We need a break. Are you renovating your golf course? Make it easier. Regarding the first nine, when we were restricted to four clubs, the net winner, John Shoemaker, said, “I had the freedom of imprecision and let my instincts and athleticism take over and swung to a distance.” That’s how Seve learned golf and played golf, and he exuded golfing joy. With 14 clubs, Jofie went around the second nine, when we played the course at a longer (but still short) distance, in 42 shots. Nothing surprising about that. Sooner or later any course will get in your head. The game itself will get in your head. And yet, with varying levels of enthusiasm, we come back for more. Jofie can go out to Montauk Downs and shoot 93 in five hours while losing three balls, and he’ll still like golf.
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Greg Norman: The Ultimate Globetrotting Golf Course Architect?
Alison handled the bulk of the firms U.S. projects, including Sea Island, Kirtland and Milwaukee Country Club and late in his career, added a fistful of South African courses to his ledger.
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