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December 2013

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Website Launched for New Book 'America's St. Andrews T he website has been launched for "America's St. Andrews" in advance of the most anticipated sporting event ever to be held in the Pacific Northwest. The website's address is, and is in support of the hardbound full-color coffee table book that chronicles the improbable story of how Chambers Bay was selected to host the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship as well as be the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host the U.S. Open in 2015. Included on the website are a sampling of photos from the book, quotes from interviewees, table of contents, paragraphs pulled from chapters and a video which can also be viewed here. The website was designed by Abell Smith, the webmaster for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. The scheduled release date for the book is October 1, 2014, and prior to its release the book can be preordered directly from the website at a preferred rate of $29.95. Once the book is released, it will retail for $39.95. The website contains two levels of options for businesses wishing to be a partner in the book. Once released, the book will be available wherever books are sold, as well as online, and will be sold onsite at the 2015 U.S. Open. It will also be available on eBooks via Kindle, iPad and other tablets. The book's Foreword is written by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Chairman and Master Architect of the design firm of Robert Trent Jones II, the architects of Chambers Bay. Included in the book are extensive interviews with all the key people involved in the process of transforming an abandoned gravel mine into a U.S. Open-caliber golf course, such as Mike Davis, Executive Director of the United States Golf Association; Danny Sink, USGA Championship Director of the 2015 U.S. Open; Matt Allen, General Manager of Chambers Bay, and his superintendent, who took on the task of nurturing fine fescue grass in an unfamiliar landscape; John Ladenburg, the former Pierce County Executive who spent all the political clout he had on a dream that 36  Golf Today Northwest ultimately came true; and particularly Jones and his team of architects and shapers who looked to the roots of the ancient game to create a world-class links layout along the shore of Puget Sound. Along with award-winning photography of the golf course, the book also includes neverbefore-seen historical photos of the property on which Chambers Bay was built, the phases of the course's construction, the 2010 U.S. Amateur held at Chambers Bay, the renovations performed in the wake of the Amateur, photos from the USGA archives and many of the people involved in the dramatic backstory of the property. Owned by Pierce County, the municipal golf course and the property that surrounds it provide, along with golf, a multitude of uses to the general public. Proceeds to Charitable Initiatives A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to a number of charitable programs and initiatives, such as the Patrons of Golf Click here to learn more about t

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