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keep the photos of Huntercombe coming, please! and thank you
Bunch of freeloaders, Phillip. Put them to work!More later on Huntercombe, but I'm debating whether it is my favorite golf course on the planet. Nuff said?Bogey
RichardThanks. See the link below. Some of the now missing bunkers look very compelling and some of the newer ones look better placed. This aerial comparison demonstrates how much width has been lost due to trees. I know that we all know trees are an issue, but once one sees the difference it can be alarming.http://golfcoursehistories.com/HC.htmlCiao
- The dog bowl outside the clubhouse is a major plus. As a new dog owner in Los Angeles (there is only one course in LA that encourages dogs--can you name it?), I appreciate this even more today.
I heard a talk last night by Alan Henderson, Captain of the British Golf Collectors Society and a Huntercombe stalwart, which I think finally solves the mystery Sean and I were trying to unravel. In essence the original site for what is now the 2nd green was much further down the hill, almost backing on to the Oxford-Henley road, and the original drive for the current 3rd likewise altogether more demanding, 80-90 yards below its current site. Park (whose original intentions were not always viable within the land, as eventually secured) changed this routing very quickly. What is now the 1st hole was likewise played from a tee on what is the site now of the clubhouse itself, at an altogether different angle to the green. Mr Henderson displayed, also, a fascinating aerial view from 1946, showing no fewer than 50 sand bunkers of one sort or another in play: many simply became grassed over naturally, in the gentle post-war sleep of the course during the latter stages of the Nuffield tenure.