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Episode 20: ODG Series #2 – Dr. Alister MacKenzie with Neil Crafter

Neil Crafter is a golf course designer, historian and author who is based in Adelaide South Australia. Neil is a second generation golf course architect, following in the footsteps of his father Brian. Neil has long been influenced and interested by Alister MacKenzie's career and has been centrally involved in the documentation of the MacKenzie Chronology for the Alister MacKenzie Society.

Today we take a look at Dr Mac's life as a golf course architect, his influences and collaborators, a number of his projects and his lasting legacy.

We thank Neil for his time and trust that you will enjoy our conversation.

The Alister MacKenzie Chronology

Links to the referenced Tommy Naccarato's tweets (pictures illustrating MacKenzie's use of the theory of camouflague in golf course design):

Neil's book recommendations

Golf Architecture by Alister MacKenzie

The Architectural Side of Golf by H.N. Wethered & T. Simpson

Special Guest: Neil Crafter.

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