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I've been voraciously reading about golf course architecture. I've read Mackenzie, Macdonald, Hunter, Thomas, Crenshaw, Dye, Nicklaus, Fazio, Hurdzan, et al. I've read books from the 1930s to 2003.There seems to be one common theme: Technology is ruining golf course architecture. They may have cited the Haskell, steel shafts, metal woods, or modern golf balls as the culprit; but, the point was still the same: Rein in technology or the game will be ruined.Well, I don't know if I buy this argument any longer.Last weekend, I concluded that I now hit the ball twenty yards longer off the tee than I did just a few years ago. When did I have this epiphany? On my walk back to the tee to hit my third shot.I was out of bounds. I had bombed my drive over a fairway bunker that was difficult to REACH five years ago, let alone carry.I think the game will be fine. Technology is overrated. It allows us to hit it longer and straighter; but, crooked holes require shots with shapes. Straight doesn't cut it. (That may have been the worst pun I've ever made.)