Two of the Most Respected Golf History Organizations Have Spoken: Life and Times of Donald Ross A Must Read

Journal of the Society of Hickory Golfers


“Back-cover superlatives are often quite effusive in their praise. In this case…believe them.”

Classics of Golf’s The Life and Times of Donald Ross continues to receive high praise. The accolades continue to funnel in, the latest coming from the Journal of the Society of Hickory Golfers. In their Spring 2017 edition, reviewer Jim Davis goes out of his way to praise not only Buie’s meticulous research leading up to the book’s release, but the author’s ability to bring to light never-before-known facts about Ross himself.

“Buie realized he had compiled dozens of stories and background information on important courses and other topics that ‘…exceeded what was needed for a biographical narrative.’ Rather than filing them away, he decided to supplement the larger book with these vignettes. We are fortunate that he did so.”

Davis also praised Buie for giving golf fans everywhere the defintive look at Ross’s life and work.

“Ross was the epitome of reliability, expertise, and artistry. Author Chris Buie has teamed with the Classics of Golf group to create what may be the last word on this quietly efficient, hard working architect.”

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British Golf Collectors Society


At $75 plus [Life And Times Of Donald Ross] will be a significant p&p for such a substantial volume. Worth It. An Important Account.”

Those were the closing remarks from John Pearson’s stellar review of Classics of Golf’s The Life and Times of Donald Ross by Chris Buie for the British Golf Collectors Society (BGCS) March edition of Through The Green.

In his review, Pearson pointed out several reasons why the latest release from Classics of Golf is a must read for any avid golf fan who thinks they know the full scoop on arguably golf’s greatest course architect.

“Buie’s account covers unfamiliar (to me) aspects of Ross’s life and career, including a respectable tournament record;  an extensive set of business associates;  his relationship with the Pinehurst resort;  and friends and family.  Sources are extensive and there are some wonderful photographs illustrating all stages of his life and career.”

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