Haunted Golf: Spirited Tales from the Rough

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The world of golf is rife with unexplainable happenings, such as badly hit shots last seen disappearing into a grove of trees, only to be rediscovered on the putting green. Players have learned to lay blame on “the Golf Gods,” and go about their rounds. And then there are the other stories: apparitions gliding across a course or the phantom golfer who appears out of nowhere to play a shot and vanishes just as suddenly. Haunted Golf is a compendium of tales of the restless spirits that haunt some of golf’s famous ...
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Overview

The world of golf is rife with unexplainable happenings, such as badly hit shots last seen disappearing into a grove of trees, only to be rediscovered on the putting green. Players have learned to lay blame on “the Golf Gods,” and go about their rounds. And then there are the other stories: apparitions gliding across a course or the phantom golfer who appears out of nowhere to play a shot and vanishes just as suddenly. Haunted Golf is a compendium of tales of the restless spirits that haunt some of golf’s famous locales as well as its lesser-known locales—from the clubhouses of New England to the fairways of San Francisco and the links of Great Britain. It will have you running for the golf cart as you read about:• The ghost of a murdered woman who haunts the seventh hole at Victoria Golf Club in British Columbia• The cadre of ghosts at the Otesaga Hotel in upstate New York, overlooking one of the finest resort courses in the East• The spine-chilling remnants of bygone days at the Home of Golf, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762750702
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: Haunted Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Pioppi, a contributing editor for Golfdom and editor-at-large for Golfdom Europe, is the author of To the Nines, a celebration of America’s notable nine-hole golf courses. Chris Gonsalves is a journalist.Peter Oosterhuis is a Senior PGA Tour player and a golf analyst for CBS.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: VICTORIA GOLF CLUB: Murder on the Seventh FairwayCHAPTER 2: TRAILS WEST GOLF COURSE: Catherine Sutler’s Eternal SearchCHAPTER 3: MT. WASHINGTON HOTEL AND RESORT: The Princess Still ReignsCHAPTER 4: CANTON PUBLIC GOLF COURSE:: The Headless FrenchmanCHAPTER 5: LEATHERSTOCKING GOLF COURSE: The Otesaga’s Unwanted GuestsCHAPTER 6: BILTMORE HOTEL AND RESORT: The Gangster GhostCHAPTER 7: HENRY LONGHURST: A Message from the Other SideCHAPTER 8: AHWAHNEE AND WAWONA HOTELS: The Rustic Ghosts of YosemiteCHAPTER 9: STAFFORD COUNTRY CLUB: Dare to Sleep with DemonsCHAPTER 10: ST. ANDREWS: A Rich and Bloody HistoryCHAPTER 11: LADIES GOLF CLUB OF TORONTO: Where It’s Always Ladies FirstCHAPTER 12: GREG NORMAN: Golf’s Most Famously Haunted CareerCHAPTER 13: HILTON HEAD: Ghost of the Blue LadyCHAPTER 14: DEATH MESSAGES: Golf Course Encounters from Beyond the GraveCHAPTER 15: MINIKAHDA CLUB: Voices from a Murderous PastCHAPTER 16: LINCOLN PARK GOLF COURSE: Walking Atop the DeadCHAPTER 17: MT. LAWLEY GOLF CLUB: Death on Satan’s ElbowCHAPTER 18: SNOW HILL COUNTRY CLUB: A Room with a BooCHAPTER 19: THE BALSAMS GRAND RESORT HOTEL: A Mountain of Mysteries
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