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Grounds for Golf The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design

ISBN-10: 031227808X
ISBN-13: 9780312278083
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Golfers dream of playing the legendary courses of the game: St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach. And anyone who has played the royal and ancient sport is an armchair architect at heart. From alterations for their home course to  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Golfers dream of playing the legendary courses of the game: St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach. And anyone who has played the royal and ancient sport is an armchair architect at heart. From alterations for their home course to visions of their very own backyard dream course, most golfers would love to test their hands at course design. What makes certain courses timeless? Unlike the venues of other popular recreational sports like tennis and racquetball, whose playing fields are bound by strict measurements that do not vary, each golf course is unique. Offering an endless topographical variety, from short to long, flat or hilly, wet or dry, every course represents a compelling blend of risks versus rewards, with decisions and challenges to test every golfer’s game and mental toughness. Combining Geoff Shackelford’s informative narrative with detailed illustrations by architect Gil Hanse, Grounds for Golf explains the fundamentals of golf course design in an understandable and entertaining style. Modern photographs, anecdotal sidebars, and witty quotations augment a course design primer that will enhance readers’ enjoyment of golf's lore while introducing the fundamentals of course design. By explaining the golf course from the ground up, Grounds for Golf will not only help readers in their understanding of the game, but will help their games themselves.

Practice Tee: Introduction
What Is Golf Architecture?
The Spirit of St. Andrews
Schools of Design
Constantly Evolving
Comic Relief
Temptation
The Great Holes
Classic Designs
The Architect
Out
Mind Games
Training and Daydreaming
Design Talk
Understanding Maintenance
Rustic Canyon
Armchair Design
Random Thoughts
The Future
Appendix and Acknowledgments
In
Total
Index

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