Golfdom Files: Moose Run rolls with quake, then has its biggest year

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Devastation! Destruction! Mass chaos! Those are the headlines you’d expect to see when reading an article about a golf course hit by a massive earthquake. Somehow, when a 9.2-magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Alaska on March 27, 1964, Moose Run Golf Course at Ft. Richardson — about 80 miles east of the epicenter of the quake — came through with hardly a scratch. In fact, the earthquake somehow improved turf-growing conditions at the course. This article, from the October 1964 edition of Golfdom, details how the season after the earthquake was one of the best for the course, which was able to open earlier in the spring than usual and saw an 80-percent increase in play as of early September that year. Read the full article here: 

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