The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie

Doak, Tom & James S. Scott & Raymund M. Haddock & James Scott & Ray Haddock

Published by Sleeping Bear Press, 2001
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Synopsis: Considering the fact that he was one of the greatest golf course architects in the history of the game, Dr. Alister MacKenzie has long been something of a puzzle--if not a mystery. He liked to wear kilts, but he wasn't a Scotsman. He graduated from medical school, but he never made a living at it. He designed spectacular courses, but he was not a good golfer. At the height of his career he was one of the most sought after designers in the world, but he was nearly broke when he died.

The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie by Tom Doak, James S. Scott and Raymund M Haddock, uses detailed text, color photos and vintage maps, drawings and pictures to bring together many pieces of the puzzle. Questions about his boyhood, his military service, his many design trips in various parts of the world, and what made him so good at his craft, are all answered. Golfers, golf historians, and students of golf course architecture will find this book to be among their favorites. And, why wouldn't they with Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne, Crystal Downs, Lahinch, and Pasatiempo among his magnificent works?

The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie is a cherished biography on one of golf's most eccentric, interesting, brilliant and colorful characters.

About the Author: TOM DOAK has designed twelve golf courses of his own, most recently Pacific Dunes in Oregon, of which even Alister MacKenzie would have been proud. He is also the author of two previous books: The Anatomy of a Golf Course, a primer on course design; and The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, a personal review of more than 1,000 courses worldwide. His company, Renaissance Golf Design, is based in Traverse City, Michigan.

JAMES S. SCOTT. Born and bred in western Scotland, he first worked as a cabin boy on a tramp steamer playing between Ayr and the Baltic. This gave him a bizarre introduction to the game of golf. The ship’s captain, while in Scottish port, acquired buckets of damaged golf balls for a few pennies from urchins who scavenged them from Troon or Prestwick. At sea, one of Scott’s duties was to tee up a succession of these balls on the foredeck—no easy task on a stormy day—so the “skipper” could work off his lunch by driving them into the northern seas. Later, successive exposures to farming, forestry, and fishing were followed by studying medicine. Training and experience were acquired in Glasgow, Dublin, West Africa, London, Liverpool, Chicago, Australia, and Florida. From 1961, he was Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Leeds University and, from 1986 until retirement, also Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Then Herbert Warren Wind, at that time Golf Correspondent for The New Yorker, presented Scott with a copy of Alister MacKenzie’s Golf Architecture and encouraged him to look into the life of the author, a Leed’s graduate, famous in U.S. golfing circles but forgotten in his own “alma mater.” He lives in Yorkshire, England.

RAYMUND M. HADDOCK is the stepgrandson of Alister MacKenzie. In 1994, he discovered a manuscript that his stepgrandfather had written in the early 1930s in which he related many of his thoughts about golf and golf course architecture. The book, entitles The Spirit of St. Andrews, was published a year later. A self-described “bogey golfer,” Ray has played MacKenzie courses in England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and America. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Title: The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 231 pages. Another spectacular work by Tom Doak. Chronicles the life of one of the greatest golf course architects of all time - Alister Mackenzie. Includes extensive work on courses Mackenzie designed including Crystal Downs, Augusta, Royal Melbourne and Cypress Point. Includes Mackenzie's Thirteen Points of Architecture and his life story and legacy to the game of golf.The rear of the book contains the famous fold out map of The Old Course which was surveyed and drawn by Mackenzie in 1924. We specialize in golf books. Bookseller Inventory # 002259

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