Golf and the American Country Club - Sport and Society (Paperback)

by Richard Moss

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In this entertaining cultural history, Moss explores the circumstances that led to the establishment of the country club as an American social institution and its inextricable connection to the ancient, imported game of golf. Moss traces the evolution of country clubs from informal groupsof golf-playing friends to country estates in the suburbs and eventually into public and private daily-fee courses, corporate country clubs, and gated golfing communities. The book shows how these developments reflect shifts in American values and attitudes toward health and sport, as well as changing social dynamics.

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Published
28/06/2007

Publisher
University of Illinois Press

ISBN
9780252074134


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