The Art of Golf Antiques: An Illustrated History of Clubs, Balls, and Accessories

The Art of Golf Antiques: An Illustrated History of Clubs, Balls, and Accessories

by Gilbert King
     
 
For centuries, golf has been a popular pastime, its subtleties teasing weathered professionals and novices alike. Lofted greens, rolling fairways, and the sound of the ball making contact with the elusive sweet spot - all of these elements have men, women, and children flocking to courses around the world. Replete with more than 100 full-color photographs from the

Overview

For centuries, golf has been a popular pastime, its subtleties teasing weathered professionals and novices alike. Lofted greens, rolling fairways, and the sound of the ball making contact with the elusive sweet spot - all of these elements have men, women, and children flocking to courses around the world. Replete with more than 100 full-color photographs from the USGA Museum, The Art of Golf Antiques invites you to take a journey into this honored tradition.

Within these pages you'll discover the timeless elegance of the sport, its history and its traditions. Stunning photographs depict antiques from presidential collections, trick-shot clubs, patent clubs, and clubs of champions. Packed with quotes, anecdotes, and interesting tidbits from writers, players, and commentators, The Art of Golf Antiques transports you to the past and illustrates the tools that championed this revered art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762409907
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
11.59(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert King is the author of Woman, Child For Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century, which was selected by the Detroit Free Press as one of its ten notable books of 2004. In the award-winning documentary Willie Francis Must Die Again, narrated by Danny Glover, King is interviewed on camera. In addition, King has contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Ring Magazine, Playboy, and the San Diego Union. King lives in New York City.

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