Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona (Images of Sports Series)

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For 100 years, golf in Scottsdale, Arizona, has challenged and entertained professionals, duffers, and spectators alike. Courses have evolved from the oiled sand courses of the early 1900s to championship layouts with breathtaking scenery--lush green fairways surrounded by cacti, boulders, and desert washes. Scottsdale's favorable winter climate creates an ideal setting for international golf tournaments, like the FBR Open, featuring stellar tour professionals and watchable celebrities. Scottsdale-area golf ...
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Overview


For 100 years, golf in Scottsdale, Arizona, has challenged and entertained professionals, duffers, and spectators alike. Courses have evolved from the oiled sand courses of the early 1900s to championship layouts with breathtaking scenery--lush green fairways surrounded by cacti, boulders, and desert washes. Scottsdale's favorable winter climate creates an ideal setting for international golf tournaments, like the FBR Open, featuring stellar tour professionals and watchable celebrities. Scottsdale-area golf businesses enhance the game and the local economy. Rarely seen images in this new retrospective have been gathered from a variety of local archives, historical societies, and private collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738556321
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 784,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


A community historian and writer, Joan Fudala has previously authored Pilots, Pigeons, Gents & Jennies, Historic Scottsdale: A Life from the Land, Images of America: Scottsdale, and over 300 history-themed articles. She has held leadership positions in several Scottsdale civic groups and is a lifelong golfer. Despite a high handicap, she enjoys the challenge, camaraderie, and traditions of the game.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Adapting the Desert for Golf: 1899-1960 9

2 Adapting Golf to the Desert: 1960-2008 43

3 Stars and Spectators Flock to Scottsdale Golf Events 81

4 Golf is a Game of Personalities 105

5 Golf Industry Contributes to Sport Community 117

Bibliography 127

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