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

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


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Golf's Finest Par Threes: The Art and Science of the One-Shot Hole by Tony Roberts, Michael Bartlett

?Golfers wanting to know the colourful stories behind names like Alcatraz, Biarritz, Cleopatra, Dell, Eden, Postage Stamp, and Redan can now turn to the only book ever devoted exclusively to the par-three hole. In Golf’s Finest Par Threes Tony Roberts and Michael Bartlett have assembled what they call a “an exemplary collection of the most spectacular, historic, challenging, and unusual one-shot holes on the planet.” The heart of the book is the authors’ list of the 100 greatest par threes in the world, chosen from thousands they’ve seen during more than 30 years profiling and photographing golf courses. These are designated as gold and silver, and arranged by design and geographical categories such as links, island and peninsula, blind, drop shot, and more. Striking photography and fact-filled profiles combine to reveal the distinct character of each hole. Golf’s Finest Par Threes also explains how the greatest course designers – notably, Macdonald, Colt, Tillinghast, MacKenzie, Ross, Thomas, Jones, Fazio, Nicklaus, Dye, and Doak – have created par threes. A closing section offers new perspectives on the one-shot hole: “Best Sets” and “Out-of-the-Box” threes, historic shots on par threes, and more. Golf’s Finest Par Threes is a beautifully packaged tour of golf’s great short holes, one guaranteed to inform, entertain, and provoke vigorous debate about what makes a par three superior and memorable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550229578
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 261
Sales rank: 798,194
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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