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Selected Books

Eubanks, Steve
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
Feinstein, John
Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
GV965.F43 2010
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.
Lazarus, Adam
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.
Lusetich, Robert
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.
O'Connor, Ian
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.
Palmer, Arnold
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.
Sounes, Howard
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


Pittsburgh Events and Organizations



  • Golf in
    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.

United States

  • 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.
  • ESPN: 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.