Match Play May Well Save Golf
“Don’t worry about par. The practice of printing par figures is literally a mental hazard” Bobby Jones “Immediately when we attempt to standardize sizes, shapes and distances we lose more than half the pleasure of the game.” HS Colt “Classic designers weren’t worried about par. They were worried about building interesting golf holes.” Brad Klein The submission to length and par has shaped a generation of golfers now accustomed to stroke play. The entire golf industry is no
“The made course cannot compete with the natural one” George C. Thomas, Golf Course Architecture in America We lead busy lives. More information and more options provide more distractions and more dilemmas. Our identities are tied directly to where we live and work. A digital world connects us in ways that boggle the imagination. It is that same digital connection that is tearing at the fabric of our shared humanity. Our identity is eroding because of the expanding digi
The Myth of "Fair"
"Golf is the Great Mystery. Like some capricious goddess, it bestows favors with what would appear an almost fat-headed lack of method and discrimination." - P. G. Wodehouse The word “fair” is often used by golfers, both professional and amateur, weekend and low handicapper, to describe a golf course. But, when did “fair” become part of any discussion of the game? How did it creep into the conversation? More importantly, how is ‘fairness’ corrupting the game? The game, i