Oakhurst: The Birth and Rebirth of America's First Golf Course

Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Course Golf formally came to America in Russell Montague a thirty two year old Harvard educated lawyer had moved to White Sulphur Springs West Virginia to improve his health His Scottish neighbors Ge

  • Title: Oakhurst: The Birth and Rebirth of America's First Golf Course
  • Author: Paula DiPerna
  • ISBN: 9780802713711
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Golf formally came to America in 1884 Russell Montague a thirty two year old Harvard educated lawyer had moved to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to improve his health His Scottish neighbors, George Grant and Alexander and Roderick MacLeod, were also men of leisure When Grant s golf obsessed nephew Lionel Torin arrived from Ceylon, these five built, purely for theGolf formally came to America in 1884 Russell Montague a thirty two year old Harvard educated lawyer had moved to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to improve his health His Scottish neighbors, George Grant and Alexander and Roderick MacLeod, were also men of leisure When Grant s golf obsessed nephew Lionel Torin arrived from Ceylon, these five built, purely for their own pleasure, a nine hole course on Montague s land unaware that it was the first course in the United States, and tenuously launching what has arguably become America s most popular sport.Oakhurst tells the memorable story of this historic course, from its birth and brief first life of fifteen years to its miraculous restoration 110 years later Weaving the lives of the founders through a fascinating history of golf, the evolution of its equipment, and the genesis of course design, Paula DiPerna and Vikki Keller recount colorful stories of early matches that astonished local residents, who thought the founders mad It may be a fine game for a canny Scotchman, but no American will ever play it except Montague, one opined Some sixty years after Oakhurst had fallen into neglect, legendary local golfer Sam Snead gave it new life, convincing his friend Lewis Keller to buy the land Their dream of restoring the course was realized in 1994, when Keller and noted golf architect Bob Cupp relying on scant clues, and intuition unearthed the dormant holes one by one.As Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, and many others who have played the course discovered, only period equipment hickory shafted clubs, gutta percha balls is allowed, and nineteenth century rules prevail making Oakhurst the only place in America where anyone can experience the game as it was first played It is an important chapter in sports history, a nostalgic piece of Americana, and Oakhurst brings its magic alive.

    Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Oakhurst tells the memorable story of this historic course, from its birth and brief first life of fifteen years to its miraculous restoration years later. Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Oakhurst is America s first golf course At Oakhurst in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia you are given hickory shafted clubs and gutta percha balls to play golf as it was played in the th century. Oakhurst Baptist Church October Food Pantry Ministry For those in need living near Oakhurst Baptist Church, we will be re launching our food pantry ministry This will be held at OBC from am pm This will be held at OBC from am pm. Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Course Oakhurst chronicles the untold story of this historic course, from its birth and brief first life of fifteen years to its miraculous restoration years later After Oakhurst had fallen into neglect, legendary local golfer Sam Snead gave it new life, persuading his friend Lewis Keller to buy the land with a Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Course At Oakhurst Links, a golf course in Sulphur Springs, W.Va golfers are required to use hickory shafted clubs and sheep are allowed to graze on the grounds That s because the course is America s oldest and it s still run according to th century rules. Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Oakhurst tells the memorable story of this historic course, from its birth and brief first life of fifteen years to its miraculous restoration years later. Oakhurst the birth and rebirth of America s first golf Get this from a library Oakhurst the birth and rebirth of America s first golf course Paula DiPerna Vikki Keller Provides a chronicle of the design and construction of Oakhurst, America s first golf course, a nine hole private course built by Scottish gentlemen George Grant and Roderick MacLeod in Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America Oakhurst The Birth and Rebirth of America s First Golf Course by Paula DiPerna, Vikki Keller Walker Books Hardcover GOOD Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text Possible ex library copy, that ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.

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