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An Insider's Look at Pebble Beach Golf Links SHORTCUTS LIT 60 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 Former pro golfer and professional photographer Joann Dost has captured unique images in "The Ultimate Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links." E very duffer from Dubuque to Dubai dreams of the day he or she gets to play a round on the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links. Joann Dost, a former LPGA touring pro turned acclaimed photographer, has published a book that will whet the appetite even further and also pro- vide potential players with invaluable tips to make that once-in-a-lifetime experience even sweeter. "The Ultimate Round: Pebble Beach Golf Links, an Illustrated Guide to America's Majestic Dream Course," takes readers on a detailed insider's tour of this legendary course, illustrated with Dost's finely rendered pho- tographs. "The idea came from my business partners Bob Reade and Sarah Joplin and me," Dost says. "We felt there was a real need for a book that would allow players to plan their day at Pebble ahead of time, and then to have that round for a lifetime." Each hole is mapped out in detail, including a "Player's Tip," written by a Pebble Beach pro- fessional. There's also "Memor- able Match Play" detailing historic moments played out on it. And of course, there are those pho- tographs that allow viewers to feel as though they are actually there, hearing the crashing waves, inhaling the salt air. The cover shot is a case in point. "We purposely designed that with the lone golfer," Dost explains. "It's the next best thing to being at Pebble. The individual can look at it and dream of themselves in that position." Dost's love affair with Pebble Beach goes back decades. "Spyglass was my home course when I was a touring pro," she recalls. But it is the Golf Links that has truly captured her heart and photograph- er's eye. "I've photographed it thousands of times and have played it on dozens of occasions," she says. "I know it so intimately. It's a living creature, always changing. It keeps getting better and better and better." "The Ultimate Round" is available at all Pebble Beach Company stores and at —Michael Chatfield

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