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Resources on Golf
Beth Daniel
Beth Daniel, Class of 1978
Lady Paladin and 1990 LPGA Tour Champion

Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Manuscript and Archival
  • Alester G. Furman, Jr. Collection: contains correspondence and other plans related to the expansion of Augusta National Golf Club, as well as discussions of various players in tournaments there.
  • Marjorie Barr O'Steen Family Collection: contains a "Sunday Golf Agreement" between Marjorie Barr O'Steen and her husband Bill.
  • John L. Plyler, Jr. Postcard Collection: contains postcards from various golf courses across the United States.
  • Furman University Yearbooks, 1901-present: contains photos of the men's and women's golf teams throughout the 20th century at Furman.
  • University Archives RG 20/004: contains materials on the Furman Golf Course.
  • University Archives, RGs 32/014 and 32/015: contains materials from the Furman University men's and women's golf teams.
II. Books and Published Materials
  • Golf begins at 45: golf for the not so young, by Tom Scott and Geoffrey Cousins; with a foreword by Gene Sarazen, 1960
  • Sports Illustrated's the best 18 golf holes in America, Dan Jenkins, 1966
  • The Masters: Augusta revisited: an intimate view, Furman Bisher, 1976
  • Pine Valley Golf Club: A Chronicle, Warner Shelly, 1982
  • 100 Greatest Golf Courses--and Then Some, William H. Davis, 1982
  • Royal County Down Golf Club: The First Century, Harry McCaw and Brum Henderson, 1988
  • Big Time Golf, LeRoy Neiman, 1992
  • Buried Lies: True Tales and Tall Stories from the PGA Tour, Peter Jacobsen and Jack Sheehan, 1993
  • The Hogan Mystique: Classic Photographs of the Great Ben Hogan, Jules Alexander, Dave Anderson, Ben Crenshaw, Dan Jenkins, and Ken Venturi, 1994
  • Golf: The Greatest Game, 1994
  • The Players Championship, Don Wade and Martin Davis, 1997
  • Champions of East Lake: Bobby Jones & Friends, Sidney L. Matthew, 1999
  • St. Andrews: How to Play the Old Course, Desmond Muirhead, Tip Anderson, and Brian Morgan, 2000
  • Fluffs, Muffs, and Really Deep Rough: A Lifetime Collection of One Man's Great and Goofy Golf Poetry, Dr. Don Veller, 2000
  • The Art of Golf Design, Michael G. Miller and Geoff Shackelford, 2001
  • Cindy Reid's Ultimate Guide to Golf for Women, Cindy Reid and Steve Eubanks, 2003
  • Jack Nicklaus: Simply the Best!, Martin Davis, 2007
  • Furman golf media guides, 2007-2010
  • The Leaderboard: Conversations on Golf and Life, Amy Alcott and Don Wade, 2009
  • Golf and philosophy: lessons from the links, edited by Andy Wible, 2010
III. Reference and Other Materials in the General Collection
  • Arnold Palmer's golf book: "hit it hard!", Arnold Palmer, 1961, General Collection
  • Left-handed golf, by Bob Charles, with Roger P. Ganem, 1965, General Collection
  • America's golf book, by the editors of Golf magazine, 1970, General Collection
  • The physics of golf, Theodore P. Jorgensen, 1994, Science Library General Collection
  • The 19th hole: architecture of the golf clubhouse, Richard Diedrich, 2008
  • The comprehensive guide to careers in sports, Glenn M. Wong, 2009, General Collection
  • Golf in America, George B. Kirsch, 2009, General Collection
  • The art of golf, essays by Rand Jerris, Ph.D., Catherine M. Lewis, Ph.D., Richard Anthony Lewis, Ph.D., Jordan Mearns, Christian Tico Seifert, Ph.D., 2012, General Collection
IV. Online Resources at Furman
  • America: History and Life, secondary source scholarly articles on the history of golf in North America.
  • American Periodicals, includes primary source articles on golf from nineteenth and twentieth century magazines and journals.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text, secondary source articles on the business of golf, as well as the utility of golf in other forms of business.
  • British Periodicals, includes primary source articles on golf from nineteenth and twentieth century magazines and journals.
  • Gender Studies Database, secondary source scholarly articles on the intersection of golf and issues related to gender.
  • GreenFILE, secondary source scholarly articles on the impact of golf course construction and maintenance on the environment and issues of sustainability.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text, full text of sports and sports medicine journals dating back to 1985.
V. Web Resources