Banff Springs Golf Club

Banff Springs Golf Club
By: E.J. (Ted) Hart
ISBN: 978-1-926983-02-8
Publication date: July 2011
192 pages | Hardcover | 12 x 10 inches


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Stunning contemporary photos, a treasure-trove of previously unpublished historic photos, commentary by the world’s pre-eminent golf writers and golf course architects, and the impeccable research of historian Ted Hart, combine to create Banff Springs Golf Club, a distinctive history of one of the world’s best known and most scenic golf courses.

This labour of love is a large format book printed on the finest paper stock and comes with a beautiful gold embossed hard cover.


E. J. (TED) HART’s life and career have been dominated by the history of Banff. Born and educated in Edmonton, Alberta, Ted graduated with a Masters in Western Canadian History at the University of Alberta in 1971. The following year he was hired by the late Maryalice Stewart to work in the archives at what was then known as the Peter Whyte Foundation, beginning what would be a 40-year-long career involved with the cultural history of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Encouraged by noted mountain poet Jon Whyte, Ted published his first book on Canadian Rockies history, Diamond Hitch, the Early Outfitters and Guides of Banff and Jasper, in 1975. In 1976, Hart took over as the head of the Whyte Foundation, a position that evolved into the Director of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and that he held until 2008. During this period Hart authored 12 books relating to Banff and the Rockies, including his award winning The Selling of Canada: The CPR and the Beginnings of Canadian Tourism; Jimmy Simpson, Legend of the Rockies and a work of fiction, Ain’t it Hell: Bill Peyto’s “Mountain Journal.” Between 2008 and 2010 Ted continued to oversee the archives at the Whyte Museum and work on a major biography of Dominion Parks Commissioner J. B. Harkin, published in 2010 as J. B. Harkin, Father of Canada’s National Parks. Ted retired from the Whyte Museum in 2010 and now lives with his wife, Pat, south of Calgary in the foothills town of Okotoks.


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