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Episode 15: ODG Series – Harry Shapland Colt

In this episode we are joined by golf journalist and consultant Adam Lawrence. Despite attending the same school as Dr Alistair MacKenzie, Adam is currently writing a biograpahy on Harry Shapland Colt, the father of modern golf course architecture.

We explore Colt's early golfing days at Cambridge and his early influences, R&A membership and the formation of the Oxford & Cambridge Golf Society.

We then take a look at some of Colts' designs at Rye, Sunningdale, St. Andrews, Swinley Forest, St Georges Hill, Rosapenna, Royal Dublin, Royal County Down, County Sligo, Royal Portrush and Royal Liverpool.

We also consider how Colt's style evolved through time and what sort of legacy has he left to the game.

You can find additional information on both Golf Course Architecture Magazine and Oxford Golf Consulting below:

Special Guest: Adam Lawrence.

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