|Views back down the 16th (tee to the left)|
This is the links that Pat built. That's Pat Ruddy, in case you've been living under
Playing The European Club is always an event - although clearly I had missed the memo as the apple pie and ice cream were being polished off when I arrived. Our tee time beckoned but that didn't stop my stomach rumbling as we made our way to the 1st tee. There are few things worth missing a tee time for, but the apple pie is one.
Either OrWhen you ask someone what they think of the course (and assuming they've played it) you tend to get one of two answers:
|The par four 17th at The European - a picture perfect hole|
a) It's an incredible course... maybe the best I've ever played/it's up there in the world's best.
b) I don't like those railway sleepers in the bunkers.
That's about it. And answer b) doesn't mean answer a) doesn't still apply; it probably just means you visited the bunkers and found the railway sleepers an extremely intimidating proposition... sometimes they rise up higher than your head.
|Views up to the 15th green from the 13th green|
|Hole 7a - the first of the 'extra' holes at The European Club|
The Longest Putt EverThere's nothing worse than a golfer who bores you to tears with a blow by blow account of their day. But... there are moments worth retelling!
|Mark lines up his putt on the 12th green|
But I have a question: would you rather hole one putt of 195 feet... or your next 39 putts of 5 feet? The former would stay with you forever, but the latter could win you countless competitions. You decide.
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