Willie Park Junior

Willie Park Junior

He designed and laid out over 100 golf courses in the British Isles and Western Europe. When he published The Game of Golf in 1896 it was the first book on the game written by a professional.

Author: Walter Stephen

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1905222211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

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In the 19th century, Musselburgh was a hotbed of golfing genius and the local links produced five Open Champions. One of these was Willie Park Junior. More than a good golfer, he redefined the image of the golf professional and took the game from being an esoteric pastime to its present status as a world game. As well as winning the Open in 1887 and 1889, Willie played challenge and demonstration matches at home, in Europe and in North America. His workshops turned out golf balls and clubs to his own design and he had retail outlets in Edinburgh, Manchester, London, New York and Montreal. He designed and laid out over 100 golf courses in the British Isles and Western Europe. When he published "The Game of Golf" in 1896 it was the first book on the game written by a professional. World War I killed off Willie's activities at home, so he moved across the Atlantic. Concentrating on course design he engineered over 40 courses in the US and 20 in Canada. Willie Park was the epitome of Scottish Victorian enterprise. Though not alone, he was the most active of missionaries, taking the skills and equipment of a local game to what were then the two major continents.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Art of Putting

The Art of Putting

This guide is for players of all skill levels and is fully illustrated to help readers master the technique.

Author: Willie Park, Jr.

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: 1905222661

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 53

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Putting is the key to success in golf. The man who can Putt is a match for anyone. So said Willie Park in 1920. It is still true today. Where should you place your feet? How should you grip the club? What type of ball is best? Willie Parks transcendent manual seeks to share the methods which made him the best and most consistent putter in the world. Equipment may have changed and competition become fiercer, but with Parks guidance, you too will have a fighting chance of making that all-important putt. This guide to putting for players of all skill levels, is fully illustrated, covers every aspect of putting, from grip to the lie of the green, and is a clear, concise and detailed guide to mastery of technique.
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The Game of Golf

The Game of Golf

Born in Musselburgh near Edinburgh, WILLIE PARK JUNIOR (1864–1925) had
golf in his blood. His father, 'Auld Willie', won the Open four times and his uncle,
Mungo Park, won it once. Though no long hitter, Willie Jr. won the Open himself
in ...

Author: W. Park

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781848585010

Category: Sports & Recreation

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First published in 1896, The Game of Golf came out just as the 'fickle game that must be wooed to be won' was gaining widespread popularity across the world. Written for golfers of every ability, this 'book of instruction' covers every aspect of the game from choosing clubs and balls, through the correct stance and swing, to the secrets of putti...
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Sporting Scots

Sporting Scots

Willie Park Senior was the man who, as we will see, became the inaugural Open
champion at Prestwick in 1860 and would ... and he was followed by his nephew
and Willie Park Senior's son, Willie Park Junior, who won his second Open (and ...

Author: John Eunson

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845024253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Sporting Scots is the remarkable story of how the Scots brought sport to the world. Many of the world's greatest sports, now enjoyed by billions around the globe, either started in Scotland or had a Scottish influence that has made them what they are today. Scots not only invented golf, they also laid down the rules, developed the game and exported it to America and beyond. Scotland also hosted the world's first international football match, and Scots were instrumental in establishing the game as we know it today. Scotland can also lay claim to hosting the first rugby international, and the list of achievements in football, golf, rugby, horse racing, motor racing, cricket, baseball, tennis, boxing and many other sports is truly immense. Sporting Scots now celebrates this extraordinary sporting heritage and the men and women who took modern sport from Scotland to the world. And what a truly incredible story it is.
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Historical Dictionary of Golf

Historical Dictionary of Golf

Willie Park Sr. and Willie Park Jr. Adams, John. The Parks of Musselburgh:
Golfers, Architects, Clubmakers. Droitwich, England: Grant Books, 1991. Stephen
, Walter. Willie Park Junior: The Man Who Took Golf to the World. Edinburgh:
Luath ...

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874652

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

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Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.
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Golf Links

Golf Links

Willie Park, Jr. was another October competitor in Montrose that young Burgess
and his fellow caddies followed with great ... This golfing sensation and his father,
Willie Park, Sr., won the British Open six times between them, Junior winning ...

Author: Charles D. Burgess

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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This book tells the story of the Scottish golf professionals who came to America in 1888 and struggled to earn a living and the respect of the wealthy amateur golf establishment and the United States Golf Association who controlled the sport. Charles "Chay" Burgess--founder of the New England PGA, teacher of three American national champions, and the savior of the Ryder cup--learned the game on ancient seaside links and competed against British greats. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the growth of golf and the reconciliation of differences between amateurs and professionals. In 1913, the American Francis Ouimet--a working-class unknown under Burgess' tutelage--won the U.S. Open against British celebrities Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. His triumph brought the game to mainstream America.
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100 Greatest Golfers

100 Greatest Golfers

Park. Senior. Willie. Park. Junior. On 17 October 1860 Willie Park Senior earned
his place in golfing history by heading the field of eight players to win the
inaugural British Open over three rounds at Prestwick ' s 12 - hole course . Over
the first ...

Author: Ian Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 0861244273

Category: Golfers

Page: 112

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Categories: Golfers

Golfer s Guide to the Game and Greens of Scotland

Golfer s Guide to the Game and Greens of Scotland

WILLIE PARK , JUNIOR , MUSSELBURGH , TS a player who has well sustained
the honour of a famous golfing 1 family . Like the rest of us — the merely human
as well as the golfer — he has had occasional reverses ; but among ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101059712487

Category: Golf

Page: 208

View: 351

Categories: Golf

The World of Golf

The World of Golf

WILLIE PARK JUNIOR illie Park Junior ( 1864 – 1925 ) won the Open
Championship twice , in 1887 and 1889 , and was the son of Willie Park who won
the inaugural Open Championship in 1860 and then succeeded again in 1863 ,
1866 and ...

