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The Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms: From 1500 to the Present Peter Davies

The Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms: From 1500 to the Present

Peter Davies

Published October 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780935576443
Paperback
188 pages
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Frog Hair, mashie, and niblick are a few of the more colourful terms defined in this entertaining and thorough piece of research by noted lexicographer and golf enthusiast Davies. The format is that of a conventional dictionary, with entries arrangedMoreFrog Hair, mashie, and niblick are a few of the more colourful terms defined in this entertaining and thorough piece of research by noted lexicographer and golf enthusiast Davies. The format is that of a conventional dictionary, with entries arranged alphabetically and line drawings used occasionally to illustrate different golf clubs. The thousands of citations add depth by clarifying a terms proper usage, identifying its origin, and often tracing the evolution of its meaning over time. The citations are drawn from golfing magazines, newspaper accounts, memoirs of golfers and golf writers, rule books, advertisements, and even fiction (notably P G Wodehouse).