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Antique Hickory Golf Clubs Company

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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 magnificent Clubhouse.
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 colour.
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.

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