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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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Tom JOHNSON (1955-)
Gary PLAYER (1935-)[16]
Denis GRIFFITHS (1947-)
Rodney WRIGHT (1951-)
Gene BATES (1947-)[17]

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Mark HOLLINGER (1954-)
Robert MOORE (1955-)

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Tim FREELAND (1963-)

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Steve DURKEE (1950-)
Kipp SCHULTIES (1969-)
Tom ROSS (1964-)
Steve WOLFORD (1957-)
Mark GALBRAITH (1972-)
Bob CUPP JR. (1964-)
Fred COUPLES (1959-)

GEORGE FAZIO Tree
FAMILY RANKING: NO. 6

GEORGE FAZIO (1912-1986)
From 1950 to '53 Fazio had three top fives at the U.S. Open, and his sensibilities as a player informed his work, resulting in pretty, playable courses. His nephew Tom has become a master of aesthetics.

Jim FAZIO (1942-)
Tom FAZIO (1945-)[1]

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Jan BELJAN (1953-)
Andrew BANFIELD (1949-)
Steve BURNS (1958-)
Dana FRY (1962-)
Tom MARZOLF (1960)
Mike STRANTZ (NA)

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