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Bart, It is good to have a continuation of your course reviews. However, I am curious as to what you see as 'typical' Langford or Langford and Moreau earthworks features. While that 'vulcano green' seems to be a cut from the overall slope of a hillside, and pushed out to have a steep slope, (similar but not nearly dramatic as say #1 at Lawsonia) It surely isn't a vulcano or a fortress like #1 at West Bend. Perhaps there are some L&M earthworks lost sand or grass bunkers hidden by the conifers that seem to be sprinkled about the course in TN which was so prevalent in the 50s and 60s that screwed up so many golf courses wide field corridor designs. But, from these few photos, with the bland bunkers and now gull wing like grass slopes embracing flat bottom bunkers, I just don't see anything to suggest the L&M we have here in WI. I don't have the experience of seeing anything by L&M or Langford in their last productive years. Did Langford change his style as he wound the career down?
Bart:I really enjoy these threads. I like your template and especially your trend metric.When do we get to see a review of The Olde Farm?WW
Wade:Thank you. I still don't fully understand the Olde Farm, even after 100 plays. I'll probably do a review when I get it. I may well post some photos soon but not likely in this same format.My best wishes,Bart
Bart, this is the kind of place I find really interesting - an off the beaten track course designed by someone noteworthy. I'll bet few at the club have any idea who Langford was. Based on your pictures, the bunkers don't bear much resemblance to others I have seen of Langford courses. Quote from: Bart Bradley on August 19, 2012, 01:27:26 pmWade:Thank you. I still don't fully understand the Olde Farm, even after 100 plays. I'll probably do a review when I get it. I may well post some photos soon but not likely in this same format.My best wishes,BartIf you do a review of the Olde Farm, don't forget to cover the best split fairway of the modern era.