"Brass tacks" (1876) and etymological evidence

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Aug 9 21:11:46 UTC 2005

>  etc. But the obvious choice is
> golf IMHO. Quick review of the on-line papers shows "short
> strokes" more often in reference to golf.

"British And American Golf Compared"
Harold H. Hilton, Golf Illustrated & Outdoor America, December, 1914,
No. 3, p. 29-30.

"On the other hand,
every approach shot he played was accomplished by
the utilization of the same methods: he stood square
to the ball, gripped the handle of the club in much
the same place for both long and short strokes and
every time he appeared as if he was playing for a
slight pull."

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