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The (416 meters/455 yards) 11th hole proceeds downhill and to the left from the tee.
What a hole. One of my favourites.As well as any hole in the world it shows why MacKenzie would have adored the way Severiano Ballesteros played golf.I saw him play 4 days of the 1978 Australian PGA and it was a time when no one ever went for the green. Not even Norman.Seve stood there every days and ripped a driver straight at the green.He never made it, coming down in the heathy waste land just short of the green. From there he played the most magical of shots and made three birdies and a par.Seve is the only player to have won at Royal Melbourne,Augusta and St Andrews - and they are the three best courses pro golf goes to with any regularity.MacKenzie never knew it, but he was building courses for Seve and this hole is a perfect example of reward for boldness,flair,spirit and talent.
Not my point David. When you wrote - Quotethe first bunker is almost blind from the tee. This is definitely not a common feature I felt that comment was not entirely correct.MM
the first bunker is almost blind from the tee. This is definitely not a common feature
Several drives bunkers are not totally visible to those on the tee, which is the point I'm trying to make.
I also agree with David on the bunkering scheme on the inside of the dogleg on 11. I think I recall only seeing a little bit of one of them off the tee.
Well picked up John - that mounding is terrible
Well bowled, Mark!
Quote from: Scott Warren on May 26, 2011, 08:28:51 AMWell bowled, Mark! Scott,Kevin could see every flag at St Andrews Beach from his knees...