Hurdzan Golf Design continues its worldwide influence of the golf course design community by releasing a Chinese language version of Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan’s seminal book, Golf Course Architecture: Design, Construction and Renovation.
This edition was made possible through the selfless efforts of both MasterStep Golf Management Group and the Institute of Golf Management, Overseas Education College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
Since 2005, Dr. Hurdzan has been adjunct professor for SJTU and has taught two-day seminar to Chinese golf industry leaders on the subject of golf course design – part of the prestigious SJTU executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program.
“I am pleased to share my over 50 years of knowledge, education and experience with my friends in Asia who want to learn everything about the golf course and care so much about the game,” said Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan
Golf Course Architecture was first published in English in 1996, subsequently translated to German, Korean and Czechoslovakian, and now Mandarin Chinese. The English version was extensively updated and revised in 2006 to create a 2nd edition, a fact that testifies to the rapid evolutions in golf course design caused by emerging golf technologies and changing societal values. Hurdzan has written four other books on various aspects of golf course design, and is currently co-authoring a book on golf art with Cornell University-educated and noted watercolorist Samuel Ingwerson, AIA.
“Many think that in this digital age publishing books is outdated, but books last forever, need no electronic device to read them, and will never be rendered mute by the next generation of software,” said Dr. Christopher M. Hurdzan, partner at Hurdzan golf design. “My father learned many of his bedrock principles from the likes of Mackenzie, Thomas, Hunter, Tillinghast and Ross simply because they wrote and published their ideas. He hopes his writings will be equally revered by the coming generations of golfers fascinated by golf course design.”
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