In preparation for this year’s Tampa Bay Championship at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., “Tampe Bay Times” reporter Rodney Page spent some time with the course’s architect, Larry Packard, ASGCA Fellow.
The article states, “He has lived at Innisbrook’s Turnberry Complex for about 20 years. He still takes pride in wearing his red plaid jacket with the American Society of Golf Course Architects logo. It’s a jacket he has worn since 1970, when he was president.”
The 100-year-old Packard continues to enjoy watching the world’s finest players tackle the challenges his course presents.
“I want him to use all the clubs in his bag,” Pacakrd told the Times. “Every hole is different. Different length, different shape. I think that makes it more interesting. This game is supposed to be fun. That’s how I’ve always tried to make my courses.”
The entire article can be seen here.