“The USGA wishes to test players' course management, nerves and heart, and not just their mechanical skills,” Williams said.
Along those lines, he favours varied conditions within a course. Why not, for instance, have sand of different consistency in some bunkers?
“You ought to have to listen to your feet and adjust to the conditions,” Williams said. “There ought to be some bunkers where the player worries about it.”
[Jack] Whitaker covered, and delivered essays about, all manner of sport. He wrote as he dressed, with tweedy charm. He said of his favorite game, “Golf is the most movable feast of all.” That is, it could be played everywhere, from Merion, where he was a member, to the public courses of Philadelphia where he learned the game in the 1940s. MICHAEL BAMBERGER