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Golf books sale


One or members Barry Poole, who also designed our courses, has built up a huge library of classic golf books. He is having a clear out, and below are listed his books available if anyone would be interested.

Items are offered for private sale at the prices shown to members of and delivered to Longhirst Golf Course. Otherwise P & P will apply where posting is requested. Many of the books are collectors first edition items.


Horace G Hutchinson “After Dinner Golf” Limited Edition. Number 208 of 400 signed by Mrs Cicely Sparling, great niece of HGH. Boxed first edition 1987. Pristine condition. Collectors item. £50.

Barry Cork “Laid Dead” First Edition 1990. Hard Back with Jacket. Excellent Condition. £10.

Angus MacVicar “Golf in my Gallowses – Confessions of a Fairway Fanatic”. Second edition 1987. Paperback. Good condition. £5.


Sarah Baddiel. “Golf The Golden Years – A Pictorial Anthology”. Signed copy. First Edition 1989 Hardback. Mint Condition. The late Sarah (dear friend and mum of David) was the world’s largest female collector. A beautiful collectors item. £145.

“The Golf Score Book” a fine quality Hardback published 1993 designed as a gift item with material supplied by Burlington Gallery/Sarah Baddiel. Mint condition. £10.

E.A. Nickson “The Lytham Century”. First Edition 1986. Green Gold in Laid Bound. Pristine. £100.

Forward by RT Hon Viscount Whitelaw. “A “Century of Golf” at Penrith GC 1890 – 1990. Hardback. Mint Condition. £25.

Michael Hobbs “The Ryder Cup – an illustrated History”. First edition published 1989. Hardback. Good condition. A must have for Ryder Cup fans. £15.

Robert M Sim “The First Hundred Years 1895- 1995 Milngavie Golf Club” By Mulguy GC (pron). £5.

Cyril Hewertson OBE “Walton Heath GC. The first 75 years 1904 to 1979” – by Walton Heath GC. £10.

Robert Browning “ A History of Golf – The Royal and Ancient Game”. Soft Back. Published 1990. Good Condition. £10.

Guy Worthington “Ganton Golf Club 1891 to 1991. By Ganton GC. £25.

Robert Green “Golf an Illustrated History of the Game. First Edition 1987. Hard Back with Jacket. Signed by Barry Poole Publisher of The Golfer Magazine. Excellent condition. £17.50.

Paul Gregory “Greatest Moments in Golf” Reprint 1988. Hardback. Mint condition.£10.

Renton Laidlaw “Golfing Heroes” First edition. Softback Good condition. £20.

Wilmslow Golf Club 1889-1989. A centenary programme of events. Softback. Good condition. £5.



Peter Allis “The Who’s Who Of Golf“. First Edition 1983. Hardback. Good Condition. £20.

Liz Khan “Tony Jacklin – the Price of Success”. First edition published in 1979 by Hamlyn, London. Hardback. Good condition. £20.

Alan Booth & Michael Hobbs. Foreword by Ben Crenshaw “The Sackville Illustrated Dictionary of Golf”. First edition published 1987.Hardback. Excellent condition. £20.

Robert Sommers & Cal Brown “Great Shots”. Hardback first edition 1989. Hard Back. Mint condition.

Greg Norman’s “Golf Tours and Detours”. First Edition 1987. Hardback. Mint condition. £20.


Fred W Hawtree “The Golf Course – Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance”. Published 1994. A classic especially those serving on Greens Committees! £15.

Frank Hope “Turf Culture – A Manual for the Groundsman”. Second Edition 1990. Hardback. Good Condition. A must for greenkeepers. £10.

V I Stewart “Sports Turf – Science, construction and maintenance”. First Edition published 1994 Hardback. Excellent condition. £2.


Ian Woosnam with Peter Critchley “Power Golf” first edition published 1989 by Stanley Paul Ltd. Hardback. Excellent condition. £7.50.

Eddie Birchenough’s of Royal Lytham St Annes “Golfing School” introduced by Doug Sanders. Hard back first edition 1988. Mint condition. £20.

Greg Norman with George Peper ”Shark Attack – Greg Norman’s guide to aggressive golf”. First edition 1987. Hardback. Mint condition. £20.

W Timothy Gallway “The Inner Game of Golf” Third Edition. Hardback with Jacket. Excellent Condition. Best Mind 1/Mind 2 book ever. £7.50.

Alex Hay “The Mechanics of Golf”. Pre publication copy. Paperback first edition 1987. Good condition. Author signed copy. £15.

John Daly with John Andrisani “Killer Swing”. Published in 1994. Softback. Good condition. £5.

David Leadbetter “Golf the Winning Formula” featuring Sir Nick Faldo -pre- knighthood.First edition 1989 Hardback mint condition. £15.

Tony Jacklin with Bill Robertson“ Your Game and Mine – Learn To Play Winning Golf”. First edition 1990. Hardback. Mint Condition.

Tommy Armour ( Mr Boca Raton GC ) “How to play your best golf all the time”. First published in 1953. Introduction by Grantland Rice. Paperback. Well read collectors title. £17.50.



Jack Nicklaus “Total Golf Techniques” colour illustrated by Jim McQueen. 1988 Reprint. Hardback excellent condition. £15. Must for JN collectors.

Jack Nicklaus “Playing Lessons” colour illustrated by Jim McQueen. 1988 Reprint. Hardback excellent condition. £15. Must for JN collectors.

John Morgan “Golf”. EP Sport series. 1978 Reprint. £2.50.


Pat Ward-Thomas “The World Atlas of Golf – great courses and how they are played.” Full colour reprint 1981 with illustrated golf course layout and hole design publication Well read. £17.50.

“Following the Fairways” introduced by Rt Hon Viscount Whitelaw . Full colour softback 3rd Edition published 1989. Mint condition. £10.

“Golf in Scotland & Ireland” First Edition published 1987. Hardback. Mint condition. £10.

“The Holiday Golf Guide” Full colour softback First Edition 1990. Good Condition. £5.


Jimmy Tarbuck “Tarbuck on Golf” Soft Back. Published 1984. Good condition. £15.

Forward by Peter Alliss “The Punch Book of Golf”. Hardback first edition published 1987. A classic selection of “real humour“, poetry and cartoons compiled by Susan Jefferys. £20.

Peter Dobereiner “The Book of Golf Disasters”. Published 1984. Hard Back with Jacket. Good Condition. £10.

Chris Plumridge “Golf’s Lighter Side”. First Edition Lennard Books. Hard Back with Jacket. Extracts from £100 years of “Golf Illustrated”. Pristine Condition. £15.

John Hart “Hart of the Green”. Rare 1991 Soft back. First Edition. First ever cartoon book dedicated exclusively to British Greenkeepers. Pristine condition. Number 1 of 50 publishers advance copy signed by John Hart. £100.

Dawson Taylor “Golf – The Essential Companion” Illustrated by Taylor Jones. First edition published in 1988. Hardback. Excellent condition. £7.50.

Roland Fiddy “The Fanatic’s Guide to Golf” Published 1994

Robert McCune’s “The World’s Best Golf Jokes”. Illustrated by Peter Townsend Published1991. Good condition. £10.

Margaret R Smith “From Tee to Green – A Golfing Guide”. Highly original personal publication 1987. A5 Spiral Bound. Rare collectors item. Some “beer” stains! £15.

Mike Scott “The Crazy World of Golf” Hardback Edition of Cartoons published in 1987. £5.

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