Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fazio Update Samples

At the River Course of the Kiawah Island Club, Fazio's team was called in to update some of the holes with the intent of toughening. A USGA Mid-Amateur Event is scheduled there. Some of the forgiveness that can be seen on courses was removed as was the ball-saving bunker complex on the front left of the first hole noted in the two photos below. (Don't forget to click to enlarge.) Water is a very important hazard for elite stroke play golfers as it is so final. PGATour Professionals probably to a man like the black and white character of water hazards.

The fifth hole had a second green eliminated and the entire green complex re-designed.

My taste, I like the old two-green complex better. One may still now drive the single green, but risk going back into the water. I suppose the old two green system occasionally took a beating when the odd green out was hit and wedge play ensued. Chacun a son gout

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