Stableford, A Life In Golf, Medicine and War

Stableford, A Life In Golf, Medicine and War

New Book from Ryan Publishing

The ‘Patron Saint of Club Golfers’ as known throughout the golfing world,

Dr Frank Barney Gorton Stableford is one of the most prominent figures in the history and development of the game.

Like the good doctor he was, Stableford introduced and developed a scoring system which greatly reduced the pain of bad play and increased the enjoyment of the game for golfers of all standards.

Beyond golf, his achievements as a man of ideals and many talents provide us with shining examples of how to contribute to the world in which we live and make a difference through personal commitment.

This fascinating book traces his family background from its industrial beginnings through the decades of tumultuous and peaceful times and his life in golf, medicine and war.

The author Bob Edwards is a retired solicitor with a passion for the histories of golf and rugby. He is a member of two clubs closely associated with Dr Stableford – The Glamorganshire and Royal Porthcawl. Having pursued an interest in the life and times of the ‘good doctor’ over many years, he now seeks to share his research into this very private, yet remarkable life.


Format / Page Extent






1 July 2017

HB and PB / 254 pages

Sport, Golf, History, Biography

HB: 9781876498603, SB: 9781876498542

HB: £49.95, SB: £39.95

Graeme Ryan,

Ryan Publishing specialises in high quality books on sport (especially golf) among many other subject areas. Visit our website at for more information.

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