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The Classics of Golf Library

The Classics of Golf Library selections were culled from the entire universe of golf books and penned by the game’s most celebrated authors and personalities.  As part of our mission to keep important golf literature in print and available to public, the Classics of Golf Library is offered to you at affordable prices and in high quality book construction. The entire 69-book Classics of Golf Library can be purchased as a complete set or individual books.

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The Classic of Golf also offers selections from the Library in six themed sub-collections, such as Architecture, Fiction, Instructional, Bernard Darwin, Herbert Warren Wind and Women. (Click on each category to view these hand picked collections.)

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Scotland's Gift Golf (1928)Scotland's Gift Golf (1928)
By Charles B. Macdonald One of the masterpieces of golf literature by America's first official golf champion and one of its foremost golf...
$45.00
The Links (1926)The Links (1926)
By Robert Hunter A masterpiece of architectural literature, this is the first volume fully addressing the complexities of the golf course in terms of...
$45.00

Golf Architecture (1920)Golf Architecture (1920)
By Dr. Alister MacKenzie Dr. MacKenzie’s Golf Architecture was a monumental book for its time, a timeless book on golf architecture and a must for...
$45.00
The Architectural Side of Golf (1929)The Architectural Side of Golf (1929)
By H.N. Wethered and T. Simpson The Architectural Side of Golf, written at the close of the golden era of golf architecture, is the discipline’s...
$45.00

Herbert Warren Wind's Golf Book (1948)Herbert Warren Wind's Golf Book (1948)
By Herbert Warren Wind A stirring collection of magazine articles and excerpts assembled only the way Herbert Warren Wind can. Wind offers his...
$35.00
The Complete Golfer (1954)The Complete Golfer (1954)
Edited by Herbert Warren Wind Odds are against you in most games of chance. But if you ever wanted a sure bet, give this book to any golfer as a...
$45.00

The Story of American Golf (1954, 1956, 1975)The Story of American Golf (1954, 1956, 1975)
By Herbert Warren Wind Wind's masterpiece and one of the great books in the literature of golf; an invaluable resource for the modern golf historian....
$50.00
The Greatest Game of All (1969)The Greatest Game of All (1969)
By Jack Nicklaus with Herbert Warren Wind Written when Nicklaus, at age 28, was already the greatest golfer in the world, it provides insight into...
$40.00

Thirty Years of Championship Golf (1950)Thirty Years of Championship Golf (1950)
By Gene Sarazan This candid autobiography of the legendary golfer gives a fine account of golf during the 1920s and 30s. Afterword by Peter Ryde.
$40.00
An Introduction to the Literature of Golf (1996)An Introduction to the Literature of Golf (1996)
By Herbert Warren Wind Thirty-seven essays describing and introducing the masterpieces of golf literature as published in the inaugural Classics of...
$35.00

Golfing By-Paths (1946)Golfing By-Paths (1946)
By Bernard Darwin Golfing By-Paths, long out of print and little known in the U.S., is a collection of 58 essays written by the great British golf...
$40.00
Green Memories (1928)Green Memories (1928)
By Bernard Darwin The first of Darwin's autobiographical trilogy and one of his finest books.  Forewords by Bill Scheft and  John Hopkins , golf...
$40.00

Mostly Golf - A Bernard Darwin Anthology (1976)Mostly Golf - A Bernard Darwin Anthology (1976)
Edited by Peter Ryde Peter Ryde might have started this project, the celebration of a century since Bernard Darwin’s birth, with Darwin’s words in...
$40.00
Playing the Like (1934)Playing the Like (1934)
By Bernard Darwin A collection of essays on history, courses, matches and the game's evolution, highlighted by superb biographical pieces on Braid,...
$40.00

The Darwin Sketchbook (1991)The Darwin Sketchbook (1991)
By Bernard Darwin A selection of Darwin's incomparable portraits of the early champion golfers, including a brief autobiography. Afterword by William...
$40.00
The Game's Afoot! (1926)The Game's Afoot! (1926)
By Bernard Darwin A collection of the finest sportswriting from the prior 150 years, including a section on golf. These are the pioneers of modern...
$40.00

The Happy Golfer (1997)The Happy Golfer (1997)
By Bernard Darwin A collection of Bernard Darwin's best articles from The American Golfer magazine, 1922-1936. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind.
$40.00
A History of Golf in Britain (1952)A History of Golf in Britain (1952)
By Bernard Darwin A HISTORY OF GOLF IN BRITAIN was an effort on the part of the best English writers to put out a definitive history of the game of...
$35.00

Golf (1954)Golf (1954)
By Bernard Darwin Darwin explains the multiple and enduring pleasures of golf in his own words and through writings culled from his favorite books...
$35.00
James Braid (1952)James Braid (1952)
By Bernard Darwin The story of one of the Triumvirate who, at the turn of the century, along with Taylor and Vardon, elevated the game from a...
$35.00

