Cosmopolitan Volume 21

Cosmopolitan Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... elevated Pl?'-iii-01'11l Offieirlill, the golf ball is placed. From this advantageous position the Player drives the ball with a wooden club as far as he can toward a small hole in the ground, which is lined with tin and Placed 111 the center of a smooth green of "@1'.V_level turf. His object is to get the ball into this hole with as few strokes as fiosslble. There are a number of these oles; sometimes seven, sometimes nine, but properly eighteen, placed at distances V3-Yyllig from tvo hundred to five hundred Yafdsv and returning in a more or less cirCultous course to the original teeing ground from which the start was made. The player is provided with a number of clubs adapted to the various positions in which the ball may fall, and from which it must be driven. The principal are three. The " driver" is a club with a thick wooden foot strengthened with l10rn. Vith this the ball is struck from the tee. The " brassy" is a wooden club, much like the driver, varying only in being a little lighter and more flexible, and is soled with brass. This club is used to drive the ball through the green. It may be used only when the ball lies smoothly without obstructions or uneven indentations or hillocks of earth, and can be sent off freely. The brass soling protects the club in its contact with the ground. The third club in the list is called a H cleek." It has an iron face put on nearly at right angles to the wooden handle, slightly turned back, and is the club which women will find of most use. The ball can be driven off the tee' with this club, and it can be used, except in the case of " lofting" shots and in bunkers, almost exclusively through the green. The " lofter...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760867
  • 9781236760869