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I didn't play Newcastle but was at the Walker Cup matches and saw how its supposed to be played! The youngsters were amazing on both sides, both in length and finesse. The first hole is 550 yards or so, Colt Knost hit an iron to 5' for eagle!
Great posts Ed, I am intrested to know why you would put RCD's 16th ahead of its 13th.
Larry, #16 was the most fun hole to watch on the back nine. We were allowed to sit (this was during the Walker Cup matches) just left and short of the green, where we saw a variety of delicate pitches to that falling away, slippery green, as well as some sporty recoveries from behind. There's not another par 4 on the course that is so tantalizing from the tee!
I was looking at this thread recently and a couple of questions occurred to me:1. The main criticism of RCD is a "weak finish", a criticism that is not really levelled at Portrush for instance. I have only just realised that the scores on my "Battle of Ulster" were level after 14 holes yet RCD won by 3 points. Is the finish at RCD unfairly criticised - i.e. if the 4 holes were on another course would they be treated the same? Is the weakness of the finish just relative to the rest of the course, and is therefore stressed too much?2. Will the proposed changes to Portrush make any difference to the result?