ASGCA President Bob Cupp previewed the PBS documentary “Golf’s Grand Design” on ESPN Radio July 29. Listen to the interview here.
Cupp was interviewed as part of the weekly “Garbedian on Golf” program broadcast on ESPN Milwaukee.
The documentary – which debuts on PBS stations across North America Friday, Aug. 3 – examines the history and role of American golf course architecture and explores the unique relationship between the people who play the game and the places where they play.
Golf’s playing fields have recognizable characteristics – fairways, greens, bunkers, and water hazards – but golf is the only sport played on a field with no specifically defined dimensions. “GOLF’S GRAND DESIGN” focuses on golf course architecture from the 1880s through present day and highlights some of America’s best known and most influential courses. The program was inspired by The Robert J. Stransky Foundation and produced by PBS member station WNED Buffalo/Toronto.
Cupp and Ron Whitten, golf architecture editor of “Golf Digest” and 1996 winner of the ASGCA Donald Ross Award, have written a companion book for the documentary, also called “GOLF’S GRAND DESIGN.” The book, published through a grant by the Robert J. Stransky Foundation and utilizing the assistance of the ASGCA Foundation, is available here.