Thompson Society Technical Guides (Volume I)

  • Foreword Gerald W. Stratford, President Donald Ross Society
  • Purpose: About these guides
  • Society Matters: About the Society
  • Contributors: About the authors
  • Comment: About Stanley Thompson: Dr. Geoffrey Cornish

Section 1 – Principles

  • 1.1 Rationale for Restoration
  • 1.2 Classic golf course restoration
  • 1.3 Thompson design principles

Section 2 – Assessment

  • 2.1 Fact-finding
  • 2.2 Playing surfaces (tees, fairways, rough, greens)
  • 2.3 Bunkers/ mounding
  • 2.4 About Trees

Section 3 – Planning

  • 3.1 Process and member package
  • 3.2 Building a team
  • 3.3 Strategic Planning
  • 3.4 Selecting an architect
  • 3.5 Environmental concerns  
  • 3.6 Master planning process

Section 4 – Restoration

  • 4.1 Bunker considerations
  • 4.2 Green considerations
  • 4.3 Managing trees
  • 4.4 Tendering, construction and staging
  • 4.5 Construction phases

Section 5 – Reference

  • 5.1 Author profiles
  • 5.2 Further reading
  • 5.3 Bibliography
  • 5.4 Credits