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1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition


The book, printed in 1920, was written by the five-time Open Championship winner and author of several golf publications aimed at instruction James Braid. If World Golf Rankings existed during his time, Braid would likely have been atop the rankings during the first decade of the 20th century. Braid lived a life centered around golf, as a player, author, and golf course architect; he helped design over 200 golf courses, often being referred to as the inventor of the dogleg. This book is in fair condition, with some overall wear as seen in the pictures. There are pencil markings throughout, likely from the original golf pro owner, whose stamp is located in the book.

THE BERT YANCEY BOOK COLLECTION

We thank Scott Yancey the son of Bert Yancey for giving The Golf Auction the opportunity to offer our collecting community his collection of golf books, many of which contain emphasis on the golf swing. Yancey was known over his career, which began in 1960, as perhaps the Tour's most avid student of the game. Frank Beard his friend and fellow PGA Tour pro summed it up "it was like he was on a mission to find the perfect golf swing". Yancey's efforts paid off with 7 PGA Tour wins, top three finishes in Majors that included the U.S. Open and Masters, along with financial success as a top 50 money winner every year on Tour from 1965-74. He joined the Senior Tour in 1988 and competed on that circuit until a fatal heart attack on the practice range at the Tour's Franklin Quest Championship claimed his life in 1994. A plaque affixed to a boulder near the site serves as a reminder, "Bert Yancey was a tenacious champion with unusual courage, determination, wit and wisdom...His quest for excellence remained remarkably intense and focused as he executed his final shot from this area."

1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey
1920 'Advanced Golf: Or Hints & Instruction for Progressive Players' by James Braid - 10th Edition Sourced From Bert Yancey
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