“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Golf’s inspiring new landscapes
Longtime BJT golf columnist Bradley S. Klein takes “a journey across the landscapes of modern golf” in his latest book, Wide Open Fairways. According to University of Nebraska Press, the publisher, the book discusses how today’s courses “inspire us, stimulate our senses and reveal the special nature of particular places” and offers an “absorbing view of golf courses as cultural markers, linking the game to larger issues of land use, ecology, design and imagination.”
Besides writing for this magazine, Klein serves as architecture editor of Golfweek and runs its national golf-course rating system. His previous books include Discovering Donald Ross: The Architect and His Golf Courses and Rough Meditations: From Tour Caddie to Golf Course Critic: An Insider’s Look at the Game.