A fantastic golf book written by Bernard Darwin, one of the greatest golf writers ever to put pen to paper. ‘THE GOLF COURSES OF THE BRITISH ISLES, DESCRIBED BY BERNARD DARWIN, PAINTED BY HARRY ROWNTREE’ was published in 1910 by Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London. The book is with its original hard green cloth cover with embossed title and floral decoration to front and with gilt title to spine. The spine has slight damage and there is also foxing to some pages, the front two are lose. The book has wonderful illustrations of famous holes of famous courses by Harry Rountree and great descriptions of the individual courses by Darwin that make excellent reading. Some of the courses in the book are St. Andrews, Sunningdale, Walton Heath, Rye, Hoylake amongst others.
Bernard (Richard Meirion) Darwin (1876 – 1961) was a grandson of the famous British naturalist Charles Darwin. As well as writing about golf for over fifty years he was a very prolific amateur golfer and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 in the Lifetime Achievement category. Darwin was educated at Eton College and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he had been a Cambridge Blue in golf. Having graduated in law, Darwin became a court lawyer after Cambridge, but gradually moved in journalism working for The Times and Country Life. Amongst his lifetime achievements he was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his work, served as Captain of the R & A in 1934 and was President of the Golf Club Managers’ Association.
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