Tales from Pinehurst: Stories from the Mecca of American Golf

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Certain places in the American sports lanscape have an immediate impression on our awareness as sports fans. Churchill Downs, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, the streets of Boston, and Indianapolis are recognizable for hosting major sports events. They are places with history and personality. They are vibrant with enthusiasm and reflect a slice of the American culture through sports. A tiny place in central North Carolina called Pinehurst is one of those places. A little more than a century old, Pinehurst has deep roots in it's sandy soil as a mecca of American golf. The best way to learn about Pinehurst is through the stories. Hear historical tales and lore from those that have witnessed the growth of one of golf's most endearing playing fields. Tales from Pinehurst is an inside look at one of the most popular cities in America when it comes to Championship golf. In Pinehurst, North Carolina, golf is more than a game, it is a way of life, and the people have seen! more than their share of golf history. From the famed and feared Donald Ross creation No. 2 course, which has baffled professional golfers for decades, to the Ryder Cup and US Open's it has hosted, it's stories last for lifetimes.

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A native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Robert Hartman grew up playing junior golf at Pete dye and Jack Nicklaus-designed Wabeek Country club. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 1985 with a B.A. in English and received his Masters degree from Hollins University in 1999. After serving as captain of the Hillsdale College Charger golf team, he turned his attention to writing about the sport. From the sports editor of Michigan's oldest college newspaper, The Collegian, he was the sports information director at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Throughout the 80's he assisted Roland Lazenby as assistant editor on Boston Celtics Greenbook. Hartman worked as the Assistant Director of Communication during the summer of 1987 for the American Junior Golf Association. He has written numerous articles on the young players in the game of golf for ACC Magazine and Virginia Golfer. He resides in Roanoke, Virgina, with his wife, Catherine, and his children, Ryan and Emma.

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