Humours of Golf

Author: William Heath Robinson
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226319
Category: Humor
Page: 50
View: 9876
First published in 1923, 'Humours of Golf' by William Heath Robinson was created from the golfing illustrations he drew for 'The Bystander' magazine. In addition to these cartoons, Heath Robinson made a number of small line drawings on golfing subjects that were added at intervals through the book. There are several allusions to contemporary events, fashions and inventions in his illustrations that provide added interest today but, for many, it is Heath Robinson’s quirky characterisation of ‘a good walk spoiled’ that will give the most pleasure. Heath Robinson didn't play golf himself but he was obviously a shrewd observer of the game and its players. Heath Robinson gently pokes fun at many aspects of golf and golfers in this book. We are all familiar with jibes about the clothes golfers wear, the challenges of maintaining a golf course when nature is determined to undermine (sometimes literally!) the greenkeeper’s efforts, and the frustrations of a difficult lie, and there are illustrations on all these topics. However, as was his wont, Heath Robinson also provides lots of ideas for practical solutions and gadgets to help golfers overcome the many challenges they face on the course. Among many others, he proposes: • the telescopic putter to save the legs; • the golfer’s safety hat; • a patent putter with adjustment for levelling out worm casts; • and plus fives and minus fours. Heath Robinson’s 'Humours of Golf' gives so much to so many – entertainment, history and practical advice for enthusiastic golfers. As we have now made it available as an ebook you can read it on your ereader or smart phone while you are waiting to tee off. To golfers who are also married flat-dwellers with a garden and a car we offer our other ebook titles by Heath Robinson: • How to Live in a Flat • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

Stories From The Course - The Humours Of Golf

Author: A. J. Belfour
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447490460
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 28
View: 7130
The Humours of Golf by Arthur James Balfour (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930). Balfour was known from early life as a cultured musician, and as well as being heavily involved in politics he also became an enthusiastic golf player, becoming captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1894–1895.


Author: Horace Gordon Hutchinson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Golf
Page: 480
View: 4643

Mr. Punch's Golf Stories

Author: Various
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465520783
Page: N.A
View: 975

The Book of Golf Quotations

Author: Pat Sullivan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448146984
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 2906
The Book of Golf Quotations is simply the best collection of quoted wit and wisdom on the game of golf, the sport that has defined generations of politicians, footballers, celebrities and ordinary folk with plenty of spare time and a bewildering array of equipment and brightly-coloured clothing. And, of course, professional golfers. The range of quotes is as huge as a Tiger Woods tee shot, with quips from such diverse leading lights as Monty and Mad Mac, Wodehouse and Woosie, Churchill and Bobby Cruickshank, Bob Hope and Ben Hogan, George Bernard Shaw and Tom Shaw - and fully updated to include all the great quotes and comments of a new generation of golfing heroes from Seve to Sam Torrance, other famous people who play golf, and famous people who think golf courses should be abandoned and allowed to seed wild grasses and trees instead. With all the experience and gravitas of Jack Nicklaus, and as funny as a pair of Darren Clarke's trousers, The Book of Golf Quotations is the last word for every fan of frolics on the fairway, on the green or at the nineteenth hole. 'This game is great, and very strange.' Seve Ballesteros 'The best year of my life was when I was eleven. I got straight As, had two recesses a day, and the cutest girlfriend, and won 32 tournaments that year. Everything's been downhill since.' Tiger Woods 'At least he can't cheat on his score - because all you have to do is look back down the fairway and count the wounded.' Bob Hope 'There were three things in the world that he held in the smallest esteem - slugs, poets, and caddies with hiccups.' P G Wodehouse 'You can't birdie all 18 holes if you don't birdie the first three.' Nick Faldo

Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science

Author: Martin Toms
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317281047
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 520
View: 1111
Golf is one of the world’s major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design. Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include: biomechanics and equipment skill learning and technology performance development psychological techniques for success the golfing body. This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.

The Library of Golf, 1743-1966

A Bibliography of Golf Books, Indexed Alphabetically, Chronologically, & by Subject Matter
Author: Joseph S. F. Murdoch
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Company
Category: Golf
Page: 314
View: 3689

The Mammoth Book of Irish Humour

Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780337981
Category: Humor
Page: 160
View: 4064
This bumper collection of Irish humour covers topics such as Absenteeism and Zoos and everything in between. It would be disappointing should such a large collection not include the best of famous Irish wits such as Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, but the emphasis is very much on contemporary Irish humour from the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Ardal O'Hanlon and Dara O'Briain, to name just a few. Lunatic, iconoclastic and, as Spike Milligan might have put it, involving 'sideways thinking', this is Irish humour at its very best.

