"Engineering Giddyap into Golf"



"Engineering Giddyap into Golf," by Bradley S. Klein, in the July 19, 2013 issue of Golfweek. The article describes Bill Yates' approach to building smooth pace of play into courses under construction, including surprising information about what design features actually do and don't create slow play problems.

 

[excerpt]  "If it were simply a matter of dumbing down a course to expedite the speed at which players move along, a designer might be tempted to hire a highway crew and build straight, featureless holes with flat greens. That would promote faster play, but it would not be real golf. Yates is enough of a purist to appreciate the game's distinctive, site specific qualities. Golfers crave variety, challenge and excitement..."   --Author Bradley S. Klein

 

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