Now I know I say this every year, but Neil Crafter and Paul Mogford have outdone themselves with "Golf Architecture" Issue 11, they Society of Australian Golf Course Architect's glossy annual. Each of these volumes will age beautifully and prove someday to stand as some of the most important publications ever published on this peculiar art form that some of us love.
Just some of the highlights:
-James Spence reviews Bandon Trails
-Paul Mogford interviews Greg Norman
-Michael Hurdzan looks at golf architecture memorabilia and shares some of his prized purchases
-Mike Clayton reviews Port Fairy
-Jeff Mingay on Dick Wilson
-George Waters on disturbance by design
-Tom MacWood on Bernard Darwin's great hole descriptions
-Noel Freeman on Eastward Ho!
-Wayne Morrisson on William Flynn
-George Bahto on The Eden at St. Andrews
-Neil Crafter reviewing the latest books-Brilliant illustrations and photography from Gary Lisbon, David Scalletti, Wood Sabold and many more
Yours truly also contributed an essay on the design tandem of George Thomas and Billy Bell, with a look at their revolutionary design concept for the future.
You can subscribe here for the current issue or for any of the sensational back issues, and there's also a subscription form with more past issue details in Issue 10.