The Clubmaker's Art: Antique Golf Clubs & Their History

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The Clubmaker's Art is the most complete, authoritative, and stunningly beautiful book ever produced on antique golf clubs. Eminent golf club collector, dealer, and historian, Jeffery Ellis leads you on an incredible journey into the minds and workshops of golf's greatest craftsmen, exploring the remarkable evolution of the equipment of the game. Sumptuously illustrated with 800 full-color photographs depicting more than 640 antique clubs, The Clubmaker's Art reveals the most astonishing array of sporting equipment ever assembled.

Exhaustively researched and impeccably documented, the text describes in rich detail more than 1000 rare and innovative clubs, and brings to life the fascinating artisans who created and used them. Combining insightful historical information with entertaining anecdotes and quotations, Ellis vividly captures the exquisite artistry of the game and its equipment.

The Clubmaker's Art is for everyone who loves the game of golf. It is an absolute necessity for collectors and students of the game. It will be the standard reference work in the field for decades to come and a treasured possession of everyone who owns it.

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The publication of this book is the culmination of a ten-year labor of love. During the course of researching antique golf clubs and early clubmaker's Ellis traveled around the world and spent many days in a multitude of librarys, from the National Library of Scotland to the Ralph Miller Golf Library in Industry Hills, California. The results of Ellis's researh - The Clubmaker's Art - celebrates the early clubmakers, their work, and the great game of golf.

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In writing this volume, I included literally thousands of quotes from over 170 different sources. (Golf magazine from 1890 to 1899, Golf Illustrated magazine from 1899 to 1935, the British patent records from 1876 to 1934, and the U.S. patent records from 1894 to 1934 are just four of my sources. I also quote from pre-1900 newspapers such as the Fifeshire Journal and the St. Andrews Citizen.) I not only wanted the reader of my book to see the most creative, historic, and rare antique golf clubs, but also to read about them from actual accounts contemporary with their creation. I also delve into the world of the clubmakers themselves. Their stories are rich and they bring these clubs to life. Clearly, golfers centuries ago were just as passionate for their sport as golfers today.

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