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Thursday
Dec072017

Videos: Our Ultimate 18's, What's Yours?

For this week's Design Week on Morning Drive, Matt Ginella and I revealed our Ultimate 18’s in golf. I went the route of selecting a course I'd want to play everyday, which meant picking some "stretches" of holes I love (North Berwick and Essex County) at the expense perhaps of a few great holes. And I had great fun putting them in order, ultimately going with all links going out and inland American holes coming in (sorry Australia).

Ginella kept true to holes where they land in the rankings and to courses open to the public.

The segments are below and I hope they'd inspire you to pick your ultimate 18's. I found the process great fun both in reflecting on holes I'd never grow tired of playing, but also in the creative act of placing them in the sequence I'd want to encounter their challenges.

Besides getting to rekindle fond memories and appreciation for the architecture you've experienced, the placing of the puzzle pieces into a routing is quite fun. And if you feel compelled, list your courses below. There are no wrong answers, it's your Ultimate 18!

Our front nine favortes from the Ultimate 18 lists.


Our back nine favorites of the Ultimate 18 lists.

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Reader Comments (4)

love the Essex choices...and really enjoying all the screen time you are getting this week...you know what matters in this great game, Geoff.
12.7.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCob Carlson
Didn't they do an american best 18 with John Daley, Fuzzy and to others back in the day? I wonder what holes are duplicated.
12.7.2017 | Unregistered Commentermark
The item is mainly about two talking heads and two lists. No pictures or videos about the holes arcitecture and how to play them.
Good item, bad execution.
12.8.2017 | Unregistered CommenterWilly Wonder
Great segment. Enjoyed design week again.
12.9.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDon

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