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
Collectively, we thought we'd nearly "seen it all" in course architecture.... until COVID-19. Here's one (our) method to ensure the design show goes on no matter what the future brings. Courtesy @DaveShedloski and @GolfWorld. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/michael-hurdzan-how-technology-and-some-old-school-thinking-are-allowing-one-golf-course-design-team-to-adapt-to-challenging-times
Exciting times lie ahead and I for one am beyond ready to bring the Pulpit and Paintbrush to the next level. I look forward to working alongside our new GM Rob Roxborough and expanding this association for many to enjoy for years to come via @SCOREGolf
Rummaging through old road atlases from our design travels. And the top 3 cover photo "contest" winners are... 😎
Golf architects not the original "mound builders". E.g., this 1.6 mile, +/- 2000 year old effigy mound (part of the OH Octagon Earthworks) into which Tom Bendelow, in 1911, interwove a stunningly sophisticated 18 hole golf experience. Club name? The apropos Moundbuilders CC.