News and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.