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.1916 P.A. Vaile The New Golf 98: In the square stance, still used by many good golfers, the player stands so that a line across his ... 1857 H.B. Farnie The Golfera#39;s Manual 80: STEAL a€” An unlikely put holed from a distance, but not by a gobble.

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


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