The Perfect Olympic Golf Course
By Kickntrue on 10/19/09
While a city like Chicago would have had multiple golf courses to choose from, Rio is going to need to build one from scratch. Geoff Shackelford is an awesome golf blogger but his first love is golf architecture. He put together a pretty nice list of Olympic golf thoughts specifically related to the course they build. I agree with most of his points- probably most of which is to please! please! please! not have bunkers in the shape of the Olympic rings anywhere. Most of his other thoughts are well put together and set examples for what golf layouts could be worldwide if the anticipated golf boom does happen from these games.

Olympic Course Thoughts- Geoff Shackelford

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
ITS hard to care about this i cant even see past the weekend... but its interesting to read so i will shut up.
jerdman says:
i thought those olympic rings were made from legos for awhile until i just looked closer and saw coca-cola.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Shackleford's point about a sub-7,000-yard course is a good one, and including a par-3 course open to the public afterward would be a good PR move. The use of Paspalum and limiting the amount of turf to maintain aren't slam-dunks, but seven years from now may seem workable.

That said, Shackleford would have been *far* better off leaving New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman off his blog post; citing Friedman as reliable on anything is dubious at best. Friedman's fixation on Keynesian economics and government control of the private sector are pretty well disproven, and trusting Friedman's advice on anything is like getting golf swing advice from Charles Barkley.
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