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Golf Books in the Public Domain

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There are a lot of great books from around the turn of the century from golfers like Harold Hiltion, James Braid, and Harry Vardon that are now in the public domain. Google has scanned a lot of these so that anyone can download them straight to their computer. Here is a list of all of the great ones I know of, along with their links:

1. Modern Golf, by Harold Hilton:

Modern Golf

-Hilton won the British Am 4 times, the British Open twice, and the US Am once

2. The New Golf, by P.A. Vaile

New Golf

3. The Mystery of Golf, Arnold Haultain

Mystery of Golf

4. The Soul of Golf, by P.A. Vaile

Soul of Golf

5. The Art of Putting, Walter Travis

Art of Putting

-Travis won 16 big amateur events, including 3 US Am's and a British Am

6. Golf from Two Sides, By Roger and Joyce Wethered

Golf from Two Sides

7. Golf Facts for Young People, by Francis Ouimet

Golf Facts

-Ouimet was the winner of the now famous 1913 US Open, as an amateur

8. Golf, by WT Linskill


9. Great Golfers, by George Beldam and Harold Hilton

Great Golfers

10. Chick Evans' Golf book

Golf Book

11. Advanced Golf, by James Braid

Advanced Golf

-Braid was 5 time winner of Open championship

12. Traver's Golf Book

Golf Book

-Travers won the US Open, 4 US Amateurs, and many other big Am tournaments

13. The Gate to Golf, by J. Douglas Edgar

Gate to Golf

-J Douglas Edgar won 2 Canadian Opens, along with the French Open. His 1919 victory at the Canadian Open still stands as a record for the highest margin of victory- 16 shots.

14. The Golf Book of East Lothian by John Kerr

Golf Book of E.L.

15. Success at golf, by Harry Vardon

Success at Golf

-Vardon won a total of 6 British Opens, a record

16. Golf Simplified, by Dave Hunter

Golf Simplified

17. Picture Analysis of Golf Strokes, by Jim Barnes

Golf Strokes

-21 PGA tour wins, 2 PGA championships, 1 US Open, 1 Open Championship

18. Golf, by Horace Gordon Hutchinson


19. Golf, by Garden Grant Smith


20. The World of Golf, by Garden Smith

World of Golf

21. The Complete Golfer, by Harry Vardon

Complete Golfer