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The Resource A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf, James R. Hansen

A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf, James R. Hansen

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A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf
Title
A difficult par
Title remainder
Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf
Statement of responsibility
James R. Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a career that spanned 70 years (1930-2000), Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed or remodeled more than 400 golf courses in 43 US states and 28 other countries, with more than three dozen of them hosting championship tournaments. Here, biographer James R. Hansen recounts how Jones, an English immigrant boy, arrived just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. He excelled as a young golfer, and Cornell University allowed him to tailor his own curriculum for golf course design. His guiding principle was to make every hole "a difficult par but an easy bogey." He understood that for pros, the courses had to test the limits of their skills, so he made sure that golf at its highest levels was a game that would stimulate the mind as well as engage the muscles. At the same time, he understood that in order to prosper, the courses had to be fun for amateurs as well. As gifted as he was at design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur, who overcame the challenges of the Great Depression and World War II to establish the most honored brand in golf courses, while passing his talents to his two sons. Author Hansen examines Jones's legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the ways Jones's career intersected with those of golf greats. He also portrays how Jones's revolutionary designs fundamentally changed the character of the sport.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansen, James R
Dewey number
  • 796.352092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV964.J68
LC item number
H36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Robert Trent
  • Golf course architects
  • Golf courses
  • Landscape architecture
  • Golf
  • Jones, Robert Trent
  • Golf
  • Golf course architects
  • Golf courses
  • Landscape architecture
  • England
Label
A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf, James R. Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Ellis Island to the Ivy League -- Big ambitions in depressed times -- A "new deal" for golf -- Parting company -- "A modern theory of golf architecture" -- On the home front -- From Peachtree to the Dunes -- The advent of the "open doctor" -- The Trent Jones era -- "The architect the pros loved to hate" -- A family affair -- The sun never sets ... -- The end of the trail
Control code
ocn861069067
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 498 pages
Isbn
9781592408238
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014000209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904672
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861069067
  • (Sirsi) a1790886
Label
A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf, James R. Hansen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Ellis Island to the Ivy League -- Big ambitions in depressed times -- A "new deal" for golf -- Parting company -- "A modern theory of golf architecture" -- On the home front -- From Peachtree to the Dunes -- The advent of the "open doctor" -- The Trent Jones era -- "The architect the pros loved to hate" -- A family affair -- The sun never sets ... -- The end of the trail
Control code
ocn861069067
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 498 pages
Isbn
9781592408238
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014000209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904672
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861069067
  • (Sirsi) a1790886

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