Date(s) - 8/8/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Castine Golf Course has integrated history and historic golf course architecture in the signature course designed by Willie Park, Jr. Willie Park, Jr. was regarded as the first great golf course architect, and in 1921 at the age of 58, he traveled to Castine to stake out a new course for the Castine Golf Club. On Monday, August 8th at 5PM, another great golf course architect, Bradley Klein, will speak at MMA’s Delano Auditorium about “Why Heritage Matters” in maintaining the history of these wonderfully historic golf courses. In 2015 Brad Klein received the highest honor for achievement from the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He has been a consultant on over 100 golf course development and reconstruction projects including three by Willie Park, Jr., the New Haven CC, Shuttle Meadow CC in Connecticut, and Meadowbrook CC in Detroit. Mr. Klein will be introduced by another historian of golf Rob Sidorsky, who himself has written many books and articles about golf courses throughout the world. Mr Sidorsky spoke to an overflow crowd in 2014 about the golfing life and legacy of Willie Park, Jr. This lecture will be a continuation of that event.