Gopher Watch Competition – January 2018

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2018
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Well, last issue’s competition didn’t cause too many problems. Sandy was, of course, sitting on the famous Duel Hole at the ultra-exclusive San Francisco Golf Club – site, in 1859, of the last legal duel in California, between state senator David Broderick and former California Supreme Court justice David Terry (Broderick was killed). The hole, a 189 downhill par three, is remarkable enough, in all fairness, even without the extra history. Paul Thomas of Chicago, a regular Gopher Watch entrant, got it right and was first out of the hat, so congratulations Paul, and your shirt is on the way.

Another very famous American hole this time, a short but treacherous par four, and a source of much controversy. Some reckon it’s one of the best holes in the world; others that it’s an excrescence. We only care that you can identify it, and, as usual, we’ll give a GCA golf shirt to the first correct entry drawn. Entries, as ever, to gopher@golfcoursearchitecture.net

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