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St. Andrews: Nothing New Here

St. Andrews: Nothing New Here

Talk about a tempest in a pot bunker! In the wake of the announcement by the St. Andrews Links Trust that it had hired golf architect Martin Hawtree to perform modest changes to half the holes on the Old Course at St. Andrews in preparation for the 2015 Open Championship, golf architect Tom Doak, who described himself as "horrified" over the news, circulated a petition urging his competitors to join him in expressing moral outrage over the besmirchment of what he called "sacred ground." Officials of the American Society of Golf Course Architects debated whether to issue a statement condemning the changes, or at least expressing stern indignation. A couple of architects urged me to write a shame-on-you column directed at the Links Trust. I declined, because, as I told them, it's not a crusade that I think has merit. Sacred ground? The Old Course was built on sand, not carve...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/2012-11/old-course...

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