As I prepped for the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, I came across something from one of Bethpage’s original creators, golf architect A.W. Tillinghast. He was asked to rank the best courses in California, of which he had built many, but he declined.
With thanks I must regretfully decline this opportunity to lead with my chin. Although I have formed conclusions I would consider it extremely bad taste for one, so long associated with course designing and construction in the East, to make any comparisons.Tillinghast.net
But here’s the money quote.
As I grow older I appreciate the fact that for general publication there are some questions that need a whole lot of letting alone.”Tillinghast.net
How often would I be helped by adhering to the idea that “there are some questions that need a whole lot of letting alone”? The answer: very often.