Walter Lindrum OBE and Sir Donald Bradman are two iconic figures in Australian sports, each excelling in their respective fields. Both rose to stardom on their first visits to England, Lindrum with his record break of 3262 and 67 breaks over 1000 (more than any other player had achieved in a lifetime) in his 1929-1930 English Billiards season, and Bradman with his record innings of 334 and an astounding batting average of 139.14 in the 1930 Ashes cricket series.
Walter Lindrum – Fifty-seven world records, with some still standing today. Considered to be one of Australia’s all-time greatest sportsmen, Walter Lindrum was in a league of his own on the billiards table. His talent for the sport was a product of both genetics and environment, and his rise to the top is nothing short of fascinating.
Timeline of the greatest billiards player of all time. Covering his unique upbringing, illustrious career, and post-retirement charitable endeavours, this is a testament to a man who gave the sport and his country his very best.
Walter Lindrum received an MBE in 1951 as well as an OBE in 1958 – these honours were awarded to him by the Queen due to his success in raising huge amounts of money for charity during the war years. Indeed, Walter walked with Kings, but never lost that common touch which endeared him to thousands.
In his seminal treatise, Walter Lindrum outlines the basics that made him the greatest billiards player of all time. He details over 60 types of practice shots for budding enthusiasts to master, which include various crowd-pleasing trick shots, and discusses table maintenance, technique, and the psychological side of the sport.
“Thank you to Blaise Northey and Col (Ret.) Tony Hall OAM for recording this interview about Walter Lindrum coaching billiards and snooker in the Australian Army, and to Mark Dunn for helping bring this to light. This interview showcases Walter’s generosity and love for the sport, through a story detailing his eagerness to pass on his billiards and snooker knowledge to others.” – Tammy Lindrum
Utmost gratitude to Dale Mackay for providing these resources, allowing us to share Walter Lindrum’s billiards insights with the world. We hope that viewers can digest these books, studying the beautiful game and taking their skills to a higher level.
On Wednesday the 17th of November the New Zealand Croquet Team paid a surprise visit to the Yarraville club for some much needed relaxation following their 10-11 loss to Australia in the first round of croquet’s equivalent of the football World Cup playoffs, The MacRobertson Shield. The MacRobertson Shield consists of three five-day tests between […]
A big thanks to David Pitt for allowing us to share his thoroughly informative article, “A History of Billiards in Melbourne”, at walterlindrum.org Extract from “A history of billiards in Melbourne” by David Pitt for the program for the Endeavour Life Care 2019 World Billiards Championship held at the RACV Club Melbourne. Article Source: https://www.facebook.com/alcocksbilliards/posts/2901555693390314 […]
Walter wrote here with my treatise on Billiards: “A game I have always loved and at which I am proud to be the worlds leader.” Walter has made 711 breaks over 1000 29 breaks over 2000 2 breaks over 3000 1 break over 4000 Walter held 57 world records: also English, Australian, Irish, Scottish, American, […]
A visual representation of the life of Walter Lindrum, the world’s greatest ever billiards player. These photos were provided by a number of friends; some were purchased from eBay, and some can be found in the public domain.