You are holding a book about inconveniences. But, unlike those unpleasant interruptions in life when we bite into a sour strawberry or encounter a pothole that costs us an expensive new tire, the interruptions covered here lead a dual life. While they are inconvenient on the surface, they are essential to the core. They force decisions. The correct routes will bring triumph and even fame. The bad choices will bring ruin and even long–term fears. The risky paths whether conquered or failed intensify the experience.
As every golfer knows, hazards are the heart and soul of the game of golf. Hazards come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations, from sand bunkers and waste areas to lakes and natural watercourses. Their placement and use in design are the most defining components of a golf course. In Bunkers, Pits & Other Hazards, authors and golf course designers Forrest Richardson and Mark Fine provide a single–source reference for anyone charged with caring for or overseeing the improvement of a golf course. Tracing the history, planning, psychology, design, construction, and maintenance associated with all forms of hazards, this single resource offers a comprehensive catalog of the world′s most famous hazards.
CHAPTER 1 The Evolution of Hazards 1
CHAPTER 2 Types of Hazards 17
CHAPTER 3 Twenty Famous Hazards 41
CHAPTER 4 Philosophies of Legendary Architects 97
CHAPTER 5 Psychological Effects of Hazards 133
by Dr. Edward Sadalla
CHAPTER 6 Design & Strategy of Hazards 147
CHAPTER 7 Constructing Hazards 177
CHAPTER 8 Restoration & Maintenance of Hazards 205
CHAPTER 9 Opinions about Hazards 237
MARK K. FINE is the founder of Fine Golf Design, Inc., a golf course design and project consulting firm that is actively involved in a number of redesign and restoration projects.