Golf: Facts, Figures and Fun

Author: Ed Harris
Publisher: AAPPL
ISBN: 9781904332657
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 4584
2005 Mastermind semi-finalist Ed Harris, a keen golfer and captain of his local Wimbledon club, has let his grey cells loose on this charming and erudite history of one of the world's favourite sports. He explores the origins, development, the rules, the clothes, the courses and the competitions as well as famous players, records, trivia and jokes.

How to be a Perfect Husband

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226238
Category: Humor
Page: 130
View: 3023
First published in 1937, 'How to be a Perfect Husband' is the second book in the 'How to…' series. From finding a wife to growing old together, Heath Robinson and K.R.G. Browne explore many aspects of married life with witty and insightful text and illustrations. Heath Robinson received much teasing from his family about this choice of subject. However, looking back over his cartoons one finds that romance and courtship had been among his most frequently chosen subjects, from early ‘Cupid’ cartoons to such pictures as ‘The Coquette’ and ‘Stolen Kisses’ which were reproduced in 'Absurdities' in 1934. 'How to be a Perfect Husband' reflects the great changes that took place in the marital relationship between the wars. The authors’ gentle humour pokes fun at the challenges faced by men due to the depression, a lack of servants and the newly confident ‘modern’ woman. Of course, housework without servants also made life very difficult for women, until the invention of the washing machine and vacuum cleaner in the 1930s meant that things became a little easier. This too is reflected in the illustrations as Heath Robinson demonstrates his considerable talent for devising imaginative solutions to every-day problems in the home. For example, he offers us his take on a super-de-luxe coffee maker (that looks a lot like a complex twenty-first century expresso machine), a method of frittering a banana using electricity and various gadgets to help with childcare. Ultimately, the authors conclude that tolerance, compromise and being helpful are key characteristics of a perfect husband, if only to ensure that he can ‘earn a reputation for thoughtfulness that will stand him in good stead whenever he wishes to touch his mother-in-law for a fiver’! If, in addition to being a perfect spouse, you also love gardening (even though you live in a flat), you have a car and you play golf then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to Live in Flat • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

Las cinco lecciones de BEN HOGAN. Los fundamentos modernos del Golf

Author: Ben Hogan
Publisher: Paidotribo
ISBN: 9788499100074
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 138
View: 1546
Todo lo que realmente se requiere para jugar un buen golf es ejecutar un número relativamente pequeño de verdaderos movimientos fundamentales. El swing de golf que se describe en estas lecciones es la esencia del movimiento reducido a sus fundamentos que son todo lo que necesita el jugador para desarrollar un swing correcto y potente que podrá repetir una y otra vez. Los fundamentos del golf se agrupan en cuatro puntos: -el grip que es el pulso de la acción del swing de golf, -la colocación y la postura, -la primera parte del swing (desde la colocación inicial hasta el alto de la subida), y -la segunda parte del swing (desde el inicio de la bajada hasta el finish). Ben Hogan tenía un swing que era considerado perfecto. Ganó 63 torneos profesionales por lo que es considerado como uno de los mejores golfistas de la historia.

Classic Golf Stories

26 Incredible Tales from the Links
Author: Jeff Silverman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083816
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 5371
An assortment of writings about golf features works from such celebrated authors as P.G. Wodehouse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and A.A. Milne.

Terrace Heroes

The Life and Times of the 1930s Professional Footballer
Author: Graham Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113576252X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 186
View: 1503
The 1930s saw the birth of the football idol - prototype for today's powerful media sport stars. The players of the 1930s were the first generation of professionals, yet until recently the life and careers of footballers of this generation has been little studied. In 1930s Britain, football became increasingly commercialized, and the rise and development of both local and national media enabled players to become widely recognized outside of their immediate local context for the first time. Tracing the origins, playing careers and 'afterlives' of several First Division players of the era, Graham Kelly's revealing history explores the reality of living in Britain between the wars and draws interesting comparisons with lives of the modern football hero today.

