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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Ross, Donald J.
Author Affiliation:Golf course architect
Monograph Title:Golf Has Never Failed Me: The Lost Commentaries of Legendary Golf Course Architect, Donald J. Ross, 1996.
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press
# of Pages:272
Collation:xii, 258 pp.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Personal profile; Golf course architects; Golf course design; Golf course construction
Subjects' Names:Ross, Donald J.
Abstract/Contents:"The aim of this book is to present the works of Donald Ross as if he himself had edited it toward the twilight of his career. The pages deal not only with his ground rules of golf design, but also on the other aspects of golf."
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Subject Headings:
Golf course architects--United States--Biography; Golf courses--United States--Design and construction--History
See Also:See also related article, "A chat with the master, long postponed", Golf Journal, 49(4) June 1996, p. 8-9, R=39638 R=39638

See also related article, "A game rekindled", Golf Course Management, 65(1) January 1997, p. 272, R=39743 R=39743
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Note:Includes a list of prominent courses designed by Donald J. Ross; pp. 211-251.
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Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"Written long ago before Ross, who hailed from the Scottish links, assumed his pre-eminent status in the golf hierarchy, the manuscript was discovered by architect David Gordon who gave it to the ASGCA. Its publication was sponsored by the Society with Ron Whitten as editor. Ross was accessible, friendly, casual, off the cuff, and personable. You became his friend, confidant and compatriot soon after meeting him. He was funny, irreverent and never took himself too seriously and it all comes through in this long lost manuscript. Yet one suspects that despite his patience, Ross 'did not suffer fools gladly' and could be gruff on occasion." p. 95
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D4; C3; M3; H4; P4
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Ross, Donald J. 1996. Golf Has Never Failed Me: The Lost Commentaries of Legendary Golf Course Architect, Donald J. Ross. xii, 258 pp. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.
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