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Kingston: The Jones River Village As Seen by Emily Drew: Being an Illustrated Vignet Te Presented by Emily Drew to the Jones River Village Club on Feb. 26, 1944 by Emily Drew

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Kingston: The Jones River Village As Seen by Emily Drew: Being an Illustrated Vignet Te Presented by Emily Drew to the Jones River Village Club on Feb. 26, 1944
Author: Emily Drew
eBook Title: Kingston: The Jones River Village As Seen by Emily Drew: Being an Illustrated Vignet Te Presented by Emily Drew to the Jones River Village Club on Feb. 26, 1944
Category: History
Rating: 3.8
Votes: 249
Formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, DJVU
ISBN: 096287387X
ISBN13: 978-0962873874
Publisher: Jones River Pr (August 1, 1995)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
Francis Scheid's doctorate in mathematics and his fascination on how the shape of a golf course affects a golfer's handicap combined to produce this book that ranges from basic swing tips to topology, the "rubber sheet geometry" as expressed in a course layout. (Swing tips include some that P.G. Wodehouse’s Sandy McHoots ignored: "his heid moved, his e'e was down the fairway instead of on the ba' and he forgot to dinna press.") After a discussion of how crucial it is to have the feel of a proper swing, especially when blindfolded, the focus returns to topology of famous courses such as Cypress Point, Carnoustie and Troon. And reasonable modification of Pebble Beach is suggested. Throughout the book, the studious conversation between "The Professor" and "The Student of the Game" is accompanied by many charts and enlivened by diagrams and humorous drawings sketched by "students" at the school next to the Lobster Golf Links course.

Speckled into the fabric of the primary dialogue are many enriching details about the origins of the game of golf, descriptions of historical equipment such as the early balls called "featheries" (because they were packed hard with compressed feathers). There are many anecdotes that prompt chuckles and gradually an understanding of the relationship between golf course layout and the concept of handicapping to equalize differences between courses, easy to difficult.

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