The Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms

The Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms

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No game has a richer array of terms than golf. As new golfing terms have accumulated, old ones have changed or faded away. This concise yet informative dictionary provides definitions and the etymologies for the extraordinary vocabulary of golf, built up over its five-hundred-year history. To discover the origins of golf and its special language, Peter Davies combed little-known archives on two continents. As his unique contribution to the game, Davies?s enthusiasm and enjoyment of golf are stamped on every page of this authoritative book.1857 H.B. Farnie The Golfera#39;s Manual 18: . . . the thousand and one bad lies which the best directed stroke will get into. ... 1744 Articles aamp; Laws in Playing at Golf 6: If your Balls be found anywhere touching one another you are to lift the firstanbsp;...

Title:The Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms
Author: Peter Davies
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2005

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