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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Mackenzie, A.
Monograph Title:Golf Architecture: Economy in Course Construction and Green-Keeping, 1920.
# of Pages:150
Publishing Information:London, England: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co., Ltd.
Collation:[15], 135 pp.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course design; Golf course construction; Golf course maintenance; Golf greens; Golf tees; Bunkers; Golf fairways; Golf Course architects; Golf green construction
Abstract/Contents:Includes: General Principles of Economy in Course Construction and Green-Keeping; Some Further Suggestions; Ideal Holes; and The Future of Golf Architecture.
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Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- Design and construction; Golf; Golf courses
Language:English
References:0
See Also:See also facsimile edition, Dr. Mackenzie's Golf Architecture, 1982, R=208. R=208

See also later facsimile edition, The Classics of Golf Edition of Golf Architecture, 1987, R=28662. R=28662
Note:Reprinted in 2010 by Kensington Publishing
"140496LV00005B/134/A"
Includes "Introduction" by H. S. Colt; pp. 9-11
Includes "Illustrations"; pp. 15-16
Pictures, b/w
Figures
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A very rare, important book on golf course architecture and construction written by one of the great architects. The introduction is by his senior partner Harry S. Colt. It encompasses four subject chapters titled as follows:

I. General Principles of Economy in Course Construction and Green-Keeping
II. Some Further Suggestions
III. Ideal Holes
IV. The Future of Golf Architecture


Dr. Alister Mackenzie emphasized the merits of designing a golf course by taking advantage of the natural features of a site rather than using extensive soil excavations. He practiced his art worldwide. The book emphasizes English golf courses. There also is a small section on golf turfgrass maintenance. An early classic book that is a must for collectors of historical golf books. Dr. Mackenzie gave the following thoughts concerning earthworm problems and their control on golf courses:

It is now an absolutely exploded fallacy that worms are of any use on a golf course; they should be got rid of by the use of charcoal obtained from steel furnaces: ordinary wood charcoal is almost useless. Charcoal in this form acts mechanically, owning to the small sharp pieces of steel attached to it: it scratches the worms and prevents them getting through." p. 273-274
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Beard Rarity Statement:Very rare
Beard Special Note:Identified by James B Beard in Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf (2014) as being old and rare based on his experience.
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"This little book has held a mighty message for golf architects since its publication in 1920. A cornerstone book on course architecture, it includes thirteen general principles and numerous anecdotes and illustrations that set the tone and direction of the profession for decades." p. 86
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D4; C3; M1; H2; P2
See Also:Other items relating to: Turf books online

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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Mackenzie, A. 1920. Golf Architecture: Economy in Course Construction and Green-Keeping. [15], 135 pp. London, England: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co., Ltd.
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