Golf; A Weekly Record of "Ye Royal and Auncient" Game Volume 1

Golf; A Weekly Record of "Ye Royal and Auncient" Game Volume 1

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...has clothed a noble and pure game; and that the game will live even among the students of St. Andrews, in spite of his ignorant suspicions. But we will wait with due respect for a more powerful and clenching reply by some of our golfing professors; unless they may think it beneath them to " kill a dead man." j. G. Mcpherson. GOLF AND CURLING. At this season of the year when John Frost is beginning to interfere with Golf, and to assert his rights by making the game at times quite unplayable, no apology is needed for coupling together in the columns of this journal, Golf and Curling. The Editor in one of his very first "Tee Shots" (No. 1, p. 6), says, "When ' icicles hang by the wall, ' and Golf cannot be readily enjoyed, let curlers 'soop ' their hardest, and spread the light as to an exceedingly interesting and healthful pursuit." I am therefore under his protection. But I am at the same time called upon to make "a few remarks" (as the clerical phrase goes) on another passage in Golf. This is found in an article on "The Best of Games " (No. 7, p. 98), from the pen of Dr. McPherson in which, after claiming for the game of Golf a right to this title, the writer says: --" Mr. Kerr in his excellent work on curling, claims for his favourite pastime the title of 'Scotland's ain game;' but his enthusiasm has got the better of his judgment, for from Scotland the game of Golf has radiated all over the civilised world, and Scotch children ate teethed with a Golf club handle." I do not know Dr. McPherson personally, but I congratulate this journal on having him among its contributors, for I know that he is one of the ablest of literary critics, and one of the best of all-round men. This is...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 880g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761596
  • 9781236761590