"No matter what happens, keep on hitting the ball": Harry Vardon’s How To Play Golf; Signed by Him

  • How To Play Golf.

How To Play Golf.

Item Number: 83458

London: Methuen, 1912.

First edition, second printing, published one month after the first of Vardon’s classic work. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt, frontispiece of Vardon, tissue-guard, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “John R. Burton from Harry Vardon 12 October 1912” on the verso of the frontispiece. In near fine condition. Books signed by the legendary golfer are rare.

Harry Vardon was a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. He went on to win The British Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.