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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
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£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
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£60.00 for 12 loose

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Tom Morris print from photograph by James Patrick.
Product ID: A020

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A superb framed print depicting the 'Grand Old Man of Golf’ in the swing. This print was published in 1991 by Tee Mark Ltd, Scotland. The print is from an original photograph taken by James Patrick who was a celebrated photographer during the 1890’s.

Please note that the price does not include postage. If you would like to purchase this item then please contact me either by email or telephone to discuss the best and safest way to send the item to avoid damage as there is a glass front to the frame. I can then obtain postage quotes for you to consider, plus you may wish to include insurance.

Price: £145.00
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Willie Auchterlonie by James McIntosh Patrick signed Limited Edition Print. Unframed.
Product ID: A021

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Willie Auchterlonie.  Open Champion 1893. Signed Limited Edition Print by the famous Scottish artist James McIntosh Patrick b.1907 Dundee.  Number 108 from 850. Unframed.

The print is in good condition measuring 25.75” (65cm) x 18.50” (47cm).   

Price: £65.00
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'The Start'. A Foursomes on the Balgownie Links. circa early 1900's.
Product ID: A022

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An amusing small original signed watercolour painting with pen outlines showing a group of golfers with their caddies either walking to the 1st tee or possibly having played their first shots on the Balgownie Links, otherwise known as Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. The links is a traditional course that will certainly test all golfers who venture out.

The print is in good condition measuring 16.50” (42cm) wide x 11.75” (30cm) tall including the original frame. The actual painting is 9.25” (23cm) x 4.75” (12cm).

Price: £55.00
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'The Postage Stamp', Royal Troon by Donald M. Shearer. Unframed signed Print.
Product ID: A023

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A very nice large print showing the famous ‘Postage Stamp’ hole at Royal Troon. Originally painted by Donald M. Shearer who is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading landscape artists, this print is signed by the artist.

Regarded as one of the top holes in the world, the par-3 8th hole ("Postage Stamp") measures a scant 123 yards (112 m), but its diminutive green measures a mere 2,635 square feet (293 sq yd; 245 m2).

Price: £35.00
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'The Rabbit', Royal Troon, by Donald M. Shearer. Signed unframed print.
Product ID: A024

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A very nice large print showing the demanding 17th hole known as the ‘Rabbit’ at Royal Troon, ranked the most difficult hole on the course. Originally painted by Donald M. Shearer who is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading landscape artists, this print is signed by the artist.

The last and most difficult of the short holes. The tee-shot can be as much as a driver, depending upon the wind. The plateau green falls away sharply on both sides and is well guarded by bunkers, short and on the right and left hand sides. A challenging hole if you have pencil and card in your hand.

Price: £35.00
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'The Bunker'. Framed & Signed Limited Edition Print by Victor Spahn.
Product ID: A025

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An all action limited edition print depicting a full blown bunker shot  signed by the artist Victor Spahn. This is number 180 from 250.

Please note that the price does not include postage. If you would like to purchase this item then please contact me either by email or telephone to discuss the best and safest way to send the item to avoid damage as there is a glass front to the frame. I can then obtain postage quotes for you to consider, plus you may wish to include insurance.

Price: £55.00
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Set of 12 Open Golf Champions 1860-1886 Ltd Edition Signed Colour Prints by Hugh Taylor
Product ID: A026

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A beautiful collection of prints showing the famous Open Golf Champions from 1860 to 1886 to include Tom Morris snr, Tom Morris jnr, Willie Park snr, Jamie Anderson, Andrew Strath, Tom Kidd, Mungo Park, Bob Martin, Bob Ferguson, Willie Fernie, Jack Simpson and David Brown. These prints are supplied in the original presentation box.

Each print is signed by the artist Hugh Taylor in pencil and shows the limited edition number 254/850.

Price: £110.00
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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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How To Play Golf by Harry Vardon. 2nd edition 1912
Product ID: B102

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A rare book written by one of the greatest players from the hickory golf era. At the end of the preface he states ‘For the purpose of How To Play Golf, I have exhausted myself, I think, of all the knowledge of the subject I ever possessed, and I trust that the result may be helpful to the many thousands of people who wish to wake up one fine day to find themselves at scratch, or better, on the links.’

Published by Methuen, London in 1912, one month after the first edition. Printed by Turnbull and Spears, Edinburgh.  Hardback. No dust jacket.

Price: £65.00
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Golf, My Life's Work by J.H. Taylor. 2nd edition 1943
Product ID: B103

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A scarce book written by one of England’s most famous golfers from the hickory golf era having won the Open Championship 5 times and was the third member of the ‘Great Triumvirate’, the other members being Harry Vardon and James Braid. This is a first edition copy.

The book tells of his life’s achievements from a young boy, becoming a professional golfer, his Open Championship wins, his travels and the friends he made during his golfing career. Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London & Toronto in June 1943, one month after the first edition.

Price: £75.00
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The Pavilion On The Links by Robert Louis Stevenson. First Edition 1913
Product ID: B104

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A good golf ‘thriller’ story by the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Black Arrow, Treasure Island and many more well known titles.

This is a first edition published in 1913 by Chatto & Windus, London and printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, Edinburgh. There are 97 pages with numerous sketches by Gordon Browne to help understand the story.

Price: £45.00
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The Professor on the Golf-Links by C.W. Bailey. First edition 1925
Product ID: B105

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The preface states ‘This little book of sketches linking golf with the mental and physical science aims at interesting the average golfer and lowering his handicap. It may even amuse him’. A good read covering such subjects as : Golf and Eurhythmics, Matches and Millionaires, Golf and Friendship, Golf and Verse, Jazz Jumpers and Golf Widows and Types & Tips.

