The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Story of the Rebirth of No. 2

eBook - 2012
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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
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781469607917
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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