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With the US Open at Merion next week, here's Gil Hanse on "The Philly School": #golfcoursearchitect…

With the US Open at Merion next week, here's Gil Hanse on "The Philly School": #golfcoursearchitect…

A.W. Tillinghast is one of several legendary golf course architects to hail from Philadelphia. (USGA Museum) Sunday, June 9, 2013 Philadelphia resident Gil Hanse explains how one city shaped the game By Gil Hanse Philadelphia is my adopted hometown. I’ve lived here 20 years. My children have been raised here, and my family has learned to appreciate everything that makes Philly so utterly charming and at times equally aggravating (think Eagles). So it is with at least a little bit of bias that I put forth the following proposition: the Philadelphia School of Golf Course Architecture has created some of the finest courses in this country and arguably the world and has had enormous influence throughout the game. Art and architecture fans might scoff at the comparison, but I liken the Philadelphia school to the French impressionist painters or the Chicago School of Architectur...

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