@Tron, really appreciate the response. It’s spot on. Just to address a few of your points.
This is entirely contrary to the premise of my original post, so you’re right to seize on it and take issue with the framing of it, but my general feeling about architecture was less about content on nolayingup.com proper, if you will, but more of a reaction to other platforms and, as you put it, “guilt by association.” Of course, as you increasingly thrust that association into public view (that came out wrong, but I’ll go with it), it does give off the vibe of a shift in focus. And to be sure, there’s been a lot of NLU association with architecture lately since last August. So that’s more of where my post came from, with the benefit of hindsight and your reflections, than from the content up on the site on Masters week. It’s a nuanced take, and one that could only be shared or appreciated by others who are as deep down the NLU rabbit hole as I am – if you only stopped onto the main page and checked the primary Twitter once in a while, you certainly wouldn’t have the gripes that I shared. But of course, the Refuge is not its namesake for the casual NLU reader, and fortunately, there are at least several of us who are as devoted to the #brand to feel the way we do.
All of this is to say that I very much view NLU as a total package – and love it for that. Appreciate that your ramping up on the main page, as well as the difficulties with bringing added perspective to something so thoroughly covered in the mainstream. But you guys are awesome, hilarious, witty, and resourceful. And what you get the least credit for – all of you, and especially you, @Tron – is that you’re great writers. That’s not what drew me into the site years ago, but it is, in fact, what kept me coming back and later following on all the other platforms. I’m sure you’ll bring more on board and find new, creative ways to bring the NLU edge to the PGA tour weekly grind.
Lastly, as one who consumed six egg sandos my last time down there on a single rainy Saturday, I’m with you on all fronts.