Past Articles and Miscellaneous Links


For some of Geoff's monthly columns and features, check out Golfdom's website.

Australian Society of Golf Course Architects

Geoff has two articles featured in Volume 7 of the highly respected annual journal published by the Australian architects. A 5000-word story on the life and ahead-of-his-time thoughts on golf, and his "Case for the Classic Course Ball." He also has a story in Volume 6.

Golf World

July, 2002 Golf World column on Bethpage Black.

February, 2002 Golf World column on Riviera.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times contributions include a November 20, 2003 story titled, "Trying to Drive Debate Home." It looks at the recent comments from past-USGA presidents Sandy Tatum and Bill Campbell, with many other views shared by Trey Holland,Judy Bell, Reg Murphy and former Executive Director Frank Hannigan. The story included news of a possible change in USGA rules that would allow for a competition ball to be introduced.

The August 14, 2003 Los Angeles Times featured Geoff's story on the recent rebirth of the PGA Championship, "Minor Major."

The July 17, 2003 Los Angeles Times featured Geoff's story on links courses. "Hitting Unfairways,"

Geoff's article on the USGA's recent course setup follies, was featured in the June 12, 2003 issue.

"Where Risk is No Longer Rewarding," Geoff's story in the April 8, 2003 Masters special golf section, appeared alongside a revealing interview with two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw.

Links Magazine
Geoff's "Stadium Golf Gone Awry" was the Links cover story in May/June, 2005.

A feature on Harold Lloyd's ultra cool "backyard" 10-hole course is featured in the January 2004 issue of Links.

Geoff's article, "The (Lost?) Art of Course Setup?" was featured in the May/June 2003 issue of Links along with a Classic Course feature on Max Behr's Rancho Santa Fe CC.

Golf Magazine
"Major Identity Crisis," a look at the sameness of the modern day grand slam course setups, was featured in the August 2003 issue of Golf.

Masters Journal
"Hidden Hazards," a feature story on Alister MacKenzie and his camouflage theories, appeared in the 2003 Masters Journal, the official publication of the Masters.

Misc. Links
Geoff Shackelford discussion group.