Tag Archives: Gil Hanse

Sep
2
2012

On Saturday at 7:41pm Luke Donald tweeted a phone number, followed by “Gil Hanse is a…c**K ha ha,” as you can see above. Hanse is the architect who originally designed TPC Boston, and redid the 18th green, which debuted this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Both tweets were deleted within 10-15 minutes, so chances are you missed them — unless you have no life, like me (and, naturally, your first instinct is to take screenshots).

Shortly after, CBSSports.com’s Shane Bacon posted the offending comments and Luke’s cell number (which obviously will be changed shortly) on his personal website Dogs That Chase Cars.

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Mar
8
2012
By Conor Nagle under Architecture

Soon, Donald, all this will be yours.

The exploits of comedy property magnate Donald Trump are a favourite subject of this blog, but whereas covering, say, his ongoing dispute with the Scottish government or his slightly suspicious Bronx public course deal are matters of choice, oddball detours from PGA Tour business, the billionaire’s purchase of Doral Resorts (the venue for this week’s Cadillac Championship) has made matters Trump genuinely newsworthy.

Today at a pre-tournament press conference, he and architect du jour Gil Hanse explained their lofty plans for the “tired” venue.

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Mar
8
2012
By Conor Nagle under Architecture

Hanse's design will weave its way between dunes... and high-rise apartment blocks.

Architects’ architect Gil Hanse has been commissioned to design the venue for golf’s return to the Olympic Games in 2016.

Famed for his diligent and ecologically-sensitive approach to course design, Hanse – whose bid was strengthened by the cooperation of LPGA legend Amy Alcott – was selected ahead of several high-profile candidates, including Gary Player, Peter Thompson, Jack Nicla

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