THE KEY TO BETTER GOLF.
(Madison, Wis. Democrat Printing Company, 1929). 235 x 150 mm. (9 1/4 x 6"). 183 pp. FIRST EDITION.
Original olive brown buckram, upper cover with title stamped in gilt, smooth spine. With 41 black & white photographic plates. ◆A touch of rubbing to corners, but a fine copy, clean and fresh internally, in a binding with almost no signs of use.
This detailed guide to perfecting one's golf game addresses both psychological and physical factors affecting performance. Author and golf pro John Hackbarth goes into great detail to explain the many choices, from the hand's grip on the club to the position of the feet and the head, that determine the golfer's success, and explains the causes of many common problems. Photographs of the pro--resplendent in plus-fours and argyle socks--demonstrate the correct and incorrect ways to stand, grip, and swing. Hackbarth made an important contribution to professional play: a news item in the February, 1935, issue of "Golfdom" notes his suggestion that the PGA institute a "Senior" tournament for players who had been in the game for more than 15 years. His idea was adopted, and this tournament grew into the PGA Senior (now Champions) Tour. (ST15537)