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Stanley Thompson Book Coming in Christmas
I plan to publish a book on
the five great commissions of Stanley Thompson at the end of this year. I’ve
researched and written most of the book. There is a small amount of additional
research required before I can finalize the content, but I’m very close. ...

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Cape Breton Highlands Essay
I have published another detailed history of Stanley Thompson's five master works. This one covers how the course got built from concept through to completion. The story touches on the expropriation, the changes in design, the actual build and even the afte...

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Bunker Podcast and Article in Golf Course Industry Magazine
Last month I did a podcast and interview with Guy Cipriano of Golf Course Industry Magazine on bunkers. We touched on everything from design to maintenance in the podcast. The article addresses more maintenance issues and draws in a number of Golf Superinte...

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5 Courses For The Rest of My Life - National Golf Links of America
National Golf Links of America Southampton,
NY. C.B. Macdonald I’m a
massive fan of golf architecture history and there is no better museum that the
National Golf Links of America. Charles Blair Macdonald studied the classic
holes of Great Britain exte...

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5 Courses For The Rest of My Life - Jasper Park
2. Jasper Park , Alberta, Canada.
Stanley Thompson, 1925 In
Jasper, Stanley Thompson inherited a marvelous piece of land from the Canadian
National Railway. The site had wonderful rolling terrain which got
progressively stronger the closer you were to ...

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5 Courses For The Rest of My Life - The Old Course
3. The Old Course , St. Andrew’s,
Scotland. Robertsom/Morris St. Andrew’s is the well-spring for golf course architecture. Almost
every great idea ever incorporated in golf design can be found on this
immaculate links. The irony is many ideas were not plann...

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5 Courses For The Rest of My Life - Royal Melbourne (West)
4. Royal Melbourne (West) Melbourne,
Australia. Mackenzie Royal
Melbourne is one of golf greatest collaborative efforts. It begins with Alister
Mackenzie’s fantastic routing. His routing challenges the rolling terrain from
so many different ways, mostly dia...

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5 Courses For The Rest of My Life - Riviera CC
I was asked by to pick 5 courses for the rest of my life. I'll post one hole a day. He is the piece: 5. Riviera C.C. Pacific Palisades, CA. George Thomas It’s so easy to underestimate...

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2016 The Year in Review - Part 5 – Ian Andrew Golf Design
So this is the final installment.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the year through my eyes. Overview It was a great year for construction
projects, but an unusually quiet year for planning. My work around New York
City continues to grow and it’s become a major sour...

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2016 The Year in Review - Part 4 – Ian’s Travels
The E green at Wolf Pointe I usually make at least one trip to go and see new
courses. This was the year where I made less effort. It was a combination of too
many trips the year before and a lull in work in the Spring. But I still saw
some interesting golf...
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