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displays the colorful, 130-year history of New Jersey golf through the state’s most fascinating golf-related vignettes. Each is bite-sized, focused and full of interesting information. While arranged into four eras from the early 1890s through today, the book’s modular approach allows readers to enjoy this beautiful collection in quick takes or to attack it all in a few sittings.
New Jersey was at ground zero when golf invaded America. The state supplied an inordinate share of the nation’s most accomplished players; hosted several of America’s most important events, both professional and amateur; witnessed the creation of some of the game’s most timeless courses and clubs; and even saw a favorite son create arguably golf’s most discussed amenity—its handicap system.Order Now
The Greatest Generation earned its name. When not winning world wars and dealing with the Great Depression, a few New Jerseyans took a break to earn the title “Player of the Century;” fend off the biggest names in the game in the State Open; introduce the world to the future of big-time golf; defy all odds to create a cultural icon; and carry on what is now 130 years of tradition.Order Now
In these Palmer / Nicklaus / TV-fueled years of golf’s expansion, the nation twice witnessed Jack’s greatness with his two Baltusrol-hosted U.S. Open triumphs. Montclair Township become center of the golf architecture universe as home base to two of the most important golf course architects of all time. Team matches became an engine of growth for both players and their associations. Finally, New Jersey shook hands with the USGA, becoming all-in partners.Order Now
New Jersey’s timeless classic courses were nudged down the annual course rankings by a dozen spectacular tracks built in the 2000s —a golf architecture renaissance that has changed Garden State golf forever. The list of movers and shakers in modern New Jersey golf is eclectic, with scientists, journalists and humanitarians joining the state’s finest players. More people are competing in interclub matches today than ever. Finally, a focus on a club that embodies so much of what New Jersey golf represents to the rest of America.Order Now