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Dream Golf

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 9781565129818
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A fascinating study of Keiser's evolution as a golf entrepreneur...Any golfer interested in how things work will find it a worthy read. This, one suspects, is how the West was truly won."---Travel & Leisure Golf "This is much more than a golf book; it's the story of one man's unshakable vision and the extraordinary people who helped him bring it to life."---George Peper, former editor in chief, Golf Magazine "What a pleasure when a good story lands in the hands of a good storyteller...Goodwin does a wonderful job of conveying the modern golf world through Keiser's unique set of values."---Golfweek "Dream Golf will appeal to golfers and lovers of golf history on multiple levels: as a crash course in golf-course architecture; as an insider's look at how golf holes are designed and constructed; and as a surprisingly inspirational account of how a golf course built the old-fashioned way can inspire a `sense of the sublime' in all who tread its fairways...[A] very special book."---Booklist "This is a story about a modern day miracle worker...Tells the incredible story behind the creation of these marvelous courses on the coast of Oregon...Author Goodwin [is] a literary man who knows how to tell stories with details that hold your attention...Go buy the book---it will make you go to Bandon for sure."---Golf Today "The story line behind Bandon Dunes sounds a little too perfect, as if it were scripted as a marketing ploy. In fact, it was the opposite, just a guy building the kind of golf course he himself would want to play---and tapping into something smart."---The Wall Street Journal This Is The Story of a man with a dream---as well as the vision and passion to make it come true. The dream was to build a great American links course, one that would contain all the excitement of the famous golfing destinations in Scotland and Ireland, storied places like St. Andrews and Ballybunion. The man was Mike Keiser, an entrepreneur and amateur golf enthusiast, founder of the successful company Recycled Paper Greetings, and Dream Golf is the story of how, with the help of some of the most colorful---and occasionally controversial---men in golf, he transformed a remote area on Oregon's Pacific coast into not one but four of the most stunning, challenging, and highly ranked courses in the world. These courses---Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and the newly opened Old Macdonald---are the antithesis of most modern American golf courses, where the features have been shaped by bulldozers and all too often look sleek, manicured, and artificial. All the holes at the Bandon complex have evolved naturally and are molded to fit the rugged, heaving coastal terrain, creating courses that provide much the same experience as playing the legendary "links" courses of the British Isles. With all three courses ranked in the Top 100 in the country by Golfweek, Golf Digest, and Golf Magazine, the courses at Bandon provide a "pure" golf experience, pitting the golfer against the elements, allowing the land to dictate the course, making players feel engaged with both nature and the game. When Bandon Trails, the third course in the complex, opened, Golf Odyssey magazine proclaimed, "Bandon Trails cements Bandon Dunes' position as the single best place to play golf in the world." Now with the opening of a fourth course, this one named Old Macdonald in honor of Charles Blair Macdonald, the father of American golf course architecture and the founder of the United States Golf Association, golfers will have an opportunity to experience an even more rugged, untamed version of the game. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephen Goodwin recounts the arduous task involved in creating this monumental new course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak. Featuring the classic principles and strategies that Macdonald incorporated into his own courses, Doak has shaped eighteen holes that pay tribute to the legendary Macdonald while offering a totally new and exciting experience. Dream Golf provides a gripping account of how one man thoroughly transformed his dream into reality and celebrates the imagination and daring that went into shaping one of America's most outstanding golf resorts.

Dream Golf

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 9781616200114
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This account of how one of America’s most beautiful golf resorts came to be is “a narrative gem” (James Dodson). On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast—and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into reality. This revised and expanded edition takes another look at Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Old Macdonald, a new course that provides golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game, named in honor of Charles Blair Macdonald (1856–1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the US Golf Association. This fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina, brings visitors back to the true origins of the sport—and Dream Golf is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how this special spot became a destination for golfers everywhere.

Dream Golf

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 1565125304
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Mike Keiser, entrepreneur, amateur golf enthusiast, and founder of the successful company Recycled Paper Greetings, turned his unlikely dream of creating a British-style links course on Oregon's rugged coast into one of America's most extraordinary golf destinations. Working against the odds, and making decisions that seemed counterintuitive to most outsiders, Keiser surprised the skeptics and charmed the critics with the result of his efforts. When it opened in 1999, Bandon Dunes was instantly acclaimed one of the best courses in the world. This book, written with Keiser's full cooperation, is the first all-inclusive account of how he translated his passion into a reality. It reveals the difficulties he had to overcome, the personalities he encountered-- most notably two of golf architecture's most controversial figures, Scotsman David Kidd and American Tom Doak-- and the goal he has achieved in creating a true golfing utopia in an astonishingly short period of time on a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific.

