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Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The VICTOR mesh patterned replica ball for hickory golf. Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

Special Low Prices
whilst stocks last.

£14.55 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£56.00 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X001 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The RTJ small dimple pattern replica ball for hickory golf.

Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£16.00 per 3 ball sleeve
£31.50 for 6 loose
£60.00 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X007 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The Ouimet mesh pattern replica ball approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£16.00 per 3 ball sleeve
£31.50 for 6 loose
£60.00 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X004 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

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Antique Golf Clubs. Their Restoration & Preservation by Bob Kuntz & Mark Wilson. Signed Limited Edition No.45 of 500. Published 1990.
Product ID: B070A

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A superb guide covering all aspects for the restoration of antique hickory golf clubs. There are 144 pages plus appendices explaining in detail how to restore and preserve both hickory woods and irons with many black/white photographs throughout helping the reader to understand the instructions.

The book was published in 1990 by Castalio Press, New York. This is No.45 from 500 special limited edition copies signed by both the authors.

Price: £135.00
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Golf Fundamentals by Seymour Dunn including the fold out golf club specification chart at the rear of the book. Published 1930.
Product ID: B072A

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A superb in depth guide covering all aspects of the principle points on how to play the game of golf. There are 283 pages, many showing black/white photos to help the reader understand the text. The reading matter is greatly condensed in order that it may be accurate, technical terms are used. Also the sciences Geometry, Anatomy, Mechanics, Dynamics and Psychology are used to show reason for and proof of Seymour Dunn’s theories. Adding further provenance, the book was given to Tom Auchterlonie, the renowned club maker based in St. Andrews. See the had written dedication on the first page inside the front cover.

Seymour Dunn was born into golf with his grandfather ‘Old’ Willie Dunn having played in the Great Golf Match in 1849 with his brother Jamie Dunn against the formidable duo of Allen Robertson and Tom Morris. Tom Dunn (Willie’s son) was even more famous during his time as the professional at North Berwick. He married Isabella Gourlay from the renowned Gourlay golfing family and Seymour was their youngest son born in 1882.

Price: £245.00
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500 Years of Golf Balls by John F. Hotchkiss. Published 1997.
Product ID: B073A

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Trace the intriguing evolution of the most popular little sphere in the world of sports. From the 15th century Featherie through to the modern day dual-cover Strata ball. Forward by Arnold Palmer.

The 274 pages plus the index catalogues the 100’s of different balls produced by the various manufacturers along with many photographs, adverts and drawings used to promote the balls. A great book for the golf ball enthusiast. The outer cover is soft backed.

Price: £18.00
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The Badminton Libary 'GOLF' by Horace Hutchinson. 6th Edition. Printed 1901
Product ID: B075A

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The book is in a fair condition. The front outer cover is loose along the spine. Two image pages have become unattached, all other pages are securely bound. Some pages have pencil markings. All the pages are perfectly legible. There is no sign of foxing (brown stains). The edges of the hardback outer cover have a few bumps. The name of the original owner is signed in ink on the first page and dated 1908. There are also a few stamp marks showing King Alfred’s Library, King Alfred’s College.

The contents are full of facts and humour about the game of golf at the end of the 19th century with articles covering The History of Golf, Clubs and Balls, Elementary Instructions, Etiquette and Behaviour with numerous drawings and printed plates makes this a very interesting read for the golf enthusiast.

Price: £55.00
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Games for Kings & Commoners by Geert & Sara Nijs. Signed First Edition c.2011
Product ID: B076A

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A very interesting book covering the games of Golf, Jeu de Crosse, Colf and Jeu de Mail through the ages. How the different games are played, their origins, the equipment used. This copy is No.056.

This is a first edition published in 2011 by NECC Reprographie, Chalon sur Saone, Bourgogne, France. The outer cover is soft backed binding together 258 text pages with virtually all showing images.

Price: £35.00
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The Frank Reynolds Golf Book c.1932
Product ID: B077A

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An entertaining book with 102 pages showing great golf drawings/cartoons from Punch with a caption below. The introduction is by Bernard Darwin, the renowned golf author.

