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The Crazy Golf Museum purchases very rare artefact
1930’s Book on “How to Play Miniature Golf” is the Crazy Golf Museum's newest acquisition
The first edition copy of How to Play Miniature Golf; a complete and correct description of the art of the newest sport by Michael James Phillips was first published in 1930 and in its 82 pages covers such topics as the stance, grips and etiquette of Miniature Golf.
Few would have thought they had a chance against such big hitters as The Smithsonian and The British Museum. But this plucky little British-based Museum of all things Miniature and Crazy Golf had noticed that the unfortunate seller had misspelt the title of the book on eBay. Seven fingernail biting days later and their bid was successful.
Tim 'Ace Man' Davies, co-founder of the Crazy Golf Museum, said “I'm so proud that we are the only museum outside the USA that has this book. Only six libraries have held this book, but now you can make that a Seven! We are very serious about our research and are always on the lookout for miniature golf related ephemera.”
The Crazy Golf Museum’s Curators have a vast archive built up over their many years playing the game, and are keen to enhance this with donations to help grow and support the collection in the future. The Virtual Crazy Golf Museum can be viewed at http://www.crazygolfmuseum.info
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The Crazy Golf Museum is a worldwide archive of miniature golf memories, histories and ephemera.
The Crazy Golf Museum shows visitors the history of the game, collections of scorecards, tokens, badges, scorecards, flyers, balls, putters, games etc. and acts as the worldwide archive for Miniature Golf and Crazy Golf ephemera.