Titel: Rough Meditations
Autor/en: Bradley S. Klein
From Tour Caddie to Golf Course Critic, an Insider's Look at the Game.
49:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam.
John Wiley & Sons
8. März 2006 - kartoniert - 242 Seiten
In Rough Meditations, Golfweek Architecture Editor Bradley Klein weaves engaging and often hilarious essays as he takes readers on a tour of golf course architecture and explains the difference between good and bad golf course design. He recounts his exploits as a caddy on the PGA and LPGA tours, tells a heartwarming tale about introducing his daughter to the game, and much more. In his charming style, Bradley liberally accents his stories with personal wisdom on the game, including how to look at a greens grass and slope to judge speed, distance, and placement of a putt. Bradley S. Klein (Bloomfield, CT) is the Founding Editor of Superintendent News, Architecture Editor of Golfweek magazine, where he runs the magazines ' Americas Best' national course rating system.
Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 Early Days. Father's Day. Return to Inwood. 2 Caddying. Stand by Your Man-1981. A Brief History of Caddying. Stand by Your Woman. The '96 Mid-Am: A View from the Caddie Yard. 3 A Writer's Game. Caddying for Pat Ward-Thomas at the Old Course. A Thousand Words to Clear His Throat: Herbert Warren Wind. 4 Architectural Elements. Architectural Literacy. Classical, Modern, and Post-Modern. Cultural Links. Routing Is Destiny. Movers and Shapers. Who Cares About Teeing Grounds? Save Us from Green Committees. Trees on Golf Courses: Do They Really Belong? Golf Courses and Old Ballparks-1996. The Incredible Shrinking Clubhouse. The Tyranny of Yardage. Don't Make Me Ride. Thank Heaven for Little Four-Pars. Don't Call Them Women's Tees. 5 Business or Art? Working Landscapes. Golf Design Goes Ivy League. When Business Threatens Art. Oh No, It's the PGA Show! For a Good Time, Call 1-900-CONSULT. Lethal Links? Golf and the Environment: Wildlife Refuge or Toxic Fairways? Appearance and Reality in the Ratings Game. Architecture and the Media. 6 Read Any Good Greens Lately? The First Two Inches of Break Are Inside the Cup. Modern Greens Construction Demands Craftsmanship. Riviera's Greens: An Autopsy. Brown, Not Green, Is Better. 7 In the Beginning There Was Sand. Mysteries of the 14th at St. Andrews. The Linksland of Machrihanish. Scotland's Northern Links. Western Ireland: The Wind, the Sea, and the Guinness. 8 Treasure Hunting. Astoria: A Coastal Oregon Gem. The Orchards: Superintendent Revives Rundown Ross Treasure. The Fine Art of Restoration-1994. 9 Classical Tracks. Pine Valley. Augusta National: What You See and What You Don't See. Speaking of Hills. East Lake: The Heart and Soul of a New Atlanta-1995. Bethpage Black. Oakland Hills: Interview with "A Monster" 10 Best and Worst Awards. 11 In Golf as in Life. Divot Man. How You Handle How You Play. A Golfer in the Garden. Those All-Important Marriage Points. One Divot I'll Never Replace. A Sense of Security Out West. What's Really Important. For Further Reading. Index.
Bradley S. Klein, PhD, is founding editor of SuperNews, architecture editor of Golfweek magazine, and a design consultant and a frequent speaker at industry and association meetings, as well as a former PGA Tour caddie. He runs Golfweek's "America's Best" national course rating system and is a member of Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland. He is the author of Discovering Donald Ross: The Architect and His Golf Courses (Wiley).