Dick Zokol, who will be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame later this year, was chatting about how nature nurtures classic courses, but stopped short when the subject of Augusta National came up.
“Augusta is completely man-made. It’s not classic by any stretch of the imagination. What is appealing with Augusta is this thing called the Masters that everyone in the whole world is attracted to because of demand and of their exclusivity. It’s an anomaly and in the minds of everyone who covets it, it’s because you can’t get there, it’s so in demand, but from a golf course (perspective), it is the antithesis of natural.
“It’s pretty, it’s beautiful – so’s Pamela Anderson. Is that natural?”