Keep an eye out later this spring -- Golf On Long Island is hitting the bookshelves.
Images of America: Long Island Golf by Golf On Long Island's Phil Carlucci will be available at area bookstores on June 1, right in the heart of peak golf season. The book contains more than 200 photos of public courses, private clubs, long-gone layouts, tournament play and local golf figures starting from the 1890s through the present day, all collected from local clubs, golf associations, libraries, historical societies and government archives.
Long Island Golf will join hundreds of other titles, as well as many Long Island-oriented editions, in Arcadia Publishing's popular "Images of America" photo-history series. Books in this series feature anywhere from 180 to 240 black-and-white images gathered from public and private collections. Long Island Golf looks back on more than 120 years of local golf history, with chapters dedicated to boom periods like the golf-course rush of the Roaring Twenties, and downturns like the Depression and the struggle through post-WWII land development.
There will be more information to come throughout the spring as the release date draws near, just in time for Fathers Day. Check Golf On Long Island and the GOLI Facebook page for frequent updates and potential giveaways.