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Author Mallon, Bill.

Title Historical dictionary of golf / Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris
Published Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xlix, 797 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Historical dictionaries of sports ; no. 3
Historical dictionaries of sports ; no. 3
Contents Editor's Foreword; Preface; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Photospread; Appendixes; Bibliography; About the Authors
Summary Golf has been called the greatest of all games, but it has also been derided by none other than Mark Twain as nothing more than a good walk spoiled. Traditional teaching holds that golf originated in Scotland around the 15th century. However, there is historical evidence of games similar to golf being played in the low countries of Europe back in the 13th century. Over the many centuries of golf's evolution, the balls used have changed greatly, as have the clubs, the holes, the courses, and the entire game itself. The Historical Dictionary of Golf presents a comprehensive history of the game
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-795)
Notes Print version record
Subject Golf -- History -- Dictionaries.
Golfers -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Biography
Form Electronic book
Author Jerris, Randon Matthew Newman, 1969-
LC no. 2010030030
ISBN 0810874652 (electronic bk.)
9780810874657 (electronic bk.)