Wednesday, July 30, 2014

History of Golf: Cochrane on George Lyon

"A coal-heaver's swing," they said
Lawyers:  literate, curious, verbal, confident, and often with disposable income. And as a result, self-publishers in a big way, it increasingly seems. Sometimes on historical topics.

Michael Cochrane, a Toronto lawyer widely published in infobooks on family law and other legal topics, has taken up the story of George Lyon, winner of the 1904 Olympic gold medal in golf (an Olympic medal in golf?), and makes him the focus of a new book on early Canadian golf and the pre-war Canada that produced him.  See the website and preview here.
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