A sage woman saw it in the child’s eyes.
“My grandmother said to me when I was growing up,” recalls the man who was that boy, “‘Bobby, you’ve got that restless spirit in your eyes.'”
She borrowed Horace Greeley’s line and told him to go. So Robert Trent Jones Jr. went west, then a little farther west, then so far west he was east. Then north. And south. It would be easier to find a corner of a jigsaw puzzle than to find a corner of the earth the golf vagabond hasn’t visited.
“The Joneses don’t sit still,” says one of the icons of golf course design. “Where the game is, we’re gonna go there.” [CONTINUE READING]