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Wide Open Fairways : a Journey across the Landscapes of Modern Golf.

Author: Bradley S Klein
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In golf the playing field is also landscape, where nature and the shaping of it conspire to test athletic prowess. As golf courses move away from the "big business, pristine lawn" approach of recent times, Bradley S. Klein, a leading expert on golf course design and economics, finds much to contemplate, and much to report, in the way these wide-open spaces function as landscapes that inspire us, stimulate our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Klein, Bradley S.
Wide Open Fairways : A Journey across the Landscapes of Modern Golf.
Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley S Klein
ISBN: 9780803248496 0803248490
OCLC Number: 851972510
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Getting Started; 1. A Sense of Place: Knowing Where You Are; 2. Nebraska: Golf in Willa Cather Country; 3. New Mexico: The Road to Los Alamos; 4. North Dakota: Why Not Minot?; 5. Oregon: Bandon Charette; 6. The Bronx: Two Master Builders; 7. Connecticut: Home at Last; Postscript: A Restorationist Manifesto; Acknowledgments; For Further Reading.

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In golf the playing field is also landscape, where nature and the shaping of it conspire to test athletic prowess. As golf courses move away from the "big business, pristine lawn" approach of recent times, Bradley S. Klein, a leading expert on golf course design and economics, finds much to contemplate, and much to report, in the way these wide-open spaces function as landscapes that inspire us, stimulate our senses, and reveal the special nature of particular places. A meditation on what makes golf courses compelling landscapes, this is also a personal memoir tha.

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