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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Cornish, Geoffrey S.; Hurdzan, Michael J.
Author Affiliation:ASGCA
Monograph Title:Golf Course Design: An Annotated Bibliography with Highlights of its History and Resources, 2006.
# of Pages:208
Publishing Information:Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK: Grant Books
Collation:xvi, 192 pp.
Series:Aspects of Golf Course Architecture No. 4
Evaluative Review:Appears in Golf Course Architecture, vol. 6, October 2006, p. 10.
Appears in the TIC Blog; March 7, 2007, "Documenting the Golf Course Design Literature."
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course design; History; Bibliography; Golf course architects; Sources; Reference
Abstract/Contents:"This bibliography brings together a century or more of literature pertaining to course architecture, from entire books by practicing architects and professional writers covering the subject, to single chapters in books. Additionally, publications on related topics such as golf course environment, construction and maintenance, irrigation and drainage are included." Includes: The architecture of golf courses -- a chronology; The literature of golf course design (Landmarks in the literature of course design; Biographies; Architects who were authors; Golf course architects before 1960; and Golf course architects after 1960); The bibliography (Golf course design and construction; Annuals and Yearbooks; Turfgrass science and management; Drainage and irrigation; The environment; A selection of additional books with informative passages concerning golf course design; and A selection of books relating to The Old Course, St. Andrews); Arrangement of large collections (Primary source: Top shelf; Pictures, personalities, places or ideas: Second shelf; Research information, catalogues, and secondary resource materials: Third shelf; Publications related to golf course design for interesting leisure reading; Fourth shelf; and Old and rare publications of high value: Fifth shelf); and Resources (Societies of golf course architects; Groups honoring individual course architects of the past; Allied organizations; Libraries and museums; and Sources for books and facsimile editions.
Library of Congress
Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- Design and construction -- History; Golf -- Bibliography; Golf
ISBN:0 907186 58 9
Note:Includes foreword by Paul Fullmer, Executive Secretary Emeritus, and Chad Ritterbusch, Executive Secretary 2005, American Society of Golf Course Architects; pp. xi-xii
Includes appendix: "Recent publications and other books notified after completion of the bibliography"; pp. 177
Includes "Short Title Index"; pp. 178-187
Includes "Index: Authors, Associations, Resources"; pp. 188-192
"Fourth in our series of Aspects of Golf Course Architecture"
"First Trade Edition"
Pictures, color & b/w
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Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"This is a unique annotated bibliography of golf design books and related subjects. It is organized on a somewhat chronological basis. The related books include groupings on annuals and yearbooks, turfgrass science and management, drainage and irrigation, and the environment. The latter portion of the book addresses the arrangement of large collections and specific resources." p. 440
Beard Section Heading:Specialty turfgrass books/monographs: Architecture and planning of turfgrass facilities
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Quotable quotes"As golf courses evolved from natural sites, grazed by livestock and maintained superficially, into today's multi-million dollar layouts, often meticulously groomed, so the field of course architecture has grown. The profession has been transformed to an era when computer-assisted design, environmental and construction permits, advanced earth moving equipment and engineering expertise are all needed to build a course. Still the common bond between contemporary course architects and their predecessors is artistic dedication to producing inspired creations. Part of the chain connecting past to present is a remarkable literature that charts the evolution of this extraordinary profession. Those accounts helped shape the profession and continue to do so."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Cornish, Geoffrey S. 2006. Golf Course Design: An Annotated Bibliography with Highlights of its History and Resources. xvi, 192 pp. Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK: Grant Books.
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