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The Seventh at St. Andrews: How Scotsman David McLay Kidd and His Ragtag Band Built the First New Course on Golf's Holy Soil in Nearly a Century

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An acclaimed Scottish golf course architect who had to go to America to make his name lands the most coveted commission in all of golf: to design the first new course in almost a century for the town of St. Andrews, the games ancestral home.

David McLay Kidd became a wunderkind golf course architect before he was thirty years old, thanks to his universally lauded design at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. When the town of St. Andrews announced in 2001 that a new championship course was in the worksthe towns first since 1914Kidd fought off all comers and earned the right to make golf history. Author Scott Gummer was there to chronicle the days in the dirt and the nights in the pubs, the politics and histrionics, all with exclusive access to David Kidd, his team, and the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Unfolding in arresting you-are-there scenes, The Seventh at St. Andrews follows the young master at work as Kidd, with his sharp tongue, leads his accomplices in transforming a plot of flat, uninspiring farmlandsmack in the middle of which sits the towns sewage plantinto a rollicking golfing adventure and the most anticipated golf course opening in a generation.

Murphys Law seems to govern the process, however, as everything that can go wrong seemingly does: from epic wooly weather, to cattle grazing on the site, to vociferous opposition among the townsfolk, to bureaucrats so stuck in their ways they cannot be budged even with one of Kidds bulldozers.

The story chronicles the decade-long journey from the first notion of a seventh course to its official opening. Kidd & Co. exceed everyones expectations by building a magnificent throwback course that looks to have been shapedby the wind and rain and nature rather than modern machinery. The Seventh at St. Andrews brings the underappreciated art of golf course design to life, and along the way profiles an unforgettable cast of characters that includes Kidds jovial father, a golf legend in his own right; Kidds taciturn right-hand man; and the roustabout Scottish shaper, the Da Vinci in a dozer who is the heart of Kidds crew.

Synopsis:

An acclaimed Scottish golf course architect who had to go to America to make his name lands the most coveted commission in all of golf: to design the first new course in almost a century for the town of St. Andrews, the gam‛s ancestral home.

David McLay Kidd became a wunderkind golf course architect before he was thirty years old, thanks to his universally lauded design at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. When the town of St. Andrews announced in 2001 that a new championship course was in the works—the tow‛s first since 1914—Kidd fought off all comers and earned the right to make golf history. Author Scott Gummer was there to chronicle the days in the dirt and the nights in the pubs, the politics and histrionics, all with exclusive access to David Kidd, his team, and the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Unfolding in arresting you-are-there scenes, The Seventh at St. Andrews follows the young master at work as Kidd, with his sharp tongue, leads his accomplices in transforming a plot of flat, uninspiring farmland—smack in the middle of which sits the tow‛s sewage plant—into a rollicking golfing adventure and the most anticipated golf course opening in a generation.

About the Author

Scot Gummer has written for over forty different magazines, including Vanity Fair, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Travel + Leisure Golf, Golf Digest, and GOLF. Prior to embarking on this book he was a senior writer with GOLF and also contributed to comedian George Lope‛s New York Times bestseller Why You Crying? He works and plays a middling game of golf in the California wine country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592403981
Subtitle:
How Scotsman David McLay Kidd and His Ragtag Band Built theFirst New Course onGolf's Holy Soil in Nearly a Century
Publisher:
Gotham
Author:
Gummer, Scott
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Project management
Subject:
History
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Golf courses
Subject:
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
Subject:
Kidd, David McLay
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080826
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.06x5.30x.76 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , An acclaimed Scottish golf course architect who had to go to America to make his name lands the most coveted commission in all of golf: to design the first new course in almost a century for the town of St. Andrews, the gam‛s ancestral home.

David McLay Kidd became a wunderkind golf course architect before he was thirty years old, thanks to his universally lauded design at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. When the town of St. Andrews announced in 2001 that a new championship course was in the works—the tow‛s first since 1914—Kidd fought off all comers and earned the right to make golf history. Author Scott Gummer was there to chronicle the days in the dirt and the nights in the pubs, the politics and histrionics, all with exclusive access to David Kidd, his team, and the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Unfolding in arresting you-are-there scenes, The Seventh at St. Andrews follows the young master at work as Kidd, with his sharp tongue, leads his accomplices in transforming a plot of flat, uninspiring farmland—smack in the middle of which sits the tow‛s sewage plant—into a rollicking golfing adventure and the most anticipated golf course opening in a generation.

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