By John Pearson

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747812296, 56pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

This title reveals the history of golf, from its invention in Scotland and patronage by Stuart monarchs, through its rising popularity in Victorian and Edwardian England, to the development of famous golf clubs, open championships and international competitions, with the battle between British and Americans for golfing supremacy in the twentieth century. We see the evolution of the golf ball and club from its early feather and wooden versions to the hi-tech golf equipment of today.

About the Author
John Pearson was born in 1930, and educated at King's College School and later at Cambridge, where he read history.In the early years of his career, Pearson worked on various newspapers including "The Economist", "The Times", and "The Sunday Times" - on which he was an assistant to Ian Fleming. He went on to write the first biography of Ian Fleming in 1966. He would also become the third official James Bond author of the adult Bond series with his first-person biography of the fictional agent, "James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007". During the span of his career, he has written multiple novels and many more works of non-fiction. Pearson now divides his time between London and West Sussex.