Note the proper, surgically precise (exact same location, exact same orientation) checkerboard re-install of individual sod slabs on this virgin, enhanced green complex. A MUST to avoid, at minimum, a cacophony of (turf) grain effects.
Historical collections @TurfLibrary @HurdzanGolf are priceless nuggets of wisdom...read this short essay by Dr. A. Mackenzie with forward by H.S. Colt...pre-irrigation costs and A.I. What would they think? Ordnance mapping began in 1747 thanks to the 🏴 https://t.co/xC2D4jOXtf
Off-site views are #1 for drama, but on-site resources can be a close second. E.g., the ca. late 18th century house/barn ruins integrated into the 12th at Fieldstone CC (Delaware) capture the imagination; and often top the "that's cool" list.
Not all sand created equal. More rounded: greater propensity for fried egg lies ("fat" shots). More angular: greater propensity for club sole to skip ("thin" shots). Finding right balance (i.e., blend) is critical. Thus the high $$$ for "just sand".
Happy St Andrews Day Part 2
Lovely to watch the sunrise over St Andrews and the Himalayas Putting green laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1867. #StAndrewsDay
It's impossible to capture ALL of the positive impact Renee Powell has had on the game of golf & those who enjoy it in just 6 minutes; but @CBSSunday Morning gives it a try, sharing a story that has taken her from Canton, Ohio to St. Andrews. @PGA @ASGCA
Renee Powell: A driving force in golf
The former pro who has become an international ambassador of golf, and her trailblazing father, did not let roadblocks stand in the way of their love ...
First shot (red arc) of the revised, 600+ yard 18th at Westfield CC North Course is defended by single, but formidable, sod wall bunker (yellow rectangle) right. MUCH more to come on this layout, set to open in 2020 ...
#6 on #TweederThrifty50 is Annbriar GC in Waterloo, IL, the most impressive public track & best "bang for your buck" in the St. Louis area. This is a typical brilliant Hurdzan design with prairie front & heavily wooded inward half. Max $73 w/ cart during in-season; $28 twilight!