Book Review: The Story of Golf

by Roy M. Barineau, Ph. D. on December 27, 2012

Roybob’s Book on Golf: The Hucks, A Golfer’s Divine Comedy, and a Religious Philosophy of Golf

Book Review: Story Of Golf

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George Peper, The Story of Golf, TV Books, New York, 1999.


The Story of Golf emerged as the companion volume to a PBS documentary (2000) of the same name. In as much as possible, the volume deals with the origins of golf, takes readers up to 1744 in Scotland, and traces the history of the game from then through the Tom Morrises (Old and Young), the Great Triumvirate (J. H. Taylor, James Braid, and Harry Vardon), Bobby Jones, the American Triumvirate (Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan), Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and up to Tiger Woods. Readers are introduced to the full history of the game including changes in golf equipment.  The book is filled with top quality images.  I highly recommend Story Of Golf as an introduction to the history of golf.

Roybob’s Book on Golf: The Hucks, A Golfer’s Divine Comedy, and a Religious Philosophy of Golf

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