Putting Ping's Position In Perspective

To put Ping's brand-protection position into perspective, I pulled out my copy of John Strege's USGA award winning book When War Played Through (Golf During World War II), and enjoyed this passage related to support of Augusta area troops back then:

Soldiers had undertaken the task of building a nine-hole course at Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, to go along with the practice range and putting green that the Augusta Natonal continued its support of the camp by providing the expertise required to build the nine-holer, which became the Enlisted Men's Golf Course.