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The Links / Edition 1

The Links / Edition 1

by Robert Hunter


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Students of golf course architecture are well aware of Robert Hunter — and it’s all because of The Links. This scholarly work was different from other architecture books of the day because Hunter was not a designer attempting to attract commissions through his writing. His goal — through the use of detailed drawings, contemporary photographs and thoughtful text — was not only to explain what made the classic holes so great but why they would stand the test of time.

This exact reprint of The Linksbelongs in the libraries of all aficionados of golf course architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886947511
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/29/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Robert Hunter was a great intellect from a Midwest family, but neither a golf course architect nor a golfing professional. So while he is the most unlikely author of this book, it is considered by many golf course designers as the "Bible" of the trade. Hunter was best known as a socialist reformer, especially in Chicago and New York. His understanding of golf was the product of a six-month trip to Great Britain, where he toured courses using his great mind to gain understanding of the relationship between the playing surface and the game. He concluded that the diversity of golf's terrain is what made the game so difficult and enjoyable. He set down his new knowledge on course architecture in this most valuable text.

Table of Contents


Ante Scriptum:

To Links-Land.

Shots—Old and New.

Things of First Importance.

Laying Out the Course.

The Climax of Golf—The Well-Placed and Well-Moulded Green.

The Purpose of Hazards—Their Inspiration to Good Play.

Placing the Hazards.

Constructing the Hazards.

Other Things of Importance.

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