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Methods of Early Golf Architecture: The Selected Writings of Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast (Volume 1) [Kindle Edition]

Alister MacKenzie , H.S. Colt , A.W. Tillinghast

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Book Description

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast. With precision and detail, these prominent architects discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched.

Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes:
- Characteristics of a Golf Architect
- Psychology of Design
- Deciding Where to Build
- The Design Process
- Utilizing Natural Features
- Teeing Grounds
- Through the Green
- Hazards
- Greens and Greenkeeping
- Ideal Holes
- The Construction Process
- Overseeing Construction

Characteristics of a Golf Architect
“He should, above all, have a sense of proportion and be able to come to a prompt decision as to what is the greatest good to the greatest number.”
– Alister MacKenzie

Psychology of Design
“The designer of a course should start off on his work in a sympathetic frame of mind for the weak, and at the same time be as severe as he likes with the first-class player.”
– H.S. Colt

The Design Process
“The course should be so interesting that even the plus man is constantly stimulated to improve his game in attempting shots he has hitherto been unable to play.”
– Alister MacKenzie

Greens and Greenkeeping
“The plagues of Egypt seem but slight evils in comparison with the trials sometimes experienced by the keen and anxious greenkeeper.”
– H.S. Colt


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Characteristics of a Golf Architect
“He should, above all, have a sense of proportion and be able to come to a prompt decision as to what is the greatest good to the greatest number.”
Alister MacKenzie

Psychology of Design
“The designer of a course should start off on his work in a sympathetic frame of mind for the weak, and at the same time be as severe as he likes with the first-class player.”
H.S. Colt

The Design Process

“The course should be so interesting that even the plus man is constantly stimulated to improve his game in attempting shots he has hitherto been unable to play.”
Alister MacKenzie

Greens and Greenkeeping
“The plagues of Egypt seem but slight evils in comparison with the trials sometimes experienced by the keen and anxious greenkeeper.”
H.S. Colt

Book Description

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast. With precision and detail, these prominent architects discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched.

Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes:
  • Characteristics of a Golf Architect
  • Psychology of Design
  • Deciding Where to Build
  • The Design Process
  • Utilizing Natural Features
  • Teeing Grounds
  • Through the Green
  • Hazards
  • Greens and Greenkeeping
  • Ideal Holes
  • The Construction Process
  • Overseeing Construction

  • Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 612 KB
    • Print Length: 126 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Coventry House Publishing (27 Jun. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00JNSNELC
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,201 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you! 8 Oct. 2013
    By Will - Published on Amazon.com
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    A book like this is long overdo. It summarizes and organizes the design philosophies of three of the most respected golf architecsts in history. It's a great coffee table book.
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 23 Oct. 2014
    By dwilliso - Published on Amazon.com
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    A short, quick read that provides great insights into the history of golf course architecture.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Feb. 2015
    By Joseph S. Collins - Published on Amazon.com
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    A great introduction to the fundamentals of design.
    3.0 out of 5 stars Solid Starting Point 9 Feb. 2015
    By P. Flanagan - Published on Amazon.com
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    Great stuff, but can be found elsewhere.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars classic style 2 Feb. 2014
    By jd ha - Published on Amazon.com
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    classic golf....it is not just golf course but one of humans toy which can be on earth forever. i like it.
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