The Evangelist of Golf: The Story of Charles Blair Macdonald

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Charles Blair Macdonald and his seminal achievement, the National Golf Links of America, in one fell swoop, inaugurated the evolution of golf course architecture in America. All of golf paused to marvel at Macdonald’s magnificent creation.”
—Ben Crenshaw, noted golf course historian and architect

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Overview

Charles Blair Macdonald and his seminal achievement, the National Golf Links of America, in one fell swoop, inaugurated the evolution of golf course architecture in America. All of golf paused to marvel at Macdonald’s magnificent creation.”
—Ben Crenshaw, noted golf course historian and architect

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886947207
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 10.72 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

George Bahto was born and raised in New Jersey. He and his wife, Shirley, have four daughters. For 40 years he operated Bahto & Sons Dry Cleaning Service and while doing so, studied the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Now regarded as the leading expert on these two storied architects, Bahto operates his own golf course design and restoration company from his home in Pine Brook, New Jersey, His first complete design, Stonebridge Golf Links in Happauge, Long Island, New York, opened to rave reviews in 2001. He has written articles for Golfweek magazine.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Doak.

Introduction by Ben Grenshaw.

Chapter 1: The Early Years.

Chapter 2: Chicago Golf Club.

Chapter 3: Macdonald and the First National Championship.

Chapter 4: The Ideal Golf Links.

Chapter 5: Glossary of Holes and Green Complexes.

Chapter 6: National Golf Links of America.

Chapter 7: Seth the Surveyor.

Chapter 8: Piping Rock Club.

Chapter 9: Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

Chapter 10: St. Louis Country Club.

Chapter 11: The Greenbrier Resort.

Chapter 12: The Lido Club.

Chapter 13: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Chapter 14: Ocean Links.

Chapter 15: Links Club.

Chapter 16: Practice Courses.

Chapter 17: Women's National Golf & Tennis Club.

Chapter 18: Gibson Island Club.

Chapter 19: Creek Club.

Chapter 20: Deepdale Golf & Country Club.

Chapter 21: Mid Ocean Club.

Chapter 22: Yale University Golf Course.

Time Line of Events.

Composite Listing of Courses of Charles B. Macdonald, Seth J. Raynor, and Charles H. Banks.

Obituary by H.J. Whigham.

Acknowledgments.

Editor's Note.

Index.

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