My Daily Journal from England - Day 1
To Heath and Links Study Tour is now underway in England. Today found us all arriving to London, getting our bearings and making a refreshing and insightful tour of Sunningdale Golf Club and their noted “Lost Holes” by Harry Colt on the New Course. Without getting into complicated details, a number of holes were repositioned circa 1934 in order to take advantage of newly available land and less severe terrain. It seems the club is interested at very least in gradually uncovering the lost holes in some way… whether to play them, study them or utilize them in some historical way. But in touring the former alignments, what we could see was a dramatic arrangement of holes, five of them, including holes #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10 on the New. A broad, downhill sweeping tee shot with a difficult uphill approach was once the 7th.Lost Hole #7 on the New
The photo of the par-three 10th reveals that a much more suitable angle of approach once existed… seemingly far better than the more difficult alignment today (from the right side).
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