Hutchinson was born in 1859 in London, the third son of General William Nelson Hutchinson. He started his golf career early, winning his first club championship medal when he was just sixteen and, three years later, playing number one on the Oxford University golf team and leading them to victory. In his later life, Hutchinson ‘s greatest golfing achievements were his two victories in the 1886 and 1887 British Open Championships. His caddy during his early golfing years was a young orphan who was employed by his family as a ‘houseboy,’ and this boy, John Henry Taylor, would become a legendary golfer, winning five Open Championships. Hutchinson was fascinated by the mechanics of the game and studied it closely, and became a respected teacher of golf style, writing several books on the subject. ‘In my mind, there is no question that Horace Hutchinson was a teacher extraordinaire and is clearly the father of golf instruction.’ (Mike Stevens, American golf teaching professional.)
2) They will never go through one Ladies’ Championship with credit. Tears will bedew, if wigs do not bestrew the green.
Hutchinson was a remarkably prolific writer whose work has disappeared, leaving only faint traces to indicate that a large number of books had ever existed. It is only through attempting to trace information about one book that lots of other titles float into view, and unfortunately there are few details about most of them. Hutchinson is best remembered as a golfer and a number of his books on golf in all its aspects are still available, plus a few of his works on cricket, shooting and other sporting activities. However, he also wrote several historical non-fiction works, usually biographies, and general interest books. He appears to have had an intimate knowledge of Natural History and wrote about aspects of this in great detail, often combining it with the philosophy of the time, as in the book The Faun and the Philosopher; a Forest Phantasy (1915.) This title is one of many that illustrate how firmly Hutchinson was set in the Victorian tradition, other such titles include A Saga of Sunbeams (1900); Amelia and the Doctor; Little Lady Mary (1900); Peter Steele, The Cricketer (1900.)
That Fiddler Fellow (1891)