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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.

Golf Dreams

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 9780307784124
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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John Updike wrote about the lure of golf for five decades, from the first time he teed off at the age of twenty-five until his final rounds at the age of seventy-six. Golf Dreams collects the most memorable of his golf pieces, high-spirited evidence of his learning, playing, and living for the game. The camaraderie of golf, the perils of its present boom, how to relate to caddies, and how to manage short putts are among the topics he addresses, sometimes in lyrical essays, sometimes in light verse, sometimes in wickedly comic fiction. All thirty pieces have the lilt of a love song, and the crispness of a firm chip stiff to the pin.

The Links

Author : Robert Hunter
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A masterpiece of architectural literature, "The Links" is the first book that fully addresses the complexities of the golf course in terms of design, construction, and definition of the game. Written in 1926, Robert Hunter conceptualized "The Links" as a complete study, a manual for golf course architects and design enthusiasts, specifically written to advance the field of study in a way that had never been tried before. Although Hunter was not a golf course architect by trade, or even a golfing professional, his background as a dedicated socialist reformer led to his unique understanding of the relationship between golf and its greater contribution to society. The challenges posed by golf, as well as the beauty produced by the singular nature of the world’s most famous links, led Hunter to conclude that diversity is what makes golf the cherished game that it is. In "The Links," he postulates, “It is not the love of something easy which has drawn men like a magnet for hundreds of years to this royal and ancient pastime; on the contrary, it is the maddening difficulty of it.” Supported by over fifty photographs and original drawings, "The Links" details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight into the strategies and methods used to design the world’s most renowned courses. As acclaimed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie wrote, “I have read "The Links" with the greatest interest. Mr. Hunter is familiar with all the great courses in the world and he has written a most entertaining book, which I am sure every golfer will read with profit. I do not hesitate to say that it is the classic of the subject.”

Breaking Her Fall

Author : Stephen Goodwin
ISBN : 0156029693
Genre : Fiction
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Losing his temper when he hears allegations about his daughter and a group of boys at a party, Tucker Jones inadvertently assaults one of the boys and is targeted in a legal battle that threatens his home, career, freedom, and relationship with his daughter. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Lines Of Charm

Author : Geoff Shackelford
ISBN : 1587262606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A compilation of the best things written by architects noted for their courses... Illustrating the words are original drawings of famous holes, construction plans, architect caricatures, cartoons, advertisements..." book jacket.

Pacific Pinot Noir

Author : John Winthrop Haeger
ISBN : 0520942116
Genre : Cooking
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Featuring more than two hundred in-depth winery profiles, this definitive guide is the best single source of information on world-renowned pinot noirs from California and Oregon. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of a grape variety considered by many to produce the ultimate food wine, John Winthrop Haeger offers this expanded, updated companion volume to his award-winning North American Pinot Noir. Here, with three times the number of winery profiles, he focuses exclusively on what he calls the Pacific Pinot Zone, stretching from the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon to Santa Barbara in California and extending up to thirty miles inland. An introductory essay provides an indispensable view of pinot noir in the United States—including the dramatic effect that the movie Sideways has had on its sales and production. Pacific Pinot Noir features: * Detailed descriptive tasting notes and selected vertical tastings * At-a-glance graphics conveying information on tasting rooms, prices, and production for each winery * Regional maps showing key viticultural areas * Contact information for each winery

Union Pacific Country

Author : Robert G. Athearn
ISBN : 0803258291
Genre : History
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"No one has done before what Athearn has done in this volume. He has utilized company records and a variety of other sources to write a very attractive and readable, but scholarly account of the impact of the Union Pacific and its branch line son the country it served from the 1860s to the 1890s. . . . Everyone from railroad buffs to Western history scholars will like the book."--Choice. "This highly readable book is an excellent history of the heart-breaking efforts to build the Union Pacific into a viable enterprise before the end of the nineteenth century. . . . Throughout this attractive reprint edition, Athearn provides insights and fresh perspectives not only on the Union Pacific but on other railroads in the West and their significance in frontier America."--David Dary, Overland Journal. "A superb contribution by a master historian, Union Pacific Country is a model chapter in the epic story of how the American West was penetrated, settled, and developed with the aid of steam and iron. The research is massive; the writing style is inviting; the photographs, maps, and documents are helpful; and the story is compelling."--Journal of the West. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad: Rebel of the Rockies by Robert G. Athearn is also available.

The Anatomy Of A Golf Course

Author : Tom Doak
ISBN : 1550413732
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A key book for the golfer's library, exploring the intricacies of golf architecture--and how this knowledge can improve your golf game.

Strange Monsters Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 0764336223
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Is it possible that unusual creatures share the Pacific Northwest with its 10.3 million human occupants? It's true! Oregon and Washington have misplaced alien invaders, such as a half-inch flea, a giant spider with a leg span of three inches, and a snakehead fish (made famous of late in four horror movies) that can breathe in water and on land, and grows to be about four feet long. There are sea monsters, from prehistoric times to the present, as well as freshwater phantoms said to infest lakes and rivers. The sky has winged wonders that resemble species long believed to be extinct. These are the stuff of nightmares: thunderbirds described as raptors, resembling eagles or vultures, with a wingspan of eight feet, as well as Bigfoot and other large bipeds. A comprehensive guide to a crypto zoo of the Northwest, this book details the Black Tamanous, a man-eating monster; a kangaroo man; the usual brownies, elves, fairies, gnomes, leprechauns, pixies, wee folk; and many more. You may find this research unsettling, even frightening. One thing is certain...a world of mystery awaits.

Methods Of Early Golf Architecture

Author : C.B. Macdonald
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from premier architects C.B. Macdonald, George C. Thomas, and Robert Hunter. With precision and detail, these visionaries discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched. Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - Teeing Grounds - Through the Green - Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - Ideal Holes - The Construction Process - Overseeing Construction Characteristics of a Golf Architect “A golf architect must be a student of agriculture, understand nature, have a knowledge of soils, knowledge of implements, drainage, and above all the particular character of the layout which tantalizes a lover of the game and holds him spellbound.” – C.B. Macdonald Psychology of Design “How deadly dull are two or three holes of the same character when they follow each other! A drive and pitch followed by a drive and pitch is a good deal like serving a watery pudding after a watery soup.” – Robert Hunter The Design Process “The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game.” – George C. Thomas Utilizing Natural Features "Now and then one finds a hole of real distinction which nature herself has modeled, and to add anything artificial would be a crime.” – Robert Hunter

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