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Most of the time our GCA doyens assert that the opinions of Tour professionals are utterly useless in determining the merits of a course, and we don't discuss course records at all.Why are these things being brought up to defend Rustic Canyon?
David, again you put words in my mouth that I didn't say. Please refresh my memory on where I said that RC was "easy or boring."
". . . I believe David has pointed out quite correctly what are some of its deficiencies from the tee (although he believes otherwise).
"Rather, some of Rustic's detractors repeatedly made the following assertions:1. Rustic would be boring for a quality long hitter, because it fails to provide for sufficient challenge off the tee.2. Rustic would be too easy for the quality long hitter, because the quality long hitter can too often blast away then successfully approach the greens with a short iron with utter disregard for finding a proper playing angle.
To be totally frank -- what I shoot or what someone else shoots is irrelevant.
David, I would like to know specifically what "tweaks" you would make to RC.
P.S. You need to see Black Mesa becaue like you, I've seen my fair share of Dye / Finger / Spann designs and this one, Black Mesa, is indeed worthy of a special look -- no less than the deserved acclaim that many pay to RC, Wild Horse and a few others of this ilk.
David, forward me an address at email@example.com and I'll forward you the magazine. It might just surprise you.
David;I would take up Matt on his offer for a copy of the "Jersey Golfer". It's really a good, frank read, and always focuses on the golf courses, and not just the usual magazine fluff. I don't know that I've seen a regional golf magazine that has such editorial integrity and journalistic independence.