There are only two golf libraries in the country, and the Orange County Register has an article on one of them. A must read for golf enthusiasts. \"\"I really respect the game of golf,\" Sheffer said. \"There is something mystical about the game. There is really a passion about it.\" That admiration for the game is passed on to anyone who visits the library, which is about a sand wedge from one of two first tees at the 36-hole golf course.\"

\"This small room tucked in a corner on the main floor of the Industry Hills Sheraton Resort is an island of golf history rarely seen by the public, though it is accessible to anyone who wants to venture through the doors that are open six days a week.\"

\"It is a paradise of golf history and lore, and librarian Saundra Sheffer and manager Marge Dewey are tour guides and caretakers for one of only two golf libraries in the country. The other is the USGA library at its headquarters in Far Hills, N.J.Within the resort, which includes a restaurant, conference rooms and a nightclub where the library used to stand, is the library. A small room off the main library has display cases full of clubs and mementos from famous golfers and tournaments. Clubs used by former President Dwight. D. Eisenhower and LPGA Hall of Famer Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, as well as the 1934 program from the first Masters tournament, are enshrined in glass cases.\"

\"In the library, the rich, dark cases made from wood from a Central American rain forest hold more than 5,000 books, ranging from autobiographies to instruction to humor.\"

\"The life stories of Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones, as well as books on golf in Scotland that date to the 18th and 19th centuries are there.\"

\"I still get a kick out of looking at some of the books,\" Sheffer said. \"It is quite a collection.\"

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