Quirky, illustrated exploration of the history of one of the most popular and lucrative ball games, from its modest beginnings in Scotland to the American invasion and beyond. Features famous quotes and fascinating facts about 'the goff'.
David Arscott, a former newspaper journalist and BBC producer/presenter, has written more than 50 books, including several in the Very Peculiar History series for Book House. He lives in Lewes with his wife Jill and their three teenagers - the youngest of his brood of seven.
A few reasons to play golf; A few reasons not to play golf; Introduction: Teeing Off; Up hill and down dale; The tools for the job; Members only; Pleased to meet you; Golfing greats; Blame the caddie; A chapter of accidents; Bad manners; Literary golfers; Golf timeline; Finding out more; Glossary; Index