Category Archives: My Travels

Creating a SENSE of PLACE

I enjoyed writing about this subject – for the HKGolfer magazine – because I am so passionate about it. I want the golfer to feel part of the story as I take them on a journey of discovery through the … Continue reading

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Are Ground Contours taboo?

Admittedly I did not get to watch much ‘live’ golf on TV these past few days. I would like to have watched more but am currently in the throes of renovating our new home and this has taken presidente unfortunately. The timing stinks but … Continue reading

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Scandinavia….more than just meatballs and good cider

This week most golf fanatics will be zoning in on Muirfield Village and who can blame them. Muirfield Village (or ‘the course that Jack built’  in reference to Jack Nicklaus) is home to the Memorial tournament which has, and still … Continue reading

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How far would you travel?

So the European Tour heads to Valencia, Spain this weekend. The tour visits a golf course I have always wanted to get too but never had the opportunity – Campo De Golf El Saler. Perhaps had I remained in Europe, a bit longer, I … Continue reading

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Water on a Golf Course

I am not often fixated with watching tour golf on TV unless I am interested in the golf course…..to this weekend then. This weekend the golf world transcendes on the Doral (Blue Monster) and whilst I am not necessarily in total … Continue reading

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The Site – Is it important?

I was asked today by a client to put together, for presentation purposes, a set of pictures detailing the construction progression of individual holes from the start of the project until now. To be honest, I am finding this exercise really enjoyable – rewarding … Continue reading

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Weather and it’s effect

So I am sitting here at this coffee shop, just outside of Toronto, wondering if the weather can get much worse? It snowed over night and what we are left with today is driving sleet – SPLENDID. I wrote a … Continue reading

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How important is a Golf Course Routing?

A Golf Architect is a bit of a jack of all trades – you need to know a lot about golf, master planning, drainage and civil’s, landscape architecture, Irrigation, agronomy, construction, project management and have good people skills. Whilst a jack of … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

When I play golf in the desert I want to feel like I am in the desert…….. It seems the best and most loved golf courses have a ‘real sense of place’. They sit harmoniously in their surroundings as if … Continue reading

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The Travelling Golf Architect

My work has taken me across the globe. I have visited every continent barring South America, have lived permanently in 5 countries and worked in many more. Yes, I am very lucky to have been too so many wonderful places … Continue reading

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