Month: January 2014

“Doctor” Jones Makes PGA Pros Take His Medicine

Not all players, especially touring professionals, appreciated Trent’s doctoring of golf courses. Beginning in the 1950s, the USGA and PGA asked Jones to make the sites for their championships true competitive tests. And he did! Trent Jones’s most famous confrontation with professionals over his ‘doctoring’ came in the remodeling of Oakland Hills Country Club in

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Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Champions Heroic golf!

A heroic golf course offers a great reward for a tremendous shot. It also means disaster for a misplayed shot. As Robert Trent Jones explained it: A player stands on the tee and weighs risk against benefit. If he decides to bite off a slice of pond on a par-5, so that he has a

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