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I think most architects do not get credit for changes unless they change the routing. Now it seems more courses are doing a restoration which means they are going back to the original intent.
https://www.perrymaxwellarchive.com/augusta-national-augusta-gaMaxwell started working with the club in 1935 on the bent grass to be used for the course.
Thanks for posting. I was asking Dunlop White about this because Maxwell built Old Town in 1938 and 1939 and I suspect was making trips between the two clubs.
Quote from: Paul Jones on April 18, 2022, 12:00:49 PMI think most architects do not get credit for changes unless they change the routing. Now it seems more courses are doing a restoration which means they are going back to the original intent.The MacKenzie writings about ANGC discuss the ground game, while Maxwell's changes seemingly addressed the advent of the aerial game.It is almost as if MacKenzie's course focused more on the play of the members, while Maxwell's had the tournament and the challenge to the professionals in mind.
The short version is Maxwell did work on,1718571017 (second time)367 (second time)10 (moved the green up to the current location)47th (second time)912 (minor expansion to the right)14
Yes, Maxwell should get more credit for what exists at ANGC but this tends to be a theme with many of his contributions. Another example is Crystal Downs, Maxwell did significant work there as well that seems to be overlooked by most. With the PGA at Southern Hills in May, perhaps more light will get shed on the brilliance of his work.