The Golf Courses of Seth Raynor. Brand new book with brand new dust jacket.
288 pages with other 250 images. Published 2023.
The images are done by the latest wunderkind of golf photography Jon Cavalier. The text is written by Michael Wolf and James Sitar. Sitar is a professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago and the founder of Back Nine Press. Wolf is the president of 288 Sports and the author or the recently published history of Metairie Golf Club in Louisiana, a Seth Raynor design.
Raynor designed some of the most important courses of the Golden Age including Yeamans Hall, Shoreacres, Yale, Chicago Golf Club, Westhampton, Blind Brook, Fox Chapel and more. He studied under Charles Blair Macdonald and also helped build the National Golf Links of America, Piping Rock, Mid Ocean and more.
This book fills a long standing void in the history of golf architecture. There have been books published about C.B. Macdonald, Alister Mackenzie, Colt & Alison, and Donald Ross, but this is the first book about Seth Raynor and it is well done.