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Golf Book Newsletter

Valuable Book Group produces a monthly newsletter covering the rare and antiquarian golf book market. In particular, we provide book reviews for golf books that in some instances are 100 years old. Our philosophy is that a book doesn't have to be new to be interesting or insightful.

We provide these newsletters because we love the history of the game and we enjoy sharing our knowledge. We also do it because buying and collecting golf books has gotten fairly complex. With all the limited editions, signed copies, and special editions issued it is hard to keep track of.

We find that reviewing books provides useful information for the serious collector. Click on the topics below to access the PDF file with the full newsletter. Contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list for distribution of the newsletter or to receive a catalog.

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Newsletters and golf book reviews - click on title to access:

Mar 2016 The Original Evangelist of Golf

 Feb 2016 Royal Cortissoz Golf Books

Jan 2016 Oakmont Country Club Histories

Dec 2015 The Confidential Guide to Golf Volume 2 - Winter Destination - Americas

Nov 2015 Crump's Dream: The Making of Pine Valley Golf Club 1913-1936

Oct 2015  
The Dinosaur of Golf Book Collecting

 
Sep 2015 The Wade Hampton Golf Club

Aug 2015 Muirfield and the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Jul 2015 Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy

Jun 2015 Golf & Country Clubs by Charles Clifford Wendehack

May 2015 The Royal North Devon Golf Club

Apr 2015 Biography of Horton Smith - The Velvet Touch

Mar 2015 The Story of the Augusta National Golf Club by Clifford Roberts

Feb 2015 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. biography - A Difficult Par

Jan 2015 Tommy Armour - The Silver Scot

Dec 2014 The New Confidential Guide to Golf - Great Britain and Ireland

Nov 2014 The Most Influential Golf Book Ever Published

Oct 2014  Bandon Dunes New Golf Book

Sep 2014
Winnie the Pooh's Creator A.A. Milne's Writings about Golf

Aug 2014 "Inverted Jenny" Golf Books

Jul 2014   Cyril Tolley aka A. Birdie

Jun 2014  The Legendary Evolution of Pinehurst - Home of American Golf

May 2014 The Bible of Golf by Skellett and Weitzman

Apr 2014  Prolific Golf Book Authors

Mar 2014  My Greatest Day in Golf by Darsie L. Darsie

Feb 2014  Golf and the Olympics

Jan 2014  Merion Golf Club Books

Dec 2013  What is a Rare Golf Book?

Nov 2013 Bobby Locke Golf Books

Oct 2013 John Derr - My Place at the Table

Sep 2013 Legendary Golf Clubs of the Midwest

Aug 2013 Doug Ford Golf Books 

Jul 2013  Golf Don'ts

Jun 2013
  Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain

May 2013 Golf Posters

Apr 2013
 Leroy Neiman and Golf

Mar 2013 Golf Books by Rex Lardner

Feb 2013 Golf Course Architecture Books from the Golden Age

Jan 2013 
Prestwick Golf Club

Dec 2012  The Calumet Club and H.O. Tallmadge

Nov 2012 
The Evangelist of Golf - Charles Blair Macdonald

Oct 2012  The Most Powerful Club in the World - The Links

Sep 2012  Collecting Golf Books

Aug 2012  Joe Kirkwood - The Links of Life

Jul 2012   Robert Hunter - The Links

Jun 2012  Yeamans Hall Golf Club

May 2012  From Tee to Cup by Reg Manning

Apr 2012  Charlie Sifford - "Just Let Me Play"

