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  • The 1997 Masters: My Story
    The 1997 Masters: My Story
    by Tiger Woods
  • The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
    The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
    by John Feinstein
  • Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    by Kevin Cook
  • Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    by Jim Moriarty
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    by Dan Jenkins
  • The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    by Richard Gillis
  • The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    by Martin Davis
  • Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf
    Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf
    by Kevin Robbins
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Sports Media Group
  • 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
  • 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
    Sleeping Bear Press
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford

News and Reviews

Saturday
Mar152008

oobgolf.com Interview

logo_top.pngAndrew Brown of the intriguing golf site Oobgolf.com asked me a few questions. And I answered them.

Saturday
Feb092008

"Networks Should Put Course Architecture On The Agenda"

Lorne Rubenstein quotes Geoff extensively in a Globe and Mail column about the lack of golf architecture discussion to be found on network telecasts.

 

Monday
Jan282008

Links Magazine Interview With Pete Dye

GeoffandPeteDye.jpgGeoff's interview with the design master has generated plenty of attention, including from the R&A secretary Peter Dawson in a recent exchange with John Huggan.
Monday
Jan142008

GS.com Breaks Westchester Story

Wednesday
Oct242007

T&L Golf Profile of Rustic Canyon

TLGolfNov2007cover.jpgThomas Dunne profiles Rustic Canyon and Geoff in the October Travel and Leisure Golf.
Thursday
Oct182007

Querencia Los Cabos

QuerenciaEntranceSign.jpgGeoff's next design collaboration with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner has been announced. Check out the Querencia page here.
Thursday
Oct182007

2007 Golf Digest Panelist Summit

geoffspeakingGolfDigestSummit.JPGGeoff spoke on the art of golf course restoration at Golf Digest's annual gathering of course raters on October 26th, 2007 at Pinehurst Resort.

 

 

 


Wednesday
Jan242007

2007 Golf Industry Show Book Signing

230136-243327-thumbnail.jpgI will be signing Lines of Charm plus copies of other recent books in the bookstore from 1:30 to 3 on February 22, 2006.

More information is available here

Hope to see you at the Show!

Friday
Sep152006

Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play

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No. 17 (click to enlarge)
Golf Magazine's
Top 100 public access courses list and story by Joe Passov is now posted. Rustic Canyon landed at #83.
Monday
Aug282006

GolfChix Radio Show Appearance

Yours truly appears on segments 3 and 4 Sirius Radio's Golfchix August 27, 2005 radio show with Susan Hunt and Linda Giaciolli (Amy Alcott was off this week).

You can listen to the show by heading here and hitting the "This Week's Show" link on the left. The Golf Channel's Rich Lerner appears in the first two segments.
Saturday
Dec102005

The Golfer

golfercover.jpgGeoff is named again by The Golfer magazine as one of modern golf's ten most influential writers. They write:

"The finest writers are modern day alchemists magically transforming the sensory static of a blank page to allow us to experience the immediacy of sport from a world away--to smell the sweet azaleas and fragrant pine, feel the sponginess of the grass on a walk up the final fairway and hear the buzz of the crowd crescendo to an ear-splitting toar as the winning putt drops from our view." 

And here's the list:

Michael Bamberger
James Dodson
John Feinstein
James Finegan
Mark Frost
Dan Jenkins
David Owen
Lorne Rubenstein
Geoff Shackelford
John Updike

Saturday
Dec102005

Lines of Charm Review

LinesofCharm final.jpgThe first review of Lines of Charm, by holebyhole.com.

Saturday
Dec102005

Pure Golf With Peter Kessler

On November 20th, Geoff appeared on Peter Kessler' Pure Golf, found at XM Radio Channel 146.

Saturday
Sep032005

New York Times On Power in Golf

nyt-paper.gifSelena Roberts in the New York Times writes about power in golf and interviews Geoff about the issues and The Future of Golf.

Here's a GeoffShackelford.com post on the article with excerpts. 

Saturday
Sep032005

Prime Time Radio Interview

Geoff appeared on the nationally syndicated Prime Time Radio to discuss the state of golf with host Mike Cuthbert. You can listen to the 25 minute interview here.

Saturday
Sep032005

SI "State of the Game" Roundtable

tx_roundtable.jpgFor its June U.S. Open preview, Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus convened a "State of the Game" roundtable that included USGA Executive Director David Fay, PGA Tour pro Brad Faxon, Callaway executive Larry Dorman and Geoff Shackelford.

