A Short History of Golf is an absorbing and occasionally funny look at the seminal moments and great characters of golf through the ages. It’s about how champions inspired generations, how great matches excited the senses, how innovation evolved and changed the game. How media covered it, how people consumed it. How a great industry formed around it. Written in sports writer Matt Cleary’s conversational prose, and featuring interviews with Greg Norman, Gary Player, David Graham, Ian Baker-Finch and Scott van Pelt, to name a few, A Short History of Golf is one man’s take on how the game today came to be. Golf is – and has always been - fun, addictive, rewarding, infuriating and a few other things besides. And every player, from Old Tom Morris to young Brandon DeChambeau, shares and empathises with every other golfers’ obsession with swinging a club at a ball to a hole. Every golfer gets it. They always have. “Bloody brilliant.” – Greg Norman.