[Women in Sports:] Know Your Golf! Helpful Hints on Rules…Play and Procedure…
[Women in Sports:] Know Your Golf! Helpful Hints on Rules…Play and Procedure…

[Women in Sports:] Know Your Golf! Helpful Hints on Rules…Play and Procedure…


Illustrated pamphlet with the rules of golf and promoting the game to women, interesting because it was written and illustrated by women.

Authors include professional golfers Sylva Kreider Neff (1880–1955) of Indiana and Helen Hicks (1911–1974), Opal Hill (1892–1981), Helen Dettweiler (1914–1990), and Patty Berg (1918–2006), all of the latter four among the 13 founders of the LPGA in 1950. Berg is noted for her 15 major title wins, the most of any female golfer.

A series of 12 illustrations by Norma R. Knoche, accompanied by Neff’s text, explain various key rules of golf. Each rule is paired with a poetical “Jingle,” presumably to help one to remember the rule, by Helen Cragg.

Other features include capsule professional biographies of Hicks, Hill, Dettweiler, and Berg plus information on etiquette, handicapping, and suggestions for women’s golf programming, events, and committee work at golf clubs.


Description: [Women in Sports:] Know Your Golf! Helpful Hints on Rules…Play and Procedure…

St. Paul, Minnesota: Brown & Bigelow, [c.1939]. [16]ff. Pamphlet. 5½ x 3½ inches. Illustrated self-wrappers; stapled. Printed in two colors. Illustrations and half tone portraits. Ads on final leaf for “Wilson [Sporting] Equipment” sold by the WilsonSporting Goods Company. Very good.

[3728453]

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