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Category Archive for 'Classic Courses and Architecture'

Plenty of happenings in the world of traditional golf lately – today is the day we try to catch up. None of the material below is “breaking” these are the things I’m keeping my eye on and I feel should be of interest to traditional golf connoisseurs. —————————— First up: Tour winner Patrick Reed highlighting [...]

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I think it’s worth posting this 2nd part of Tom Doak’s feature on shotmaking from the standpoint of a course architect. If holes are not created with the intention of rewarding skillful manipulation of the ball’s flight then golfers are left with no reason to hit anything other than “stock” shots. In this section Doak [...]

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Lest we forget, golf has long been a shotmaker’s game. The era of perfect putting surfaces, solid core distance balls, and 46 inch shafts / 460cc clubheads is still in its infancy. The greater annals of golfing history are filled with men and women who distinguished themselves through the quality of their striking, breadth of [...]

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Trying to free up some time to put some more extensive thoughts down on virtual paper. In the meantime, enjoy these random bits and pieces that have bubbled up in the last few weeks. ——————————— Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian tapped his resources and managed to acquire a 945 re-worked by none other than Jack [...]

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OK let’s wrap this baby up!  Sorry for taking so long with the final installment but I’m still in summer vacation mode and just got back from Tahoe where I played a terrible Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course – but that’s a story for another time. We set out for Old Mac on our last [...]

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After a short lunch break, we moved by shuttle from Pacific Dunes over to Bandon Trails.  Although our caddy wanted to rejoin us, we decided to forfeit our advantage and go it alone.  It was a tough call as we both played well with Joe’s help and his advice certainly saved us strokes, but there [...]

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Day two was on us before we knew it and despite putting back a few crispy Stellas the night before (to drown the sting of a 91), we were hangover free and pumped to play 36!  Since we knew it would be a long day, we had a caddy reserved to give us some advice [...]

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When it comes to respecting the methods, ideals, and intentions of the architects of the Golden Age, you’d be hard pressed to find two greater champions than Geoff Shackelford and Gil Hanse.  In 2007, the Los Angeles Country Club retained Hanse to renovate and restore the course based on the 1920′s era redesign by “The [...]

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I sometimes wonder what factors are involved with shaping our relationships with the game of golf.  Is there some common thread that predisposes one to pursue the traditional forms of golf in the face of multimillion dollar ad campaigns?  Is it nature or nurture? On the nature side, one must certainly be intelligent enough to [...]

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Like most of us, I just finished watching a great US Open at Olympic.  This was just what I needed to stop pouting over injury and get excited about golf again.  Cheers to the USGA for restoring the championship’s claim as the toughest test in golf.  It was done with length but not solely with [...]

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