Date: Mon 14 Mar 2011

Current Journal Contents, Vol 8, No 2, March 2011

Included in this issue are references from: Golf Architecture 2010, Golf Course Architecture January 2011, Golf Club Management February 2011, Golf Club Secretary March 2011, Golf Range News January 2011, Golf Management Europe January 2011, Greenkeeper International February 2011, Greenside March 2011. Online sources include: Asian Golf Business March 2011, Golf Business News, Golf Inc Winter 2011, USGA Green Section Record March 2011.


Hugh Alison: the sadistic sidekick.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Harry Colt's longtime partner should be more highly regarded as a designer in his own right.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 18-23

The clubhouse experiment.
Author: Derham Goves
Arthur William Purnell (1878-1964) had an architectual practice in Melbourne building factories, apartments, shops and offices. His interest in golf attracted him to designing clubhouses. His first was the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 28-33


Best laid plans - thought on the relevance of Strategic Deisgn.
Author: Ben Davey
Strategiec design is generally accented as the principal form of golf architecture. All our great courses display it to varying degrees and few golf course architects do not adopt it in one form or another in their own designs.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 74-79

Lost hole: Royal Liverpool's Dowie hole.
The way Royal Liverpool's Dowie hole has been altered over time exemplifies how golf itself had changed.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 24-25

The bunker trap.
Author: Phil Ryan
The modern bunker dominates the appearance of many a new golf course, as golf architects use specialist machinery and the latest construction methodology to craft new shapes that continually stretch the limits of imagination.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 42-45

House beautiful.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Porperly done, the clubhouse can be among a course's greatest assets, improving the experience of playing golf for members and visitors alike. But clubhouses can also be a drain on resources, losing money that a club can ill afford.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 34-39


Dramatic changes as Pinehurst No 2 goes back in time.
Work is approaching completion on the restoration of Course No 2 at Pinehurst in North Carolina. The Coore & Crenshaw project involves a series of modifications to give the course characteristics of the Donald Ross era.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 8-9

Foxhills Golf Resort.
Foxhills is set in 400 acres of rolling parkland in the affluent Surrey commuter belt.
Golf Range News, January 2011. Pages: 4-9

The Alwwody Golf Club, Leeds, England.
Author: Toby Ingleton
Dr Alister MacKenzie's first course is undergoing a five year improvement programme under the direction of Ken Moodie, Creative Golf Design.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 53-55

Cabot Links - The new Scotland?
Author: Adam Lawrence
Adam Lawrence was one of the first golf journalists to get a full four of Cabot Links, the newest venture by Brandon and Barnbougle Dunes developer Mike Keiser, and found more of the old country there than at either of Keiser's earlier projects.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 28-33

Remote beauty - the Praire Club Pines Course, Nebraska, USA.
Author: Graham Marsh
The Praire Club in Valentine, Nebraska, has provided an opprtunity for those who are prepared to travel to remote locations and experience golf in its purest form.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 6-11

MacKenzie's lost course - the London Flying Club's Golf Course at Hendon.
Author: Neil Crafter
The London Flying Club at the Hendon Aerodrome was established by Claude Grahame -White in 1919, togther with a clubhouse with accomodation, tennis courts, polo fields and an 18 hole golf course, designed by Alister MacKenzie.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 12-16

21 gun salute - The National 'comes of age'.
Author: Justin Trott
The National Golf Club in Victoria, Australia, was officially opened in 1989 and is now arguably the most comprehensive challenging and superbly maintained golfing facility in Australia.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 18-25

Swan's song (Swanston Golf Club).
Author: Mark Alexander
Five years ago Swanston Golf Club, in Edinburgh, was on the brink of collapse, but is now a vibrant and successful business.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 19-21

Old Thorns.
Old Thorns is situated just outside the Hampshire village of Liphook, only forty minutes from London. Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas designed the course, opening in 1981.
Golf Range News, January 2011. Pages: 4-9

Saunton Sands Golf Club.
Author: Colin Victor
Profile of Saunton Sands Golf Club, Devon England. Originally designed by Herbert Fowler.
Golf Club Management, February 2011. Pages: 42-43

Course tour: Yalong Bay Golf Club, Hainan Province, China.
Author: Bruce Charlton
A links-style course at Yalong Bay that encompasses waterfalls, coconut palms, and other tropical features appropriate for a location considered to be the Hawaii of China.
Asian Golf Business, March 2011. Pages: 68-74

No end to the fun.
Author: Michael Cocking
Far too many new courses being built today are the same: they are inevitably long, narrow and predictable. RACV Country Club, Healesville is different - short, wide, interesting, perhaps even 'quirky'.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 34-41

