The Golf Book of East Lothian

The Golf Book of East Lothian

by John Kerr, MA FRSE FSA (Scot) Minister of Dirleton

(1896, T & A Constable Edinburgh)

(516 pages with 21 pages of foreword and lists of illustrations and plates and 33 pages of Appendix and Index)

John Kerr 1896One of the standard setters of golf history, this is a detailed account of all that was known on the golf clubs in East Lothian in Rev Kerr's day. It is not light reading.

There is an introduction of golf, anecdotes, notes, essays, songs, open competitions, and notable golfers, but the main text is solid review of the golf clubs in the area including

  • North Berwick
  • Dirleton
  • Gullane
  • Aberlady
  • Dunbar
  • Haddington
  • Prestonpans

Rev Kerr quotes extensively form primary sources, which makes this one of the most comprehensive compendiums of material.

It can be obtained as an On Demand Print, essential for any decent golf history library, but will take years to digest.