I just sent a few messages to the mods and MisterWGT asking about Shinnecock Hills,the 2018 U.S. Open course.
Good luck with an answer....maybe the Mods may confirm, but they hardly have a track record of being open.....as for Chad, good luck with that one - if he is still involved,I think I could get more information from a kangaroo on heat
@Tiger - and who is going to fund these courses, and how do you plan for that to be economically viable? I know what you are saying, but it is just not feasible. Add to that, most public courses are way to short for this game. I do agree however, there would be some courses worldwide that would like to be considered and there would be synergies for both the club and WGT.
Perhaps deals can be done - the club pays for the photography, WGT the development (and with drone technology, this should be cheaper than in the past).
Asfor new pins, I was under the impression these were photographed to allow new pins (later courses) - it seems the devs just do not have time, after all, it will not generate new income.And I have seen RSG pins in stroke play.....zero reads, it was like Kiawah bad reads on steroids!
I would say we will get the one course a year - that generates interest with the VUSO where players use up balls trying to learn and qualify....that is the business model - anything else just does not increase revenue to justify the development costs, which has been estimated at several hundreds of thousands of dollars and the six month of time to create a new course..