The world of golf is rife with unexplainable happenings that seemingly defy the rules of gravity and logic: There are those badly hit shots last seen disappearing into a grove of trees, only to be rediscovered on the putting green. And what of those perfectly struck drives that rocketed into the crisp blue beyond never to be seen again? Players have learned to lay blame on “the Golf Gods,” and go about their rounds. There are, however, the other storiestales of apparitions gliding across a course, unexplained noises emanating from uninhabited rooms of a clubhouse, or the phantom golfer who appears out of nowhere to play a shot and vanishes just as suddenly. Haunted Golf explores such stories from the clubhouses of New England to the fairways of New Orleans and the links of Great Britain. Bringing readers on a journey that will enlighten, entertain, and send shivers, this book also delves into the history and flavor of the locations, painting evocative portraits of the courses and the communities. It includes a foreword by English golfer and golf analyst Peter Oosterhuis.
About 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.
Table of ContentsCHAPTER 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