presented in partnership with the American Society of Golf Course Architects
The idea that golf should be designed to “protect par” has been generally unquestioned since the middle of the 20th century in the United States. But has this tenet, and the related prevalence of stroke play, led to unintended consequences such as longer rounds and higher maintenance costs? Can match play help address these issues? ASGCA President Greg Martin thinks so, and has invited fellow ASGCA members Paul Albanese, Gil Hanse, Mark Hollinger and Art Schaupeter to dig in to this multi-faceted topic.