The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon, 1896. Many times I have been strongly advised to write a book on golf, and now I offer a volume to the great and increasing public who are devoted to the game.
So far as the instructional part of the book is concerned, I may say that, while I have had the needs of the novice constantly in mind, and have endeavoured to the best of my ability to put him on the right road to success.
There are some things in golf which cannot be explained in writing, or for the matter of that even by practical demonstration on the links.
They come to the golfer only through instinct and experience. I owe so much—everything—to the great game of golf, which I love very dearly, and which I believe is without a superior for deep human and sporting interest, that I shall feel very delighted if my "Complete Golfer" is found of any benefit to others who play or are about to play.