Monday, June 26, 2017

Golf Scorecard History 101, Nevada

Golf Scorecard History 101, Nevada
Set #6
Fairway to the Stars to GC at Lightning W Ranch

Flag of Nevada

Some Interesting Facts About Nevada:
  1. In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.
  2. The Reno Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  3. Bugsy Siegel named his Las Vegas casino "The Flamingo" for the long legs of his showgirl sweetheart, Virginia Hill.
  4. The Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas strip is the nation's first off-airport airline baggage check-in service.
  5. Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died.
  6. There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.
  7. While Samuel Clemens took the pen name "Mark Twain" as a reporter working for the "Territorial Enterprise," he began his writing career as a reporter in the Midwest some years before moving to Virginia City in 1862.
  8. Pershing County located in Cowboy Country features the only round courthouse in the United States. Update: {the Bucks County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, constructed in 1960, is considered round. Now there are two.}
  9. In 1931 the Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open on Highway 91, the future Las Vegas Strip.
  10. There are approximately 125 golf courses in Nevada.  Twenty-two scorecards from ten courses are illustrated below.

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Albatross GR, Czech Republic
Manitoba, Canada Scorecards
New Hampshire Scorecards
Antigua - Nelson Dockyard

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Total Nevada = 1,002
Total USA = 94,323
Total Foreign = 45,153
Total Collection = 139,476

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