“WHY THE BUSINESS MAN SHOULD PLAY GOLF”: TRAVERS’ GOLF BOOK, SIGNED JEROME BY TRAVERS
Travers’ Golf Book.
Travers, Jerome D.$3,800.00
Item Number: 99831
New York: Macmillan Company, 1913.
First edition, second issue of this four-time U.S. amateur champion’s first book. Octavo, original green cloth gilt, photographic cover portrait to the front panel, with forty eight stop-action illustrations. Signed by Jerome Travers on the front free endpaper. In very good condition.
“Although he was of slight stature, Travers dominated golf in the decade before World War I with his stunning iron shots and expert putting. He won many tournaments because of his calm temperament, patience, and ability to make precise shots… He won the United States Amateur in 1907, 1908, 1912, and 1913, and was runner-up in 1914. His victory in 1913 set a record for that tournament—not broken until Bobby Jones won it five times… He was among the first members of the Golf Hall of Fame established by the United States Golf Association” (DAB).