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  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
Current Reading
  • The Early Days of Pinehurst
    The Early Days of Pinehurst
    by Chris Buie
  • Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships
    Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships
    by Bill Fields
  • The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    by Gil Capps
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    by Dan Jenkins
  • Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    by Daniel Wexler
Classics
  • Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    by Geo. C. Thomas
  • The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    Treewolf Prod
  • Reminiscences Of The Links
    Reminiscences Of The Links
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast, Richard C. Wolffe, Robert S. Trebus, Stuart F. Wolffe
  • Gleanings from the Wayside
    Gleanings from the Wayside
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast
  • Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    by Darius Oliver
  • Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    by Darius Oliver
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Monday
Jul072014

Morning Drive Appearance, July 7th, 2014

Talking qualifier John Singleton and other topics leading into the Scottish Open.

Monday
Jun302014

Morning Drive Appearance, June 30th, 2014

The second segment of my June 30th, 2014 appearance on Morning Drive:

Monday
Jun232014

Morning Drive Appearance, June 23rd 2014

Talking Wie winning the U.S. Women's Open, back to back at Pinehurst and the PGA of America bringing back the Long Drive at the PGA Championship.

Monday
Jun162014

Morning Drive Appearance June 16, 2014

Monday
Jun092014

Morning Drive Appearance June 9, 2014

Monday
Jun022014

Morning Drive Appearance June 2, 2014

Talking Memorial, Bubba and Rio...

And talking Nicklaus, curses and squirrels.

Monday
May262014

Morning Drive Appearance, May 26th, 2014

Talking a little bit of everything, from the Indy 500 to Josh Beckett, to Pine Valley to Bloomberg News commenting on the state of the game.



And recapping a great week in trick shots!

Monday
May192014

Morning Drive Appearance, May 19th, 2014

We talked college golf and about this fall's Nicklaus and Woods Cabo projects rounding into shape.



And Trump at Turnberry.

Monday
May052014

Morning Drive Appearance, May 5th 2014

Talking USGA v. PGA, Jimmy Fallon and magazine covers.

And talking Tiger's first US redesign in Houston and The Players Championship's future look.

Wednesday
Apr102013

"The world’s best golf blogger, period."

Greg Connors, reviewing 2013 Masters coverage in the Buffalo News, noted this:

• GeoffShackelford.com: Shackelford, a contributing editor at Golf Digest and contributing writer to Golf World, is the world’s best golf blogger, period.

Monday
Feb252013

Morning Drive Appearance To Talk Anchoring

Talking about the PGA Tour's opposition to the proposed anchoring ban with Gary Williams and Damon Hack, February 25, 2013:

 

Wednesday
Aug222012

2 For 2, Golf Digest's 50 Most Fun Courses

Working with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, two courses I've co-designed made the one ranking any architect whould want to make--the top 50 most fun courses--features both Rustic Canyon (#30) and The Horse Course at Prairie Club (#10!).

Peter Finch explains the thought process for the 50 Most Fun in the September Golf Digest, and there is a slideshow of the diverse group of courses selected. As an aside for architecture geeks, there is also a recent Joann Dost aerial shot of Cypress Point showing the restored fairway bunkers on the 17th hole.

The 50 Most Fun Privates, the 50 Most Fun Publics, and the most fun of Great Britain and Ireland.

Thursday
Feb172011

Lorne On Architecture Info Sources

From columnist Lorne Rubenstein's look at resources for learning about design. This site was included:

Geoff Shackelford, a Santa Monica resident and a clear-headed writer on architecture who doesn’t hold back on his disdain for much of modern design, is at Riviera all week. He’s posted mini-movies of the fifth and sixth holes, along with his commentary at his website www.geoffshackelford.com. Shackelford’s website is so strong that Golf Digest recently did a partnership with him. It’s a go-to site for architecture aficionados. Geoff writes regularly on architecture for Golf World. He wrote the Riv’s club history, published in 1995.

Wednesday
Feb022011

"Online Soapbox"

Golf Digest features their "risk-takers" issue and yes, in a moment of synergistic harmony that will have you muttering conspiracy theories, includes yours truly. If it's any consolation, when Ron Whitten called to interview me he had no idea about a possible partnership between my site and GolfDigest.com.

Thanks to reader Tim for sending the link.

Saturday
Aug212010

WSJ Notes GeoffShackelford.com Ball Exclusive

John Paul Newport reports on the Canadian Tour ball study reported exclusively here.

Friday
Aug202010

Talkingolf With Rod Morri Interview

Talkingolf.com's Rod Morri interviewed me this week about the 2010 majors and in particular, the architecture and setups we saw. It's a long one...you were warned. But Rod knows his stuff and asks some great questions.

Monday
May172010

"The Bloggers Who Are Reinventing Sports Media"

Brooks at the widely read and respected SportsByBrooks.com gives a nice shout out to this site in his post on the "Bloggers Who Are Reinventing Sports Media."

Tuesday
Feb242009

"Golf as it should be."

Derek Lawrenson of The Daily Mail played Rustic Canyon recently and offered this review:

Are we agreed that playing golf in America is, on the whole, overpriced, overcrowded and overrated? Let me describe an experience at a course called Rustic Canyon just north of Los Angeles that conclusively demonstrates it doesn't have to be this way.

Here was a revelatory little gem where there was no clubhouse the size of a mansion, and no bag drop for people too lazy to walk from the car park.

There were no water hazards, no fairways lined with unimaginative swathes of rough, and no greens surrounded by bunkers, thus allowing you to play the ball along the ground, should you choose, rather than being forced to play target golf.

In short, all the principles that makes links golf the biggest thrill in the game have been applied by designer Geoff Shackelford, including greens next to tees which meant - shock, horror! - you could even walk rather than take a buggy.

Best of all, it cost £20 to play, and was in magnificent condition.

Golf as it should be.

Tuesday
Nov252008

2008 Ryder Cup Discussion

At the 2008 Pepperdine Men's Golf Fundraiser Geoff moderated a discussion between Ryder Cup asst. Captain's Olin Browne and Dave Stockton

(Photo courtesy of Paul Lester.)

 

Friday
Nov142008

GolfCourseClassics.com Interview

Chip Gaskins at GolfCourseClassics.com interviews Geoff about a variety of topics.