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The Old Club and 'New Clubs'; Keeping Your Course Up-to-date...

Oct 17, 2012 | Category: General | Posted by: admin

In the UK, there are many, many older courses, often around 100-years old or more, with bunkering and layout increasingly affected by the longer shot distances that golfers appear to be achieving on a regular basis.

Bunkers become irrelevant due to longer drives, safety margins become less effective, courses become easier. To counter this effect, the company has refined a quick and effective method for assessing the course...

...To counter this effect (and there does seem to be mounting evidence that all golfers are gaining some advantage from club and ball technology), the company has refined a quick and effective method for assessing the course, based on scaleable aerial photography and an on-the-ground review.

Recent work for Knutsford Golf Club, Ulverston Golf Club, and East Berkshire Golf Club used this technique to assess the potential for a new bunkering strategy, but with other aspects taken into account, including:

  • Tee positions for different category of golfer.
  • Fairway shaping and mowing strategy.
  • Landscape assessment - the role of mature trees, carry rough, ponds, etc., as additional hazards and visual features.
  • Review of other options, which can include land purchase, Clubhouse relocation, etc.