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Incredibly rare and important golf publications. The American Golfer magazine began publishing in 1908 headed by its founder, Walter J. Travis. Travis was an outstanding professional golfer as well as a very successful golf course architect. Yet, he felt he needed to do more. He wanted to talk and write about golf incessantly. The American Golfer filled the void for him and allowed him to be totally immersed in the game. He served as lead editor until yielding his position to Grantland Rice. The American Golfer spread the gospel of golf to its ever growing legions of fans until 1936, when it was joined with Sports Illustrated. We are offering an unbelievable 28 issues from 1909 and 1910. Allotment includes issue #2 which is in NRMT condition (Set ranges from NRMT to EX-MT). Inside front cover has an ad from the A.G. Spalding & Bros. Back cover has an ad for the Haskell White Streak golf ball. Inside, an article about playing golf with President Taft with accompanying photo, a description and layout of the new course in Garden City, NY, golfing tips, a poem, song lyrics, descriptions and reviews of many courses, letters to the editor, a review of winners of results of various tournaments, great golf photos and comics, and a fascinating classified section. If you share that same obsession for the game of golf as Travis you won’t want to miss out on the chance to add this very special collection.
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