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DaveI know you were just trying to make a lawyerly point, but you shouldn't have used the word "quote" when you in fact misquoted what I said. Over here in Old Blightly that sort of folderol might lead to some serious libel action. Not to mention the fact that by "flipping" my first two words you ended up with a much inferior sentence fragment than the one which I originally wrote.....
We are priviliged to have such a talented architect/writer/thinker as Tom Doak participating on this site, but many of us just don't want to offend him, for whatever reason.
Do you care to answer Pat's question or are you content to wallow in semantics today?
mdugger:I don't believe Tom Doak ever suggested Tom Simpson was a genius for using the relatively poor part of the Ballybunion property for par five holes.Nonetheless, Tom Doak's observation giving credit to whoever made the Ballybunion routing decision makes sense and the lesson may well apply to Pacific Dunes' #3 and #12.
Why do some on this site find it so hard to go through simple "contrast and compare" exercises when talking about golf courses?