Golf (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, 1892 - Golf - 469 pages
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I am a student of Manuel de la Torre's approach to playing and teaching golf. I found the section on swinging to be very insightful.
Also I read the section written by Simpson since he was an early inspiration to Ernest Jones, on whose work Manuel's education was formulated.

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Page 442 - ... (7) If a competitor's ball strike the other player, or his clubs or caddie, it is a " rub of the green," and the ball shall be played from where it lies.
Page 446 - Committee. (14) The ordinary Rules of Golf, so far as they are not at variance with these special rules, shall apply to medal play.
Page ii - WALES, I do so feeling that I am dedicating them to one of the best and keenest sportsmen of our time. I can say, from personal observation, that there is no man who can extricate himself from a bustling and pushing crowd of horsemen, when a fox breaks covert, more dexterously...
Page 444 - Should any dispute arise on any point, the players have the right of determining the party or parties to whom the dispute shall be referred, but should they not agree, either party may refer it to the Green Committee of the green where the dispute occurs, and their decision shall be final. Should the dispute not be covered by the Rules of Golf, the arbiters must decide it by equity.
Page 18 - Garrick was so friendly to John Home that he gave a dinner to his friends and companions at his house at Hampton, which he did but seldom. He had told us to bring golf clubs and balls that we might play at that game on Molesly Hurst.
Page iv - LINES only are necessary to explain the object with which these volumes are put forth. There is no modern encyclopaedia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British Sports and Pastimes, can turn for information. Some books there are on Hunting, some on Racing, some on Lawn Tennis, some on Fishing, and so on ; but one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the Sports and Pastimes indulged in by Englishmen—and women—is wanting. The Badminton...
Page 20 - The deep-cut tracks th' intrepid Chief defies ; High o'er the road the ball triumphing flies, Lights on the green, and scours into the hole : Down with it sinks depress'd Pygmalion's soul. Seiz'd with surprise, th' affrighted hero stands, And feebly tips the ball with trembling hands ; The creeping ball its want of force complains, A grassy tuft the loit'ring orb detains. Surrounding crowds the victor's praise proclaim, The echoing shore resounds Castalio's name.
Page 451 - Miss the globe. — To fail to strike the ball, either by swinging right over the top of it, or by hitting the ground behind It is counted a stroke. Neck. — The crook of the head where it joins the shaft Niblick. — A small narrow-headed heavy iron club, used when the ball lies in bad places, as ruts or whins, &c. Nose. — The point, or front portion, of the club-head. Odd. — ist, 'An odd,
Page 444 - The player or his caddie may remove (but not press down; sand, earth, worm casts or snow lying around the hole or on the line of his putt. This shall be done by brushing lightly with the hand only across the putt and not along it. Dung may be removed...

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