Golf Architecture for Normal People: Sharpening Your Course Design Eye to Make Golf (Slightly) Less Maddening

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In Golf Architecture for Normal People, golf architecture expert Geoff Shackelford elucidates the world's most interactive art form in ways that all golfers can enjoy. For those smitten by this centuries-old sport, Shackelford takes readers on a fun walking tour through what is often considered a rarefied field and achieves the following along the way: --Helps golfers of all skill levels become keener observers while getting more joy out of playing any course --Introduces simple and easy-to-remember ways to judge a design's merits --Cuts through entrenched architectural snootiness to drive home the importance of a few timeless design tenets --Demystifies the complex, interdependent and often perplexing array of factors that make a course fun to play --Provides readers new tools to achieve a more sophisticated understanding what they love (or hate) about a design --Suggests diplomatic ways to disarm design elitists and settle 19th-hole debates -Advises how to merge technology and common sense to decode deceptive design elements --Shares lists of must-see courses and resources to further your connoisseurship.