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Author(s):Fazio, Tom
Monographic Author(s):Fazio, Tom
Author Affiliation:Golf Course Architect
Title:Starting out: The 60s and 70s
Article Series:ASGCA Living History Series: Tom Fazio, part 2
Item is a:*Interview
*Video; Video
Monographic Source:A Conversation With Tom Fazio [video interview], 2001, p. .
Publishing Information:[East Lansing, MI: American Society of Golf Course Architects & Michigan State University Libraries Turfgrass Information Center]
Collation:03:40 minutes
Series:ASGCA Living History Series
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course architects; Career growth; Personal profile; Golf course design; Golf course construction; Golf course industry; History; Residential golf courses; Golf industry trends; Professional Golfers' Association of America; Golf tournaments; Reconstruction; Residential golf courses
Facility:Champions Golf Club, in Houston, Texas
Subjects' Names:Fazio, Tom; Fazio, George
Abstract:Tom Fazio discusses his early work in golf course design and construction during the 1960s and 1970s. Explains that "I started in that era [the 1960s] where we would design and build on a turn-key basis, mainly because we didn't know what we were doing...We knew how to do it from the field, but in terms of drawing a set of plans and actually going out to bid, the industry wasn't that sophisticated back then." Describes the "shoot from the hip" style of golf course construction that was utilized in this era. Discusses how his uncle's involvement with "friends of the game" helped open doors for getting the PGA Tour started and for construction work. Discusses a reconstruction project Fazio is currently undertaking, rebuilding his uncle's Jack Rabbit course at Champions Golf Club. Describes the golf course construction boom of the early 1970's.
Language:English
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Note:Interviewed by Craig Schreiner
Note:Conducted at the ASGCA 55th Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ohio, May 15, 2001
Quotable Quotes:"I call them 'blow ups,' where you just come in and blow it up and start all over again."
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Fazio, Tom. Fazio, T. 2001. Starting out: The 60s and 70s. In A Conversation With Tom Fazio [video interview]. [East Lansing, MI: American Society of Golf Course Architects & Michigan State University Libraries Turfgrass Information Center].
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