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By Jeff Silverman

Shefchik_From coverThink Minnesota, and golf may not be the first thing that pops into mind, but the land of 10,000 lakes is a land overflowing with with the endeavor. Bobby Jones won the third of his five Amateurs at Minikhada in 1927 and kept the Slam alive in 1930 with his Open win at Interlachen. Ross, Tillinghast, and Raynor all left important fingerprints on its terrain. By piecing together more than 20 mini club chronicles, this coffee table contribution impressively documents a substantive, illustrated -- alas, only in black and white -- saga that criss-crosses the state in pursuit of what amounts to an engaging social and sporting history unique to a particular patch of the nation.

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