This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... the wet out of the grain of the club, and so preserving its life much longer than it would otherwise be, and at the same time of assisting ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... the wet out of the grain of the club, and so preserving its life much longer than it would otherwise be, and at the same time of assisting the club to grip the ball properly under conditions which are not by any means so favourable to doing so as they usually are, but which on the other hand have a strong tendency to induce skidding. Many a time on a wet day, when the face of the club gets into a thoroughly greasy state, the ball slips off at a sharp angle, and the shot is believed to have been badly sliced, when one of the reasons for the failure was skidding due to the wet. The other thing to carry is such a small tin of vaseline as may be bought for a penny, which will serve to grease the iron clubs after the day's play is over, particularly at such a time of the year or under such special conditions that the likelihood of their rusting in a short space of time is considerable. In spite of all their promises, caddies are not generally to be relied on to give the necessary attention to the oiling of the clubs at times like this, and even when they do oil them the task is not always done well enough. Iron clubs rust very quickly at the seaside in the summer time, and there is nothing more disagreeable than starting a morning round with one's clubs all dull and brown with the overnight coat of rust. These matters of wet and damp remind one also that every player who does much golfing should have a caddie-bag with a hood attached to it, this hood being kept tucked away inside when the weather is fine and it is not wanted, but brought out for the protection of the clubs when it is raining. There can be no doubt that the life of a set of clubs is considerably lengthened by this means, and besides that the player is enabled to get considerably more satisfactio...Read Less
Fair. No Jacket. Gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrations and photographs on glossy plates. No writing or markings. Hinge split at rear and several pages are loose/detached. Frontispiece missing. Mild foxing throughout. Covers are heavily worn. Full refund if not satisfied.
Fair. No Jacket. Frontis photo is loose. Endpapers spotted, text pages in surprisingly good shape with a very occasional smudge. Blue boards have heavy edgewear. Not pretty but still a solid reading copy.
Front joint torn, torn with loss of a piece including part of spine-title at head of spine, covers scuffed and marked, contents a little marked and age-toned, endpapers spotted, Fair. Cloth, 8vo, xi, 322 pp, ills, 40 pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1908 at end.
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