Monthly Newsletters

Valuable Book Group produces a monthly newsletter covering the collectible, rare, and antiquarian golf book market. In particular, we provide book reviews for golf books that we believe are worthy of investment and will have lasting value. Many are newly issued books although in some instances they are 100 years old. Our philosophy is that a book doesn’t have to be new to be interesting or insightful.

We find that reviewing books provides useful information for the serious collector. Click on the topics below to access the PDF file with the full newsletter.

If you prefer, you can now access our newsletter through our blog, which has search capabilities.

May 2024 Scotland’s Golf in Days of Steam

Apr 2024 A Golf Odyssey with the Real McCoy

Mar 2024  Artificial Intelligence and Golf Books

Feb 2024 Who Knew? and What's New?

Jan 2024  Independent Publishers and Self-Published Golf Books

Dec 2023  The Creek Club Histories

Sep 2022 Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Aug 2022 Seve: The People's Champion

Jun 2022  The Golfer's Guide to the Game and Greens of Scotland

Apr 2022  The Mackenzie Reader : Writings on Golf Architecture and More by Dr. Alister Mackenzie

Feb 2022 The Divine Fury of James Braid Trilogy

Jan 2022 Harold Hilton

Dec 2021 Castle to Clubhouse: Loch Lomond Golf Club

Nov 2021 The Eisenhower Trophy 1960 - Merion Golf Club

Oct 2021 The Biarritz Golf Club and the Biarritz Prototype Hole

Sep 2021 Golf and Kolf

Aug 2021 Golfing Societies

Jul 2021  The Making of Pacific Dunes

Jun 2021 Summer Reading

May 2021 Golf Course Architect Herbert Fowler

Apr 2021  St. George's Hill Golf Club

Mar 2021  Golf Course and Grounds of Yeamans Hall

Feb 2021  Burning Tree Club

Jan 2021   Golf Books by and about Caddies

Dec 2020   "Stancliffe" Golf Books with beautiful covers

Nov 2020   Royal Portrush Golf Club

Oct 2020    Myopia Hunt Club

Sep 2020   One for the Memory Banks

Aug 2020   On Course - A Dictionary Used by Golf Course Architects

Jul 2020    Getting to 18 by Tom Doak

Jun 2020   Pine Valley Musings by Ernie Ransome III

May 2020  Something Old ... Something New

Mar 2020   Carnoustie Golf Books  

Feb 2020   Unusual Golf Books

Jan 2020   The Golfer's Journal

Dec 2019   Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Nov 2019   Piping Rock Golf Club

Oct 2019   Ken Reed Sketchbooks

Sep 2019  The Rubaiyat of a Golfer

Aug 2019  Machrihanish Golf Club

Jul 2019    Mountain Lake Club

Jun 2019   Ballybunion and Lahinch Golf Clubs

May 2019  The Bonnie Links of Turnberry

Apr 2019   The National Golf Links of America

Mar 2019   Golf at the Gallup

Feb 2019   F. Scott Fitzgerald and Golf

Jan 2019   Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club

Dec 2018  Confidential Guide Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Nov 2018  Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Oct 2018  Clare Briggs

Sep 2018  North Berwick Golf Club

Aug 2018  Impossible Collection

Jan 2018  Stableford: A Life in Golf, Medicine and War

Dec 2017  Alex Russell

Nov 2017  The Canada Cup

Oct 2017   The Los Angeles Country Club

Sep 2017  Berckmans Place - Augusta National

Aug 2017  The Art of the Links

Jul 2017    The Mid Ocean Golf Club

Jun 2017   The Monster: Oakland Hills Golf Club

May 2017   San Francisco Golf Club

Apr 2017    Trump Golf Advice

Mar 2017   Doctors of the Game

Feb 2017   Golf's Royal Clubs

Jan 2017   Tom Simpson

Dec 2016   Confidential Guide - Summer Courses

Nov 2016   Darius Oliver's Planet Golf

Oct 2016    Fore! Life’s Book for Golfers

Sep 2016   In Love with a Wanton

Aug 2016   Golf Causerie 

Jul 2016     The Golfing Annuals

Jun 2016    Newport Country Club

May 2016   St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris

Apr 2016   The Anatomy of Greatness

Apr 2016   The Making of the Masters - David Owen - for Augusta Members

Mar 2016   The Original Edition of the Evangelist of Golf

Feb 2016   Royal Cortissoz 

Jan 2016   Oakmont Country Club

Dec 2015   Confidential Guide to Golf - Winter 

Nov 2015   Crump's Dream - Pine Valley Golf Club

Oct 2015   The Dinosaur of Golf Books

Sep 2015   Wade Hampton Golf Club

Aug 2015   Muirfield and the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

