To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator
J. Douglas Edgar was an English golfer who discovered an efficient golf swing, moved to Atlanta, played around with women and was found dead on a street one night. Read more about this mystery at Golf.com.
Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
The absence of Tiger Woods at the top of leaderboards in 2003, changed the lives of many--most of all, four players who would embrace this chance and seize the day, rising to become major champions in his wake.
Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont
GV970.3.U69 L39 2010
The unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open and Johnny Miller--an unknown young golfer--who astonished the world.
Unplayable: An Inside Account of Tiger's Most Tumultuous Season
GV964.W66 L87 2010
The definitive chronicle of the most stunning year in the legendary career of Tiger Woods, when the world’s greatest golfer returned to competitive play following major knee surgery—only to have his personal life unravel in the public spotlight at year’s end.
Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry
GV964.A1 O26 2008
One of sport's most contentious, complex, and defining clashes played out on the genteel green fairways of the world's finest golf courses. The fifty-year duel between Arnie Palmer and Jack Nicklaus propelled each to the status of American icon and pushed modern golf to the heights and popularity it enjoys today.
A Golfer's Life
GV964.P3 A3 1999
Arnie followed his dad, "Deacon" Palmer, the head greenskeeper, around the Latrobe Country Club fairways and as a youth he played at dawn before the club members arrived (the only time he was allowed on the course). He soon became a vibrant, daring, handsome sports celebrity who attracted wild crowds and enormous television audiences whenever he played and whose charisma propelled the explosion of enthusiam for golf in the sixties.
The Wicked Game: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and the Story of Modern Golf
GV964.A1 S68 2004
Through riveting portraits of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, Sounes turns the spotlight on the game's evolution, from country club pastime to a multibillion-dollar business, with multimillionaire players holing out and cashing in. The "wicked" in this game is in its documented history of discrimination against minorities, women and the less-than-rich who can't afford the country club dues.
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Pittsburgh Region - Directories
Golf in PA.com
This web site by the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association includes a directory to member golf courses. They also publish an annual statewide Golf Guide, and the Western PA Coupon Book.
Golfer's Lifestyle Magazine
Search courses, read local feature stories, book golf, find information on local and national golf events and more. This FREE publication can be found in the entrance of all Dick's Sporting Goods, suburban Primanti Bros. Restaurants and most golf courses and country clubs in the entire Pittsburgh region.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sports: Golf
Golf news from the Pittsburgh daily newspaper.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Golf
News coverage of professional golf
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating® Listing
Information on area golf courses with links to their websies.
- USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating® Listing
Pittsburgh Events and Organizations
First Tee of Pittsburgh
The First Tee of Pittsburgh is a youth charity program that affects the lives of kids through golf and the lessons learned from playing the sport. It provides golf instruction, equipment, access to Schenley Park Golf course and life skill education to any interested junior (ages 7 through high school) of any economic, ethnic and skill background, all at no charge.
Mario Lemieux Foundation Celebrity Invitational
This charitable 4-day golf and community event takes place in June.
Pittsburgh Professional Women's Golf Network
provides area women with an organized network of golf opportunities
West Penn Minority Junior Golf Association, Inc. (WPMJGA)
Provides access and training to primarily minority intercity junior golfers
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association (founded in 1899) is one of the oldest amateur golf associations in the country. Includes a rating of area golf courses with links to their websites.
Golf in PA.com
This web site by the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners includes a directory to state golf courses. They also publish an annual statewide Golf Guide, and the Western PA Coupon Book.
Keystone Public Golf Association
The Keystone Public Golf Association (KPGA) is a statewide organization created in April 1990 to provide public courses and players access to golf services and information.
Pennsylvania Golf Association (PGA)
The Pennsylvania Golf Association (PGA) is the authoritative body of amateur golf in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
American Junior Golf Association
The AJGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
News, rankings, statistics, and schedules, in association with Golf Digest/Golf World.
Golf news coverage by Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine.
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
The Ladies Professional Golf Association, founded in 1950, is the longest-running women's sports association in the world. It includes a 34-event tour, a Teaching & Club Professional (T&CP) Division, and an LPGA Foundatin that supports junior golf programs, scholarships and other financial assistance.
PGA: Professional Golfers' Association of America
Founded in 1916, the PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world, comprised of more than 28,000 dedicated men and women promoting the game of golf
United States Golf Association
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as the national governing body of golf for the U.S., its territories and Mexico since its formation in 1894. The USGA conducts the United States' national championships. These include the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women's Open, the U.S. Senior Open, the 10 national amateur championships and the State Team Championships. Their website includes the rules of golf.