Out of the Rough (1932)Out of the Rough (1932)
By Bernard Darwin A must have edition for the Darwin fan! It is hard to believe how well Darwin writes until you open this volume at any short...
$35.00
The World that Fred Made (1955)The World that Fred Made (1955)
By Bernard Darwin Autobiographical information about Bernard Darwin. Originally published in 1955, this book celebrates the life and accomplishments...
$35.00

Three by Darwin (1902)Three by Darwin (1902)
Edited by Robert S. Macdonald A collection of the finest golf fiction from the first half of the 20th century, beginning with “The Haunted Major”,...
$35.00
Breaking 90 with Johnny Miller (1990)Breaking 90 with Johnny Miller (1990)
By Johnny Miller   Superb instruction and piquant commentary from one of the most articulate premier players. As beautiful as it is useful,...
$35.00

Hints on the Game of Golf (1886)Hints on the Game of Golf (1886)
By Horace Hutchinson This is a seminal book in the library of golf, being the first mass-produced book of instruction. In spite of its diminutive...
$50.00
How to Play Your Best Golf All The Time (1953)How to Play Your Best Golf All The Time (1953)
By Tommy Armour There are several reasons why Tommy Armour’s book was an instant best seller when released, none of which have altered over time....
$35.00

On Learning Golf (1942)On Learning Golf (1942)
By Percy Boomer "This is not a book," wrote Percy Boomer, "on the science of golf, but about learning it. Everything in the science...
$40.00
Shape Your Swing the Modern Way (1976)Shape Your Swing the Modern Way (1976)
By Byron Nelson with Larry Dennis When the swing goes haywire, one truism in the golf vernacular is “get back to basics.” Historically, even these...
$35.00

The Basic Golf Swing (1968)The Basic Golf Swing (1968)
By Bobby Jones The verisimilitude and tactility of Ravielli’s drawings are as magnificent here as they were in Hogan’s “Fundamentals.” In his text,...
$40.00
The Game of Golf (1896)The Game of Golf (1896)
By Willie Park, Jr. Born into a golfing family without equal, Willie Park, Jr., became golf’s first Renaissance Man. Nothing escaped his eye or...
$40.00

The Methods of Golf's Masters (1975)The Methods of Golf's Masters (1975)
By Dick Aultman and Ken Bowden  This is a puzzling book to categorize. While not exactly a book of instruction, you will learn more about the golf...
$40.00
The Venturi Analysis (1981)The Venturi Analysis (1981)
By Ken Venturi Employing stop-action photographs, Venturi pinpoints the key moves of 28 greats from Nelson to Crenshaw. Foreword by Herbert Warren...
$40.00

Swinging into Golf (1941)Swinging into Golf (1941)
By Ernest Jones and Innis Brown This classic instruction book's singular theory - swinging the clubhead - was developed by Jones before the First...
$40.00
The Great Women Golfers (1994)The Great Women Golfers (1994)
Edited by Robert S. Macdonald and Herbert Warren Wind A collection of the best writing by the best women authors, and other pieces about the best...
$40.00

Golfing Memories and Methods (1933)Golfing Memories and Methods (1933)
By Joyce Wethered Many experts feel Wethered was the greatest woman golfer ever. Herb Wind wrote: "Her thoughts on what made for a good golf...
$35.00
The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)
By P. G. Wodehouse Many have tried to explain why Wodehouse's golf stories are so utterly enjoyable and so far above anyone else's efforts in the...
$40.00

The Duffer's Handbook (1926)The Duffer's Handbook (1926)
By Grantland Rice and Clare Briggs   Pronounced in ingenious segments of word and art is a glorious celebration of the game by two of the most...
$40.00
How to Become a Scratch Golfer (1963)How to Become a Scratch Golfer (1963)
By Patrick Campbell This famous Irish humorist produced a rarity in golf literature: a genuinely funny book. Foreword by Desmond Briggs.
$35.00

On the Tour with Harry Sprague (1960)On the Tour with Harry Sprague (1960)
By Herbert Warren Wind Wind's sense of humor and flair for fiction is on display, creating Harry, the hapless professional, a most irritating, yet...
$35.00
Out of the Rough (1934)Out of the Rough (1934)
By Joseph T. Shaw An absolutely irresistible story about a young American who travels to Elie, in the kingdom of Fife, to learn the game from a...
$35.00

Goldfinger (1959)Goldfinger (1959)
By Ian Fleming The 7th of the Bond thrillers - at its center is the description of the match between 007 and Goldfinger. The foreword by Robert...
$30.00
The Bogey Man (1968)The Bogey Man (1968)
By George Plimpton Plimpton hit on the formula of an amateur thrown among the best pros in various sports. He is, in fact, one of America's leading...
$30.00

A History of Golf (1955)A History of Golf (1955)
By Robert Browning Robert Browning served as editor of Golfing magazine in London for 45 years, accumulating in that time a tremendous ability to...
$35.00
Autobiography of an Average Golfer (1925)Autobiography of an Average Golfer (1925)
By O.B. Keller This Atlanta sportswriter gained fame of his own by covering Bobby Jones in all his important tournaments. He tells of his learning...
$35.00

