The Golf Courses of England, Ireland, Scotland & Walesby Ben Crenshaw
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Take a golfing journey with Harry Rountree and Bernard Darwin as they travel the classic courses of Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales on a trip unparalleled in golfing history. Rountree's 64 watercolours, oils & charcoals, along with Darwin's prose will bring you back to the time when Old Tom Morris, Allan Robertson, James Braid, Edward Ray and others were the European standard bearers of the game.
Penned and painted in the early 1900’s this is a unique survey of golf courses of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Darwin and Rountree bring the reader on a tour of many of the storied courses as the game was gaining popularity both on the British Isles and "across the Atlantic".
Darwin's depiction of some of the lost and legendary courses will captivate the reader. Rountree’s paintings evoke what can be described as “realistic impressionism”. Golfing moments, as well as the golfing environment are captured with his brush in ways many seasoned golfers have experienced. Rountree’s many paintings find golfers on the course; capture old harbors, sand dunes, forests, and humorous subjects.
19-time PGA Tour winner Ben Crenshaw notes in his Foreword that “as a practicing golf course architect myself, I find this book insightful in describing the concepts of strategic design. Darwin had a wonderful feel for what makes a good golf hole. This was second nature to him, so in a way, this book is his textbook for golf course architecture.”
(Paintings display crisper and more vibrantly on Color eReader at “Medium Brightness”.)
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Meet the Author
Bernard Darwin-- Renowned chronicler of the game who wrote for the "News of the World" newspaper and covered many of the game's historic matches from 1910-1960. The grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin he was a fine amateur golfer and barrister before finding his calling as a golf writer.
Harry Rountree-- Prolific artist & illustrator. He is the noted artist & illustrator at "Punch" Magazine and well-known also for his colour illustrations of children's books early in his career. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, he moved to England and produced many illustrations and paintings which are now highly sought-after.
Ben Crenshaw-- 3-time NCAA golf champion, 2-time Masters Champion, noted golf historian and course architect has written the Foreword to this eBook. Ben grew up in Texas. His talents and interests have taken him to the some of the remote and historic courses of the world. He currently plays on the Senior Tour and is a sought-after designer of golf courses with Coore, Crenshaw & Associates. Ben is Toastmaster at the yearly Master’s Champions Dinner.
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Really an enjoyable read, a cool visual survey of these old courses; and the writing by Darwin, though some might find it a little dated, is really excellent. To be enjoyed with a fine glass of wine..