The overall condition is fair and totally original. The hard outer cover is worn in parts, especially the spine and the rear section. All the pages remain tightly bound. The front outer cover has come away at the top of the spine. There is also a biro drawing on the front cover around the title and the image.

Price: £55.00
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Challengers & Champions. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club 1754-1883 by J. Behrend & P.N. Lewis. First edition 1998
Product ID: B080A

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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2004. Before this date they commissioned a new and definitive history to be written about the club comprising of three volumes. This is volume 1 covering the period from 1754 to 1883. It makes a fascinating read of how the club was formed by various noblemen and gentleman, how the course developed and the great tournaments that followed. A limited edition of 1750 copies were produced.

This is a first edition published in 1998 by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and printed by Henry Ling Ltd, Dorchester, England.

Price: £85.00
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Rules of Golf and Decisions by the Rules of Golf Committee, Royal and Ancient, St. Andrews.
Product ID: B081A

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The Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews presented in an unusual format with all the text pages being held together in a hard back loose cover. Maybe this was a master copy so pages could be added or replaced. Looking at the outer cover this copy looks to be quite an old version. Unfortunately there is no date shown or who printed the text.

The contents include Index, Definitions, General Rules, Stroke Play Rules, Bogey Competition Rules, Match Play Rules, Form and Make of Golf Clubs, Local Rules and Etiquette. There are no photos. Some of the pages have hand written notes where a rule has either been amended or deleted. See image 4.

Price: £65.00
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Rules of Golf approved by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews.  20th edition. Printed 1964.
Product ID: B082A

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The Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to come into force from 1st January 1964. This is the 20th edition presented by the Royal Insurance Company Ltd.

The contents include Index, Definitions, General Rules, Stroke Play Rules, Bogey Competition Rules, Match Play Rules, Form and Make of Golf Clubs, Local Rules and Etiquette.

Price: £12.00
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Golfing Art by Phil Pilley, Forwarded by Tony Jacklin c.1988
Product ID: B085A

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This beautiful book covers 300 years of golfing art ranging from classical Dutch paintings from the 17th century by Rembrandt, van de Velde and others, through to art produced in the late 20th century by artists such as Arthur Weaver. A number of subjects are shown such as portraits of famous golfers, golf courses and landscapes. All the illustrations have a brief description about the artist and subject shown on the facing page.

Forwarded by Tony Jacklin.  Published by Stanley Paul & Co Ltd.

Price: £24.00
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A Swing Through Time by Olive Geddes.
Product ID: B087A

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A Swing Through Time goes back to the earliest written documents and records of golf in Scotland, from the 1457 Act of Parliament banning the game to the first ‘Rules of Golf – ‘The Articles and Laws’ of 1744 drawn up by the Company of Gentleman Golfers for the completion for the Silver Club played over Leith Links.

A fascinating insight of how the game progressed from the Middle Ages, the lifting of the ban to play golf by James 1V of Scotland who was a keen golfer himself and to how the social standing of the game evolved in the 18th century.

Price: £18.00
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Golf Collectors Price Guide by John Taylor c.1983
Product ID: B088A

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A comprehensive price guide for collecting golf memorabilia to include Clubs, Books, Print/Engravings, Medals, Paintings & Pottery.

This book was published in 1983 by St. Giles Publications Ltd. There are 288 pages, many showing black/white photos. Plus a few blank pages for notes.

Price: £9.50
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Golf Implements and Memorabilia by K. McGimpsey & D. Neech c.1999
Product ID: B089A

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A wonderful book for any golf enthusiast who is interested in the history of the game. How the golf ball evolved which then changed the type of clubs required to play with these different balls.

Chapters relating to memorabilia produced to help promote the sport, golf art and books. There are 158 pages full of interesting information plus the index.

