Filled with hundreds of full-color images, a colorful celebration of the work of Pete Dye on his eighty-fifth birthday showcases 130 of his most acclaimed golf course designs, in a volume that includes anecdotes by colleagues, golf pros, and clients, as well as special tributes by golfing legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Greg Norman.
Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.
On the sun-drenched South Carolina coast, just forty-five minutes from the enchanting city of Charleston, lies one of the nation's most beloved barrier islands--a dazzling, miles-long beach; deep green foliage; massive, centuries-old hardwoods; sparkling marshland leading to the horizon; a dizzying array of birdlife amidst all manner of flora and fauna. And then there's the golf. Kiawah first came to the public's consciousness back in 1991, when its bellwether Ocean Course served as host venue for the Ryder Cup Matches, still remembered as among the most thrilling golf competitions ever played. Now, a generation later, Kiawah and the Ocean Course return to the spotlight as the host of the 2012 PGA Championship, the first Major Championship to ever be contested in the golf-mad, golf-rich state of South Carolina. Veteran golf and travel writer Joel Zuckerman shines the spotlight not only on the incredible Ocean Course but also on the remaining quartet of wonderful courses at the Kiawah Resort and the pair of aces at the Kiawah Island Club, among others. Beginning with the history of the island itself through the centuries, Zuckerman provides the whole story of golf on Kiawah, from the groundbreaking Ryder Cup that first raised Kiawah's profile among golf fans the world over to the 2012 PGA Championship. The history of the club and the courses is further bolstered with profiles of some of Kiawah's most significant individuals, among the most celebrated names in golf. Kiawah Golf is a must-read for anyone who loves Kiawah or loves golf--and truly, don t the two go hand in hand?
They met in the summer of 1958, and after a courtship that began on the front porch of the French Lick Sheraton Hotel, they quickly fell in love and were married that autumn. Events then took them away from Indiana, for the time being, but they always intended to move back to French Lick, “someday”. In this, her first book, Eva Sharron Kobee tells of stepping out in faith as she and husband Johnny Kobee move back to French Lick to pick up the life they had left 40 years before, proving Thomas Wolfe wrong, “at least for a little while”. This is a story of how pursuing their dreams led to challenges that turned into opportunities, memories that turned into discoveries, and all because of a love that turned into forever and beyond...
Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is fully updated with more than fifty percent new material, including more than twenty-five recent innovations in the golf industry. Revealing both the art and science of golf course architecture, it takes readers inside the designer’s mind through each step to designing a golf green, golf hole, and golf course. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, course maps, and drawings, this Second Edition explains the roots of ugliness and sources of beauty in courses, how the landscape communicates, and the connection between golfers and golf courses. Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition provides a wealth of accessible and helpful information on golf course architecture chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and restoring a golf course.
One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.
Golf for Women magazine calls Alice Dye "the woman who changed the way we play the game." Hall of Fame golfer Nancy Lopez says, "Alice is one of the greatest amateur golfers ever." Husband and revered golf course architect Pete Dye adds, "She has a great understanding of the game of golf and a keen eye for course design." Twice United States Senior Women's Amateur Champion and member of the victorious 1970 United States Curtis Cup team, Alice has influenced the game of golf for more than fifty years through her work as a member of the USGA committees, the first woman board member of the PGA of America, and the first woman president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. In From Birdies to Bunkers, Alice Dye shares her personal, passionate, and funny experiences of a life on and off the course -- playing with the great Babe Didrikson Zaharias, dining with Tiger Woods, her pioneering efforts on behalf of women golfers, and working with Pete to design many of the world's greatest golf courses. In addition, the magical names of Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, President George H. Bush, and others are woven throughout, providing a book that will improve your knowledge of golf and perhaps your own game.
A tribute to more than one hundred of the world's most visually extraordinary golf courses features panoramic photography and offers insight into their creators' uses of nature and course design, in a volume that includes coverage of such locations as St. Andrew's Old Course, Leopard Creek, and Pirate's Plank.
'Space' and 'place' are concepts central to both geography and sport. Places, for example, are the means of identifying most sports teams, while sport both affects, and is affected by, the physical environment and landscape. In this fully revised and updated edition of his classic, discipline-defining text, John Bale comprehensively explores the relationships between sport, place, location and landscape. Drawing on examples from around the world, the book addresses key topics from the geographical diffusion of modern sport to the economic impact of sport. Also included in this new edition are cutting-edge areas of geographic interest, from the 'geographical imagination', to postmodern and postcolonial enquiry. Presenting a wealth of research data, as well as the most comprehensive guide to the literature currently available, this accessible text will be indispensable reading for all students of sport, human geography and cultural studies.
The eight villages of Southwest Michigan's Harbor Country-Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, and Three Oaks-have evolved from a group of humble frontier communities into a vacation mecca. Just 90 minutes from Chicago, Harbor Country's unspoiled beaches, marinas, antique shops, and shady country lanes have offered a weekend refuge to weary urbanites for years. The New York Times once called Harbor Country "the Hamptons of the Midwest," perhaps because the area draws Chicago's illuminati to its shores. Yet most of the region's first settlers were lumbermen, farmers, fishermen, and railroad workers, and Harbor Country's rustic, small-town ambience remains as their legacy. Through nearly 200 vintage photographs, this book documents the history of Harbor Country and its many roles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Once an aspiring Great Lakes port, then briefly a railroad center, as well as a lumbering community that supplied the timber to build Chicago, Harbor Country is revealed as an area with rich history and everlasting appeal.
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Articles and essays written by Peter Andres, Herbert Warren Wind, Dan Jenkins, and other golf writers offer insights into the greatest players, and the greatest moments, of the game.
This marvellous collection by one of the world's most respected golf journalists touches upon just about every aspect of the game: the pros, the amateurs, the courses, the characters, the teachers, and the techniques. There are interviews with celebrities such as Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange; tour coverage that takes us to The Masters, The British Open, the PGA, and the Ryder Cup; lessons with the best teachers; demonstrations with the best (and the worst) golf equipment; walks on the world's finest course; and journeys back in history to meet the likes of Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Canadian Master George Knudson.
A noted golf-course designer describes his efforts to convert dull ground and swamp areas, offers tips on game improvement, and relates humorous anecdotes about famous golfers