Golf’s Grand Design: Must record TV

I am not exactly a regular viewer of PBS. I’m actually a very, very rare watcher of PBS. So when I say something on there is good, I’m not kidding.

Over the weekend, I recorded and watched an airing of “Golf’s Grand Design,” and thought it was great.  I know the program aired earlier in other parts of the country, but I believe it just began airing here in Minnesota.

A trailer for the hour long show can be found here.

There are a lot of great interviews and the show does a nice job taking viewers through the history of golf course architecture in the United States. There are segments on C.B. MacDonald, A.W. Tillinghast, Tom Bendelow, Donald Ross, RTJ, Jack, Fazio, Bandon Dunes, Sand Hills, C&C, Tom Doak and the new trend of minimalistic design.

I thought it was wonderful. The special lady friend watched as well and found it interesting even though she isn’t a golfer (or she was just humoring me).

For readers in Minnesota, there are two more upcoming viewings. Neither are exactly in prime time, so set your DVR.

The first is Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 11 p.m. The other is Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5 a.m. Both are on Twin Cities Public Television (Ch. 2).

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