April 2012

Royal Liverpool – Hoylake

April 27, 2012
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After a few wrong turns in Liverpool we are met by a warm welcome in the reception. A light meal and it is of to the first tee. The old horsetrack lies right in front of us. With a little bit of wind the teeshot might feel a bit “dangerous” out to the right and […]

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April 25, 2012
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When the rain takes a short brake we tee up on Formbys first hole. It´s lined with pine trees and railway on the right side, you have to focus directly, second and third continue in the same style. Formby, a links course largely surrounded by pines and firs. Clearly, a course with a sense of […]

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KLM surprise!

April 18, 2012

New adventures for LINKS75. The upcoming weekend we will accomodate the Dormy House at Formby GC. With Formby as a base, a couple of courses will be explored in the Liverpool vicinity. Flights are booked with KLM, after a phonecall the other day, we realized that our destination changed from from Liverpool to Manchester, interesting! […]

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George Duncan

April 14, 2012

British Open has been played since 1860 in 14 different courses. Twice at Royal Cinque Ports, 1909 and 1920. It has also been forced to move from Deal 3 times, meaning you have actually cancelled the championship more times than you have arranged it. 1920 Abe Mitchell led after the initial 36 holes with 6 […]

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Ulex Europaeus

April 11, 2012
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Gorse… They are in full bloom between Mars and June, with their charasteristic scent. Gorse is found in 20 different species, it is all in the legume family. Common gorse is what we are dealing with. It is not only there to hide pushed iron 2s, it is also extremely flamable. They might however be […]

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Sandwich March/April 2012

April 10, 2012
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Like the 17th hole abyssal greenbunkers, Royal Cinque Ports eats mercilessly up the graphite in the scorecard during the final 9 holes. A fantastic finish to the opening LINKS75 adventure. The British spring weather showed its best side, mostly sunny and relatively calm winds. Consistently very good greens that invited low wedges and long putts […]

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Luncheon at Littlestone

April 2, 2012
Littleston GC

After a quick visit at the proshop in Rye we reach littlestone In front of us is the best junior player in the shire of Kent. +4 handicap. Before noon they played foursome in the yearly match against the best ladies of the shire. First hole, 299 yards thet is with link standards quite compliant. […]

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Sun over Royal Cinque Ports

April 2, 2012
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The magnificent white clubhouse shines in all its glory this early morning. Clear blue skies and high fresh air. The first time we get the advice is at lunch at Littlestone: “Be sure to have a cushion before the last nine holes.” The last nine measures 390 yards longer than the first nine. From 12th […]

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