Vardon in America

by Bill Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781514453711
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781514453728
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781514453735

About the Book

The objective of this book is to illustrate how golf became such a popular pastime in America. The roles people played in making that so are long-forgotten, distant memories with the exception of a few, like Harry Vardon. But for overpopulation in Europe and political strife, which led to a mass exodus to North America, it is conceivable that golf would be no more thought of in this country than cricket, rugby, or soccer. The lowly golf professionals that escaped abject poverty and war for a better life and Harry Vardon were instrumental in growing the game. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.

About the Author

Bill Williams is a retired Englishman residing in Florida. He is a qualified financial accountant who ran a global IT and business consulting company for many years. In early life, he played soccer at a high level in England and was associated with three professional clubs and, later, a number of semiprofessional teams. After moving to the Sunshine State, his passion became golf, playing, watching, and subsequently writing about the game—moreover, the history of golf. He is, by his own words, a student of golf history. This latest work is Bill’s second published book, and he plans several other projects, all golf related.