Collected Writings

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Golf In America

Golf in America: The First One Hundred Years By George Peper and the Editors of Golf Magazine Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988 In commemoration of the centenary of the St. Andrews Golf Club in New York – America’s oldest golf club – this book was meant as a definitive history of the game in the …

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The Evangelist of Golf

The Evangelist of Golf: The Story of Charles Blair MacDonald By George Bahto Clock Tower Press, 2002 My friend George Bahto asked me to write the Foreword to his definitive biography of Charles Blair Macdonald, and an analysis of his twelve golf courses.  This book is quite hard to find now. Read the excerpt.

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Favourite Holes By Design

Favourite Holes by Design by Paul DaleyFull Swing Golf Publishing, 2004 This is one of my favorite books on golf design.  Sixty architects from around the world were asked to choose a favorite hole [not of their own design] and explain why they liked it.  You get to see not only what different reasons stand …

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World Atlas of Golf

World Atlas of Golf Hamlyn / Octopus Publishing Group, 2008 The original World Atlas of Golf was published in 1973, and its essays on the great courses [written by Charles Price, Herbert Warren Wind, Pat Ward-Thomas, and Peter Thomson] were a fundamental part of my early education about golf architecture, as a teenager in the …

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The Golf Courses of Javier Arana

The Golf Courses of Javier Arana by Alfonso Erhardt YbarraTurner Press, 2013 My friend Alfonso Erhardt grew up on the beautiful Neguri course in northern Spain, a Javier Arana design, and his love for it prompted this biography of Arana’s life and his courses.  Arana partnered for a time with the English designer Tom Simpson …

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The Story of Woodlands Golf Club

The Story of the Woodlands Golf Club Woodlands Golf Club, 2016 I was asked to write the Foreword for this short history of Woodlands Golf Club in the Melbourne sand belt, where we have been architectural consultants for several years.  It is a fine course with typically beautiful Melbourne bunkering, relatively overlooked by outsiders because …

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Goofy Golf

Goofy Golf GOLF MagazineMay, 1988 By 1988 I was a full-fledged Contributing Editor to GOLF Magazine, writing 3-4 articles a year about championship venues, and keeping track of the magazine’s course rankings.  Though they were never sold on having a real “architecture critic,” they did let me write this piece, which was about the increasingly …

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