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Links to the Past: The Hidden History on Texas Golf Courses (Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. '74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar '74 & Nancy Paup)

By Dan K. Utley

Texas A&M University Press
Released: 2018-08-15
Hardcover (288 pages)

Links to the Past: The Hidden History on Texas Golf Courses (Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C.  74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar  74 & Nancy Paup)
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As they tee up, make their approach shots, or line up their putts, few Texan golfers likely realize that the familiar landscapes of tee boxes, fairways, and greens can obscure stories from the past that played out on those same grounds. Such little-known links to the past include prehistoric campsites, a Spanish presidio, and a prairie where the Rough Riders trained, as well as courses constructed by New Deal agencies in the Great Depression or military personnel in times of war.

Links to the Past: The Hidden History on Texas Golf Courses takes readers on a tour of eighteen Texas golf courses with surprising connections to history. On the “front nine,” points of interest include encounters with dinosaur fossils near Austin, a Comanche raid on a Spanish frontier presidio near Menard, and a battle between Anglo buffalo hunters and Native Americans near Lubbock. The “back nine” explores reminders of the East Texas lumber industry near Diboll, a training ground for the Rough Riders outside downtown San Antonio, and a race riot near Houston in 1917, to name a few. In addition, Dan K. Utley with Stanley O' Graves provide full histories of the courses themselves, detailing their design and evolution and explaining how they came to be constructed at these historically significant sites.

Fun, compelling, and enlightening, this book is a reminder that history has occurred all around us, not just in historic districts, state parks, or even where official state markers might be found. Featuring “scorecards” for each course that include location, historical facts, and a “signature hole of history,” as well as historical and contemporary photographs and informative sidebars, Links to the Past is sure to entertain. Golfers, history buffs, and heritage tourists will want to toss this handy and engaging book in the front seat of the car—or zip it into the side pocket of their golf bags.

Spectacular Golf (an exclusive collection of great golf holes in Texas)

By Brian Carabet

Brand: Panache Partners, LLC
Hardcover (204 pages)

Spectacular Golf (an exclusive collection of great golf holes in Texas)
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This fascinating guide explores some of the most interesting, challenging, historic and scenic golf holes in the Lone Star State.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf

By Harvey Penick

Golf Gifts & Gallery
Released: 2012-05-08
Red Hardcover (208 pages)

Harvey Penick s Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
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  • Contents include: Golf Medicine
  • The Three Most Important Clubs
  • Hole Them All
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The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style” (The New York Times)—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.

The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros.

The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”

Links, Lore, & Legends: The Story of Texas Golf

By Art Stricklin

Brand: Taylor Trade Publishing
Hardcover (192 pages)

Links, Lore, & Legends: The Story of Texas Golf
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Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, Dave Marr, Ben Crenshaw, Lanny Wadkins, Sandra Haynie, Rick Beem―names known to golfers everywhere―populate Texas golf history. This book chronicles the development of golf in Texas decade by decade focusing on highlighted events, players, pros, teachers, courses, and tournaments. It includes "10 Historic Events You Don't Know About."


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