About The Authors

Meet the authors behind Beyond The Contour!


Andrew Harvie

Andrew Harvie grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, playing in the prairies of Southern Alberta. Growing up, the breakthrough moment into golf architecture was Banff Springs, which opened his eyes up to the world of really good golf.

Moving out West, Andrew was lucky enough to see places like Sagebrush and Predator Ridge before heading south to play college golf at Wayland Baptist University & Ottawa University, Arizona.

Continuing, Andrew now resides in Toronto, where he’s been able to start travelling up and down the East Coast and see world-class golf courses like Merion and Pinehurst No. 2.

Outside of golf, Andrew is a music nerd and writer. He’s contributed at Par Six Golf Media and Genius.

Andrew is 45/100 on the SCOREGolf Top 100 in Canada, 8/100 on Golf Digest’s Top 100 in the US, and 8/100 on Golf’s World Top 100.


Scott LaPlant

Scott LaPlant grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, picking up golf when he was 13 years old. Early in his passion for golf, he was a subscriber for Golf Digest. The 100 Greatest lists appealed to him.

While playing golf college golf at Northwood University in West Palm Beach and Marian in Fond du Lac, Scott played courses such as Doral’s Blue Monster and the Irish course at Whistling Straits. In 2004, Scott checked off his first Top 100: TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium course.

Before moving to Arizona in 2008, Scott had only seen three top 100’s, all being Pete Dye courses with Whistling Straits (Straits), Blackwolf Run (River) and the previously-mentioned TPC Sawgrass. He entered in the US Open Qualifier at Blue Mound, which opened his eyes to the beauty of classic golf architecture.

Scott currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, travelling the US playing some of the best golf courses the country has to offer. Currently, Scott is 98/100 on the Golf Digest Top 100 in the US.


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