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

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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

Introduction
What Is Golf Architecture?1
The Spirit of St. Andrews14
Schools of Design29
Constantly Evolving46
Comic Relief59
Temptation73
The Great Holes87
Classic Designs111
The Architect145
Mind Games172
Training and Daydreaming186
Design Talk200
Understanding Maintenance211
Rustic Canyon230
Armchair Design250
Random Thoughts258
The Future274
Appendix and Acknowledgments285
Index293

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