In very good condition, an interesting book detailing how the
famous Royal Blackheath Golf Club evolved and its influence on the
game since 1608.
Published in 1981 by Henderson and Stirk Ltd, this book was the
first to go deep into the rich history of the Club, for example
unearthing the story of the remarkable part played by freemasons in
establishing organised golf.
Also the details of how Royal Blackheath Golf Club initiated the
use of the cheap Gutty ball in 1848 which soon allowed the working
man to participate in the game, and how after the Great War they
amalgamated with Eltham Golf Club to provide a new course and a
Other than a slight discolouring at the top of the pages this book
is in very good condition with a brown cloth hardcover like new.
The dust jacket is in excellent condition with no tears. There are
no signed dedications.The 159 pages are clean and perfectly
legible. There are many plates throughout the book, some are in
The book measures 9.5" x 7.5" (24cm x 19cm).
A must read about the first golf club established in England soon
after James VI of Scotland moved his court to London in 1603 when
he became James 1st of England and introduced the game of golf
south of the border.