The Golfer's Companion by James A. Frank
Frank, James (1992) 'The Golfer's Companion,' Key Porter Books, Ontario, Canada
Hardcover = 120 pages.
Condition = Good secondhand.
The Golfer's Companion is a delightful source of inspiration for all lovers of the world's fastest growing sport.
This book will not help reduce a handicap by even a stroke, but it will give any golfer (low-handicapper or duffer) hours of pleasure.
Written by James A. Frank, the editor of GOLF Magazine, The Golfer's Companion is an entertaining collection of facts, figures and pictures about one of the world's most fascinating games. Twenty-eight biographies of golf superstars from the past century are featured, along with descriptions and diagrams of eighteen memorable holes from courses around the world, including St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, Augusta National and Glen Abbey. These are preceded by a history of the fame from its origins in fifteenth-century Scotland and a chapter tracing the development of golf equipment, from wooden balls and hickory-shafted clubs to "pneumatic" balls and cavity-back irons. Listings of tournament winners, top money winners, courses recommended by the author, and pages for entering your own personal besets complete the book. Even when it is too dark, wet or cold to be out on the course, a golfer can enjoy the game with his lively, informative companion.