'Minimal' output - Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club.
Author: Jeff Mingay; Duncan Ridley
Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club was conceived by Richard Zokol, a Vancouver native with two USPGA Tour tournament titles to his credit. Zokol also co-designed the Sagebrush course in collaboration with Canadian golf architect Rod Whitman and Armen Suny.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 46-51

The short answer - the Horse Course, Praire Club, Valentine, Nebraska, USA.
Author: Geoff Shackelford
The Horse Course was born out of a simple and terribly sad reality: modern golf is not as fun as it should be. It features bumpy ground for run-up shots, eroded edge bunkers carved out of the sandy soil, and even a couple of heroic little carries.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 52-53

Back to nature - sympathetic treatment for Royal Queensland.
Author: Ashley Mead
In mid-2005 Michael Clayton Golf Design was commissioned to reconstruct the Royal Queensland Golf Club located at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. The course has had various architets over the years, with Alister MacKenzie making a short visit in 1926.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 54-57

Rockliffe Hall... and Close House, North East England.
Author: Adam Lawrence
A comparison of two new golf projects which aim to bring a touch of glamour to England's north-east.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 46-51

Journay of change - from Kellyville to Lynwood...
Author: Graham Papworth
As the crow flies from the old Kellyville Golf Course, it is only 13 kilometres to the new Lynwood Country Club; this short relocation should represent the last leg of a lengthy journey that has returned the club to similar territory from whence it came.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 60-65

CB & me - where does inspiration come from?
Author: Tom Doak
The latest course at Bandon Dunes, christened Old Macdonald, pays homage to the late architect Charles Blair Macdonald, one of the founding fathers of golf course architecture in America.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 66-69

Culture club - heritage meets classic design in NZ.
Author: Kristine Kerr
The design of Pegasus Golf Course, a new 18-hole parkland course in Canterbury, New Zealand, pays homage to the cultural and landscape heritage of North Canterbury.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 70-73

Bandon Golf Club.
Author: Alan Mahon
Established back in 1909 as a nine hole course, Bandon Golf Club is set on the grounds of the Castle Bernard Estate, situated in the valley of the magnificent Bandon River. It is built around an old ruined castle which dates back to 1604.
Greenside, March 2011. Pages: 30-35


Swiss on a roll when it comes to the environment.
Author: Ellie Tait
Scotts, one of the largest fertiliser, plant protection products and seed suppliers in the world, has helped Golpark Nuolen in Switzerland achieve GEO Certified Status.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 36-37

Water world.
Author: Keith Duff
Concluding the series on how to make golf courses more attractive to birds, drawing on guidance from The R&A/RSPB book on birds and golf courses. This artilce looks at wetland management.
Golf Club Management, February 2011. Pages: 47-51

500 golf courses sought for bee project.
A major project aimed at resurrecting bumblebee populations is seeking help from up to 500 golf courses.
Golf Club Management, February 2011. Pages: 8

Golf - the Game

A formula for the renaissance of golf.
Author: Barney Admas
There are approximatley the same number of golfers playing today as in 1990. Since then over 3800 courses have been built in the US and the population has grown by over 25%. Something ahs happened over the last 20 years to stop people taking up the game.
Asian Golf Business, March 2011. Pages: 34-40


High and dry (preparing for summer).
Author: Peter Jones
With the prospect of another hot, dry summer, now is the time to prepare for water efficiency. Plus Buyer's Guide.
Golf Club Management, February 2011. Pages: 54-50

Trees and the golf course - an agronomist's perprective.
Author: John Neylan
Trees are an integral part of most golf course landscapes in Australia and make a considerable contribution to their aesthetic beauty and playability. Hoever they do throw up a number of issues that affect the ongoing maintenance of golf courses.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 58-59

Aeration the secret to lasting success.
Author: Charmain Robertson
With the economic outlook for 2011 still uncertain, many golf clubs are turning to contractors such as Terrain Aeration to undertake essential maintenance work on the course.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 40-41

on course - How true?
Author: A J Beggs
How true and smooth are your greens? Up until now clubs have been reliant on subjective feedback from golfers to assess whether the greens are good, bad or indifferent. This is about to change with the introduction of the Trueness Meter.
Golf Club Secretary, Vol 14, no 15, March 2011. Pages: 120

Getting on top of your drainage problems.
A look a two golf clubs which have invested in tackling their drainage problems.
Greenkeeper International, February 2011. Pages: 54-56

Putting green aeration.
Author: Darin S Bevard
No maintenance practice on golf courses receives more scrutiny and golfer ire than core aeration, and the role of aeration in the management of high-quality putting greens is often misunderstood.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 49, no 9, March 4 2011. Pages: 1-3


