STEAM SHOVEL SCULPTING AT MAXINKUCKEE

The fourth edition of this season’s Upping My Dye-Q Series speculates on the influence of Langford & Moreau’s work at Maxinkuckee Country Club on the Dyes In order to truly understand and appreciate the work of an architect, it is necessary to look at their sources of inspiration. After all, there are very few (ifContinue reading “STEAM SHOVEL SCULPTING AT MAXINKUCKEE”

FROM CHRISTMAS TREES TO GREEN FEES AT CHAMPION HILL

The story of the Stone family’s Northern Michigan journey into golf course construction and ownership at Pinecroft and Champion Hill “Are you going to play Champion Hill this time?” My golf buddy Ben knew that I was making trips to Northern Michigan and he would text me this question every time I posted a photoContinue reading “FROM CHRISTMAS TREES TO GREEN FEES AT CHAMPION HILL”

WHAT’S IN A NAME – LONGUE VUE

A LinksGems course tour and appreciation of the Robert White designed Longue Vue Club by Jon Cavalier Much attention is paid to National Golf Links, Oakmont, Cypress Point and their peers, and for good reason. But it also useful and enjoyable to shine a light on a lesser known, but very worthy golf course. LongueContinue reading “WHAT’S IN A NAME – LONGUE VUE”

LIGHT BULB MOMENTS AT THE LOOP

A look at Tom Doak’s brilliant reversible design, The Loop at Forest Dunes Golf Club “Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.” – David Forgan A golf course that can be readily grasped after a single round is not likely to ever beContinue reading “LIGHT BULB MOMENTS AT THE LOOP”