Price: £22.00
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The Story of the Golf Ball by K.W. McGimpsey
Product ID: B090A

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A truly marvellous book detailing in depth the history of the golf ball from the early feather ball through to the rubber-core version that is used nowadays. Excellent condition.

The 272 pages plus index catalogues the 100’s of different balls produced by the various manufacturers along with many photographs, adverts and drawings used to promote the balls. For the golf enthusiast wishing to start collecting balls then this book should be the first in your library.

Price: £65.00
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Early Golf by Steven J.H. van Hengel c.1990
Product ID: B091A

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The book explains how the game of golf was developed in the Low Countries Holland & Belgium from around 1297. Fact and records going back to medieval times make this a must read for the golf historian.

There are 66 pages of text, virtually all showing images. The condition is like new. The hard back cover is protected by a dust jacket. There are no hand written dedications or notes to the pages.

Price: £22.00
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The Art of Golf Antiques by Gil King c.2001
Product ID: B092A

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A comprehensive insight to the game of golf through the ages. Covering a brief history of the game, The game of golf, The Rise of Scottish Golf, Early Golf Balls, Early Golf Clubs and Golf Accessories and Collectibles.

There are 156 pages with more than 100 coloured photos from the USGA Museum and vintage adverts.

Price: £22.00
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St. Andrews Golf Rules Illustrated c.1988
Product ID: B095A

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An eighth edition compiled by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. Plus a copy of Golf Illustrated, No.1  Volume 1, Friday 16th June 1899.

This edition incorporates the 1996 Rules of Golf as agreed between The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association in consultation with golfing bodies throughout the world.

Price: £18.00
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Fifty Years Golf-My Memories by Andrew Kirkaldy. First edition 1925
Product ID: B099

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A classic hickory golf book written by one of the famous players during that era. Andrew Kirkaldy (known as Andra Kirkaldy) was born in Denhead near to Dundee in 1860. He lived most of his professional life in St. Andrews and became a highly respected player amongst the hickory elite. Some of these players have written dedication to him on pages 7 & 8. He also helped design various clubs and at one stage was a partner in the Edinburgh based club making business known as Martin & Kirkaldy Ltd.

He gives an interesting and often humorous account of his 50 years as a player. There are 224 pages including 21 black/white images.

Price: £85.00
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Essentials of Golf by Abe Mitchell c.1936
Product ID: B100

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This most sought after book on how to play hickory golf details every aspect on how to play the game of golf. Abe Mitchell wrote this book after receiving appeals from golfers in all parts of the world. There are 191 pages full of advice, drawings and images aimed at developing your game.

The book was first published in 1927 with this copy being the fifteenth edition published in 1936 by Hodder and Stoughton, London.

Price: £45.00
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The Soul Of Golf by P.A. Vaile. First Edition 1912.
Product ID: B101

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P.A. Vaile (Percy Adolphus) was born in New Zealand in 1866 where he trained to be a lawyer. He visited England where he became a prominent author writing numerous books about golf and tennis. He also invented golf and tennis equipment along with marine and aviation devices. He also worked in USA where he eventually passed away on 19th July 1940 at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago after suffering a coronary thrombosis.

There are 13 chapters covering varies subject such as: The Soul of Golf, The Mystery of Golf, Putting, The Master Stroke The Flight of the Ball, The Golf Ball, The Construction of Clubs etc. This is a first edition published in 1912 by The Macmillan Company, London. There is an embossed stamp to the 3rd page stating ‘Presentation Copy’. The book has 356 pages including numerous black/white images showing some of the great players during the hickory era.

Price: £75.00
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The Funny Side of Golf by Punch. c.1909
Product ID: B110

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An entertaining book with 116 pages showing drawings with captions from Punch.

Price: £85.00
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Golf by Arnaud Massy c.1914
Product ID: B114

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Arnaud Massy was a famous French golfing Champion winning the French Open four times between 1906 to 1925. He also won the British Open in 1907 and the Spanish Open in 1911, 1927 and 1928, plus many other major tournaments throughout his illustrious golfing career.

