When golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and new Eagle Point Golf Club owner Bob Hyer first met for a round of golf in July, the former had one pressing question: “How’s my totem pole?”
When Jones built Eagle Point in the mid-1990s, it featured a unique landmark. He had been given a totem pole as a gift and had it delivered by helicopter and placed near the tee box on the third hole.
The pole had seen 16 winters and is a favorite of target of woodpeckers. It had not been kept up, and the wear was evident. [CONTINUE READING]