Harry Vardon was one of the first superstars of modern golf. Vardon won 7 major championships, including six Open Championships and one U.S. Open. Overall, Vardon won 62 tournaments during his career, including a record 14 in a row, still unmatched to this day. By his early 20s, Harry developed a demanding practice regimen, the most ambitious of ...
Harry Vardon was one of the first superstars of modern golf. Vardon won 7 major championships, including six Open Championships and one U.S. Open. Overall, Vardon won 62 tournaments during his career, including a record 14 in a row, still unmatched to this day. By his early 20s, Harry developed a demanding practice regimen, the most ambitious of the time period. Harry was the first professional golfer to play in knickerbockers - discarding the "proper" dress of an Englishman in an uncomfortable shirt and tie with a buttoned jacket. Vardon popularized the grip that bears his name, one still used by over 90 percent of all golfers. He became golf's first international celebrity in 1900 when he toured the United States, playing in more than 80 matches and capping it off with a victory in the U.S. Open. He was the runner-up at his next U.S. Open in 1913, an event portrayed in the film The Greatest Game Ever Played. At the age of 50, Vardon was again the runner-up in his third and final U.S. Open appearance, in 1920. In his later years, he became a golf course architect. Vardon died in 1937. That year, the PGA of America created the Vardon Trophy, awarded annually to the player on the PGA Tour with the year's lowest adjusted scoring average. In 1974, Vardon was chosen as one of a select group of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2000, Vardon was ranked as the 13th best golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine. To sum it up, Vardon is one of the greats of the game. His contributions and love for the sport helped propel its popularity in the early 20th century, especially in America. This book that you hold in your hands is the genesis of modern golf instruction. Sure, some of the information may be a little dated, but the tactics are still as solid today as they were then. I hope you enjoy this masterpiece from "The Icon of Golfing." Christian Henning
Good. Methuen. London, 1922. Vardon ( 1870-1937) English golfer who won the British Open 6 times, the American and German Open, credited with developing the overlapping grip. Here Vardon offers valuable advice on driving, putting, the use of each club, course maintenance, along with anecdotes, other golfers, etc. (p)
Hardcover reprint of the original 1907 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Complete Golfer. Vardon, Harry. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Complete Golfer. Vardon, Harry. New York, Mcclure, Phillips & Co., 1907. Subject: Golf.
8vo. 340 pp. Index. 65 photo-illustrated plates. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. A good copy (wear to extremities; fading to gilt lettering; front hinge cracked; dampstain on top page edges & down into some pages at hinge, not affecting text nor images; minor dampstain to lower page edges; 3 plates at pg. 48 loose). "The first of several books by one of golf's great immortals, one who probably exerted as much influence on the game as any one man could."-Murdoch 815. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year-all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number-Images available upon request.
Good++, No Dust Jacket. 8VO, 283+ pgs., B/W Phot & Ill, Hardcover. Hardcover: Blue cloth binding with title on front board and on spine in gold. Boards are rubbed/slightly bumped and worn on edges. Cracked hinge. Paste-downs and endpapers are foxed and lightly soiled. Frontispiece photo is tissue-guarded. Text and photo pages are oxidized. Photos are printed on coated paper. Harry Vardon was open champion 1896-1898-1899-1903 and American champion in 1900. Sixty-six illustrations. Nice tight binding. Good copy for its age. Third edition 1905.
Good. No Jacket. Octavo. 283pgs. frontispiece. Green Cloth, gilt lettering. previous owner name on front endpaper. 66 illustrations, 7 diagrams. mottling to the boards, most significant on the rear panel. foxing to the endapers, tissue guard, borders of the frontispiece and the fore-edge, occasionally in the text. Loss of paper on the upper edge of the rear inner hinge. Overall a firm copy. Instructional book for all levels of play by the six-time winner of the U.S. Open.
1905. Methuen. Third. Hard cover. Book-Good, foxing, front hinge cracked, corners rubbed, rough edges, faded gilt titles on spine & front board. 9x6. 283pp + publishers adverts. 58 b/w plates inc frontis. 7 b/w diagrams. A complete guide to golf, including pictures of the author showing different strokes.
Good. Book Fifth edition in hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Small stain on foredge, corners are bumped and frayed, soiling to boards and spine, foxing to endpapers and some pages of text, pencil on endpapers, slightly musty. Good only. Photographs on request.
Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, Second Edition...Ex-library book with minimal library markings. xvi + 283pp. Includes many plates. Bound in blue coth with gilt lettering. Some mild rubbing to extremities. Hinges are intact and textblock sturdy. Pages are clean and intact. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, Your purchase supports literacy charities.
Poor. No Jacket. 8vo-over 5¾"-6'' Tall. This is a Poor Copy of this book in original blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and upper cover. No dust-jacket. There is some fraying to cloth along spine and the cloth has lifted to head of spine and further down the spine. The book is heavily foxed internally. The work is complete apart from 2 plates missing alongside pages 66. This copy has just one small previous owner's name to the front pastedown. Scarce title in First Edition status.8vo 283pp plus 40 pages of publisher ads at rear of the book.
How could anyone in golf not want to know the ideas of a "6 Time Winner" of the British Open, not to mention his success in the early days of the US Open, playing with the greats of the game. ...Take some time with this book. Mr. Vardon's ideas and photo illustrations are quite good and will be an important addition to any Golf Library. ...By the way, this is the man who invented the "Vardon Grip", probably the one you are using today!
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