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Golf Architecture In America, First Edition Book, 1927

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"Golf Architecture in America" its strategy and construction by George C. Thomas, Jr. First Edition. The Times-Mirror Press. Published in 1927. Book Condition: Fine. Hardcover, leather bound. Very Rare.

George Thomas Jr. was born to a wealthy banking family in Philadelphia in 1873 and died in Beverly Hills in 1932. Thomas served as a pilot in the First World War and was a heroic fighter, surviving three crashes. Thomas is best known for the three world-class courses he designed in Los Angeles: Bel-Air, Los Angeles Country Club and Riviera.

Golf Architecture

Thomas was the author of the first book dedicated to golf architecture, published in 1927 titled Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction (Donovan & Jerris T7730). The book is a cornerstone collectible for anyone who loves golf course architecture. The book is profusely illustrated and contains many early pictures of his courses and Pine Valley. 


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