Exclusive Classics of Golf offer...just in time for The Masters!!
Get both Stan Byrdy's wonderful book "The Augusta National Golf Club; Alister MacKenzie's Masterpiece" & documentary film "Augusta's Master Plan: From Sherman's March to Arnie's Army" on DVD, which will be airing on PBS stations across the U.S. this spring...for $85.00 (includes s/h).
"Augusta's Master Plan: From Sherman's March to Arnie's Army" tells the surprising story of Augusta, Georgia's evolution from a small river town to the center of the golf universe The fascinating account, based on the books of golf historian Stan Byrdy, begins with the Civil War and General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. After 1865, the influx of wealthy northerners brought with them a new game golf.
Soon, Augusta would attract golf-playing U.S. Presidents William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding and Dwight D. Eisenhower, characters like baseball great Ty Cobb, and later, a young Bobby Jones.
This documentary follows the twists and turns of the sport's growing popularity and concludes at the height of Arnold Palmer's career in the 1960s. Palmer, along with Bobby Jones IV and 98-year-old Ernie Ball, the only surviving participant from the first Masters, give rare interviews about the course's unique qualities.
"The Augusta National Golf Club; Alister MacKenzie's Masterpiece" hardcover book reveals the true genius of the Augusta National Golf Club like no other--documenting its original design, and analyzing the philosophies of its creators, Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones. The Augusta National Golf Club will help you understand why the course has a reputation of legendary proportion and how MacKenzie single-handedly changed forever the way courses are built.
Stan Byrdy, a longtime Augusta sportscaster, has unearthed never before published photographic evidence of how the course looked in the 1930s, researched and documented the numerous changes made to it, and has provided the definitive work that answers the question of why Augusta National is the course that every golfer wants to play. Illustrator William Lanier III gives you side-by-side renderings of the original holes and the current layout so that you can see for yourself whether this storied course has stood the test of time and maintained the spirit of MacKenzie and Jones.
The book, published by Sports Media Group in 2005, measures 10" x 10" and is 224 pages.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 24 March, 2011.