The desirable length for a good course is from 6,000 to 6,400 yards. But bear in mind that it is quality, not quantity, that counts. In my work I repeatedly have had trouble making committees see the force of this. They seem possessed with the idea that length is the main desideratum. It is beyond all argument that many a long course is noticeably uninteresting, in contrast to shorter ones that are well thought-out and skillfully constructed. DONALD ROSS
Leonard Shapiro reports that $2.5 million is being offered to Congressional's members for
a week of golf this July two weeks of golf this July and next.* Shoot, that's more than many of the U.S. Open sites are netting these days, and Congressional doesn't have to emasculate their other courses with tent villages. Well, not until 2011.