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Author(s):Ostmeyer, Terry
Author Affiliation:Senior Staff Writer, Golf Course Management
Title:Nice guy finishes first: 2004 Old Tom Morris Award winner, Rees Jones, has made friends while influencing the game of golf
Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 71, No. 12, December 2003, p. 58-62, 64, 66, 68.
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
# of Pages:8
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course architects; Awards; Personal profile; Golf course design; Education; Career growth; American Society of Golf Course Architects; Golf course superintendents; Golf course renovation
Subjects' Names:Jones, Rees
Abstract/Contents:Profiles Rees Jones, winner of the 2004 Old Tom Morris Award, describing him as "one of the industry's genuine good guys." Mentions that Jones is "the first second-generation winner, following his father, the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., the patriarch of modern golf architecture who won the award in 1987." Describes Jones' career achievements, including "his nearly 100 original designs since he formed his own company in 1974, his passionate promotion of public golf in America and his outspoken conviction that his profession must pursue combining the past with the present in creating golf venues for the future." Highlights Jones' education, including "graduate study at Harvard in design and landscape architecture." Discusses Jones' neoclassic design style, which aims to "[give] golfers more to think about, multiple shot options by mixing up hole-by-hole designs in the old-school sense." Suggests that "his style also addresses the game's wide gap between average or high-handicap golfers and the proficient, low-handicap player." Discusses his opinions regarding green speed, mowing heights, and the environmental impact of golf. Discusses "Jones' highly successful knack for remodeling courses to prepare them for major tournaments." Concludes that "as far as Jones is concerned, the future will be more of the same - picking and choosing, a new course here, continued tweaking of the great classics there. It's an act that never gets old."
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Ostmeyer, T. 2003. Nice guy finishes first: 2004 Old Tom Morris Award winner, Rees Jones, has made friends while influencing the game of golf. Golf Course Manage. 71(12):p. 58-62, 64, 66, 68.
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