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Golf's Grand Design: The evolution of golf architecture in America

Golfs Grand Design: The evolution of golf architecture in America
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  • Sales Rank:919,247
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:200
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
  • Dimensions (in):10 x 7 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:July 21, 2012
  • ISBN:1478176385
  • EAN:9781478176381
  • ASIN:1478176385
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"Golf’s Grand Design," prepared as a companion volume to the PBS documentary of the same name, expands upon the information presented in the television program. Co-authored by Bob Cupp, one of America’s leading golf course designers, and Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s longtime senior editor on golf architecture, the book features rare sketches and diagrams of golf holes—some never before published—by 34 past and present golf architects, including Alister MacKenzie, Pete Dye, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, Gil Hanse, Doug Carrick, Steve Smyers and David McLay Kidd. In each chapter, based upon one of the drawings, Cupp and Whitten explore a different facet of the course depicted and present unique perspectives into the craft and art of golf course architecture. These sketches are the vehicles by which design becomes grass. They are not AutoCAD plottings used to clear permits (full of technicalities practically indecipherable by everyday folks), but intimate, immediate and sometimes idiosyncratic streams of consciousness that are handed to a bulldozer operator, along with words of instruction, which become reality; the very crux of golf design. These drawings seldom survive; ending up as grocery lists, note pads or even shelf paper. But if one comes back to the designer after the fact - after the hole has been played and proclaimed fun, the drawings become treasures. Written in a lively conversational format, "Golf’s Grand Design" takes readers behind the scenes in the creation of many of America’s finest courses, from the modest-budget Bully Pulpit in North Dakota to the mega-budget Shadow Creek in Nevada. The authors retell the discovery of the land that became the groundbreaking Sand Hills Golf Club in Nebraska and relate the extensive process required to complete the environmentally-sensitive Liberty National in New Jersey. They take readers behind the scenes with Jack Nicklaus at work and at play, analyze what made Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast such great architects, offer insights into the little-known design talents of PGA Tour Hall of Famers Tom Kite and Tom Watson and pass along revelations regarding such famous holes as “The Cape” and “The Redan.” They conclude with a short discussion of the impact that technology has had on the world of golf. "Golf’s Grand Design" is intended for all who enjoy golf or who, by virtue of these stories, might consider the game. It provides a fresh approach to understanding and appreciating good golf architecture. It will certainly be one of those books with a long shelf life because its content is not trendy but factual. It is the story of American golf and a living description of the creative process of a game that somehow worked its way into our very souls.

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