It's finally here.... The "Fun Factor" criterion🥳😍 The newest "trick" from the venerable old dog that is @GolfDigest course rankings (and still the alpha of the course rankings pack). Next year, how about disclosing maintenance budgets??🤯
Remember the old "Stroke-Books"? Here's one (ca. 1947) for @MerionGolfClub (East Course). The idea was simple. For each hole, diagram your play, share with the Head Pro for analysis / advice, then proceed to the bar to lament the results. For example:🤔->🤬->😥->🍺->🍺->🍺
Forget Trump or Biden. Hurdzan votes (Renee) Powell for President. One of golf's finest ambassadors. Not b/c of the color of her skin, but b/c of the content of her character. Watch her receive ASGCAs highest honor (the Ross Award) starting at 22:29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wITrYgv5x3Q
The late Dan Jenkin's is still correct. "Cols. (OH) IS the best city in which to study course architecture". Hurdzan, Weiskopf offer evidence. @joepassov makes that position coherent.
Designs on Columbus
Course craftsmen Tom Weiskopf and Dr. Michael Hurdzan explain what makes Columbus, Ohio, the ideal city to study golf course architecture. The works o...
Taking advantage of the last bit of light on the longest day of the year at The Devil’s Paintbrush.
In the time before the professional golf course shaper, Hurdzan/Kidwell formulated plaster of paris models of every green to communicate their design intent. This one is ca. 1968 and is approximately 2' x 2' at a 10:1 vertical exaggeration.
This month's @GOLF_com cover featuring @ErinHillsGolf is Hurdzan's first (non-tournament related) since 1997s @SmithsonianMag featured @golfDWGR (Desert Willow Golf Resort).
2 pics. Same hole. Less trees. Courtesy Superintendent "Hurricane" @cash_pete and the par 4 14th of Huntington Crescent Club (Long Island). 😮🥳👊
One course. Nine different (scorecard validated) yardages. Fun for all levels of golfing skills. Tip of the cap to Worthington Hills CC (Cols, OH) and all such club's practicing the "families welcome" inclusivity they preach🥳 #GoodForGolf #GrowTheGame
Thorough @SteinyAtThePost piece on CC of Darien's evolution (including Hurdzan chapter). Deserved 2020 host of the "Ike" @MGA1897 Championship (and 2019 Westchester Open) with a membership never content to rest on their laurels😎🤘 🥳 https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=61208&i=658348&p=50