Search Results for perry-maxwells-prairie-dunes

This book studies the life of Maxwell and how he came to arrive in the small central Kansas town of Hutchinson to help the prestigious Carey family build a new course that would rival almost anything in the area.

Author: Mal Elliott

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1585360732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Prairie Dunes Country Club is an oddity. It sits in the heartland of America, but is considered by many to have the characteristics of a seaside links golf course. Its original designer, Perry Maxwell, was a banker. Its construction was begun in 1937, but it wasn’t fully completed until 20 years later. Yet, Prairie Dunes is one of the best golf courses in the world. In 2003, Golf Digest placed it at No. 25 in its annual “Top 100 Courses in America” list. Perry Maxwell’s Prairie Dunes, by Mal Elliott, is the remarkable story of how this remarkable golf course came to be. Vintage photos, historical text, and beautiful full-color photography by John Johnson take the reader through every stage of development of this historic course — site of the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open.
2002-05-29 By Mal Elliott

Prairie Dunes CountryClub An isolated gem set in Hutchinson, Kansas, and designed by father andson Perry and J. Press Maxwell, Prairie Dunes doesn't havea weakhole. Amongthethrees, which all play uphill, number two vies with the tenth, ...

Author: Michael Bartlett

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781554909735

Category: Photography

Page: 276

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Orwell Brennan, Chief of Police in Dockerty, Newry County, can't resist digging into the death of a man found in a tree with two arrows in his stomach.
2011-04 By Michael Bartlett

(Prairie Dunes) Elliott, Mal. Perry Maxwell's Prairie Dunes. Chelsea, Mich.: Sleeping Bear Press, 2002. (Riviera) Shackelford, Geoff. The Riviera Country Club: A Definitive History. Pacific Palisades, Calif.: Riviera Country Club, 1995.

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874652

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 864

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Historical Dictionary of Golf—through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, teams, and terminology of the game—is a comprehensive history of golf.
2011-01-21 By Bill Mallon

(Jones had not yet seen Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, which Perry Maxwell designed in 1937, perhaps in part because the course remained a nine-hole layout until Press Maxwell finished a second nine in 1957 based on ...

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698157002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses. New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.
2014-05-08 By James R. Hansen

... Kansas, which is 59 miles northwest of Wichita, is the Perry Maxwell-designed Prairie Dunes Country Club, often called the state's hidden treasure. Maxwell appreciated the “foundations” for his courses that God naturally provided.

Author: Gary Graf

Publisher: ACTA Publications

ISBN: 9780879463854

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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In this inspirational and entertaining book, Gary Graf brings his great talent for relating large moral and religious truths in ways that the rest of us can understand. And God Said, Tee It Up! is the third book from Graf that uses sports metaphors to reveal the mystical connections between sports and Spirit, links and Lord, game and God. This book relies on the eighteen holes of a golf course (plus the nineteenth hole back in the clubhouse) as a framework to illuminate comparisons between the ball and the Word, grand slams and Gospels, and Saint Andrew--the course and the man.
2009-01 By Gary Graf

the early days of 1937, work began on the first nine holes of Prairie Dunes Country Club. Less than six months later, on September 13, the course opened to great acclaim, and almost instantaneously Perry Maxwell's design vaulted into ...

Author: Anthony Pioppi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781630760847

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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To the Nines will introduce you to a whole new golfing experience by sharing the stories of nineteen nine-hole layouts across the country. Fenwick, Katherine Hepburn's playground, dates back to the 1890s. Just before a hurricane destroyed her family home in 1938, Hepburn aced Fenwick's ninth hole and shot even par. Long before Mike Keiser set out to turn a chunk of Oregon coast into one of the world's great golf destinations, he built The Dunes Club, easily the finest nine-hole course of the modern era. To the Nines will send you on a mission to discover the roots of the game, and to seek out your own unique and unheralded courses. This second edition includes recent renovations and rebunkering of several of these classic “nines” as well as a chapter on a newly built course.
2015-05-01 By Anthony Pioppi

When they had the time and money , they visited famous courses like Pinehurst , Southern Hills , and Prairie Dunes . Bill particularly admired Perry Maxwell . On the golf team at Wake Forest , where he got his BA in classical Greek ...

