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Thanks for this tour. Based on what I've seen, old quarries are used quite effectively in England!Really nice seeing how recoveries are still possible - just not easy.
You take a great photo Sean. Crosland Heath looks very enticing.I've just been on Google Earth for a look and to my shame, have to confess that for the first 18 years of my life, I lived within 5 miles (as the crow flies) of the course, yet have never seen it. However, as anyone who is familiar with Pennine topography and road networks will know, 5 direct miles is probably 3 valleys over and may as well be on the Moon for all the times we'd have headed that way.I would like to rectify this omission. It looks like it could be fun and a nice double header with Fixby (which I do know)!
Thanks for the tour Sean.I played Crossland Heath a lot in the late 70's early 80's. I can recall the 4th when there were no trees down the left and the drystone wall was a prominent feature back then. With it been OOB over the wall it was quite a scary tee shot especially into to wind. I knew they had planted a lot of trees but was quite shocked how claustrophobic the course looks now. It used to be wide open. I really like the course though it is not as good as Fixby (Huddersfield GC) or Ogden which are both quite close by.Jon
Sean,I suspect most were deliberately planted. I remember back when I played there regularly there was often talk about planting trees to help shelter golfers from the wind.
Quote from: Jon Wiggett on August 01, 2017, 04:09:28 PMSean,I suspect most were deliberately planted. I remember back when I played there regularly there was often talk about planting trees to help shelter golfers from the wind. Jon ? Are they daft in YORKS Ciao