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The Life and Work of Wayne Stiles, book cover

Massachusetts-born golf course and landscape architect Wayne Stiles compiled an impressive body of work during a 40-year career. Starting as a draftsman with Brett & Hall of Boston, Stiles went on to establish his own golf and landscape architecture firm in 1915 and the following year designed the 18 hole course at the Nashua Country Club in New Hampshire, the first of more than 145 golf course projects he was involved with from Maine to Florida and as far west as Saint Louis.

This 304-page, full-color, 8.5 x 11, hard cover, dust jacketed volume details his personal life, competitive career, landscape architecture work and his golf course portfolio. Filled with more than 500 illustrations, including historic photographs, modern images, scorecards, postcards, drawings, plans and architectural renderings – the book details the 78 courses that still exist, in addition to dozens that have disappeared or been radically altered by other course designers or the passage of time. Drawing on the expertise of golf course architects who knew Stiles or have studied his work, countless members and staff of Stiles’ courses, newspaper articles and municipal records and archives, guidebooks, advertisements and the architect’s own correspondence this is the first in-depth work on a man who influenced the field of golf architecture over a span of decades in nearly every region of the country.

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All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the SGL Education Fund which benefits Bob’s children. Thank you for your contribution. You may also donate directly to the fund by contacting Kevin Mendik (please use ‘SGL Fund donation’ in the subject field).