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iPad app: 'Golf History with Peter Alliss'

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By John Strege

More history no doubt will have been written by the time one consumes all the information in a new iPad app, "Golf History with Peter Alliss."

This app spans the game from Mary Queen of Scots and her passion for golf in the 1500s to Bobby Jones' grand slam in 1930. The basic app is free, though to realize its full potential, in-app purchases are available, including those detailing the U.S. Open. the Open Championship and the Roots of American Golf. A value pack unlocking all content is available for $9.99, a modest price to pay, it seems, for so much history..

The app, narrated by the English broadcaster, former professional golfer and World Golf Hall of Fame member Peter Alliss, features more than 500 historical photographs, more than 400 stories about the game and many of its personalities, and more than 100 videos.

It features a keyword search and the ability to share images on social networks and via email. Museum-quality archival prints of the photographs can be ordered, too.