How to be a Motorist

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
ISBN: 1910226297
Category: Humor
Page: 116
View: 3895
In 1935 the driving test became compulsory for anyone wishing to hold a British driving licence and a rite of passage for adults, young and old alike, was established. It was just a few years later, in 1939, that William Heath Robinson collaborated with K.R.G. Browne to publish a book entitled How to be a Motorist. No doubt inspired by the scenes of the motoring masses – there were over 2 million vehicles on the road by then – and their resultant antics and madness, Heath Robinson addresses all aspects of motoring, from selecting a car through to etiquette on the highway. He explains, aided by numerous amusing illustrations, how the car works, undertaking simple repairs and how to go about touring the continent in your car, perhaps with your caravan attached. Heath Robinson’s extraordinary imagination also shows itself in his clever solutions to the every-day problems that the motorist encountered in the 1930s. Often employing the creative use of string, we have gadgets for testing front axle springs, braking efficiency and for helping learner drivers. We are offered inventions for protecting the tyres, dealing with punctures and for negotiating roundabouts. It is interesting and fun to see how many of the problem-solving gadgets identified by Heath Robinson have actually been developed today by modern motor manufacturers: for example, all-terrain vehicles, devices for diagnosing engine trouble and driving simulators for practising your motoring skills. If, in addition to being a great driver, you also love gardening (even though you live in a flat), you play golf and you are married, then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to Live in Flat • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Perfect Husband • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

The English Golf Coast

Author: Philip Dowell
Publisher: Melrose Press
ISBN: 1905226438
Page: 296
View: 5535
Presents an account of one man's idiosyncratic journey to all 78 golf courses situated quite literally on the coast of England. This work is a narrative of 12-handicapper's travels and golfing adventures with friends and strangers. It provides golfers of all levels with an insight into golfing culture in England.

Killer's Golf

Author: John Sherress
ISBN: 1326039253
Category: Fiction
Page: 167
View: 886
European Tour Golf Professional Stuart Ryan has a life-changing experience when he misses the putt that would have secured his place on the Tour for another year. Soon Stuart is caught up as a suspect in a murder investigation where he finds love in the most unexpected of places. A cast iron alibi seems to have saved the day and got him off of the hook. However, fate decrees that he is going to be thrown into a web of murder and corruption. Death stalks him wherever he goes and he even begins to doubt his own sanity when a long forgotten dark secret returns to haunt him and forces him to wonder about his innocence. All of the action is set against the gentle back drop of the world of golf that is shaken to its roots by the series of mysterious deaths. The fast-moving action stretches from leafy Surrey in England to the world of corporate giants in New Jersey, America, and back again as it gathers pace, climaxing in a murderous conclusion.

On Golf

Author: Timothy O'Grady
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140900239X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 6156
Weather, hazards, poor coordination, erratic biorhythms, hangovers, an unruly mind and statistical improbability - these are just a few of the obstacles to hitting a pure golf shot. Che Guevara, Alice Cooper, Dennis Hopper, and Tiger Woods have all struggled with the above to a greater or lesser degree. And, since being initiated as a child into the arcane mysteries of the game of golf, Timothy O'Grady too has carried in his mind an obsession with the sport, shrugging off its social unacceptability and embracing its history, its literature and his own private battle with the club. For O'Grady, the obsession has, at times, been all-consuming and On Golf is structured around a personal history - how his father played and taught him, how the game dominated his teenage years, and how father and son continued to talk manically about the game even as the older man lay fading away in the bed in which he would die. But O'Grady also discusses the rich literature of golf, from Tobias Smollett to P. G. Wodehouse, and tells us of the terrifying and glorious occasion when he got to play a round with Arnold Palmer. On Golf is the work of a great writer and a good golfer. Timothy O'Grady still dreams that he may one day become a truly fine player but in the meantime he has given us a book which beautifully describes his love affair with the game and goes to the root of the obsession that captivates so many.

Golf Against Cancer

A Month of Madness on the M25
Author: Trevor Sandford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469174278
Category: Humor
Page: 201
View: 2904
Youd have to be mad to play golf every day for a month alongside the busiest motorway in Britain but thats what Trevor Sandford did in August 2011. When an ordinary club golfer took on the challenge for charity, every day brought on a new adventure. This book tells the tale of the Golf Against Cancer tour with all the blisters, the blog and the banter. Some of these stories you could not make up; this is genuine feel-good non-fiction. a brilliant and funny account of a fantastic achievement The Social Golfer

Wet Wit & Dry Humour

Distilled from the Pages of Stephen Leacock
Author: Stephen Leacock
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead
Category: Humor
Page: 260
View: 4618