Famous Golf Links

Famous Golf Links

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...right shoulder of the bunker, commit themselves to Fortune's most indifferent charge. But, in the rare event of their faith being rewarded, a second drive, I steering a good course between the stream and the fields on the right and broken ground on the left, will put the child of Fortune within ironing range of the hole. Then he must be careful not to overshoot into the stream beyond, and is very lucky if he hole in five. To the last hole there is a fine free course to the left---impeded by nothing save an occasional fishing-net. On the right runs the stream. Wherefore, in the perversity of golfing nature, it is but to be expected that the driver will here heel his ball and lose a str0ke--and a penny to the urchin who retrieves it--in the stream. A second long dne may put him within short range of the hole. A five finishes off the round respectably. . The native people show the golfer no little kindness. Their fishing-nets are spread only on the confines of the course. About them there is a special smell and a special rule--you lift without any penalty. Yarmouth is a greatly improved course. The turf used to be stufi' unworthy of the name; but walking and road-scrapings have consolidated the moss and the sand, and the lies and putting-greens are now excellent. To speak in general terms of Yarmouth, one may say that it never rains there, that the wind is always in the east, and the bloater always excellent for breakfast. X WIMBLEDON OLF at Wimbledon has been cynically d e s c r ibed as ' a very good substitute for the game to be so near London.' By players in the North it is believed that the mashey is here your only club, and that the amateur passes most of his time in hunting balls, now among whins, now in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236801512
  • 9781236801517