Life and Work of Dr. Alistair MacKenzie (The)

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  • Author:
    Doak, Tom
  • Contributors:
    • Scott, James S
    • Haddock, Raymund M
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A biography of one of golf's most eccentric, engaging, brilliant, and colourful characters.

The first six chapters focus on Alister MacKenzie's time in the U.K. from early days to his time with H.S. Colt. His upbringing and his service to King and country are covered engagingly.

Chapters Eight and Nine cover MacKenzie's time in Australia and America.

Doak's list of MacKenzie's Best Golf Holes is laid out in the final section as well as an appendix of MacKenzies' complete portfolio. Along the way, the book is accented with an abundance of correspondence, photos, drawings, and plans.

Written by one of the few who has seen every known MacKenzie course, the book introduces you to the complex personality behind the incredible body of work.

Although difficult to find and expensive to acquire, it is worth every penny.

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You want to know the comprehensive story of the life and work of golf's greatest architect.

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