George Brown produced the Minnesota Golf Association’s centennial book, a 144-page, four-color coffee table volume published in November 2001. It features a brief history of golf in Minnesota and looks at the MGA’s first 100 years, as well as some of the master course architects who plied their trade in the state and 20 prominent Minnesota courses. The book highlights seven Minnesota players who became golf legends, takes a glance at the MGA championships contested each year and offers an in-depth look at seven memorable majors held in Minnesota from 1901–2001.

Book Specifications

Title: 100 Years of Minnesota Golf: Our Great Tradition

Trim Size: 11” x 8 1/2” portrait format

Extent: 144 pp + ends + case + dust jacket

Printing: Text 4×4, four-color & black/white photography

Binding: Case bound, Smyth sewn

Printed By: Johnson Printing, Boulder, Colo.

Timeline: Project commenced September 1999. Books delivered December 2001.



“The MGA is extremely pleased with the book having found it quite interesting, readable and factually accurate. The MGA has also received several compliments on the book. Mr. Brown was very professional in all aspects of the project, met all deadlines and completed the book under budget. He was also extremely easy to work with and thorough in all of his preparations. Mr. Brown clearly has a strong passion for both history and golf and is an outstanding researcher and writer. The MGA was very pleased with Mr. Brown’s performance and would hire him again.”

—  Julie L. Sprau, Former Executive Director, Minnesota Golf Association

“I want to formally thank you for the first-class professional job that you did for us in producing our great commemorative centennial book, 100 Years Of Minnesota Golf. Your diligent in-depth research and your excellent communication with both our MGA Centennial Steering Committee and professional staff were most important in accomplishing this fine project. It is a work that we are all very proud of and well represents the MGA and the history of golf in Minnesota.”

—  Dick Harris, MGA Centennial General Chairman

“What a terrific job you’ve done on 100 Years Of Minnesota Golf. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed first thumbing through and then reading the book, nor can I begin to describe the many, many memories it brought to mind. As you might imagine, they were wonderful years for me, and your book served to help me relive them. It’s a lovely book, and I assure you I’ll always treasure it, as will, I’m sure, anyone privileged to own a copy.”

—  Patty Berg, Co-founder LPGA and Golfing Legend

Sample Interior Pages