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The FIRST FAMILIES of GOLF
June 17, 2002
Every course architect is a branch on one of 35 design family trees. SI picked the best trees and the top 10 tracks from each
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June 17, 2002

The First Families Of Golf

Every course architect is a branch on one of 35 design family trees. SI picked the best trees and the top 10 tracks from each

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Dan PROCTOR (1952-)
David AXLAND (1961-)
Ben CRENSHAW (1952-)

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Bruce HEPNER (NA)
Gil HANSE (NA)
Tom MEADE (NA)

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John ROBINSON (1947-)
Stephen KAY (1951-)

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John FOUGHT (1954-)

STANLEY THOMPSON Tree
FAMILY RANKING: No. 5

STANLEY THOMPSON (1894-1952)
Born in Scotland but raised in Canada, Thompson was known as the Toronto Terror—more for his flamboyant personality than the scariness of his trademark bunkering. Thanks to the globe-trotting Robert Trent Jones, Thompson's heroic architecture was exported to the world.

Geoffrey S. CORNISH (1914-)[1]
Robert F. MOOTE (1924-)[2]
Clinton ROBINSON (1907-1989)[3]
Ken WELTON (NA)
Howard WATSON (1907-1992)[4]
Norman WOODS (1908-1987)
Robert Trent JONES (1906-2000)[5]

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William ROBINSON (1941-)
Brian SILVA (1953-)
Mark MUNGEAM (1961-)
Howard MAURER (1958-)
Timothy GERRISH (1970-)

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David L. MOOTE (1952-)[6]

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Douglas CARRICK (1956-)
Thomas MCBROOM (1952-)

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