St Andrews Links Trust: Stop the changes to The Home of Golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews
The Old Course at St. Andrews is hallowed ground to all those who love the game of golf because it is the home of golf. For centuries The Old Course has withstood the test of time and served as a benchmark that all other golf courses are judged against even in the modern day. It is a symbol of the game's history and a compass for the game's future. The Old Course has been palette that masters such as Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Peter Thomson, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods have used to play the game to perfection. It is also a place to which men & women make pilgrimage to say they too have walked the sacred ground.
The St. Andrews Links Trust and the Royal & Ancient have begun work to change and modify many of the holes at the Old Course. These changes should not go on and should be stopped to allow the greatest course to continue to pose the exact challenges that it has for years to all those that play it. As said by one of the greatest golf architects of all time, Alister MacKenzie "St. Andrews differs from others in that it has always been deemed a sacrilege to interfere with its natural beauties, and it has been left almost untouched for centuries." Keep St. Andrews the way it is. Save St. Andrews.