He designed and laid out over 100 golf courses in the British Isles and Western Europe. When he published The Game of Golf in 1896 it was the first book on the game written by a professional.
Author: Walter Stephen
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
In the 19th century, Musselburgh was a hotbed of golfing genius and the local links produced five Open Champions. One of these was Willie Park Junior. More than a good golfer, he redefined the image of the golf professional and took the game from being an esoteric pastime to its present status as a world game. As well as winning the Open in 1887 and 1889, Willie played challenge and demonstration matches at home, in Europe and in North America. His workshops turned out golf balls and clubs to his own design and he had retail outlets in Edinburgh, Manchester, London, New York and Montreal. He designed and laid out over 100 golf courses in the British Isles and Western Europe. When he published "The Game of Golf" in 1896 it was the first book on the game written by a professional. World War I killed off Willie's activities at home, so he moved across the Atlantic. Concentrating on course design he engineered over 40 courses in the US and 20 in Canada. Willie Park was the epitome of Scottish Victorian enterprise. Though not alone, he was the most active of missionaries, taking the skills and equipment of a local game to what were then the two major continents.
This guide is for players of all skill levels and is fully illustrated to help readers master the technique.
Author: Willie Park, Jr.
Publisher: Luath Press
Putting is the key to success in golf. The man who can Putt is a match for anyone. So said Willie Park in 1920. It is still true today. Where should you place your feet? How should you grip the club? What type of ball is best? Willie Parks transcendent manual seeks to share the methods which made him the best and most consistent putter in the world. Equipment may have changed and competition become fiercer, but with Parks guidance, you too will have a fighting chance of making that all-important putt. This guide to putting for players of all skill levels, is fully illustrated, covers every aspect of putting, from grip to the lie of the green, and is a clear, concise and detailed guide to mastery of technique.
Born in Musselburgh near Edinburgh, WILLIE PARK JUNIOR (1864–1925) had
golf in his blood. His father, 'Auld Willie', won the Open four times and his uncle,
Mungo Park, won it once. Though no long hitter, Willie Jr. won the Open himself
Author: W. Park
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
First published in 1896, The Game of Golf came out just as the 'fickle game that must be wooed to be won' was gaining widespread popularity across the world. Written for golfers of every ability, this 'book of instruction' covers every aspect of the game from choosing clubs and balls, through the correct stance and swing, to the secrets of putti...
He was runner - up to Mungo Park in 1874 when the tournament was played at
Musselburgh . Tragically , “ Young ” Tom died of a broken heart the following year
WILLIE PARK JUNIOR illie Park Junior ( 1864 - 1925 ) won the Open ...
Author: Steve Newell
Publisher: Hermes House (UK)
Ideal for every enthusiast -- from the absolute beginner to the experienced player who wants to improve and perfect their technique.
Willie Park Senior was the man who, as we will see, became the inaugural Open
champion at Prestwick in 1860 and would ... and he was followed by his nephew
and Willie Park Senior's son, Willie Park Junior, who won his second Open (and ...
Author: John Eunson
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Sporting Scots is the remarkable story of how the Scots brought sport to the world. Many of the world's greatest sports, now enjoyed by billions around the globe, either started in Scotland or had a Scottish influence that has made them what they are today. Scots not only invented golf, they also laid down the rules, developed the game and exported it to America and beyond. Scotland also hosted the world's first international football match, and Scots were instrumental in establishing the game as we know it today. Scotland can also lay claim to hosting the first rugby international, and the list of achievements in football, golf, rugby, horse racing, motor racing, cricket, baseball, tennis, boxing and many other sports is truly immense. Sporting Scots now celebrates this extraordinary sporting heritage and the men and women who took modern sport from Scotland to the world. And what a truly incredible story it is.
Willie Park Sr. and Willie Park Jr. Adams, John. The Parks of Musselburgh:
Golfers, Architects, Clubmakers. Droitwich, England: Grant Books, 1991. Stephen
, Walter. Willie Park Junior: The Man Who Took Golf to the World. Edinburgh:
Author: Bill Mallon
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.
Willie Park, Jr. was another October competitor in Montrose that young Burgess
and his fellow caddies followed with great interest. He was born in 1864 and was
not much older than many of the caddies when he began his professional career
Author: Charles D. Burgess
This book tells the story of the Scottish golf professionals who came to America in 1888 and struggled to earn a living and the respect of the wealthy amateur golf establishment and the United States Golf Association who controlled the sport. Charles "Chay" Burgess--founder of the New England PGA, teacher of three American national champions, and the savior of the Ryder cup--learned the game on ancient seaside links and competed against British greats. His arrival in the U.S. dramatically influenced the growth of golf and the reconciliation of differences between amateurs and professionals. In 1913, the American Francis Ouimet--a working-class unknown under Burgess' tutelage--won the U.S. Open against British celebrities Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. His triumph brought the game to mainstream America.
SHE ( Left ) Willie Park Junior , 1911 Willie Park Junior was Open Champion in
1887 and 1889 . As a golfer pure and simple , he was thought by all to be the
greatest of putters and would have swept all before him if his long game had
been as ...
Author: M. Hobbs
Publisher: Book Sales
A full-color tour of the last one hundred years of golf is seen through the eyes of artists and collects some of the most significant golf art works.
2393 Willie Park Junior ISBN 1 905222 65 3 HBK £12 . 99 With a Foreword by
Paul Lawrie The golfer in Willie Park Junior speaks out and voices his opinions
on golfing equipment and techniques . Straight from the man who brought golf
Author: Peter Kennedy
Publisher: Luath Press
Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, continues to be largely neglected by the Western world and pharmaceutical companies. In this expos, Kennedy pens the true story of Africa's killer disease that had gone undiscovered for centuries and the doctors struggling to fight it.