Wednesday, June 11, 2008
RBS Wants you to Play
Hole shown is unfortunately not eligible to be a choice.
RBS is currently playing a little Architecture game with Jack Nicklaus.
GAME Takes you there to register and play. Let me know if you win.
Apparently you try and choose what holes Jack picked for a Dream 18 for THE Open Championship. There are five holes per choice, all from the Rota. This exaggerates the fallacy of choosing the best holes from many a course. One must choose holes that add up to a par of 72 and such schizophrenia ensues trying to match The Old Course with Carnoustie, Muirfield, Birkdale and Hoylake!
What does all this say about Jack's sense of routing and its importance in designing a golf course?
Errrrrrrr .... (A LOT!) See Castle Pines, Muirfield Village and Sherwood, just for starters. Anyway, the prize is worth trying to think like Jack. And that is really the key, it matters not a whit what you think, it matters what Jack thinks.