Chick Evans' Golf Book

Evans, Chick

Published by Thos E. Wilson & Co., New York Chicago, 1921
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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343 pages, #185 of a special subscription edition, limited to 999 copies and signed by Charles Evans, Jr. Previous owner names and small bookplate on ffep and front board, some wear and mild cracking on spine, overall still in very good condition. Illustrated with 65 plates from photographs. Decoratively embossed brown cloth stamped in gilt, red, green and white, marbled endpapers, edges untrimmed, top edge gilt. Chick Evans was a caddie went on to become one of the stars of his era as an amateur golfer. Born in 1890, he died in 1979. Evans won the U.S. Amateur once and the U.S. Open in 1916. Evans writing style is very good and he has an interesting early historical perspective on the game. The book really shines with the black and white photographs, however, which were taken from Evans personal collection. They include pictures of Harold Hilton, Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones Francis Ouimet and courses such as Merion, Pine Valley and Oakmont. Evans retired from the game and went on to found the Evans Scholarship Fund, which sends young caddies to college. D&J E8590. Bookseller Inventory # 000891

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Title: Chick Evans' Golf Book

Publisher: Thos E. Wilson & Co., New York Chicago

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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