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Author(s):Perrault, Mike
Author Affiliation:Staff writer, Golf Course Management
Title:Q & A with design professionals: so you want to design a golf course? It's an uphill battle with a steep learning curve and incredible competition, but persistent superintendents can design golf holes and courses - once in a lifetime or as a lifelong career
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 66, No. 7, July 1998, p. 84-86, 88, 90, 92, 96.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course superintendents; Career growth; Golf course design; Golf course architects; Design factors
Subjects' Names:Baird, Gary Roger; Beljan, Jan; Cornish, Geoffrey; Dye, Pete; Hoffman, Scott; Hurdzan, Michael; Scott, Charles
Abstract:Interviews seven golf course architects, some of whom are current or former superintendents, on golf course design by superintendents. Discusses the characteristics of a good designer, advice for superintendents who wish to design, pitfalls and challenges of design, preparation and background, recruiting design staff, careers in design, and rewards of golf course design. Describes the experiences of Scott Hoffman in designing The Classic Course at Madden's on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota, stating that "[Hoffman and his crew] did things a little bit backwards. [They] cleaned out all the woods and seeded the area. [They] grassed the woods before [they] did anything else. The second year [they] really came in and did all the grading and shaping of fairways and greens and tees and put the irrigation in."
Language:English
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Note:Participant: Gary Roger Baird, Golf Course Architect, Brentwood, Tennessee; Jan Beljan, Architect, Jupiter, Florida; Geoffrey Cornish, Cornish, Silva and Mungeam Incorporated, Amherst, Massachusetts; Pete Dye, Golf Course Architect, Delray Beach, Florida; Scott Hoffman, Superintendent, Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minnesota; Michael Hurdzan, Architect, Hurdzan/Fry Golf course Design Incorpoated, Columbus, Ohio; Charles Scott, Co-owner and Superintendent, Gull Lake View Golf Club, Augusta, Michigan
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Perrault, M. 1998. Q & A with design professionals: so you want to design a golf course? It's an uphill battle with a steep learning curve and incredible competition, but persistent superintendents can design golf holes and courses - once in a lifetime or as a lifelong career. Golf Course Manage. 66(7):p. 84-86, 88, 90, 92, 96.
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