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Striking photography and fact-filled profiles combine to reveal the distinct character of the world’s best par-three golf holes in this gorgeous collection. A list of the 100 greatest holes are at the heart of this exploration and have been arranged according to design and geographical category, such as links, island and peninsula greens, blinds, drop downs, and more. Colorful stories behind well-known names like Alcatraz, Cleopatra, and Postage Stamp, as well as explanations about how notable course ...

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Golf's Finest Par Threes: The Art and Science of the One-Shot Hole

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Overview


Striking photography and fact-filled profiles combine to reveal the distinct character of the world’s best par-three golf holes in this gorgeous collection. A list of the 100 greatest holes are at the heart of this exploration and have been arranged according to design and geographical category, such as links, island and peninsula greens, blinds, drop downs, and more. Colorful stories behind well-known names like Alcatraz, Cleopatra, and Postage Stamp, as well as explanations about how notable course designers—Macdonald, Colt, Tillinghast, Nicklaus, and Jones among them—have created par threes are interspersed with brilliant photographs of each hole. A concluding section offers new perspectives on the one-shot hole, the top par-three layouts, and historic shots on par-three holes. This beautifully packaged tour of golf’s greatest short holes guarantees to inform, entertain, and provoke vigorous debate about what makes a par three superior and memorable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554909735
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 260
  • File size: 27 MB
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Tony Roberts is a photographer who has contributed photos to every major golf magazine. He was the 1987 recipient of the USGA’s Book of the Year Award for his photographs in Golf’s Magnificent Challenge. Michael Bartlett is a freelance writer and journalism teacher. He is the author of Bartlett’s World Golf Encyclopedia and The Golfer’s Almanac and was the editor for the magazines Golf, Golf Canada, and Golf Journal. They both live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Acknowledged as the deans of American architects, Pete and Alice Dye have teamed together for fifty years to create some of the world's most challenging and highly praised golf courses. Their ability to combine the unpredictability of nature with stunning imaginative concepts makes them unique as designers and an inspiration for course architects everywhere.

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