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Ronald Montesano

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Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« on: December 28, 2022, 03:53:11 PM »
Found this by complete chance. May have been mentioned before on GCA, but worth everyone's attention.

https://vault.si.com/vault/1962/07/02/golfs-battling-architects

Dick Wilson and Robert Trent Jones, from 1962
Maybe for 2022
~Eden Valley
~Hillview
~Pinehurst (NY)
~Kis 'N Greens
~Pine Meadows
~18 Mile Creek
~Greenwood
~Shawnee
~Leroy
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Charlie Goerges

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2022, 04:19:23 PM »
That is a great find! It's a nice look at how things have changed and how they've stayed the same.


I noticed that it appears they're monetising the SI vault, it used to be free. Also, the byline is just "SI Staff". Lastly, the lack of the oxford comma drove me a little nuts! But still a fun article to read.
Severally on the occasion of everything that thou doest, pause and ask thyself, if death is a dreadful thing because it deprives thee of this. - Marcus Aurelius

Niall C

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2022, 04:43:21 PM »
Ron


Thanks for the link. An interesting and enjoyable read.


Niall

Ira Fishman

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2022, 05:51:51 PM »
Great read. It makes Doak look tame…and modest.


« Last Edit: December 28, 2022, 06:02:51 PM by Ira Fishman »

Tom_Doak

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2022, 07:52:32 PM »
Great read. It makes Doak look tame…and modest.



Spending a bit of time with Mr. Jones could be a learning experience.  You will never hear me saying my courses are all great or anything close to that.  I learned that it was a turn-off.


I always liked Mike Young's take on their feud, that it was something of a class war. Jones wanted to keep the business "professional" and Wilson stayed out of the ASGCA, for whatever reason -- I think mostly because Mr. Jones was a big voice there.


But it's also important to note that Dick Wilson was into his days as a heavy alcoholic by the time of this piece.  He was battling himself as much as anyone else.

Tom_Doak

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2022, 07:54:04 PM »


Also, the byline is just "SI Staff". Lastly, the lack of the oxford comma drove me a little nuts! But still a fun article to read.


I was curious about that and luckily the table of contents for the magazine was posted.  The article was written by Gwilym S. Brown, a name I don't recall ever seeing.  He knew how to pick a fight, though!


Jim_Kennedy

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Re: Wilson v. Jones, Scheduled 15-Round Championship Tilt
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2022, 09:57:50 PM »
Charlie,


That's a reporter for you - the AP style.


SI did an article on him in 1968.
Besides articles, he wrote "golfers' gold" w/Tony Lema. Sadly, he died of a brain tumor in 1974 at the young age of 46.

https://vault.si.com/vault/1968/07/22/letter-from-the-publisher

« Last Edit: December 28, 2022, 10:00:00 PM by Jim_Kennedy »
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