Gopher Watch

“The very turf rejoiced to see that quite unprecedented three,” wrote Sir John Betjeman in his poem Seaside Golf. Betjeman lies, as a frankly unprecedented number of entrants knew, within sight of the spot from which our previous Gopher Watch photo was taken, the fourteenth tee at St Enodoc’s wonderful Church course in Cornwall, England. A well-known location in golf for sure, which probably helps to explain the huge entry. Gary Peddie, general manager of Parkstone GC in Dorset, England, was the first out of the hat and wins the shirt, but we should also mention Frank Giordano, who not only guessed the hole, but included his own painting of it (see above right)! Great stuff, and Frank gets a shirt too.

Paintings of the hole below are welcome too, but we will be satisfied with its location, which may be a little harder to figure out than St Enodoc. Perhaps a clue is needed: we have a course that has been recognised among the top 100 in the world by a well-known magazine, as far as we are aware the only one in this country to be so named. Entries, as usual, to gopher@golfcoursearchitecture.net.

Nice try!

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