Tuesday, November 10, 2009

OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE for the MA$$ES

I am not a fan of the newly decided configuration of golf in the Olympics.
The IOC was not interested in golf unless the stars (Tiger) would be playing.
I would rather watch an amateur team match play event.

The following quotes are from a Golfweek published article
"There’s already discussion about building a facility, and that could lead to PGA Tour Golf Course Properties unveiling a TPC-branded layout in Rio, Golfweek has learned."
Their goes that objective position.

“It (the golf course) won’t be some white elephant that’ll never be used again” Ty Votaw
I do not see how that type of course would help grow the game in Brazil.
Expensive and not built by the local workforce.

“Nicklaus Design would be very interested in creating a Jack Nicklaus Olympic Golf Facility for Brazil”.
It seems odd to place anyone's name before the word that has defined sport for 2,785 years.
This doesn't smell like the best thing for the game either.

At top is my illustrative guess for what will be created for the Olympics.
And a quote from its designer:

"We decided to build five sets of tees so every nation in the world would be able to enjoy the new TPC Olympic venue. We also added a 6th tee to represent the future growth of the game in Antarctica."

I don't think 99% of the world will need the back four tees of any course that gets built.
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