The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes

The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes

Book - 2015
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Firefly Books Ltd

The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes explores the 600-year history of the "game of honor." It reveals the excitement and despair, the challenges overcome and the sweet victories, the sportsmanship and the stars bursting onto the scene. It also describes the developments in course design, like the first manmade water hazard, and the first central fairways bunkers.

In 50 chapters, the book describes the holes, their contribution to golf course architecture, their importance to the careers of specific players, and their place in the overall story of golf.

The book also features:

  • "Design and Layout" illustrations of the 50 holes
  • The year, course, location and map, distance and par for each hole
  • Color and archival photographs of the players and tournament events
  • Sidebars with additional stories of interest.

The 50 stories cover the globe and generations of players, including:

  • 5th North Berwick, the original Redan hole
  • 18th Glen Abbey, where Tiger Woods had what many call the greatest shot ever hit
  • 12th Atlantic Country Club, where the term 'birdie' was first used
  • 18th Royal Birkdale, home to "the concession".

For golfers and fans alike, The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes is an exciting treat they will return to again and again.


The people and events that shaped golf's 600-year history.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2015
ISBN: 9781770855281
Branch Call Number: 796.352 DEA
Characteristics: 223 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Story of golf in 50 holes

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