Mar 2012  Augusta National and Masters Golf Books

Mar 2012  Our Favorite Golf Books

Jan 2012  Golf Books with Pictorial Covers

Dec 2011  Golf Book Gift Ideas

Nov 2011  Discovering Donald Ross

Oct 2011  James Braid Golf Books

Sep 2011 The Spirit of St. Andrews by Dr. Alister MacKenzie

Aug 2011  The Making of the Masters

Jul 2011  Sign Here Please - Signed Golf Books

Jun 2011  The Country Club (Brookline) Award Winning History

May 2011 Glotta : Quite a Pricey Little Poem

Apr 2011  Golf Clubs as Bird Sanctuaries - Bobby Jones

Mar 2011  Toy Town Golf Club

Feb 2011  Chicago Golf Club

Jan 2011  Golf Links of Scotland

Dec 2010 Scotland's Gift by C.B. Macdonald

Nov 2010 Garden G. Smith Golf Books

Oct 2010  Grantland Rice and Golf

Sep 2010  St. Andrews Complete List

Aug 2010  Barnbougle Dunes Golf Club History

Jul 2010  George Thomas Jr. Golf Books

Jun 2010  F.G. Tait Golfing Diaries

May 2010 A Golfer's Gallery of Masters Bernard Darwin

Apr 2010  Japanese Golf Books

Mar 2010  Royal & Ancient Golf Club Histories

Feb 2010  Somerset Hills Golf Club History

Jan 2010   H.S. Colt Golf Books

Dec 2009  Cypress Point Golf Club History

Nov 2009  The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie

Oct 2009   
The Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Sep 2009  The Greatest Selling Golf Books of All Time

Aug 2009  Golf books by Bernard Darwin

Jul 2009    You've Got Balls!

Jun 2009   The Piping Rock Club

May 2009  A.W. Tillinghast Golf Books

Apr 2009  Golf Holes They Talk About

Mar 2009  The Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society

Feb 2009  Seminole Golf Club History

Jan 2009   Your First Game of Golf by Hillinthorn

Dec 2008  The A.B.C. of Golf by A Victim

Nov 2008  Scotsman's Dream by Butch Berry

Oct 2008   The European Club History - Pat Ruddy

Sep 2008  The World's Champion Golfers

Aug 2008  Tom Morris of St. Andrews - Ltd. Edition

Jul 2008   The Bar X Golf Course by Ross Santee

Jun 2008  Does Size Matter? - Small Golf Books

May 2008 Golf Goes to the Movies

Apr 2008  Golf Reference Books

Mar 2008 Child's Play? -for Children

Feb 2008 Fifty Years of American Golf by Martin

Jan 2008  Additional Golf Flicker Books

Dec 2007 Golf books with unusual covers

Nov 2007 U.S. Golf Books published prior to 1900

Oct 2007  The Golfer's Alphabet Van Tassel Sutphen

Sep 2007 George Plimpton - The Bogey Man

Aug 2007 Alister Mackenzie

Jul 2007   Golf Writings by John Updike

Jun 2007  Our Favorite Golf Books

May 2007 Golf books by John Henry (J.H.) Taylor

Apr 2007  Bobby Jones Golf Books

Mar 2007  Jerome Travers and Walter Travis

Feb 2007  Willie Park, Jr Golf Books

Jan 2007  Golf Books by Herbert Warren Wind

Dec 2006  Golf Books by Henry Longhurst

Nov 2006  Walter Hagen Golf Books

Oct 2006   The Country Club at Brookline Golf Books

Sep 2006  Early Golf Books issued with Dust Jackets

Aug 2006  Golf Books by Agatha Christie

             
 P.G. Wodehouse on Golf
 
               Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Jul 2006    Royal Liverpool Golf Club - Hoylake Books

Jun 2006   Shinnecock, National and Maidstone
                        
               
Club Histories - Long Island - Other

May 2006  Golf Mystery Books by Herbert Adams

Apr 2006   Golf Flicker Books - Bobby Jones & Others

Mar 2006   Sunningdale Golf Club Books

Feb 2006   Pine Valley Golf Club Books

Jan 2006   Golf in America by James Lee

Dec 2005   Fairways and Railways - Early golf books published by railroads  

                Golf: A Tribute (Europe)

Nov 2005   The Badminton Library Golf by Horace Hutchinson  

Oct 2005    The Confidential Guide to Golf by Tom Doak