Again, Moriarty, there is no conceivably way someone like me needs to justify anything I say or do on here to someone like you! If you don't believe me then just start asking around to some people who actually are in golf. Your last post with your insinuations about a bottle or whatever is not even worth or deserving of a response from someone like me to someone like you; that's pretty much just the way it is. If you don't believe it, then just try getting actually involved in golf, in a golf club, in committees, with a memberhip, in researching architecture and history FOR clubs and their memberships and in golf administration for golfers and clubs and their memberships. If you did even YOU might actually learn some things, some things about golf, about golfers, about golf architecture, about golf administration and perhaps even about human nature you apparently don't now know.
Have you even begun anything like the foregoing? If you have then please tell me about it and what it is and perhaps I might understand you better.
Try that tack for a change and that may not be a bad start after-all.
And for God Sake's please do not cite as your contribution to golf and golf architecture that ridiculuous essay about Merion entitled "The Missing Faces of Merion." THAT is a total joke to anyone and everyone who has anything to do with that club or who knows its history and membership.
So, what have you got Moriarty? We're all ears, I'm sure.