Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design / Edition 1

Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design / Edition 1

by Geoff Shackelford, Gil Hanse
     
 

ISBN-10: 031227808X

ISBN-13: 9780312278083

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Advance Praise for Grounds for Golf

“Geoff's book is great. In fact, Grounds for Golf explains the basics of course architecture better than any other book—ever. But this is no snooze—Shackelford remembers to entertain while he informs.”—Curt Sampson, author of Chasing Tiger and Hogan

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Advance Praise for Grounds for Golf

“Geoff's book is great. In fact, Grounds for Golf explains the basics of course architecture better than any other book—ever. But this is no snooze—Shackelford remembers to entertain while he informs.”—Curt Sampson, author of Chasing Tiger and Hogan

“Geoff Shackelford’s primer on the fascinating world of course design will help golfers understand and appreciate why some courses succeed in holding their interest while others fail to do so. His work is both insightful and approachable. Readers will never look at a course the same way again.”—Lorne Rubenstein, author of A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands.

“I don’t know anyone more knowledgeableæor passionateæabout golf course architecture than Geoff Shackelford. His Grounds for Golf is a terrific primer for those who want to know why architecture is an important, but misunderstood, part of the game. And if it helps them play better, well, that’s just a nice bonus.”—James A. Frank, editor of Golf Magazine

“Geoff Shackelford’s dedicated enthusiasm for the study of golf course architecture comes across beautifully in this lovely book. I highly recommend the book to all golf enthusiasts.”—Peter Oosterhuis, CBS commentator, six-time Ryder Cup player, and former director of golf at the Riviera Country Club

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312278083
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Practice Tee: Introduction
1What Is Golf Architecture?1
2The Spirit of St. Andrews14
3Schools of Design29
4Constantly Evolving46
5Comic Relief59
6Temptation73
7The Great Holes87
8Classic Designs111
9The Architect145
Out
10Mind Games172
11Training and Daydreaming186
12Design Talk200
13Understanding Maintenance211
14Rustic Canyon230
15Armchair Design250
16Random Thoughts258
17The Future274
18Appendix and Acknowledgments285
In
Total
19Index293

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