The Etiquette of Golf

The Etiquette of Golf

by Debra Ann Robb, Vicky Burgess, Lynn Claire Taylor
     
 

Did you know that . . .

The shelf life of golf balls is three to five years?

Every golfer should carry a green tool in his or her pocket?

Head coverings are optional but highly recommended?

Find out all this and more!
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Overview

Did you know that . . .

The shelf life of golf balls is three to five years?

Every golfer should carry a green tool in his or her pocket?

Head coverings are optional but highly recommended?

Find out all this and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586852078
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/19/2002
Series:
Etiquette Ser.
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Debbie Robb is an avid and obsessed golfer, having taken it up after retiring from the professional tennis circuit. Robb holds a B.S. in psychology and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Utah. She practices law and lives in Salt Lake City.

A Licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Vicky Burgess has worked with parents and their children for more than 30 years. She has a Ph.D in psychology from Northwestern University, and more importantly, she has raised five diverse children who still like her. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT

Lynn Claire Taylor learned the value of etiquette at an early age. She earned a Master of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College and has embarked on a mission to educate the masses on the importance of etiquette. She has four children and lives in Salt Lake City.

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Beginnings

Before the game called Paganica became known as golf, Roman shepherds played it as earlya s A.D. 1100. Where the game went from there is a long-standing, often heated debate among the Scots and the Dutch, who claim that early Dutch paintings show versions of golf played on ice. Rumor has it that the tradition of the 19th hole may have started in Holland as early as 1353, with a cross-country version of golf whose objective was to strike the doors of selected buildings with a wooden ball, with the winning team often being awarded a barrel of beer. Once beer got involved, the Romans, French, Belgians, Germans, and Chinese also began playing games similar to golf, but it was the Scots who perfected and promoted golf around the world. In 1744, the Honourable Company of Gentlemen Golfers in Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote "The Original Rules of Golf." The first golf course was Saint Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife overlooking the eastern shores of Scotland. In 1834 King William IV named Saint Andrews "Royal and Ancient," and thereafter Saint Andrews declared itself "The Home of Golf" and became the standard by which other golf courses were measured. Most golfers dream about playing on the old course at Saint Andrews.

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