The ideal hole should provide an infinite variety of shots according to the varying positions of the tee, the situation of the flag, the direction and strength of the wind, etc... It should also at times give full advantage for the voluntary pull or slice, one of the most finished shots in golf, and one that few champions are able to carry out with any great degree of accuracy. ALISTER MACKENZIE
USGA.org has full coverage of the USGA Annual Meeting in Houston, with this story on Jim Vernon taking the reins as President, this Q&A with him, the 2007 annual report (come on numbers junkies, parse that baby and post your findings!), and finally, emotionally, upsettingly, depressingly, Walter Driver's final president's letter.