This book details various subjects such as Advice to beginners, names and descriptions of the various clubs and how to use them, the grip, faults to avoid, laying out a golf course, plus other items of interest.

Written by Arnauld Massy and translated by A.R. Allison. There are 160 pages including thirteen diagrams and twelve images and the index. Published by Methuen & Co, London.

Price: £55.00
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Golfing Curios and "The Like" by Harry B. Wood c.1980
Product ID: B116

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The author details his fine collection of golfing curios to include Clubs, Books, Print/Engravings, Medals, plus a Bibliography of Golf listing the many authors of golfing books and the titles.

This is a first edition published in 1911. This edition was published in 1980 by Pride Publications, Manchester and printed by The Scolar Press, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. There are 151 pages including numerous black/white images.

Price: £25.00
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St. Andrews Ghost Stories by W.T. Linskill
Product ID: B117

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This book consists of various ghost stories from in and around St. Andrews. A great read accompanied with a wee dram, or two!

The author quotes “There are ghosts and phantoms round us,

                             On the mountains, on the sea;

                             Some are cold and some are clammy,

                             Some are hot as hot can be.

                             They can creep, and crawl, and hover,

                             And can howl, and shriek, and wail,

                             But those who want to hear of them

                             Must read this little tale.”

Price: £16.00
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The Clicking of Cuthbert & other stories by P.G. Wodehouse c.1962
Product ID: B118

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This book consists of light fiction golfing stories by the famous author P.G. Wodehouse, the main story being ‘The Clicking of Cuthbert covering 135 pages.

First published in 1922 by Herbert Jenkins, this paperback edition was published in 1962 by Penguin Books.

Price: £16.00
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Golf From A New Angle by Theodore Moone. First Edition c.1934
Product ID: B119

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The forward, written by five times Open Champion J.H. Taylor states ‘In this book, the fundamental principles of golf are presented with masterly insight: I heartily recommend it to that vast army of golfers who are filled with the laudable desire to improve their game’. Quoted June 1933.

There are 248 pages including numerous technical drawings/diagrams explaining how to play with the various clubs.

Price: £28.00
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The Fifth Estate by Jerome D. Travers & James R. Crowell. First Edition 1926
Product ID: B120

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Jerome D. Travers was the Amateur Champion of the United States of America in 1907, 1908 and 1912. In this book he reveals numerous stories/details about his 30 years of golf. He mentions F.G. Tait on pages 147 & 148.

This is a first edition published in 1926 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA. There are 259 pages including numerous black/white images showing some of the golfing greats during the hickory golf era.

Price: £75.00
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Candid Caddies by Charles Graves & Henry Longhurst. First Edition 1935
Product ID: B121

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A very amusing book full of tales from the caddies perspective.

Published in 1935 by Camelot Press Ltd, London.

Price: £18.00
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When Life Was New
Product ID: B123

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This book is NOT about golf. Horace Hutchinson is normally associated with wonderful books about the game of golf, but this book relates to his boyhood days with nature. See the image showing the list of chapters. Like all his books this is a very interesting read.

This is a first edition published in 1911 by Smith, Elder & Co, London.  Printed by William Clowes and Sons Ltd, London. There are 302 pages of text, plus a few extra pages at the rear advertising other works.

Price: £25.00
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Lindrick Golf Club 1891-1951
Product ID: B128

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Lindrick Golf Club was formed in 1891 near to Worksop, South Yorkshire. Old Tom Morris was consulted before creating the first 9 holes sited on Lindrick Common. During 1894 the course was extended to 18 holes.

The author (Geoffrey M. Gullick) wrote about his experiences having had the honour of being Captain, Vice President and finally President over a 25 year period. The book makes a very interesting read with in-depth detail about the club and the many important tournaments held over the years which included the famous win in 1957 by the Great Britain Ryder Cup Team. Other famous tournaments such as The Curtis Cup, The Dunlop Masters, Martini International and the Weetabix Ladies British Open Championship have all been held at this famous club.

Price: £38.00
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