In Praise of the Careful Reader

        You learn from your mistakes, according to common wisdom -- although none of us like to make them, especially those of the careless kind. I learned today, thanks to a careful reader knowledgeable about golf course architects, that I wrongly attributed the design of Clemson University’s well-regarded Walker Course to George Cobb when, in fact, it was the work of DJ DeVictor, a modern architect whose 30-year old firm is based in Atlanta. A reader named Ed from Anderson, SC, caught my mistake and was kind enough to send me a note.
     My first experience with a DeVictor golf course was at Rarity Bay, outside Knoxville, TN, some six years ago. On the very first hole, a short par 4, I dumped a nine-iron approach shot into the hole for an eagle. I have had a soft spot for the designer ever since, but I guess you could say to DeVictor did not go the spoils in my reference.  My apologies to all and thanks to Ed from Anderson.
ClemsonapproachoverwaterThe Walker Course at Clemson University was designed by Atlanta architect DJ DeVictor.



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