In the pages which follow it
will be seen that I quote from newspaper reports of the famous matches of
which I write. The vivid description of an eye-witness is thus always
secured. I am sorry I cannot in many cases give the source of the graphic
narratives. It is not mentioned in the valuable scrapbook of newspaper
cuttings, belonging to the late Mr J. G. Denham, which I am so very
fortunate as to possess, through the kindness of his daughter, Mrs Huntley.
The majority of the reports are doubtless from The Field, The Scotsman, The
Glasgow Herald and The Dundee Advertiser, the golf reporting of which was
brought to a very high state of efficiency by the late Mr W. M. Croall, and
by his brother, Mr J . P. Croall, the present editor of The Scotsman, Mr
James Dickson of the. Glasgow herald, Mr David Scott Duncan, Mr Henry
Henderson, St Andrews, and others. To Mrs Huntley and these writers I beg to
express my best thanks; as well as to my lifelong friend, Mr Thomas Bayne,
and Mr W. Dalrymple of Leven (one of the greatest authorities on all points,
connected with the game), both of whom have been good enough to read the
I am also indebted to Mr
Andrew Lang, Mr H. S. C. Everard, Mr Horace; G. Hutchinson, and other
writers for the use I have made of their contributions to the literature of
Golf, to the proprietors of Punch, and to my old friend, Mr William Hodgson.
I have further to thank the
editors and proprietors of Golfing and Golf Illustrated for allowing me to
reproduce the illustrations which accompany the volume, and which originally
appeared in these journals. Those reproduced from Golf Illustrated are
interesting and valuable as specimens of early calotypes taken by one of the
most skilful of the pioneers in photography, Dr Adamson of St Andrews.
And I should like to
associate this book with the name of her whom I call "Lady Sylvia of the
Silver City," through whose hands it has also passed.
W. W. TULLOCH.
THE CLUB-HOUSE. ST ANDREWS.
TO MY FELLOW-MEMBERS
ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB
OF ST ANDREWS
OF THE GOLFING ACHIEVEMENTS OF
AND OF MANY FAMOUS MATCHES
LINKS OF ST ANDREWS