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December 10, 1927

Mental Handicaps in Golf.

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By Theo. B. Hyslop, M.D., F.R.S.E. With forewords by Rolf Creasy, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Hon. Sec. Medical Golfing Society, and John Henry Taylor. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 112. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(24):2064. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690240056039

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In this volume the author, who is an eminent British neurologist, explains the mental effects of golf, particularly on physicians who may be addicted to this form of amusement. He devises a most interesting formula for par-golf, consisting of Practice, Automatism and Reason. He illustrates his points with excellent anecdotes and with numerous aphorisms, his ideal golfer being apparently the one who is able to play his own game without being affected by the idiosyncrasies of the other members of the foursome. The book is one that is bound to interest intensely every medical golfer, or indeed any one who is at all interested in the psychology of the game.

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