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Adam Lawrence

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2022, 09:38:16 AM »
Colt visited Formby Ladies in 1927 and provided a plan for a comprehensive redesign of the course, including several new greens and lots of new tees. The work was basically completed by the end of 1929, at a cost of around 400. Colt visited again in 1930. Daphne Johnson, the club historian, has been extremely helpful, and has provided me with a selection of extracts from the minutes proving this.
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Adam Lawrence

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Author, 'More Enduring Than Brass: a biography of Harry Colt' (forthcoming).

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Sean_A

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2022, 01:56:28 PM »
I thought Colt might have been involved because of his work on the other course. Do any dates match up?

Ciao
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Adam Lawrence

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2022, 03:31:28 PM »
Not as far as I can tell. The only date I have for his being at Formby itself in 1933. But he was in Lancashire a lot the first Lytham Open, for which he and John Morrison rebuilt the course, was in 1926, and hed have happily travelled up for the Ladies course on its own, Im sure. It was t a hugely lucrative job, but it was a solid one.
Adam Lawrence

Editor, Golf Course Architecture
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net

Principal, Oxford Golf Consulting
www.oxfordgolfconsulting.com

Author, 'More Enduring Than Brass: a biography of Harry Colt' (forthcoming).

Short words are best, and the old words, when short, are the best of all.

Sean_A

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2022, 06:27:45 PM »
Not as far as I can tell. The only date I have for his being at Formby itself in 1933. But he was in Lancashire a lot the first Lytham Open, for which he and John Morrison rebuilt the course, was in 1926, and hed have happily travelled up for the Ladies course on its own, Im sure. It was t a hugely lucrative job, but it was a solid one.

Do you know which holes Colt changed?

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Clyne

Adam Lawrence

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2022, 08:13:20 AM »
At Formby itself or the Ladies?
Adam Lawrence

Editor, Golf Course Architecture
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net

Principal, Oxford Golf Consulting
www.oxfordgolfconsulting.com

Author, 'More Enduring Than Brass: a biography of Harry Colt' (forthcoming).

Short words are best, and the old words, when short, are the best of all.

Sean_A

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Re: Foxy FORMBY LADIES GC: 2015-16 Winter Tour
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2022, 09:13:25 AM »
At Formby itself or the Ladies?

Ladies.

Ciao
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