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A Difficult Par / Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf (SIGNED)

Hansen, James R. / New York Times Bestselling Author of 'First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong'

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ISBN 10: 1592408230 / ISBN 13: 9781592408238
Published by Gotham Books published by The Penguin Group, New York, 2014
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Boards resist opening past 80 degrees; as new unread. Number line complete 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2; the first printing. Signed "James R. Hansen" to the half-title page. Jones (1930-2000) aimed to make every hole "a difficult par but an easy bogey," realizing the courses had to be fun for amateurs, but also had to "test the limits of the skills" of touring pros, both mental and physical, lest the game "turn into checkers." Golf architecture sports biography. 500 pp. including index. Reduced from $50. Bookseller Inventory # 004492

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Title: A Difficult Par / Robert Trent Jones Sr. and...

Publisher: Gotham Books published by The Penguin Group, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong 
Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses.
New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame.  
Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.

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Besides being an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, James R. Hansen has always been an avid golfer and plays to a six handicap.  Hansen has played and studied more than six hundred courses around the world. He lives in Auburn, Alabama.

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