Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects

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The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architecta€™s creative instincts. Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from Americaa€™s master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the worlda€™s most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass. Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insidera€™s look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.and as vice president, director of design services, and senior golf course architect , he was completely involved the design of over 140 golf courses worldwide. Today, as president of Signature Golf Design, Minchewa#39;s nearlythree decades of anbsp;...

Title:Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects
Author: The American Society of Golf Course Architects, Michael Patrick Shiels
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13

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