Reshaped greens at Ross course

By AML

The Donald Ross-designed Springfield Country Club in Ohio has completed a project to reshape three of its most severe greens.

Architect Ron Forse, a Ross specialist, has rebuilt the club’s fourth, eighth and eighteenth greens to reduce their contour and recapture lost pin locations. “We wanted to get the golf course back to the way Donald Ross intended it to play in 1921,” superintendent Chad Dorrell told the Dayton Daily News.

As part of the same project, 45 bunkers on the course have been rebuilt, returning them to their original depth and shape. The new-look bunkers have been fitted with modern drainage and liners. Some tees have been renovated, trees removed and fairways returned to their original width.

The club is hosting a US Open sectional qualifier on 4 June.

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