Becoming Blackwolf Run

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An historical account of Herb Kohler, Pete Dye and a young Head Professional's efforts to create an exceptional golf property in the village of Kohler, WI. Their initial steps and efforts established Kohler Golf as one of the finest resort operators in the world. Read about the folks who made it happen behind the scenes and why the initial layout was the best course of the current ones today More

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About Mark Hagenbach

Mark Hagenbach is a husband, father of two and a Life Member of the PGA of America. Having played golf for 54 years he is passionate about the game and the opportunities it presents. Those opportunities have led him to writing and sharing his experiences. He enjoys coaching and teaching the game to all levels especially young players.
In 1987 Mr. Hagenbach was hired as the first head professional for Kohler's first entrant to the golf world, Blackwolf Run. His efforts led to the initial success that propelled the resort to garnering national recognition as one of the finest in the world. As the author states, without Blackwolf Run there would be no Whistling Straits.
Residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin he spends the cold months writing and eagerly awaits the arrival of spring. A Chicago Bear fan, he enjoys the good-natured ribbing from Packer Nation 365 days a year.


Review by: wozgolf on Feb. 29, 2016 :
I've always been a fan of Blackwolf Run and was thrilled to read the story detailing the birth of this great golf destination. Mark's narrative is a 'behind the scenes' story like you'd never read in a golf publication. Having played the course countless times since 1988, I feel like I was a fly on the wall observing Herb Kohler, Pete Dye and the rest of the characters as the plan developed.
A great read, especially if you were one of those lucky enough to be there in the early days.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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