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Saturday, April 08, 2006

More on punk rock and golf - C.B. Macdonald

Remember earlier this week we were discussing punk rock idiom and golf course designers and trying to see some similarities? Let's finish our discussion.

Remember the punk idiom as it originated was one of purism in terms of the music (the craft) but avante garde in terms of their attitudes - stalwart in the face of adversity, brash and even unapologetic.

I have made my serlection - it's C.B. Macdonald, legendary designer of National Golf Links of America (for short, lets just call her National or NGLA.)

C.B. Macdonald, and his protege Seth Raynor built National with the goal in mind of showing people how to REALLY design excellent holes. They were not humble men, and our game and architecture is better for their tenacity and confidence. They told us National would be a great encyclopaedia of great golf holes...the Alps, the Biarritz, the Redan, etc.


Blogger Sir Putts-a-lot said...

Perhaps one Albert Warren "Tillie the Terror" Tillinghast?

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