Bert Guy is an attorney in Tuscaloosa, but his real passion is for the game of golf — chiefly, golf history and course design.
So it was that I met him at his law office a couple of months ago and entering his office was like walking into a golf museum. All sorts of golfing memorabilia is displayed in his expansive office and there is a story behind every artifact. Clubs, paintings, books, etc. Guy has many storied items in each category.
However, despite my overwhelming fascination with his golf artifacts, I was there to talk to him about a golf course project close to his heart.
Mossy Oak Golf Club, with the tagline “Nature’s Golf,” is a Gil Hanse design in West Point, Miss., right across the street from storied Old Waverly Golf Club, host of the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open. Old Waverly was designed by former UA superstar Jerry Pate, along with Bob Cupp, while Mossy Oak, slated to open in September, is the work of Hanse, who is a respected and storied name in golf course design, including the golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for next summer’s Olympic Games.