Author: Mike Keiser

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780525658603

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Essential reading for every golfer from the sport’s most acclaimed course developer—a comprehensive, firsthand account of restoring the inherent satisfactions of this centuries-old game, from the beauty of natural courses to the joys of walking the course “Mike Keiser is the best thing to happen to golf since the Big Bertha. He’s the guy who single-handedly saved us from the Fake 100-foot Waterfall Era. He gave us back nature, walking and buddy trips. This is a fascinating read on how in the world he did it.”—Rick Reilly, golf writer An avid golfer with a demanding career in the greeting card business, Mike Keiser found a new calling on the authentic links courses of Scotland and Ireland. Seized by the beauty of the landscape and the holes running through it, he determined this was how golf was meant to be: inclusive, not private; played on foot, not riding a cart; the courses natural, neither lavish nor contrived. Vowing to transplant this experience to the States, Keiser entered the golf business and, ignoring the advice of experts, built a true links course in Oregon. Bandon Dunes has redefined the game here and become a destination for golfers everywhere. Those same convictions have now produced other top-ranked courses by Keiser—in Wisconsin, Nova Scotia, Tasmania, and elsewhere—whose magical allure demonstrates what the world’s most gifted golf course architects can accomplish by working on designs that hew to the natural landscape. Keiser’s further commitments—to the caddies, greens crews, and staff at his resorts; to the communities in which they’re located; and to deep environmental stewardship—enhance the singular appeal of these immensely popular courses. At once an account of inventing a new, life-changing business, a guide to historic course design, and a paean to the sport that has recently experienced a surge of growth, The Nature of the Game is essential reading for every golfer.
2022-06-07 By Mike Keiser

opposite The Dunes: The approach shot into the green on the par-5 third hole must navigate a rugged duneland waste area ... such as Ross's Rolling Rock Club in Pennsylvania and Perry Maxwell's original nine-hole layout at Prairie Dunes.

Author: Paul Daley

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455615919

Category: Golf courses


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2003 By Paul Daley

Perry Maxwell's Prairie Dunes . Chelsea , Mich .: Sleeping Bear Press , 2002 . Emmons , David . Garden in the Grasslands : Boomer Literature of the Central Great Plains . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1971 . Fite , Gilbert .

Author: H. Craig Miner


ISBN: UOM:39015064870440

Category: History

Page: 371

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In Next Year Country Craig H. Miner recounts the resilience of his fellow Kansans through two depressions and the Dust Bowl, showing how the region changed dramatically over fifty years - not for the better, some might say. In this regional history, Miner blends the voices of real people with writings of small-town journalists to show life as it was really lived from 1890 to 1940. He has fashioned a textured look at determined individuals as they confronted the vagaries of raw Nature and learned to adapt to the machine age. And he captures the drama and vitality of rural and small-town life at a time when children could die in a blizzard on their way home from school, in a place where gaping holes of cellars and wells from abandoned homesteads posed real hazards to nighttime travelers. No mere nostalgic reverie, Miner's book chronicles the hard challenges to these Kansans' ambitious efforts to create a regional economy and society based on wheat, in an area once thought only marginally suitable for cereal crops. His diverse topics include the history of agricultural experiment stations, new approaches to irrigation, and the impact of the tractor and the combine; the role of women's clubs in developing culture, the growth of higher education, and the rise of the secession movement; and people's responses to pests, from prairie dogs to grasshoppers, and to radical groups, from the IWW to the KKK.
2006 By H. Craig Miner

16 Thankfully, history proved him wrong: Beth- page was neither a waste of money nor amateur, and neither were the WPA- funded Perry Maxwell designs at Prairie Dunes and Southern Hills. These courses would go on to host the Curtis Cup ...

Author: Kevin Kenny

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786478125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This account of professional golf during the Great Depression begins with a look at the "roaring 1920s" and how the game developed during this exciting decade. What a contrast to the Depression era--in which golf at all levels suffered but survived. The Depression years in general are covered and then the professional tour between 1931 and 1940 is examined in detail--the administrators (those who sold the tour to sponsors, the media and the public) and the many wonderful golfers. Much of this is set against the background of how difficult life was for most Americans. The book looks briefly at the post-Depression years (when the U.S. entered World War II) and how the top players fared. Despite the economic difficulties of the era, professional golf survived--largely due to the efforts of players and administrators, not all of whom have been sufficiently recognized by the game and its historians.
2014-09-10 By Kevin Kenny