Five years after the project began, my latest book, “History of the Minikahda Club Golf Course” has been printed and shipped.
It is 167 pages in hardcover format with black and white as well as color photographs. It also has stunning full-color reproductions of all 18 of Donald Ross’s individual hole drawings.
The introduction was written by Golfweek Architecture Editor Brad Klein, who is also the author of the biography “Discovering Donald Ross.”
The book delves into Minikahda’s fabulous history that is and all-but-forgotten outside of the Twin Cities area.
The club hosted the 1915 U.S. Open won by Chick Evans, the 1927 U.S. Amateur won by Bobby Jones, a Walker Cup, Curtis Cup and U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The course that opened in 1899 counts among its architects William Watson, Robert Foulis Thomas Bendelow and Donald Ross. In the early 2000s, Ron Prichard oversaw an extensive renovation that undid years of ill-advised modifications and excessive tree planting.
I have a very limited number of copies for sale, which can be signed and personalized. Please email me at AnthonyPioppi@gmail.com to purchase one.