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Artisan Golf Design: North Berwick native Benjamin Warren runs AGD with a primary focus on reintroducing classic golf course design to his adopted home country of Japan. He has also participated in JHD projects including California and Morocco:

Buffalo Golf Club: Based at the historic Grover Cleveland Golf Course, host of the 1912 U.S. Open, BGC is where James sneaks in the occasional round while he’s in Buffalo:

Coore & Crenshaw: While JHD may have a different design expression, everything that James knows about process in golf course design he has learned from Coore & Crenshaw. Arguably the pre-eminent golf course architects working today, Bill and Ben and their band of merry craftsmen continue to “…do as well as they know how to…” as they might in fact put it:

Donald Ross Society: Ross may not have been the flashiest of the Golden Age architects but he was one of the most prolific and consistently designed timeless, fun golf courses. The Donald Ross Society makes a wonderful effort to honor Ross’ work: Also check out the Tufts Archives which are a great repository of Ross materials:

DeForest Architects: Our friends up in Seattle are not really golf guys but that’s partly what we like about them. “Expert beginners” is what they call themselves, and their special skill is to allow a thorough analysis of the actual needs of a project to inform their design work. Together we’ve formed a golf clubhouse collaborative, and we’re excited to see where that will lead:

Evans Scholars Foundation: Evans Scholars awards college scholarships to caddies. Caddies are an endangered species and we’re keen to do our part to keep loopers going. In its best form, caddying is so much more than toting a bag. It’s being part of a team, reading situations and people as well as putts, learning a set of systems or protocols, and just meeting and interacting with many different people:

First Tee: The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people:

Green Jacket Auctions: Green Jacket is a solid source for quality golf collectibles that are up for sale at periodic auctions in the US:

Hundred Hole Hike: Jim Colton’s HHH is a stellar example of how golf can be a catalyst for positive change. Born from a need to raise funds for one project (a need to cover medical costs), HHH now raises substantial funds for a range of deserving projects by people funding golfers to walk and play an extraordinary number of holes in a single day:

James Braid Golfing Society: A group of people from around the world who celebrate the legacy of James Braid, golfer, club professional, course designer, world-beater, and one-third of the so-called Great Triumvirate:

Landscapes Unlimited: Chairman Bill Kubly and his group have built LU into what is arguably the premier golf course construction company in the industry:

North Berwick Golf Club: Located in the lovely ‘Biarritz of the North’, NBGC is James’ away Club while visiting family there. He yearns for the time to curl up in front of a fire with a wee dram to immerse himself in the extensive club archives:

Old Sports Auction: UK-based golf memorabilia purveyor, run by Graham Crowley:

Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews: While the R&A may not be the oldest golf club it is by far the most influential and one of the two governing bodies in golf (The USGA the other). In addition to governing golf everywhere outside the US, the R&A is a bottomless treasure trove of all manner of information on golf:

The Tillinghast Association: Honors the life and work of golf course architect, A. W. Tillinghast:

Thomas M. Dunne: Golf and travel writer Tom Dunne is an advisor to our clubhouse design collaboration with DeForest Architects, and to the Brambles project in California. To say that he is a purist with an encyclopedic knowledge of golf history would be like saying that Rory McIlroy is a decent golfer. He can be reached here:

United States Golf Association: The USGA is the governing body of golf in the United States. Anyone who is interested in golf history and who has yet to make the pilgrimage to “Golf House” in Far Hills, New Jersey, is missing out:

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