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Golf's Finest Par Threes: The Art & Science of the One-Shot Hole Hardcover – April 1, 2011
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"We now have in one beautifully produced volume the story of the par three its invention and evolution and a handsomely presented and well-considered selection of the best of them." Al Barkow, golf historian, former editor of Golf magazine
"Thank heaven for little three-pars. And for this book." Bradley S. Klein, Golfweek Magazine
"I’m absolutely smitten with this thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated testament to the game’s most compelling one-shotters. . . the next best thing to playing these holes is having them collected in this book. Bravo!" Joe Passov, senior travel editor, Golf magazine
"A glorious marriage of photography and narrative that will flatter any coffee table. A book to be enjoyed over and over." Nick Seitz, editor at large, Golf Digest
"The great one-shotters in golf finally get their due thanks to Tony Robert’s images and Michael Bartlett’s insightful but concise text." Geoff Shackelford, golf architect and author, The Future of Golf
"Golf’s Finest Par Threes provides a stunning written and pictorial account that golf fans can turn to time and again." Robert Thompson, senior writer, ScoreGolf Magazine
"Tony Roberts and Michael Bartlett have seen and played many of the most enchanting and thrilling par threes, and they present them in ways that will make you want to read and re-read the text while savoring the photographs time and time again." Lorne Rubenstein, author, This Round's On Me
About the Author
Tony Roberts is a photographer who has contributed photos to every major golf magazine. He was the 1987 recipient of the USGA’s Book of the Year Award for his photographs in Golf’s Magnificent Challenge. Michael Bartlett is a freelance writer and journalism teacher. He is the author of Bartlett’s World Golf Encyclopedia and The Golfer’s Almanac and was the editor for the magazines Golf, Golf Canada, and Golf Journal. They both live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Acknowledged as the deans of American architects, Pete and Alice Dye have teamed together for fifty years to create some of the world's most challenging and highly praised golf courses. Their ability to combine the unpredictability of nature with stunning imaginative concepts makes them unique as designers and an inspiration for course architects everywhere.
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Top Customer Reviews
Any book that claims to display the finest of anything would meet with some level of controversy. That would certainly be true here. For several of the holes I simply remarked to myself "what's so special about that." In most cases, however, the holes presented would strike me as being near the top of the list for someone that had seen a lot of par threes.
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Excellent book on the best par 3's in golf. I've played many of them and the holes are accurately describedPublished 8 days ago by R. Willis
This book was all I expected and hoped for. A lot of beautiful pictures and not so much text.. When you look at the pictures I get calm inside and start planning the next golf... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Tommy Carlsten