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If I don't flatter myself, no one else will.This site does seem to be a little more excitable that it once was. Has it been a long winter?
FI interests me, as much as its is probably a decent track, but also that is does seem to be so un-American.I mean that in the politest possible way as I have no first hand knowledge. But I can imagine a simple clubhouse, no pretty boys taking your bags from the car, no shoe shines, no carts, no mobile phones, dress rules, no gambling beyond a $2 Nassau, good simple food, - in short, no pretension or outward displays of excessOr in other words, so British.
We've all been trolled.
Quote from: Jason Thurman on March 04, 2015, 09:24:25 AMWe've all been trolled.Yes, by the guys posting the photo tours. Ben and Jon are the new darlings of this site and courses worldwide. Photos are the new words of this generation.
Quote from: John Kavanaugh on March 04, 2015, 09:40:19 AMQuote from: Jason Thurman on March 04, 2015, 09:24:25 AMWe've all been trolled.Yes, by the guys posting the photo tours. Ben and Jon are the new darlings of this site and courses worldwide. Photos are the new words of this generation. John:You've figured me out. Posting photographic tours of golf courses is all part of my master plan to troll the readership of a golf course architecture website. I apologize for tricking you into clicking on the link. Next time I do a Fishers Island Club photo tour and appreciation, I will name it something less deceptive than "Fishers Island Club - A Photo Tour and Appreciation" so that you can avoid it, if you choose.By the way, you ever figure out whether you were going to buy your father a dog?Thanks as always for checking in, Jon Cavalier
I do not see it as a lesser experience than Cypress Point.
Question for Donnie Beck, if he still lurks and posts here:There are a lot of rigid shapes and lines on the course, primarily around bunkers and the slopes around greens. This must present some challenge and added cost to the maintenance of the course. If the design of the routing, bunkers, tees and greens were the same as today but(hypothetically) soften the shaping to make things more maintenance friendly, would the playing characteristics change dramatically?Thanks,Joe
Ever since Bob Huntley confided that Fishers Island was probably his favorite course anywhere- and the man had played nearly all the great ones when he told me about his trip to LI- it has been near the very top of my smallish bucket list.