USGA turf advisor Derf Soller makes a request that “golfers and course managers learn to understand and appreciate the architect’s original design and intent of the golf course.” He makes this call as one of “three wishes” he has for golf in a recent edition of “USGA Green Section.”

Soller makes the case that adjustments to putting surfaces and other parts of the course may negatively impact the way the course plays, deviating from the vision the architect had in mind when the course was designed.

His other “wishes involved players gaining more enjoyment from the game by playing tees appropriate for their skill level, and for players to gain a better appreciation of the benefits and necessity of aeration.

Soller’s complete column can be found here.