November 09, 2010 12:21 PM | Brian Bennett

A small group of "tinkers" are planning on changing our 11th hole from a short dogleg right par 5 to a longer and straighter par 4.  These are the low handicappers who are incapable of fading a shot, they also seem to believe that our current par 73 is "not standard".  Of course they have engage several experts who agree with their opinions on the matter.

Does anyone have any advice on how to defeat these things when they arise?


  • January 04, 2012 2:20 PM | Shawn Glen Pierson
    My two cents' worth:

    I would suggest that the DRS develop a "model code" regarding preservation of DR courses,
    providing language to be adopted by those courses within their bylaws, local rules, membership agreements, or other appropriate guiding documentation.
    Committee suggestions?
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  • August 15, 2014 7:40 PM | Phil Hazel
    The best argument is that it is no longer a Donald Ross golf course. Catawba Country Club in Newton NC protected its 1946 Donald Ross gem by retaining an architect with experience in preserving the precious routing laid out by Ross and adopting with a member vote an approved plan of restoration that would require a stockholder majority to modify. With that in place, we can continue to claim a Donald Ross golf course, which is the only thing of distinction that sets us apart from our nearby competitors. The name of course and the reality of its distinctive Ross character.
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