Times Online recently posted an article discussing the changes made to the Road Hole at St. Andrews. The 17th hole on the Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the most famous holes in golf, and according to the story, the decision was recently made to lengthen the hole by 35 yards by building a new tee on adjacent practice ground.  

Thoughts of ASGCA members Doug Carrick and Bill Coore were used in the article. Coore wrote, “If the new tee can be built on exactly the same line of play as the current tee without impacting play on 16, then by all means proceed.” Carrick believes “there is a more prudent approach that can be taken to preserve the challenge and integrity of the great old championship venues as well as protecting the game in general.”

To read more of Carrick’s and Coore’s thoughts, and the article in its entirety, please visit here.