St AndrewsThe Evolution of the Old Course By Scott Macpherson

By: Links Golf St Andrews  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Golf Course, Landscape Architecture, Golf Course Design

Born in New Zealand, Scott Macpherson benefited from a Turf and Soils education at New Zealand's Massey University before studying Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis. His golf course design experience in Australia with Thomson, Wolveridge, and Perrett preceded a relocation to St Andrews in Scotland. After studying the great links, Scott worked as the on-site architect for the two courses at the 'Fairmont St Andrews' for the American architect, and former President of the ASGCA, Denis Griffiths. Scott has written a monthly column, 'Design Matters', for New Zealand golf magazine The Cut since January 2001. He now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is a principal in Turner Macpherson Golf Design (

) with former professional golfer Greg Turner.

Keywords: Golf Course, Golf Course Design, Golf Magazine, Landscape Architecture, Professional Golfer

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