“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.”
American architecture allows practically no option as to where the drive shall go…now, let me ask what manner of golfer will be developed by courses of this nature? The answer is—a mechanical shot producer with little initiative and less judgement, and ability only to play the shot as prescribed. BOBBY JONES