One of the greatest golfers during the hickory golf era (six time Open Champion) reflects on his career up to 1914 and shares his vast knowledge on how to best use each different club in the bag to their best advantage. This is the fourteenth edition published in 1914, the year he won his sixth Open Championship. It is a completely revised and enlarged edition compared to the first edition which was published in 1905 by the same Publisher, i.e. Methuen & Co Ltd, London.
The book has 335 pages, plus the Index followed by 31 pages listing other publications by Methuen’s. There are 65 illustration pages throughout the book.
The book is totally original even having the piece of tissue paper separating an image of Harry Vardon and the book title page.
There is a hand written name on the first page inside the front cover ‘C.C. Yeldham with love from Ethel’ dated Dec 6th 1916.
The hardback cover is dark green with the book title in gold lettering shown on both the front cover and the spine. The green fabric has come away from the spine towards the bottom on the rear cover rendering the spine to be loose, however all the pages remain well bound. Both the top and the bottom of the spine are soft from constant handling and shelf use. This book was obviously a popular read. There are also some marks/stains to the cover, please refer to the images.
The pages have become ‘yellowed’ over the years and foxing (brown marks) are apparent throughout the book but the text is perfectly legible. There is a small tear at the top of page 38.
A great read for the hickory golfer.