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Matt_Ward

Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« on: May 21, 2008, 06:18:41 PM »
"The result is the Audrey Hepburn of golf courses charming, petite, beautiful and the envy of all."

Very touching wordsmith for a course I have not played thus far but will most certainly when opportunity arrives.

One clue -- according to the author -- despite the lack of overall distance, the course still has six solid two-shot par-4 holes among its 18.

Matthew Mollica

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 06:55:54 PM »
Great quote Matt. I look fwd to seeing who penned it.

I'd have an absolute stab in the dark at the course as either Fishers Island or Maidstone?

MM
"The truth about golf courses has a slightly different expression for every golfer. Which of them, one might ask, is without the most definitive convictions concerning the merits or deficiencies of the links he plays over? Freedom of criticism is one of the last privileges he is likely to forgo."

Matt_Ward

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 07:01:19 PM »
Matt M:

Sorry -- wrong answer on both counts ...

who's next ...

Peter Wagner

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 07:13:42 PM »
I know but I cheated.  I'm DQ-ing myself from the tournament.  :-\

Patrick_Mucci

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 07:14:40 PM »
Matt,

I'd guess that Tom Doak is the author.

I'll have to think about the golf course

Robert_Ball

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 07:16:41 PM »
Matt,

Sounds like something from Doak's Confidential Guide

I'll guess Cypress Point



Bob_Huntley

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 07:29:10 PM »


I think 'petite' would apply to Swinley Forest.

Bob

Dan Kelly

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 08:12:25 PM »
Lemme guess --

Matt Ward, on Interlachen.

No?

(Emoticons omitted.)
"There's no money in doing less." -- Joe Hancock, 11/25/2010
"Rankings are silly and subjective..." -- Tom Doak, 3/12/2016

Gerry B

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 10:23:51 PM »
great quote - i have no clue but myopia hunt club would come to mind - which i am sure is wrong but they  they do have 6 great 2 shotters imho - 4,5,7,10,12,18 and 13 is a beauty as well

Mark_F

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 05:33:02 AM »
Matt,

I am positive it is David Scaletti talking about Merion?

Andrew Mitchell

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 06:57:36 AM »
I managed to find the quote but cheated so won't spoil the fun.

Both course and source have been correctly identified, but not in the same post ;)

2014 to date: not actually played anywhere yet!
Still to come: Hollins Hall; Ripon City; Shipley; Perranporth; St Enodoc

Patrick_Mucci

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2008, 08:30:59 AM »
Andrew,

That would seem to leave Tom Doak with Merion, Myopia and Interlachen.

Matt Ward without Interlachen, or David Scalletti without Merion.

I've eliminated Swinley for instinctive reasons.

Since there's been so much discussion on Merion, I'll go with Doak on Merion.

Ken Moum

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008, 08:42:46 AM »
Andrew,

That would seem to leave Tom Doak with Merion, Myopia and Interlachen.

Matt Ward without Interlachen, or David Scalletti without Merion.

I've eliminated Swinley for instinctive reasons.

Since there's been so much discussion on Merion, I'll go with Doak on Merion.

Methinks your instincts have failed you.

Ken
Over time, the guy in the ideal position derives an advantage, and delivering him further  advantage is not worth making the rest of the players suffer at the expense of fun, variety, and ultimately cost -- Jeff Warne, 12-08-2010

Andrew Mitchell

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2008, 09:04:04 AM »
Andrew,

That would seem to leave Tom Doak with Merion, Myopia and Interlachen.

Matt Ward without Interlachen, or David Scalletti without Merion.

I've eliminated Swinley for instinctive reasons.

Since there's been so much discussion on Merion, I'll go with Doak on Merion.

Close Patrick, but not close enough ;D
2014 to date: not actually played anywhere yet!
Still to come: Hollins Hall; Ripon City; Shipley; Perranporth; St Enodoc

Patrick_Mucci

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2008, 09:09:21 AM »
My default answer would then be Doak and Myopia.

David Scaletti

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2008, 09:24:05 AM »
In my book, "Golf... it's a funny game" I wrote of Merion in a similar manner.

My words...... "I don't usually assign a gender to a golf course, but to me, Merion has an unmistakable aura of femininity. All subtle curves, inimitable style, elegance and grace. It's the Audrey Hepburn of golf courses. Beautiful to photograph and beguiling to play."

I saw a similar quote to that which started the thread in a recent history of Merion, but that was two years ago when I came across and that might be were the quote in question came from, although I am not sure of the author. At the time I just thought the course struck us both in much the same way.

Dan Kelly

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2008, 09:38:21 AM »
In my book, "Golf... it's a funny game" I wrote of Merion in a similar manner.

My words...... "I don't usually assign a gender to a golf course, but to me, Merion has an unmistakable aura of femininity. All subtle curves, inimitable style, elegance and grace. It's the Audrey Hepburn of golf courses. Beautiful to photograph and beguiling to play."


Being gentlemen, we shall disregard the question of how you knew that Audrey Hepburn was beguiling to play.
"There's no money in doing less." -- Joe Hancock, 11/25/2010
"Rankings are silly and subjective..." -- Tom Doak, 3/12/2016

David Scaletti

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2008, 09:43:43 AM »
Dan, you're the first person who has ever taken me to task on that. Glad to know we are both gentlemen and I'm therefore free to keep my secrets.

Adam Clayman

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2008, 12:25:19 PM »
I'd a thought it was Herb Wind about a place like Seminole.
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Matt_Ward

Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2008, 01:03:58 PM »
Drum roll please ...

Tom Doak is the source of the quote ...

The name of the course is Swinley Forest.

Thanks for the guesses




Bob_Huntley

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Re: Name the course and the source of the quote ...
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008, 01:11:54 PM »
Drum roll please ...

Tom Doak is the source of the quote ...

The name of the course is Swinley Forest.

Thanks for the guesses




Matt,

Wot! No medal?

Bob

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