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Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design

Shackelford, Geoff

Verlag: Thomas Dunne Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 031227808X / ISBN 13: 9780312278083
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Titel: Grounds for Golf: The History and ...

Verlag: Thomas Dunne Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Every golfer is an armchair architect at heart and Grounds for Golf helps improve their game with insight into the art of golf course design. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_031227808X

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Inhaltsangabe: 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.

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?Geoff's book is great. In fact, Grounds for Golf explains the basics of course architecture better than any other book?ever. But this is no snooze?Shackelford remembers to entertain while he informs.??Curt Sampson, author of Chasing Tiger and Hogan

?Geoff Shackelford?s primer on the fascinating world of course design will help golfers understand and appreciate why some courses succeed in holding their interest while others fail to do so. His work is both insightful and approachable. Readers will never look at a course the same way again.??Lorne Rubenstein, author of A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands.

?I don?t know anyone more knowledgeableæor passionateæabout golf course architecture than Geoff Shackelford. His Grounds for Golf is a terrific primer for those who want to know why architecture is an important, but misunderstood, part of the game. And if it helps them play better, well, that?s just a nice bonus.??James A. Frank, editor of Golf Magazine

?Geoff Shackelford?s dedicated enthusiasm for the study of golf course architecture comes across beautifully in this lovely book. I highly recommend the book to all golf enthusiasts.??Peter Oosterhuis, CBS commentator, six-time Ryder Cup player, and former director of golf at the Riviera Country Club

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