Today's show is a conversation with writer Stephen Proctor (@SProctorGolf on twitter) about his new book, "The Long Golden Afternoon: Golf's Age of Glory, 1864-1914." This book is an expertly-researched, easy-to-read look into a half-century of the game which sets the stage for the modern age while at the same time dealing with a lot of issues still at the heart of golf today (eg. technology). Stephen shines light on forgotten champions such as John Ball, John Henry Taylor, and many more. It's a great gift for any golf history nuts and avid readers in your life. Enjoy!