What better way to learn how to putt and perfect your swing than taking pointers from an experienced professional who has won the Open Championship an astonishing 6 times? This aptly describes Harry Vardon, author of The Gist of Golf, which was published in 1922.
Despite the seeming antiquity of this edition and the presence of dated tips that are now replaced by better techniques, there are still a good number of golfing gems that can be gleaned from Mr. Vardon's instructional manual. Some of them are simply timeless in that they remain relevant even today, such as anecdotes featuring common sources of frustration for most golfers. Avid practitioners of this sport will find themselves chuckling upon finding they share the same experiences as the author.
The Great Triumvirate member has been known for his legendary Vardon Grip and shares some tips in accomplishing this in the book. Also, he gives readers insight on sport psychology and developing game strategies.
Although this is a classic manual in the world of golf, one is not recommended to follow all the instruction it contains due to its antiquity. However, this is an excellent resource for those seeking to have in-depth knowledge about golfing culture and its early development.