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.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to tell a story from my experience as a golf professional at one of the most recognized resort golf destinations in the world. Herb Kohler and Pete Dye get all the credit but there were many others that made the success of Blackwolf Run possible. I did a substantial job implementing the golf operation.
Friends of mine have encouraged me to continue writing and over the years I've done different things. I wanted to have something permanent that I could share with others.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am able to express myself better and at times more quickly through a keyboard. I like bringing real life experiences to print.
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Where to find Mark Hagenbach online


Becoming Blackwolf Run
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
(5.00 from 1 review)
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

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