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Craig_Rokke

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Finegan's Pine Valley History
« on: January 29, 2003, 02:32:59 PM »
I noticed James Finegan's "Pine Valley: A Unique Haven of the Game" for sale on E-bay. I actually gave strong consideration to going after it, but bailed out when the bidding went above  
$200. (A PV shirt was also included) I have never encountered the book elsewhere, so I'm guessing it has a very limited number of copies, and also is perhaps
normally unavailable to the public. Can anyone comment on the book?
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Jimmy Muratt

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Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2003, 02:50:19 PM »
Craig,

It is a very good book that details the club history and has a year by year account of the happenings at the club.  It also has a hole by hole analysis with pictures from several angles of each hole.  It is the size of a yearbook and comes in a nice slide in case to protect it.   It is quite comprehensive and one of the better club histories I've seen.  It includes many black and white pictures as well so you can see the vast changes in the course today.  The coures looks much less open due to the immense tree growth.
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Tim Weiman

Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2003, 02:58:36 PM »
Craig:

I am very happy to own a copy of this book. But, if you are looking for something about golf architecture, it is not for you. The book does not focus on the golf course.

Buy it if you have an interest in the development of a great golf club. That is why I enjoy it.

By comparison, I would not recommend something like the history of Royal Melbourne. You won't find much about the golf course either and the club history part is, quite frankly, presented in a manner less appealing than what Jim Finegan has done with Pine Valley.

Amidst the renaissance in books about golf architecture I am hoping clubs like Pine Valley and Royal Melbourne will take note of Geoff Shackelford's Cypress Point book and sponsor a similiar effort. Us golf architecture junkies would really appreciate it.
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TEPaul

Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2003, 02:59:28 PM »
The book has never been available to the public--but I hate to see any book go above $200, that's for sure. However, if any of you guys want the book I'll get you all a copy for the bargain basement price of $199 and I'll even throw in one of my very own t-shirts.

If anybody wants one just start a thread on here for me. I generally pop in and out of this website about once every month or so.
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ian

Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2003, 03:05:14 PM »
Tim made a good point about Royal Melbourne and if Pine Valley's is the same its not an architecture book.

If anyone is interested I have Royal Melbourne's centenial history and am willing to part with it. Send me an e-mail and I will respond when I get back in mid-Febuary.

Ian
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Greg Hohman

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Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2022, 07:49:05 AM »
I wasn’t sure where to place this PV item, which might merit a new thread once someone has read the newly translated “Bold Ventures: Thirteen Tales of Architectural Tragedy.” PV is Tale XI, pp 207-234.
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Jim_Coleman

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Re: Finegan's Pine Valley History
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2022, 07:58:56 AM »
   Tom Paul?!  Good to see your voice.

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