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Thank you, Sean. A bit 'busier' in look than I'm used to from you/the courses you profile. And, sad to say, I have many limitations in taste and one of them is that I will never like or appreciate alpinization. And with all the contours/slopes you mention, those 'built up' bunkers seem doubly unneccesary. The 9th, for example, seems like it works very well with a minimum of such obvious alterations to the landscape. Peter
I have never seen a driving show like from a guy I played with and that includes some touring pros. Still, I reckon he didn't break 74...his short game was not anywhere near as good as the touring pros I played with...Anyway, I notice the club is looking for members and has no joining fee now...£900 a year. I may consider giving up my vagabond status and joining. I will see how I feel come spring time.Ciao
Sean, Dai and co. You just keep reminding me of how many thoroughly good English courses there are which will never get more than local recognition, yet are such a joy to play. The magazines will publish lists of the top 100 or 200 and we can enjoy arguing the pros and cons, but beyond 200 there is another list that probably stretches to 1000, of courses worthy of exploration. The easier list to compile would be that of the worst courses in England - it would be comparatively short. Maybe we need to recruit Duncan to the team after his slaughter of Didsbury (fully justified, I have to say).
Duncan as you know I learned my golf at HGGC. Back in the day it really wasn't all that bad, prior to the renovations forced on it by the compulsory purchase of the best land for the new bypass. You may laugh, but it used to be thought of as one of the better courses in the area. Fully accept its limitations, but are you seriously saying Davenport, Marple, Disley and New Mills are superior? And even they are a country mile ahead of....Werneth.
Thanks Sean, lovely looking place.
AceBroadway is one of those clubs that has rules as to times and which nine 2, 3 and 4 balls can play. I think its meant to keep 4balls to one side of the course and smaller groups to the other side to quicken play.Ciao