Date: Mon 16 Jan 2012

Golf Architecture, No 13

The thirteenth issue of Golf Architecture is now available. Published by the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) it was the first journal to cover the subject exclusively. It has its origins back in 1997 when the Society published its inaugural Journal of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects, edited by Neil Crafter and Paul Mogford who continued to edited it for the first decade.

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In the first issue then President Michael Wolveridge, in his letter from the President, conveyed the Society's charter for the Journal as such; 'It is the intention of the Society to publish annually a Journal which reflects the history and the progress of golf in Australia seen through the perspective of its golf course designers and builders. It is the intention of the Society through this Journal to continue to provide an effective and informed commentary on a broad range of issues concerning the golf industry, especially promoting the environmental and social benefits of golf courses within the Community'

This latest issue includes articles on Royal Melbourne, Stanley Thompson, the sleeper-faced bunkers on the links at Rye, the evolution of Kabi Organic Golf Course, the challenges faced when creating a course in a World Heritage Marine Park, and the recovery of Christchurch after the earthquakes. All the articles can be found in the What’s in the News section and are indexed in the Journal Contents database.

You can also buy a copy from SAGCA through their website at

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