Development of the year.
Author: Michelle Weyenberg
This year's winner is Stensballegaard Golf Club in Denmark; second place went to Huntsmen Springs , Idaho, USA; and third place to Lion Lake Country Club, Guangdong Province, China.
Golf Inc, Winter 2011. Pages: 36-42

Spotlight on Thailand.
Author: Anthony Pioppi
A looks at how Thailand has become one of the world's fastest-growing golf markets.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 40-45

Thomson Perrett and Lobb to open African office.
Thomson Perrett and Lobb is to expand its international business by opening a Cape Town office to service Africa.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 13

Blinder Bunker Lining System launches at BTME.
The Blinder Bunker Liner Ltd, a new name in the golf industry, based in Ascot, Surrey, launched a new patented bunker lining system, Blinder, at the BTME Exhibition in Harrogate recently made from recycled tyres mixed with a binding agent.
Golf Business News, January 26th 2011. Pages:

Envirosports has solution to bunker erosion.
Envirosports launched a new bunker design at the 2011 BTME Harrogate show. The unique and highly innovative design has been constructed on some well known and prestigious golf courses local to the company in South Wales.
Golf Business News, January 28th 2011. Pages:

Wimbledon Park GC - new bunkers from TPL.
Thomson Perrett & Lobb is to undertake bunker renovation work at Wimbledon Park Golf Club, south west London.
Golf Business News, February 10th 2011. Pages:

A cross-selling strategy.
Author: John Aherne
With golf development still a light market, selling additional services to existing clients is a key strategy for golf designers, such a helping courses provide visual aids for marketing.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 57

Trump in black and white.
Author: Jack Crittenden
A profile of Donald Trump - said to be the most proftable man in golf.
Golf Inc, Winter 2011. Pages: 28-30

China calls for Jeff Howes Golf Design.
Irish design practice, Jeff Howes Golf Design, is setting its sights on the lucrative and thriving Asian market.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 10

Doak team working at Askernish.
With support provided by Bandon Dunes developer Mike Keiser and the ongoing input of original restoration architect Martin Ebert, the Renaissance Golf Design team, led by Tom Doak, has been at work enhancing the Askernish links in South Uist, Scotland.
Golf Course Architecture, 22 February 2011. Pages:


Vaule engineering in golf.
Author: Giles Wardle
Collaboration between the golf course architect and the irrigation designers can reduce costs without impacting on system functionality.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 23, January 2011. Pages: 27


GIS for you.
Author: Ian Phythian
A look at the benefits that can be derived from using GIS - Geographic Information System - to collect data on your golf course.
Greenkeeper International, February 2011. Pages: 47-49

Never mind the bulrushes.
Author: David Bowers
Profile of a company that offers to maintain lakes and ponds on golf courses and pays the club for the privilege.
Golf Management Europe, No 76, January 2011. Pages: 14-15

Putting the bite on mosquitoes - important considerations for course design and management.
Author: Dr Cameron E Webb
More than the annoyance of flies, mosquitoes and golf definitely don't mix. Around any golf course graced with an abundance of water bodies, mosquitoes can be unwanted summer visitors- even more so if the course is located close to natural wetlands.
Golf Architecture, No 12, 2010. Pages: 26-27

A changing landscape (Owners guide to maintenance).
Author: Rebecca Larsen
Cruel weather and a struggling economy forced superintendents to balance quality with cost in 2010. Now many are looking to make the cuts permanent - possible changing the way courses and golfers perceive quality.
Golf Inc, Winter 2011. Pages: 42-45

Sustainable Development

Free carbon calculator for courses.
Phoenix-based design firm Golf Resources Group, along with turf specialist Environmental & Turf Services, has launched a carbon footprint calculator for golf courses.
Golf Course Architecture, 16 February 2011. Pages:

New turf sequesters more carbon.
British firms Inturf, Paynes Turf and Rigby Taylor have jointly launched a new slow growing turf that, they say can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide at a much higher rate than many other types of vegetation.
Golf Course Architecture, 24 February 2011. Pages:

New partnership.
BIGGA and The Golf Environment Organization (GEO) have established a partnership that will see the two bodies collaborate in promoting sustainability in golf facility management.
Greenkeeper International, February 2011. Pages: 6


Focus on fusarium - the foremost disease of UK turf.
Author: Dr Terry Mabbett
An in depth look at the most prolific turf disease in the country
Greenkeeper International, February 2011. Pages: 22-27

Disease management.
Author: Dr Alfredo Martinez
Bermudagrass and Seashore paspalum turgrass plants will grow as long as nutrients, moisture, light and favourable temperatures are provided. Diseases on these turgrass species are the exception and not the rule.
Asian Golf Business, March 2011. Pages: 42-47

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