Bandon Dunes

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 0983303398
Genre : Golf courses
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Day Walks In The Lake District

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 1906148120
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A hillwalking guidebook that showcases 20 circular routes in the Lake District, between 5 and 13 miles (8 km and 21 km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of different abilities. It includes walks from the main tourist bases, such as Keswick and Ambleside, as well as sought after peaks, such as Seafell Pike, Great Gable, Blencathra and Helvellyn.

The Match

Author : Mark Frost
ISBN : 9781401389994
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Black Diamonds Black Gold

Author : Don Woodard
ISBN : 0896723798
Genre : Business & Economics
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Texas, they say, is so rich you can pull money right out of the ground. It must be true, because in a West Texas town called Thurber, the Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Company. grew rich digging coal, drilling oil, and making bricks from the clay soil. The Texas Pacific Co., or TP, as it was known at the beginning, was born in 1888 just seventy-five miles west of Fort Worth and took its name from its only customer, Texas Pacific Railroad. Employing mostly immigrant workers in the coal mines, the company prospered, creating a town—eventually called Thurber—and adding a brick works in 1894. For several years Thurber rivaled Fort Worth as the largest population and cultural center of the region. The discovery of the famous Ranger oil field in 1917 by a TP employee began not only a whole new chapter in the development and expansion of the company, but also in the growth of Texas.Through photographs, newspaper articles, company archives, and oral recollections, Woodard gives the reader a glimpse of the life and times of the people and events that shaped the socioeconomic growth of the region. The latter part of the book offers a tantalizing glimpse of the post–World War II development of Fort Worth, including the political maneuverings of the last chairman of the company, H. B. Fuqua. Oil money, cattle barons, politicos—the history of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil is a story not only about a company, but also of the people whose dreams and actions moved a fortune from the dusty ground of the prairie into the new bustling frontier economy that created twentieth-century Texas.

18 In America

Author : Dylan Dethier
ISBN : 9781451693652
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A “winning” (Parade) and “well-conceived” (The New York Times) account of one teenager’s solo trek to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states—“two parts coming-of-age story, one part golf travel adventure, and one part survival test” (Golfweek). Shortly before his freshman year of college was set to begin, seventeen-year-old Dylan Dethier—hungry for an adventure beyond his small town—deferred his admission and, “like Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey before him, packed his used car and meager life savings and set off to see and write about America” (ABC News/ Yahoo). His goal: play a round of golf in each of the lower forty-eight states. From a gritty municipal course in Flint, Michigan, to rubbing elbows with Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow, Dylan would spend a remarkable year exploring the astonishing variety of the nation’s golf courses—and its people. Over one year, thirty-five thousand miles, and countless nights alone in his dusty Subaru, Dylan showered at truck stops, slept with an ax under his seat, and lost his virginity, traveling “wherever the road took him, with golf as a vehicle for understanding America” (The New York Times). The result is a book that “would be considered fine work by any writer, let alone one so young” (Maine Edge).

The Making Of Modern Burma

Author : Thant Myint-U
ISBN : 0521799147
Genre : History
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Burma has often been portrayed as a timeless place, a country of egalitarian Buddhist villages, ruled successively by autocratic kings, British colonialists and, most recently, a military dictatorship. The Making of Modern Burma argues instead that many aspects of Burmese society today, from the borders of the state to the social structure of the countryside to the very notion of a Burmese identity, are largely the creations of the nineteenth century - a period of great change - away from the Ava-based polity of early modern times, and towards the 'British Burma' of the 1900s. The book provides a sophisticated and much-needed account of the period, and as such will be an important resource for policy makers and students as a basis for understanding contemporary politics and the challenges of the modern state. It will also be read by historians interested in the British colonial expansion of the nineteenth century.

The Everything Store

Author : Brad Stone
ISBN : 9780316219259
Genre : Business & Economics
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"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

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