Saturday
Sep032005

Nobilo on Future of Golf

nobilo banner.gifFrom Nobilo.com, where Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo posts occasional thoughts on issues in the game:

Now that we are nearly into May, so much has happened already on this year's Golfing Calendar.
Whilst Tiger Woods won back his World ranking number one spot with that incredible victory at Augusta he did it in a way that we are not accustomed to ... he was human, and if that "one in a million" chip shot on 17 did not decide to drop, Chris DiMarco would be regarded as this year's Masters Champion and it would be deservedly so.

The weather played such an important role in the tournaments at the start of the year and Chris was unfortunately one of the ones on the receiving end. When play was stopped late Saturday night although he looked a little raggedy through the front nine he was still in command of the event. Tiger had just hit his tee shot on 10 (the hole that killed DiMarco all week) and his ball had a nice chunk of mud on it which would have made the second shot into 10, at best, guess work. Instead the rest is history! Tiger comes back the next morning, clean ball in hand and continued the great run which resulted in 7 birdies in a row through the toughest stretch at Augusta, meanwhile DiMarco's start to the morning was horrendous at best. He did bounce back like Rocky though, and made Tiger Woods produce a miracle of old, plus a putt down the hill in the playoff that looked like it had no other home to go to, to wrestle the trophy a way from the gutsy Chris DiMarco.

There were lots of little stories that always pop up at Augusta. It started with more talk about the ball and how it is getting out of control. If you see the big picture it is important that we keep an eye on it as it is making so many courses either obsolete or go through expensive redesigns to keep them current. In order to keep the cost down, we need more people to play, not less! I don't normally advertise books, but if you want a good background on the problem and where it is potentially going buy a copy of Geoff Shackleford's "Future of Golf in America." Jerry Pate recommended it to me on the Champions Tour last year and it is indeed an interesting read.


 

Saturday
Sep032005

2005 Golfweek Top 100

03_01_2005_cover.jpgRegarding Rustic Canyon’s debut at No. 63 on the Modern Top 100 list, Golfweek Architecture Editor Bradley Klein writes :

Owned by Ventura County, Rustic Canyon, 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, costs only $35-$53 to play, making tee times hard to get. Lately,, the Alistair MacKenzie-inspired design has been operating as a 15-hole course since a January flood damaged parts of the front nine. Repair and restoration work were expected to return the entire course to play by July.

Some of the most innovative design work of late has taken place in out-of-the-way spots and often has involved talented people who are not (yet) household names. Consider Hanse, who co-designed Rustic Canyon with golf writer Geoff Shackelford. Hanse, 41, is Cornell educated, with a master's in landscape architecture. While at Cornell, he won the prestigious William Frederick Dreer Scholarship, allowing him to spend 1987-88 studying golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland. He then went to work for a previous Dreer scholarship winner, Tom Doak, a stint that included their collaboration on Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson, Pa., No. 61 on the Modern list. Since going out on his own more than a decade ago, Hanse has excelled at ground-hugging golf architecture and scruffy, traditional bunkers. He's done this not only with new courses like Rustic Canyon, but also with subtle restorations at such luminary Classic courses as Fishers Island (No. 11), Quaker Ridge (No. 28), Plainfield (No. 30), Fenway (No. 55), Lancaster (No. 71) and Ridgewood (No. 76).

Hanse is not alone in hoping that old-school design has carved out a firm place in today's design market. "I can't tell if it's a niche," he said. "I'd like to think there's a more widespread appeal and that golfers are becoming more appreciative of what (Bill) Coore and (Ben) Crenshaw and Doak and we are trying to do."

Saturday
Sep032005

Sprint Post Game Show Interview

thegolfchannel.jpgGeoff was interviewed live by The Golf Channel's Kraig Kann, Dottie Pepper, Brandel Chamblee and Kelly Tilghman on the Sunday, February 20, 2005 edition of the Sprint Post Game Show.

Saturday
Sep032005

Golf News Network Interview

Geoff's interview with Ryan Ballengee on The Golf News Network is now posted. Topics on the January 25, 2005 show include Torrey Pines, future U.S. Open sites, Tiger Woods and Nick Faldo's ABC commentary.