You saw it on T.V. Now you can relive the experience of the Pebble Beach Pro- Am virtually first-hand through Joann Dost’s beautiful collection of pictures, essays and hole by hole descriptions of Pebble Beach.
The Ultimate Round: Pebble Beach Golf Links-An Illustrated Guide to America’s Majestic Dream Course, by Joann Dost is a must for anyone who has played, or dreams of playing, the iconic golf course on the Monterey peninsula. The handsome, hard bound, 146-page 10.5″ x 10″ full-color volume featuring breathtaking hole-by-hole imagery and state-of-the-art graphics, historical anecdotes for each hole, and essays by golf industry notables is a treasure for anyone who plays golf.
It is the next best thing to being there. According to Jim Nantz, CBS Sportscaster and Pebble Beach resident, “This book brings you as close to actually playing this classic seaside links course as only Joann can.”
It is a comprehensive historical compilation. Literary components of the book offer an historical review of the course from its inception to fruition by visionary businessman and developer, Samuel Finley Brown Morse, and famous events and players that have created the magic and mystique of Pebble Beach, along with a duo of narrative essays by Robert Trent Jones Jr. about the development of Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay. All serving to enhance the extraordinary and compelling photographs and computer graphics provided by Dost.
It is the ultimate yardage book. Chapters One and Three, titled “Playing the Ultimate Round,” offer a visual framework of the front and back nine holes complete with yardages, a “Player’s Tip” and “Memorable Match Play” narratives for each hole. As you cruise through the pages, you will actually feel like you are on the course via the stunning photos of each hole, recalling images of professional golfers on the course during rounds you’ve watched on television. I have already figured out what clubs I will use on each hole and how I will think my way around the course when I take in the Pebble Beach experience (Bucket List #1).
It is the ultimate in pictorial presentation. The chapter “A Gallery of Golf” offers a collection of Dost photographs and personal notes about the holes showcasing her artistic abilities as a photographer and subtle insights that only a local like Dost can provide. “Joann’s fresh approach in showing the magic of Pebble Beach Golf Links with her new, dramatic photography, detailed graphics, personal insights and brief narratives, is a perfect blend,” says Neal Hotelling, award-winning author and authority on the history of the iconic golf venue. “Her book illustrates why Pebble Beach is a ‘must play course’ for every golfer.”
“This project represents the pinnacle of my career,” says Dost. “At last, my company and I have produced a publication on Pebble Beach Golf Links that is definitive, attractive, and practical. We are proud to provide it for all golf enthusiasts worldwide.”
Joann Dost’s The Ultimate Round: Pebble Beach Golf Links is the perfect gift for any golf enthusiast, suitable for any coffee table, and the ultimate player’s guide to Pebble Beach.
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