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Donald Harradine – A Biography

12.09pm 13th December 2013 - Media

Donald Leslie Harradine in 1980.
Donald Leslie Harradine in 1980.

Götz Mecklenburg, the author of the Donald Harradine biography, spent a lot of time researching Don’s life and the book has finally been printed in Berlin.

Apart from the many photographs of some courses designed by this talented architect, the text not only describes his life and work but also the game of golf and especially the architecture of golf in general. The book also includes a list of Don Harradine’s courses with some pictures and documents that the 92 year old Babette Harradine had not discarded and still managed to find in her loft.

The end of the biography also mentions the continuation of the Harradine golfing tradition which is ensured by Peter and Michael Harradine who are following their famous father and grandfather‘s footsteps.

There are certainly many people who devoted and lived their lives according to the “Spirit of the Game“ and one of those persons was definitely Donald Harradine, who during his entire and long professional career, not only dedicated his life to the game but even more, to the actual art of golf course architecture.

His influence on golf course design is very recognizable in Europe which despite his unobtrusive style and environmentally sensitive methods, still provided stimulating  challenges.

Donald Harradine died in Via Golf in Caslano on 16th of September 1996.

The book is printed in German for now but will be translated in to English shortly.

The book can be obtained from Götz Mecklenburg Email: harradine.golf@t-online.de

Tel: 0049 (0)3341 3086541. Please contact him for the price including delivery.

Harradine Golf www.harradine-golf.com

       

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