf Club history books cover some of the most famous golf clubs, worldwide, from the early days and beginnings of the sport to today. Included are also rare and unusual golf books and publications about clubs, such as the 1895 publication, "Banff Golf Club Bazaar". This rare booklet was published to commemorate the bazaar held to raise funds for the new club-house and course alterations.

There are many other, old and rare golf books in this section about golf club history, such as the 1912, 'Dalbeattie: the Book of the Dalbeattie Golf Club' along with items of golf memorabilia with very personal stories of golf history. A copy of 'Pine Valley Golf Club: a Chronicle' is actually Sir Peter Allen's copy, signed and dedicated to him by the author, Warner Shelley. Pine Valley Golf Club is the course, where Sir Peter played his first game in 1933. There are some golfing gems in this section with fascinating histories to tell.

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