Golf in Florida: 1886 - 1950 (Images of Sports)

Overview

Florida has depended on tourism since the earliest days of American ownership. Entrepreneurs, scoundrels, and visionaries flocked to the Sunshine State to take advantage of the natural resources—land, water, climate, natural beauty, flora, and fauna—to implement their schemes and dreams. The majority of these schemes depended on convincing individuals from northern states to invest in their projects or to vacation in the state. One of the attractions was golf. Every Florida resort of note included a golf course, ...

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Overview

Florida has depended on tourism since the earliest days of American ownership. Entrepreneurs, scoundrels, and visionaries flocked to the Sunshine State to take advantage of the natural resources—land, water, climate, natural beauty, flora, and fauna—to implement their schemes and dreams. The majority of these schemes depended on convincing individuals from northern states to invest in their projects or to vacation in the state. One of the attractions was golf. Every Florida resort of note included a golf course, and golf became the major attraction for winter visitors and part-time residents. This book provides a brief history of golf in Florida, focuses on the men who designed the courses, and provides a guide to the resorts that catered to the game.

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Even early tourist lures to Florida featured images of vacationers golfing beneath the state's sunny skies. Richard Moorhead's Golf in Florida uses scores of illustrations to demonstrate the fruitful symbiotic relationship between the sport and the vacation and retirement haven. An appealing addition to Arcadia's burgeoning Images of Sports series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738568416
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/9/2009
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,009,531
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Moorhead is a retired sales management executive with Johnson and Johnson. Nick Wynne is the current Rossetter Scholar, sponsored by the Rossetter House Foundation, and is the author or coauthor of 10 books.

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