Which is Better? | Whistling Straits or River Course

Appeared in Fall 2013 LINKS

Whistling Straits

Of these two Pete Dye designs, I find that this lakeside links fits my eye better and is a lot
more fun to play     By Aaron Rodgers

I usually play Whistling Straits four or five times a year. During Packers’ training camp this year, I posted a sign-up sheet in the locker room and 16 of the guys signed up to play. We had a little draft to pick teams, but unfortunately my last pick, [wide receiver] James Jones, shot in the 130s; otherwise, we would’ve been the team to beat that day. The weather was nice and the guys had a real good time. It was just fun to be able to spend time with them away from football.

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Which is Better? | Merion or Pine Valley

This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of LINKS.

Merion Golf Club

Its incomparable championship history and taut test of shotmaking give this year's U.S.

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Which is Better? | Alter the Old Course or Leave it Alone

This article appeared in the 2013 Winter issue of LINKS.

Alter the Old Course

The current changes simply continue a process of evolution that began nearly 150 years ago by Scott MacPherson

WHEN THE ST. ANDREWS Links Trust announced that changes would be made to the Old Course in preparation for the 2015 Open Championship, golf in the western world seemed to stop.

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Which is Better? | National or Shinnecock

Appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of LINKS.


MacDonald's 'Ideal Golf Course' has endured for more than a centry as a masterpiece of strategic design  by George Bahto

A STONE’S THROW apart on the eastern end of New York’s Long Island, the National Golf Links of America and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club are joined at the hip, two grande dames of American golf.

Architecturally, however, they are worlds apart.

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