The Life And Work Of Dr. Alister Mackenzie

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The Life And Work Of Dr. Alister Mackenzie

The Life And Work Of Dr. Alister Mackenzie

Considering the fact that he was one of the greatest golf course architects in the history of the game, Dr. Alister MacKenzie has long been something of a puzzle--if not a mystery. He liked to wear kilts, but he wasn't a Scotsman. He graduated from medical school, but he never made a living at it. He designed spectacular courses, but he was not a good golfer. At the height of his career he was one of the most sought after designers in the world, but he was nearly broke when he died.The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie by Tom Doak, James S. Scott and Raymund M Haddock, uses detailed text, color photos and vintage maps, drawings and pictures to bring together many pieces of the puzzle. Questions about his boyhood, his military service, his many design trips in various parts of the world, and what made him so good at his craft, are all answered. Golfers, golf historians, and students of golf course architecture will find this book to be among their favorites. And, why wouldn't they with Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne, Crystal Downs, Lahinch, and Pasatiempo among his magnificent works?The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie is a cherished biography on one of golf's most eccentric, interesting, brilliant and colorful characters.From the Inside FlapConsidering the fact that he was one of the greatest golf course architects in the history of the game, Dr. Alister MacKenzie has long been something of a puzzle—if not a mystery. He liked to wear kilts, but he wasn't a Scotsman. He graduated from medical school, but he never made a living at it. He designed spectacular courses, but he was not a good golfer. At the height of his career he was one of the most sought after designers in the world, but he was nearly broke when he died.The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie by Tom Doak, James S. Scott, and Raymund M. Haddock, uses detailed text, four-color photos and vintage maps, drawings and pictures to bring together many pieces of the puzzle. Questions about his boyhood, his military service, his many design trips in various parts of the world, and what made him so good at his craft, are all answered. Golfers, golf historians, and students of golf course architecture will find this book to be among thir favorite. And why wouldn?t they with Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne, Crystal Downs, Lahinch, and Pasatiempo among his magnificent works?The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie is a cherished biography on one of golf's most eccentric, interesting, interesting, brilliant, and colorful characters.About the AuthorTOM DOAK has designed twelve golf courses of his own, most recently Pacific Dunes in Oregon, of which even Alister MacKenzie would have been proud. He is also the author of two previous books: The Anatomy of a Golf Course, a primer on course design; and The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, a personal review of more than 1,000 courses worldwide. His company, Renaissance Golf Design, is based in Traverse City, Michigan.JAMES S. SCOTT. Born and bred in western Scotland, he first worked as a cabin boy on a tramp steamer playing between Ayr and the Baltic. This gave him a bizarre introduction to the game of golf. The ship?s captain, while in Scottish port, acquired buckets of damaged golf balls for a few pennies from urchins who scavenged them from Troon or Prestwick. At sea, one of Scott?s duties was to tee up a succession of these balls on the foredeck—no easy task on a stormy day—so the ?skipper? could work off his lunch by driving them into the northern seas. Later, successive exposures to farming, forestry, and fishing were followed by studying medicine. Training and experience were acquired in Glasgow, Dublin, West Africa, London, Liverpool, Chicago, Australia, and Florida. From 1961, he was Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Leeds University and, from 1986 until retirement, also Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Then H

Specification of The Life And Work Of Dr. Alister Mackenzie

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AuthorDoak, Tom|Scott, James S.|Haddock, Raymund M.|Scott, James|Haddock, Ray
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-10158536018
ISBN-139781585360185
PublisherSleeping Bear Press
Publication Year2001-05-01

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