Notes from The Course Whisperer

Things I've learned from superintendents
To learn about the features and characteristics of a golf course, ask the superintendent

Why do the greens get a light dusting of sand every few weeks? How come the fairways are mowed in a boring left half/right half manner rather than in a fancy checkerboard? And what’s with that big area of hay on the far side of the 13th fairway? If I want to find out about a golf course, I first go

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Veteran golf travel, history and architecture journalist, Bradley S. Klein has written more than 1,500 feature articles on course architecture, resort travel, golf course development, golf history and the media for such other publications as Golfweek, Golf Digest, Financial Times, New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He has published seven books on golf architecture and history, including Discovering Donald Ross, winner of the USGA 2001 International Book Award. In 2015, Klein won the Donald Ross Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Follow Brad on Twitter
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