#Golf #Salt #Nature Beauty “I have always wanted to live where one could practice (golf) shots in one's pajamas before breakfast.”-- Alister MacKenzie . Golf courses are becoming far too long. I try to build courses for the most enjoyment by the greatest number. All Rights Reserved. “The ideal hole (course) is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number.” — Alister MacKenzie —, “The chief object of every golf architect or greenkeeper worth his salt is to imitate the beauties of nature so closely as to make his work indistinguishable from nature itself.”. One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. Golf courses are becoming far too long. United Kingdom, Architect August 30, 1870 – January, 6, 1934. -- Alister MacKenzie . How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorsteps to take up golf, and how rarely, if ever, I have seen them in my consulting room again.”, “There may be a certain amount of pleasurable excitement in running up to the top of a hillock in the hope of seeing your ball near the flag, but this kind of thing one gets tired of as one grows older.”, “I try to build courses for the most enjoyment by the greatest number.”, “The ideal hole (course) is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number.”, “I do not expect anyone will ever have the opportunity of constructing another course like Cypress Point, as I do not suppose anywhere in the world is there such a glorious combination of rocky coast, sand dunes, pine woods and cypress trees.”, “Golf courses are becoming far too long. Golf courses are becoming far too long. I do not expect anyone will ever have the opportunity of constructing another course like Cypress Point, as I do not suppose anywhere in the world is there such a glorious combination of rocky coast, sand dunes, pine woods and cypress trees.

I try to build courses for the most enjoyment by the greatest number. The ideal hole is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number, gives the fullest advantage for accurate play, stimulates players to improve their game, and never becomes monotonous. “Golf Architecture: Economy in Course Construction and Greenkeeping”, p.13, Coventry House Publishing. One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. Tillinghast (2013). I try to build courses for the most enjoyment by the greatest number. There may be a certain amount of pleasurable excitement in running up to the top of a hillock in the hope of seeing your ball near the flag, but this kind of thing one gets tired of as one grows older. It does not necessarily appeal the first time one plays it.”. One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. 3The ideal hole is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number, gives the fullest advantage for accurate play, stimulates players to improve their game, and never becomes monotonous. Twenty years ago we played three rounds of golf a day and considered we had taken an interminably long time if we took more than two hours to play a round. Alister MacKenzie, H.S. I have always wanted to live where one could practice (golf) shots in one's pajamas before breakfast. 1 The chief object of every golf architect or greenkeeper worth his salt is to imitate the beauties of nature so closely as to make his work indistinguishable from nature itself. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the, Alister MacKenzie (2015). Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead. It does not necessarily appeal the first time one plays it.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “On the value of blind shots to golf course design.”, “One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorsteps to take up golf, and how rarely, if ever, I have seen them in my consulting room again. Twenty years ago we played three rounds of golf a day and considered we had taken an interminably long time if we took more than two hours to play a round. Twenty years ago we played three rounds of golf a day and considered we had taken an interminably long time if we took more than two hours to play a round. On the value of blind shots to golf course design. Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. It does not necessarily appeal the first time one plays it.”-- Alister MacKenzie . Tillinghast”, p.24, Coventry House Publishing, There is a mistake in the text of this quote. How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorsteps to take up golf, and how rarely, if ever, I have seen them in my consulting room again. #Golf #Practice #Breakfast “A good golf course is like good music. Today it not infrequently takes over three hours.”, “Golf is a game, and talk and discussion is all to the interests of the game. Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “The chief object of every golf architect or greenkeeper worth his salt is to imitate the beauties of nature so closely as to make his work indistinguishable from nature itself.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “I have always wanted to live where one could practice (golf) shots in one's pajamas before breakfast.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “A good golf course is like good music. Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. Alister MacKenzie was a British golf course architect whose course designs span four continents. “Golf is a game, and talk and discussion is all to the interests of the game. Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead. Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. Twenty years ago we played three rounds of golf a day and considered we had taken an interminably long time if we took more than two hours to play a round.

Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. I do not expect anyone will ever have the opportunity of constructing another course like Cypress Point, as I do not suppose anywhere in the world is there such a glorious combination of rocky coast, sand dunes, pine woods and cypress trees. “On the value of blind shots to golf course design.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorsteps to take up golf, and how rarely, if ever, I have seen them in my consulting room again.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “There may be a certain amount of pleasurable excitement in running up to the top of a hillock in the hope of seeing your ball near the flag, but this kind of thing one gets tired of as one grows older.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “I try to build courses for the most enjoyment by the greatest number.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “The ideal hole (course) is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “I do not expect anyone will ever have the opportunity of constructing another course like Cypress Point, as I do not suppose anywhere in the world is there such a glorious combination of rocky coast, sand dunes, pine woods and cypress trees.” -- Alister MacKenzie, “Golf courses are becoming far too long. Alister MacKenzie, H.S. “Methods of Early Golf Architecture: The Selected Writings of Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Originally trained as a surgeon, MacKenzie served as a civilian doctor with the British army during the Boer War where he first became aware of the principles of camouflage. I have always wanted to live where one could practice (golf) shots in one’s pajamas before breakfast. Want to see more pictures of Alister MacKenzie quotes? A good golf course is like good music or good anything else; it is not necessarily a course which appeals the first time one plays over it, but one which grows on the player the more frequently he visits it. "Golf Architecture: Economy in Course Construction and Greenkeeping". Authorization is only required to store your personal settings and favorites. Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Alister MacKenzie was a Scottish golf course architect whose course designs span four continents. A good golf course is like good music. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends, This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy.