I remember, early on, emailing Peter and talking his Lido game on the virtch. I then connected his input with TD_RD as designers, and really started to get excited.
When some wag asks you for the membership list of your favorite foursome, I'd be hard pressed to choose a better trio than Peter, Tom, and Kevin Lynch. Allow me to elaborate a bit.
Peter's game translates from one world to the other. He is a designer and player in the video world, as well as being one bad-ass golfer, whether steel or hickory. Tom is the straightest verbal shooter I've met in a long time, and is a guy who really likes to play golf while talking about baseball or whatever.
So how does Kevin fit into this? Kevin writes "The Scrambler" columns on my site, and devours golf courses voraciously. He was with me in Wisconsin in 2021, when we were able to tour Lido during its early grow-in phase. We had never seen trucks so big in our lives.
Kevin played golf with TD and two of my buddies (I was odd man out, so I got to document the day on film) and on one particular hole, asked TD "So this breaks uphill and left?" to which TD, stopping in his tracks, said "What?" Kev had read it absolutely backward; it was downhill and right. We all started laughing, until Kev stayed with his read (that's how I remember it) and kinda missed the putt.
What made it a great day was that Roger, a pure, public-course golfer, shot a great round of 75 the first time he saw the course. This elicited the following comment from TD: It's a pleasure to watch someone play this course the way it was meant to be played, and score well.
So that's my lineup. PF, TD, and the golf soulmate, KL.