July 2015   Golf in the Kingdom

Jun 2015    Golf & Country Clubs by Clifford Charles Wendehack

May 2015   Royal North Devon

Apr 2015    The Velvet Touch - Horton Smith

Mar 2015   The Story of Augusta National by Cliff Roberts

Feb 2015   Robert Trent Jones

Jan 2015    Tommy Armour

Dec 2014   Confidential Guide to Golf - Great Britain and Ireland

Nov 2014   The Most Influential Golf Books Ever Published

Oct 2014    Bandon Dunes

Sep 2014   A.A. Milne on Golf

Aug 2014   Inverted Jenny (Defective) Golf Books

July 2014   Cyril Tolley Golf Books

Jun 2014   The Legendary Evolution of Pinehurst

May 2014   The Bible of Golf

Apr 2014    Prolific Golf Book Authors

Mar 2014   Darsie L. Darsie

Feb 2014   Golf and the Olympics

Jan 2014   Merion Golf Club

Dec 2013   Rare Golf Books

Nov 2013   Bobby Locke

Oct 2013   John Derr

Sep 2013   Legendary Golf Clubs of the Midwest

Aug 2013   Doug Ford Golf Books

July 2013   Golf Don'ts

Jun 2013    Legendary Golf Clubhouses

May 2013   Golf Poster Book

Apr 2013    Leroy Neiman Golf Book

Mar 2013   Rex Lardner

Feb 2013  Golf Course Architecture

Jan 2013   Prestwick Golf Club

Dec 2012   The Calumet Club

Nov 2012   The Evangelist of Golf

Oct 2012    The Links Club

Sep 2012   Collecting Golf Books

Aug 2012   Joe Kirkwood

July 2012   Robert Hunter - The Links

Jun 2012   Yeamans Hall Golf Club

May 2012   From Tee to Cup

Apr 2012   Charlie Sifford

Mar 2012   Masters Golf Books

Feb 2012   Our Favorite Golf Books

Jan 2012    Pictorial Golf Books

Dec 2011   Golf Book Gift Ideas

Nov 2011   Discovering Donald Ross

Oct 2011   James Braid Golf Books

Sep 2011   The Spirit of St. Andrews

Aug 2011   The Making of the Masters

July 2011   Signed Golf Books

Jun 2011   The Country Club at Brookline

May 2011   Glotta: A Poem

Apr 2011    Golf Clubs at Bird Sanctuaries 

Mar 2011   Toy Town Golf Club

Feb 2011   Chicago Golf Club

Jan 2011   Golf Links of Scotland 

Dec 2010  Scotland’s Gift – C.B. Macdonald 

Nov 2010   Garden Smith

Oct 2010    Grantland Rice

Sep 2010   Golf Books about St. Andrews

Aug 2010   Barnbougle Club History

July 2010   George Thomas

Jun 2010    Freddie G. Tait

May 2010   A Golfer's Gallery by Old Masters - Bernard Darwin

Apr 2010    Japanese Golf Books

Mar 2010    Royal & Ancient Golf Club History

Feb 2010    Somerset Hills Country Club

Jan 2010     H.S. Colt

Dec 2009    Cypress Point Club

Nov 2009    The Life and Work of Alister MacKenzie

Oct 2009     The Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Sep 2009     The Best Selling Golf Books

Aug 2009    Bernard Darwin

July 2009    Books about Golf Balls

Jun 2009    Piping Rock Club

May 2009   Tillinghast Golf Books

Apr 2009    Golf Holes They Talk About

Mar 2009    The Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society

Feb 2009    Seminole Golf Club

Jan 2009    Your First Game of Golf - Hillinthorn

Dec 2008   A.B.C. of Golf by a Victim 

Nov 2008   Scotsman's Dream - Butch Berry

Oct 2008    The European Club

Sep 2008   Championship Golfers - George Beldam

Aug 2008   Tom Morris of St. Andrews

July 2008   The Bar X Golf Course

Jun 2008    Small Golf Books

May 2008   Golf Goes to the Movies

Apr 2008    Golf Reference Guides

Mar 2008   Children's Golf Books

Feb 2008   Fifty Years of American Golf by H.B. Martin

Jan 2008   More Golf Flicker Books

Dec 2007   Unusual covers

Nov 2007   Pre-1900 US Golf Books

Oct 2007   Sutphen – Golfer’s Alphabet        

Sep 2007  George Plimpton

Aug 2007  Alister Mackenzie

July 2007  John Updike

Jun 2007   Our Favorites Golf Books

May 2007  J.H. Taylor Golf Books 

Apr 2007   Bobby Jones Golf Books

Mar 2007  Jerome Travers and Walter Travis

Feb 2007  Willie Park, Jr.

Jan 2007  Herbert Warren Wind

Dec 2006  Henry Longhurst

Nov 2006  Walter Hagen

Oct 2006   The Country Club at Brookline

Sep 2006   Early Golf Books With Dust Jackets

Aug 2006   Ian Fleming Golf Books

Aug 2006   Agatha Christy Golf Books

Aug 2006   P.G. Wodehouse on Golf

July 2006  Royal Liverpool

Jun 2006   Long Island Club Histories - Part I

Jun 2006   Long Island Club Histories - Part II

May 2006  Adams - Golf Club Mystery

Apr 2006   Golf Flicker Books

Mar 2006   Sunningdale Golf Club

Feb 2006   Pine Valley Golf Club

Jan 2006   Golf in America by James Lee

Dec 2005  Golf : A Tribute - Europe

Dec 2005  Golf on the LMS and Golf on the LNER

Nov 2005  The Badminton Library - Golf

Oct 2005   The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses