My wife works for Southwest and I am so proud of her employer…and more so, of Ben Crenshaw and Pinehurst.
In this month’s airline magazine there was an article on how the makeover at Pinehurst stinks of nouveau golf beautification…and gives me hope that in the cycle of life, golf cycles to a more purist state while integrating some modern innovation.
It also talks of the restoration back to the Donald Ross masterpiece and Ben Crenshaw is in charge. They couldn’t have made a better choice. While most tour players have bought into these new monstrosities that resemble miniature golf courses, he embraces tradition…and by default…quality golf course architecture.
While most modern courses provoke me into a reverse peristalsis and send the likes of Ross, Macenzie and Tillinghaust spinning in their graves, Crenshaw is at the forefront of embracing the new, yet blending it with the old.
I am trying to do the same with instruction.
Here is the article…enjoy, it’s a must read. It includes acquisition of U2 spy plane photos by the design team.