1897 1st Edition of How to Play Golf by H.J. Whigham. Henry James Whigham was a Scottish writer and highly skilled amateur golfer of his era. At the urging and arrangement of Charles Blair Macdonald, Whigham traveled to America to demonstrate golf at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. That trip to America proved extremely timely and beneficial for Whigham, as just a few years later he would claim victory in back-to-back (1896 & 1897) United States Amateur Championships and go on to marry C.B. Macdonald’s daughter.