Firm and Fast

Hosted ByShane Derby

Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 28: ODG Series #4 – A.V. Macan with Jeff Mingay

Jeff Mingay joins us from Nova Scotia for a varied discussion on the life and times of Arthur Vernon Macan (1882-1964).

Macan was born in Ireland but is better known in his adopted homeland of Canada. An accomplished amateur golfer, AV was a qualified lawyer who became a prolific golf course architect throughout the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the USA. We explore Macan's back story, his influences and notable courses which include the original iteration of The California Club in San Francisco.

Jeff also gives us a flavour of his restoration work on Macan courses, his design/build philosophy, some commentary on why the setup at LACC was right on the money and an assessment of the recent PGA Tour Commissioners repudiation of the Model Local Rule ball related proposal from the R&A/USGA.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Please find some links below of items mentioned in the show

Concerning Golf (1903) by John J. Low

Score Golf Article by Jeff Mingay on LACC

Anatomy of a Golf Course by Tom Doak

The Links by Robert Hunter

Just Call me Mac – by Mike Riste

History of Essex Golf & Country Club – by Jeff Mingay

Classics of Golf Library

Intro and outro music – _Shoreline Serenade by Dye O _- under license from Epidemic Sound

Special Guest: Jeff Mingay.

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