When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Hogan would answer, “As a gentleman.”

As Hogan said : the 389 best things anyone said about how to play golf compiled and edited by Randy Voorhees New York : Simon & Schuster, c 2000 Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. 127 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

New craze for idle-rich … aerial golf. With not enough hazards in an ordinary game of golf, and not enough adventure in flying, some genius has invented aerial golf. The rules are quite simple. There are nine holes, each one an airport near Washington. The play flies to the first airport, tee #1 and from a minimum height of 500 feet, drops the ball, attached to a parachute, to the nearest pit or hole, indicated by a red flag at the airport. He then lands his plane, finds his ball and proceeds as in every game of golf, to hit the ball into the hole with his golf clubs. This done, he tunes up his plane and flies to the next airport or tee #2 and repeats. Every player is required to carry a score-keeper. Photo shows three girls, prominent in Washington Society absorbed in a game of aerial golf.

Taft golf cabinet [standing with golf clubs] (March 1909). From left to right: Sherman; Butt; Edwards; Taft

John Henry Taylor, golf champion – for the fifth time in his career won the British open golf championship


Photograph shows Katherine Harley (Mrs. H. Arnold Jackson), full-length portrait, facing front, swinging a golf club; as Kate C. Harley, she was winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship of the U.S. Golf Association, at the Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Print shows David B. Hill as a golfer trying to play a tough lie, his club, labeled “Peanut Politics” is broken, his ball labeled “Presidential Hopes” is in a hole, and the flag is at the top of a hill with three bunkers labeled “Dishonest Methods, Snap Conventions, [and] Petty Tricks” in the way. Charles A. Dana, carrying a golf bag labeled “N.Y. Sun”, stands nearby as the caddie. In the background is a large building labeled “Tammany” and on the green is the White House.

Grand golf tournament by professional players On Leith links 17th May 1867


Negro playing marbles on the first warm day in the spring. In this game the players shoot from hole to hole, the same idea as in golf or miniature golf. Eufaula, Oklahoma

World War I disabled veteran heroes in spite of their handicaps play par golf. Colonel Charles R. Crosfield, who uses an artificial leg, and Gen. James A. Drain, who has only one arm, in golf match at the Washington Golf and Country Club.

The prodigal son returns – great crowds greet Bobby Jones as he arrives at City Hall with 3 new major golf titles. Photograph shows a bird’s-eye view of a large crowd gathered to greet Bobby Jones and his wife as they arrive at the new City Hall in Atlanta, Georgia.

Seated on bench, with golf clubs, left to right: Byron Nelson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, and Clifford Roberts.

Dorothy Kelly, Virginia Hunter, Elaine Griggs, Hazel Brown and Mary Kaminsky in bathing suits seated on two large blocks of ice, Washington, D.C.

Golf course grass now dyed green for nervous putters. Washington, D.C., Aug. 5. Nervous golfers who have complained that some insecticides used on greens turned the grass brown, thus creating a mental hazard which spoiled their game, have no excuse now. Experts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working with the United States Gold Association, have combined an insecticide with a green, which, when sprayed does not harm healthy grass but improves both the color of uneven greens and the tempers of the golfers who blame their putting on the uneven color of the greens. The new dye is being used on football gridirons and baseball fields. A.E. Rabbit, grass specialist of the United States Golf Association, is pictured spraying the new dye on an experimental green at the Department of Agriculture, 8/5/38


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