Author: Antony Atha

Publisher:

ISBN: 1860352278

Category: Golf

Page: 96

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Better Golf

Better Golf

WILLIE PARK JUNIOR illie Park Junior ( 1864 – 1925 ) won V V the Open
Championship twice , in 1887 and 1889 , and was the son of Willie Park who won
the inaugural Open Championship in 1860 and then succeeded again in 1863 ,
1866 ...

Author: Steve Newell

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 0681924004

Category: Golf

Page: 256

View: 912

Categories: Golf

Thje Complete Illustrated Guide to Improving Your Golf

Thje Complete Illustrated Guide to Improving Your Golf

He was runner - up to Mungo Park in 1874 when the tournament was played at
Musselburgh . Tragically , “ Young " Tom died of a broken heart the following year
WILLIE PARK JUNIOR illie Park Junior ( 1864 – 1925 ) won the Open ...

Author: Steve Newell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1843098857

Category: Golf

Page: 256

View: 548

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Golf Journal

Golf Journal

FROM THE Through the years the MENU OF USGA has contested three WILLIE
PARK JR . titles on Willie Park Jr. courses : the 1928 U.S. Open ROM the time he
first ( Olympia Field in Illinois ) , arrived in New York in the 1968 Girls ' Junior ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924080001534

Category: Golf

Page:

View: 407

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The American Golfer

The American Golfer

If there were such times , his uncle , Mungo Park , once a man it would tell more
against him and " young Willie , " who is ... In 1887 young Willie , or difficult , or
unfairly difficult ; he places Willie Park junior , as he was semihis bunkers in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066623996

Category: Golf

Page:

View: 334

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Catalogues of Sale

Catalogues of Sale

Author: Sotheby & Co. (London, England)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B217492

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Aspects of Golf Course Architecture

Aspects of Golf Course Architecture

Willie Park Jr . 1864 - 1925 If Horace Hutchinson was first to describe the
skeleton of golf course architecture , Willie Park Junior , five years younger , was
first to put some more solid flesh on the bones in Chapter X of The Game of Golf ...

Author: Fred W. Hawtree

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89065121253

Category: Golf courses

Page: 170

View: 707

Categories: Golf courses

Antique Golf Collectibles

Antique Golf Collectibles

PARK , WILLIE MUSSELBURGH , SCOTLAND famous club of all , the Park
Patent Bent Neck Putter in 1894 . ... By Pete Georgiady Undoubtedly the most
versatile of all the great golfers of the 19th century was William Park Jr . Young
Willie , as ...

Author: Chuck Furjanic

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 0873496728

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 464

View: 349

It's All Here! &break;&break;Thousands of items listed with prices and photos &break;&break;In depth chapters on: &break;History of golf &break;Collecting Societies &break;Clubs &break;Balls &break;Autographs &break;Tees &break;Books &break;Art &break;Ceramics and Glass &break;Medals and Trophies &break;Trading Cards &break;Silver and Gold &break;&break;New Chapters: &break;Golf Bags &break;Auctions &break;&break;The best collector's resource available on golf - including clubs, balls, autographs, trophies, books, and more! Whatever you want to know about golf collectibles, this is the book you need. By far, the most comprehensive price and identification guide for the golf collector. Includes manufacture and product histories to make this an enjoyable read, not just a must-have price guide. &break;&break;Includes triple grade guide of thousands of the most sought after collectibles
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Lessons from Great Golfers

Lessons from Great Golfers

... of that picturesque figure in the history of the game, Old Willie Park, who won
the first Open Championship in I860. That ... golfer who utilized it was Jack White,
the Open Champion of 1904, who learnt it in his boyhood from Willie Park junior.

Author: R. Endersby Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B281582

Category: Golf

Page: 175

View: 977

Categories: Golf

100 Greatest Golf Courses and Then Some

100 Greatest Golf Courses  and Then Some

The designers were W.H. Tucker Sr., joined by Willie Park Jr. and John Park, a
pair of Englishmen whose golfing background goes back to the gutta-percha
days, for Pete's sake. Their father, Willie Park Sr., won the very first British Open, ...

Author: William H. Davis

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: PSU:000024936262

Category: Golf

Page: 279

View: 428

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The Architects of Golf

The Architects of Golf

... S . Cornish , Willie Park , Jr . Brian Silva ( R . ) Donald Ross CONCORD GC ( R
. ) William Newcomb Chattanooga , Tennessee CONNEAUT SHORES CC Arthur
Davis Conneaut , Ohio CONCORD GREEN GC J . Thomas Francis Libertyville ...

Author: Geoffrey S. Cornish

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019260319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 648

View: 895

Traces the evolution of golf course design
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Golf

Golf

The regular caddie of Willie Park junior in all his Open Championship triumphs
and big money challenge matches , he always wore his trademark Balmoral
bonnet . Having begun caddying before the advent of the leather golf bag , Fiery
 ...

Author: Dale Concannon

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 0750920750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

View: 294

Golf has been played in varying forms for over 500 years, yet it was only during Queen Victoria's reign that it evolved from Scottish pastime to a worldwide sport. This book seeks to capture the period and the decades immediately following, chronicling the the legendary players and famous courses. Tracing the development of the game from the mid-19th century up to the modern era, it details the exploits of Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus. It reveals how the US came to dominate the game in the 50s and 60s and how golf survived in Britain between the wars.
Categories: Sports & Recreation