Golf in Seattle and Tacoma

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Golf in Seattle and Tacoma uncovers the local history of this sport through photographs and accounts of events that shaped regional courses. In addition to local favorites, lesser-known stories are recounted. Seattle's Bill Wright became the first African American to win a national championship. Ballard's Karsten Solheim invented the PING golf club. Homer Kelley wrote one of the most influential books on the physics of the golf swing. Golf writer John Dreher located kidnapped George Weyerhaeuser. Minority golfers established the Fir State Golf Club to circumvent rules that prohibited entry into golf tournaments. Plus, this book explores the history of the area's newest course, Chambers Bay.
ISBN: 9781467134224
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Debbie Sorrentino Kilgren and Neil E. Kilgren are affiliated with Washington State Historical Society, Museum of History and Industry, Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, Pacific Northwest Library Association, Nordic Heritage Museum, and Pacific Northwest Golf Association.
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