The Captain : George C. Thomas Jr. and his Golf Architecture - First Limited Edition, Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Written by Geoff Shackelford. Captain Fantastic Publishing, Santa Monica, CA.
207 pages with a forward by Ben Crenshaw. A first edition from 1996, published one year before the more common printing in 1997 done by Sleeping Bear Press. This edition is numbered and Signed by Geoff. This is # 1091 of 1200. The book is a detailed biography of golf course architect George C. Thomas. Thomas was the architect of such world class courses as Los Angeles Country Club, Riviera, and Bel Air.
Thomas was also a founding member of the Pine Valley Golf Club. The book includes extensive analysis of Thomas's design philosophy and pictures of his courses and a discussion of the courses. The cover illustration is of Riviera's sixth hole.
A really well done biography. Donovan & Jerris S14550.
Signed by Geoff Shackelford