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Forrest Richardson

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Re: Save The Ponce de Leon a 1916 Donald Ross
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2003, 03:18:13 PM »
Nancy -- Thanks for that bit of info. Doesn't sound like he buthered anything. Still would like to hear from Steve L. as his strong language is curious.
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Steve_L.

Re: Save The Ponce de Leon a 1916 Donald Ross
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2003, 05:56:31 PM »
In response to yesterday's specifics...

Nancy,

I am sending you an email - please feel free to contact me directly...  

Forrest,

The 5th hole has a bulkheaded green and bunker and I understand was originally designed with an "eyeball" bunker on an abruptly designed mound behind the green.  It's an impressive all-carry par-3, but the eyeball bunker has been abandoned and it has NO resemblence to Donald Ross...  Perhaps "butchered" is too strong - contrived and way out of character is probably more accurate.

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Forrest Richardson

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Re: Save The Ponce de Leon a 1916 Donald Ross
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2003, 06:03:53 PM »
I've never heard the term "eyeball bunker". Please elaborate. I am relieved to hear that Desmond did not necessarily butcher The Ponce. One wonders how a conversation about such a change between Des and Don might have gone...I can assure both men would have left convinced he had won any argument!
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Steve_L.

Re: Save The Ponce de Leon a 1916 Donald Ross
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2003, 06:10:15 PM »
Forrest,

As I understand - the bunker behind the green was fancied to be designed in the shape of an eyeball.  Generally oval with a center island and tilted severly back toward the tee.

I've been told it was wild to look at, difficult to maintain, and impossible to play from - back from the bunker to a super narrow green with the fronting bulkhead beyond...

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