Methods of Early Golf Architecture

" - Robert Hunter The Design Process "The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game.

Author: C. B. Macdonald

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ISBN: 0615894267

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Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from premier architects C.B. Macdonald, George C. Thomas, and Robert Hunter. With precision and detail, these visionaries 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 "A golf architect must be a student of agriculture, understand nature, have a knowledge of soils, knowledge of implements, drainage, and above all the particular character of the layout which tantalizes a lover of the game and holds him spellbound." - C.B. Macdonald Psychology of Design "How deadly dull are two or three holes of the same character when they follow each other! A drive and pitch followed by a drive and pitch is a good deal like serving a watery pudding after a watery soup." - Robert Hunter The Design Process "The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game." - George C. Thomas Utilizing Natural Features "Now and then one finds a hole of real distinction which nature herself has modeled, and to add anything artificial would be a crime." - Robert Hunter

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast.

Author: Alister MacKenzie

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

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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

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast.

Author: H. S. Colt

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ISBN: 0615829295

Category: Golf course architects

Page: 126

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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

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Architecture is one of the five fine arts. If the critic's contention is true, then architecture must be a “fetish,” as the basis of it is the copying of Greek and Roman architec‐ture, Romanesque and Gothic, and in our own times among ...

Author: C.B. Macdonald

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

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Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from premier architects C.B. Macdonald, George C. Thomas, and Robert Hunter. With precision and detail, these visionaries 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 “A golf architect must be a student of agriculture, understand nature, have a knowledge of soils, knowledge of implements, drainage, and above all the particular character of the layout which tantalizes a lover of the game and holds him spellbound.” – C.B. Macdonald Psychology of Design “How deadly dull are two or three holes of the same character when they follow each other! A drive and pitch followed by a drive and pitch is a good deal like serving a watery pudding after a watery soup.” – Robert Hunter The Design Process “The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game.” – George C. Thomas Utilizing Natural Features "Now and then one finds a hole of real distinction which nature herself has modeled, and to add anything artificial would be a crime.” – Robert Hunter

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne.

Author: Alister MacKenzie

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

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In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne. Written in 1920 during the height of his career, Golf Architecture provides rare insight into Dr. MacKenzie's timeless design strategies and unrelenting pursuit of perfection. Inside this classic of golf literature, MacKenzie details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight on the proper methods of greenkeeping and design. Along with his first-hand narrative and an introduction by H.S. Colt, twenty-two of MacKenzie’s original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. Golf Architecture includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - The Importance of Beauty - The Object of Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - The Construction Process - The Future of Golf Architecture

Golf Architecture in America

According to Thomas, “In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to ...

Author: George C. Thomas

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Golf Architecture in America is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by famed architect George C. Thomas. Considered by historians to be the most influential book ever written on early American golf, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies used to design, construct, and maintain the most renowned golf courses in the United States. According to Thomas, “In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate strategy and construction, and to consider all the factors which must be included in the up-to-date proposition.” Written in 1927, this book features over 150 black-and-white photographs and drawings, including rare photos of Pine Valley, Pinehurst No. 2, and Pebble Beach. Also included is a foreword by the author and an appendix highlighting his design achievements.

Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture

This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction.

Author: H.S. Colt

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

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Some Essays on Golf-Course Architecture features selected writings from prominent architects of the early 20th century, H.S. Colt, C.H. Alison, and Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Written in 1920 during the height of their careers, this collaborative guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies they used to design and construct the world’s most renowned golf courses. Inside this classic of golf literature, the authors detail how they approach each element of golf course design, from placing hazards to utilizing a site's natural beauty. Along with their first-hand narrative, all of the original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction. Also included is a preface by H.S. Colt and two new appendixes highlighting the career achievements of Colt and Alison.

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne.

Author: Alister MacKenzie

Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

ISBN: 069251340X

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Page: 102

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In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne. Written in 1920 during the height of his career, Golf Architecture provides rare insight into Dr. MacKenzie's timeless design strategies and unrelenting pursuit of perfection. Inside this classic of golf literature, MacKenzie details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight on the proper methods of greenkeeping and design. Along with his first-hand narrative and an introduction by H.S. Colt, twenty-two of MacKenzie's original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. Golf Architecture includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - The Importance of Beauty - The Object of Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - The Construction Process - The Future of Golf Architecture

Sport in Museums

MacKenzie, A., Colt, S., Tillinghast A., 2013, Methods of Early Golf Architecture: The Selected Writings of Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast (Volume 1), Coventry House Publishing. Macpherson, S., Lowe, I., 2007, ...

Author: Kevin Moore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351117920

Category: History

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This book explores, in breadth and depth, the role of sport in museums. It surveys the history of sport in museums, including the growth in sport museums and halls of fame driven by major sports teams and sport organisations. The book considers the humanistic benefits of the promotion of sporting heritage within museums, and presents cases, museums stories and best practice from around the world. Sport in Museums is essential reading for all students, researchers, curators, and historians with an interest in sport. It is also a useful resource for researchers and advanced students working in museum studies, heritage studies or cultural history.