Neil Crafter & Paul Mogford are co-editors of Golf Architecture Magazine
Design for Golf
Vietnam Golf Magazine
July / August 2006
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Golf Architecture Magazine
Golf Architecture magazine has its origins back in 1997 when the inaugural Journal of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects was published by the Society. This first issue was edited by the principals of Crafter + Mogford Golf Strategies Neil Crafter and Paul Mogford, who still remain as the editors today. Golf Architecture magazine is widely regarded as the world's premier golf architecture publication. Some readers' comments:
“It is without question the best golf magazine published today.”
“Neil and Paul's publication is without peer. I learn more every time I go through my back issues while I await the new issue with great anticipation. Keep up the great work guys."
“Gentlemen, this work is unbelievable.”
"I am lost for words trying to describe how stunning this one is. Every page it's just one treasure after the next."
In the first issue, Michael Wolveridge, in his letter from the President, conveyed the Society's charter for The Journal - "It is the intention of the Society to publish annually a Journal which reflect the history and the progress of golf in Australia seen through the perspective of its golf course designers and builders....and through this Journal to continue to provide an effective and informed commentary on a broad range of issues concerning the golf industry, especially promoting the environmental and social benefits of golf courses within the Community".
The second issue of the Journal continued its environmental theme and marked Michael standing down as President after six years of service. With the mantle of President falling to Neil Crafter, the third issue of the Journal also saw change as the Society joined forces with Golf Magazine to increase distribution via the newsstand. In all 25000 copies were distributed in that year. Issues 3 and 4 saw a continued diversification of content as the history of our profession also gain prominence.
In 2001 The Journal underwent a change of format and name becoming Golf Architecture magazine. Having begun with a modest 28 pages of content in Issue 1 the page count has steadily increased to top 88 pages today.
With prominent writers and architects such as Geoff Shackelford, Tom Doak, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and our own Peter Thomson contributing benchmark articles on a regular basis, Golf Architecture consistently achieves high standards in article quality, graphic design and photography. The magazine is available by mail order subscription and has readers in over 20 countries worldwide including Australia, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Thailand, Switzerland, South Africa and Spain.
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Crafter & Paul Mogford