The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes

Author(s): Tony Dear

Sports | October 2020 | Staff Picks

The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes explores the 600-year history of the "game of honor." It reveals the excitement and despair, the challenges overcome and the sweet victories, the sportsmanship and the stars bursting onto the scene. It also describes the developments in course design, like the first manmade water hazard, and the first central fairways bunkers.


In 50 chapters, the book describes the holes, their contribution to golf course architecture, their importance to the careers of specific players, and their place in the overall story of golf.


The book also features:



  • "Design and Layout" illustrations of the 50 holes

  • The year, course, location and map, distance and par for each hole

  • Color and archival photographs of the players and tournament events

  • Sidebars with additional stories of interest.


The 50 stories cover the globe and generations of players, including:



  • 5th North Berwick, the original Redan hole

  • 18th Glen Abbey, where Tiger Woods had what many call the greatest shot ever hit

  • 12th Atlantic Country Club, where the term 'birdie' was first used

  • 18th Royal Birkdale, home to "the concession".


For golfers and fans alike, The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes is an exciting treat they will return to again and again.

$12.00(AUD) RRP $39.95(AUD)

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The Story of Golf in Fifty Holes is a well-researched and very well-written overview history of the game of golf.  Full of very interesting stories about the planning and construction of famous and not so famous holes, complete with photos and illustrations. Anyone who is a golf lover will enjoy this book.

Alicia, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781770855281
  • : Firefly Books, Limited
  • : Firefly Books, Limited
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Dear
  • : Hardback
  • : 224