The Badminton Library (1890)The Badminton Library (1890)
This was the first anthology of the history of the game and the first indication that golf had a literature superior to other sports.  The Badminton...
$35.00
Down the Fairway (1927)Down the Fairway (1927)
By Robert T. Jones, Jr., and O.B. Keller How would you feel if, as a first-time participant, you were leading the United States Amateur...
$40.00

F. G. Tait: A Record (1900)F. G. Tait: A Record (1900)
By J.L. Low A moving story of F.G. Tait, Scotland's greatest hero, as gallant on the golf course as on the battlefield.  Foreword by Herbert Warren...
$35.00
Following the Leaders (1991)Following the Leaders (1991)
By Al Laney Following the Leaders, published for the first time by the Classics of Golf in 1991, was written in the late 1970s when Laney was...
$35.00

Golf Is My Game (1960)Golf Is My Game (1960)
By Bobby Jones This is Bobby Jones' second and final autobiography.  From 1923 to 1930, Jones won 13 national championships, and from 1922-1930 he...
$40.00
Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game (1875)Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game (1875)
Edited by Robert Clark This is one of the earliest books on golf (1875) and the first history of the game. Robert Clark, an Edinburgh printer, did a...
$40.00

Golfers' Gold (1964)Golfers' Gold (1964)
By Tony Lema The more books I read on golf - sometimes I feel I've read too many - the more convinced I become that the quality which separates the...
$35.00
Great Golfers in the Making (1907)Great Golfers in the Making (1907)
Edited by Henry Leach Autobiographical accounts of the early progress of the most celebrated players, with reflections on the morals of their...
$35.00

Letters to the Secretary of a Golf Club (1935)Letters to the Secretary of a Golf Club (1935)
By George Nash An underground classic for decades, this is a truly hilarious account of the breaking of the mental health of the secretary of a...
$35.00
My Golfing Reminiscences (1907)My Golfing Reminiscences (1907)
By Harold H. Hilton An intimate look at turn-of-the-century golf, when, for a brief time, the amateurs were the equal of the pros. Hilton won two...
$35.00

Reminiscences of Golf on St. Andrew's (1887)Reminiscences of Golf on St. Andrew's (1887)
By James Balfour One of the earliest first-hand accounts of golf at St. Andrews, it begins in the feather ball era and concludes in the 1880s....
$50.00
Scottish Golf & Golfers (1992)Scottish Golf & Golfers (1992)
By S.L. McKinlay Scotland's finest journalist produced 500 golf essays from 1956-80 for the Glasgow Herald. Here are the best of those essays - a...
$40.00

The American Golfer (1964)The American Golfer (1964)
Edited by Charles Price A selection of 75 of the best golf articles from Condé Nast's American Golfer magazine. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind,...
$40.00
The Art of Golf (1887)The Art of Golf (1887)
By Sir Walter G. Simpson Written by a Captain of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, these early instructions to both beginners and...
$40.00

The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate (1970)The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate (1970)
By Dan Jenkins Jenkins at his most incisive and hilarious, investigates the world of the pro tour. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind, Afterword by Dave...
$45.00
The Happy Golfer (1997)The Happy Golfer (1997)
By Bernard Darwin A collection of Bernard Darwin's best articles from The American Golfer   magazine, 1922-1936. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind.
$40.00

The Lay of the Land (1990)The Lay of the Land (1990)
By Pat Ward-Thomas A collection of this distinguished British golf journalist's best essays, concentrating on Hogan and Palmer in the 1950s and 1960s...
$35.00
The Life of Tom Morris (1908)The Life of Tom Morris (1908)
By W. W. Tulloch The author, W. W. Tulloch was an eyewitness to the enormous changes in golf that took place at St. Andrews from 1850-1900, all of...
$40.00

The Mystery of Golf (1908)The Mystery of Golf (1908)
By Arnold Haultain No one has come closer than Haultain to explaining the ultimate riddle of the game. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind, Afterword by...
$40.00
The Perfect Golfer (1931)The Perfect Golfer (1931)
By H.N. Wethered A dozen essays on various aspects of the game, each envisioned in its ideal form. The course, clubs, style, temperament, champions,...
$35.00

The US Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge (1987)The US Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge (1987)
By Robert Sommers A wonderfully researched history of our greatest tournament presented in crisp, powerful prose. Foreword by Herbert Warren Wind,...
$40.00
The Walter Hagen Story (1956)The Walter Hagen Story (1956)
By Walter Hagen with Magaret Seaton Heck One of the game's most dashing and feared players, he is summed up in his most-remembered saying: " I...
$40.00

Vardon on Golf (1989)Vardon on Golf (1989)
Edited by Herbert Warren Wind and Robert S. Macdonald The best of Vardon's writing, including autobiographical and instructional material. An...
$35.00
Golf in America (1895)Golf in America (1895)
By James P. Lee First published in 1895, this book chronicles the rise of Golf in America. This is a cornerstone book for any golf library as it...
$35.00

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