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Golf Talk Live - Raymond Floyd Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
THINGS ARE BUSY AT RAYMOND FLOYD DESIGN. YOU'RE BUILDING NEW COURSES, DOING RESTORATIONS, RENOVATIONS, PRACTICE FACILITIES. HOW COMMITTED ARE YOU PERSONALLY TO WHAT'S GOING ON AT RAYMOND FLOYD DESIGN? HOW HANDS ON ARE YOU?

RAYMOND FLOYD
WELL I'M VERY HANDS ON, PETER. I'VE BROUGHT EVERYTHING IN HOUSE AND WE HAVE A FULL SCOPE OF SERVICES DESIGN OUTFIT AND I HAVE TWO FULL TIME ARCHITECTS ON BOARD THAT ARE MY GUYS AND AFTER GOING ANOTHER WAY FOR A GREAT NUMBER OF YEARS IN, IN MY DESIGN CAREER, DOING, I WAS MORE OF A CONSULTANT, DOING, DOING JOBS WITH

DIFFERENT ARCHITECTS AND I LEARNED THEN THAT MY NAME WAS BEING USED AND MY NAME WAS GOING ON THE PRODUCT AND I WANTED TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTROL. I AM VERY HANDS ON. I LIKE TO BE ON THE SITE

A LOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN FINAL SHAPING'S GOING ON AND I'M INVOLVED WITH THE RALLYING AT THE FRONT END AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I, THAT I REALLY ENJOY, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT I FELT THAT I HAD TO GIVE A HUNDRED

PERCENT TO. I COULDN'T GO IN AND VISIT A SITE TWO OR THREE TIMES AND COME BACK AND OPEN IT IN A GRAND OPENING AND PLAY IT AND SAY WOW I'M REALLY PLEASED THAT IT CAME OUT THE WAY I

WANTED IT. IT JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO HAPPEN THAT WAY, AS A CONSULTANT. THAT'S WHY I ELECTED TO BRING IT IN HOUSE.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR PHILOSOPHY? YOU'VE PLAYED EVERY GREAT GOLF COURSE AROUND THE WORLD, ESSENTIALLY. YOU'VE WON ON MOST OF THOSE GREAT COURSES. HOW DOES THAT IMPACT WHAT YOU LIKE TO SEE NO ONE DO, A RAY FLOYD GOLF COURSE?

RAYMOND FLOYD
WELL THE PERFECT SCENARIO IS TRADITIONAL. I'M A TRADITIONALIST. I LOVE THE OLD TRADITIONAL GOLF. I LOVE THE DONALD ROSS. I LOVE THE TILLINGHAUS, I LIKE THE MCDONALD, THAT ERA TO ME WAS JUST FASCINATING.

REASON, EARTH MOVING. TODAY WE HAVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND YOU CAN REALLY CREATE IN ANY PIECE OF, ON ANY PIECE OF LAND YOU CAN CREATE ANOTHER. YOU CAN BE IN THE DESERT AND YOU CAN CREATE A MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE. STEVE WYND DID IT WITH FAZIO.

YOU CAN BE ON THE MOUNTAIN AND YOU CAN CREATE A DESERT BECAUSE OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT. I'M, I'M OF THE BELIEF THAT IF YOU PUT THERE WHAT NATURE HAS GIVEN YOU, LIKE THE OLDER GUYS DID WHEN THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE, THE BENEFIT OF THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT THE ROUTING WAS PARAMOUNT, HOW YOU LAID THE HOLES OUT, THE UTILIZATION OF THE LAND. IT ALWAYS DRAINED ITSELF, NATURALLY, SO

YOU HAD TO THINK OF THAT AND MOVE THE HOLES AND, AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND THAT'S, THAT'S THE PHILOSOPHY I HAVE, IF THERE'S ONE THAT I WANT TO STAY A

TRADITIONALIST

PETER KESSLER
AND YOU'VE USED GIFTS THAT NATURE'S GIVEN TO YOU.

RAYMOND FLOYD
WELL, THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
THANKS FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT. WE'LL DO THIS AGAIN. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY.