Country Life No. 917

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  • Contributors:
    • Darwin, Bernard
    • Hutchinson, Horace
  • First edition:
    1914

Synopsis

A British institution that has catered to the elite for more than 120 years, early issues contained information about outdoor pursuits, including golf. Horace Hutchinson and Bernard Darwin contributed to the magazine with an article named "On The Green." They also organised the Lido competition. W. Herbert Fowler, Horace Hutchinson, and Bernard Darwin awarded Alister MacKenzie the first place prize kindly given by C.B. MacDonald.

MacKenzie relates the hole was designed with no fixed line to the hole to allow for a variety of routes in all weather conditions. Another interesting route is the sixth variant. With a four-shot approach and one putt bogey, the high handicap player could post a score that could compete with a scratch player who risked it all and failed to put it off.

The hole was replicated at the Lido Golf Club in NY, USA which is no longer in existence. A Lido inspired hole has been built at the anticipated Gil Hanse design, Ballyshear in Thailand, shaped by Canadian, Trevor Dormer.


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