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I'm wondering if any of the Canadian GCAers can pinpoint how far the 11th green has been shifted? It's reported to have been laser matched to the original, so perhaps the hole won't play much differently? But why was it moved in the first place?Here's the bunker work....much fancier that the original work:Meanwhile 3000+ miles away The Burma Road is being changed by Ernie Els and Co.Recognize the style? Variety is the spice.
Paul,How many Colt courses have that amount of grass coming down to meet the sand edge? I cannot think of any Colt courses that have that style of bunkering.I just don't understand what is being done in both those bunker pictures. I remember seeing the same style on the new bunkering at Sunningdale.
Rob - what was deemed to be unsafe about the old 11th green? Was it felt that you couldn't see golfers on the green?I have played the course several times in the last few years and the bunkers at TGC were kind of blah typical 1950s-60s style- generally shallow and oval shaped that wouldn't excite a "bunker fetishist". In addition many of the fairway bunkers were far outside of the line of play and were several yards into the rough. Given the fact that several of the other clubs in the city have recently gone through bunker restorations (St Georges, Weston, Rosedale and Scarboro to name four) perhaps the club felt that it should do the same.
WayneI'm assuming they were convinced that the 12th tee is too close to the 11th green?
Quote from: Paul_Turner on August 04, 2009, 02:39:29 PMWayneI'm assuming they were convinced that the 12th tee is too close to the 11th green?I don't remember them being that close. If I remember correctly both the 11th green and 12th tee are on the crest of a hill that sort of leads up to the clubhouse. But I seem to remember lots of trees to the right of the 11th to block the 12th tee and I remember a good 20-30 yards of distance between them Certainly I have seen many other courses with much tighter greens and tees.Certainly the 18th tee is much more of a danger spot given that the 17th is about a 230yd par 3 and folks are hitting a lot of club to that hole.
PaulHave you been able to figure out what Hawtree is going for? Is there a particular Colt style or period he seems to be repeating over and over again, or did he just make it up? For example the Ross restoration architects seem to repeat the grass faced bunker he used on some courses in the teens and twenties.
Thanks Mike. That seems a lot of work to move a green all of 11 feet.
How far forward will the 15th green be moved?