Originally Posted by ChUcK
Yeah, I'm sure Lowell would have no problem with me working at Terrace... I would certainly clear any projects with him. Lord knows that new hole 13 could use some serious attention, starting with a new teepad location. 2.3 ft of runup don't quite cut it for me.
Chuck, I don't think this is any different from the way things are at Seatac. In order to provide the full story, one must mention "Herms DGC" so as to appreciate the evolution of the course from a one (or few) man show to what it is now... ummm, perhaps a one Guy show. In any event, a club arises to take care of a course - a different club for each course. This one just has an unfortunate name attached to it that implies ownership.
I think that's natural in any area for the regular ballers to stick around a particular course the majority of the time and be interested in tending to it. I could be wrong, Lord knows I haven't been in the DG scene for all that long. For Seatac, there's plenty of space to tend to and not many golfers who come out to work parties (I've seen Grossman, Rahn, Illg, Jub, and Guy at recent work parties - sorry if I missed others, and yet how many people play there or dog on the current state of the course?). I doubt Terrace is much different though - if I wanted to go work on that course I would certainly feel obligated to contact "and clear any projects with" whoever is the course contact/manager, i.e., Lowell.