This is a first edition published in 1925 by Silas Birch Ltd, London and printed by Gibbs & Bamforth, St. Albans, England. There are 91 pages.

Price: £45.00
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The New Book of Golf by Horace Hutchinson. First Edition 1912.
Product ID: B106

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A wonderful instruction book for the hickory player with contributions from Mrs Ross (Miss May Hezlet), Bernard Darwin, James Sherlock, A.C.M. Croome and C.K. Hutchison. Eight chapters cover many parts of the game for male players to include how best to use woods, irons and putters. The ninth chapter written by Mrs Ross details how best a lady player should approach the game.

This is a first edition published in 1912 by Longmans Green and Co, London. Printed by T and A. Constable, Printers to His Majesty at the Edinburgh University Press. There are 361 pages with many black/white images depicting some of the finest hickory players. This is a scarce book.

Price: £75.00
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Travers Golf Book by Jerome D. Travers. First Edition 1913
Product ID: B107

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Jerome D. Travers was the Amateur Champion of the United States of America in 1907, 1908 and 1912. A very good instruction book on how to play the various shots using the different hickory clubs. An excellent read.

This is a first edition published in May 1913 by The Macmillan Company, New York and printed by J.J. Little & Ives Co, New York. There are 242 pages including 48 black/white images. The is a colour image of the author at the front.

 

Price: £55.00
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My Golfing Life by Harry Vardon. First edition 1933
Product ID: B108

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A very clean copy of this rare book written by one of the greatest players from the hickory golf era detailing his achievements through his successful career. There are 281 pages including 33 black/white images.

Published by Hutchinson & Co, London and printed by ‘The Mayflower Press, Plymouth (William Brendon & Son Ltd’ in 1933. Dark green cloth to the front and back hardback covers. The title is shown on the beautiful leather spine embossed in gold lettering. No dust jacket.

Price: £125.00
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Progressive Golf by Harry Vardon. 1st edition 1920
Product ID: B109

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A good hickory golf instruction book written by one of the greatest players from the hickory golf era. He explains how to use the Putter, the Mashie, the Niblick, the Mid Iron, the Cleek and how to produce a good Driving Swing. There are 160 pages with 30 black/white images in the form of fold out panoramas.

Published by Hutchinson & Co, London in 1920 and printed by ‘The Field Press, London. The outer covers and spine are covered with a green cloth and remain in very good condition. The title is shown in black lettering embossed to the spine. There is no dust jacket.

Price: £55.00
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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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Advanced Golf by James Braid c.1920
Product ID: B111

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A classic hickory golf book written by one of the most famous players from that era, James Braid, The Open Champion 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910.

The full title, Advanced Golf or, Hints and Instruction For The Progressive Player has 322 pages including the index with 88 photographs and diagrams helping to explain the various techniques on how to play hickory golf.

The contents mainly cover how to play with the various hickory clubs, plus other chapters about planning courses and his experiences on playing the Championship courses.

Price: £35.00
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The Book of Golf and Golfers by Horace Hutchinson. 1st Edition published 1899.
Product ID: B112

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A great read for the hickory player containing chapters on how to approach the green, how to practice, methods of play, clubs and balls, plus 71 black & white images showing some of the greatest hickory players in action.  Written by Horace G. Hutchinson with contributions by Miss Amy Pascoe, H.H. Hilton, J.H. Taylor, H.J.Whigham and Messrs Sutton & Sons on how to lay-out and upkeep greens. There are 316 pages in total.

This is a first edition published in 1899 by Longmans Green and Co, London. A scarce book very competitively priced.

Price: £125.00
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Le Golf by Arnaud Massy c.1911.  Text in the French language.
Product ID: B113

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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 (written in the French language) details various subjects such as The History of Golf, Rules of Golf, how to play with the various clubs, plus other important matters relating to hickory golf. Published by Pierre Lafitte & Co, Paris.

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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Great Golfers. Their methods at a glance. George Beldam. 1st Edition 1904.
Product ID: B115

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This book is a must for the serious golf book collector with contributions by some of the finest players from the hickory era including Harold H.Hilton, J.H.Taylor, James Braid, Alex Herd and Harry Vardon. These great players explain how they make their strokes with photographs showing them in action. There are a total of 481 pages including 268 action photographs showing many other famous players an explanation on the opposite page.

This copy is a 1st edition published by Macmillan & Co Ltd, London in 1904. The green cloth outer cover shows signs of wear mainly at the top and bottom of the spine and around the edges of the front and back boards. Please refer to the images. The title is shown on the spine in gilt lettering and there is also a gilt figure of a golfer in action on the front cover.

Price: £65.00
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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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Set of 4 Resin Coasters depicting golf balls from the hickory era.
Product ID: M036

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A unique set of four coasters (c.1980) advertising various golf balls as used for play in the hickory golf era.

Price: £115.00
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The Old St. Andrews China Bowl. Limited Edition.
Product ID: M037

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A very nice fruit bowl designed by the famous golf artist Bill Waugh and produced by Aynsley in England. This is a limited item, No.127 from 2000.

The players shown using sepia transfer printing around the inside of the bowl are Allan Robertson, James Braid, Tom Morris jnr, Bobby Jones, J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon, with Tom Morris snr covering the centre section.

Price: £30.00
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New Hickory Golf Leather Bi-Fold Wallet.
Product ID: M038

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A very nice quality leather men’s wallet with a black/white transfer image on both the front and rear depicting a hickory player during a tournament.

There are 7 credit/debit card sleeves, two full size bank note compartments (will carry UK notes which are normally larger than other currencies), plus a good size pocket for a few coins. There are also two extra compartments with a zip fastener for keeping small valuables safe.

Price: £35.00
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