I am not thinking of any particular course but I hear this foolish phrase constantly used. Most courses are not fit for a championship, never will get one and nobody wants to see on there. Then, why in the name if goodness should we set up this nonsensical standard and the spoil our courses and break our backs in trying to live up to them.
Another good comment that stands the test of time.
“By the time you get to your ball, if you don’t know what to do with it, try another sport.”
In no other sport are the equipment manufactures so influential when it comes to how the game is played. Spalding and Nike don’t control basketball. But the equipment companies in golf have enormous sway via advertising and sponsorship dollars, and they are the chief obstacle to reform.
Sally Jenkins – 2004
St Andrews is a course which caters to a higher standard of golf than anyone had attained today, and yet it is extremely pleasurable to the old gentleman who cannot drive a ball any further than a lusty youth could kick one
This is a good quote on the state of the game these days. Use the kiss formula!
Before you build a course with deep bunkers, railroad ties, forced carries and water everywhere, just remember that no Donald Ross course has ever gone Chapter 11.