Gopher Watch Competition – January 2023

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2023
Adam Lawrence
By Adam Lawrence

Sandy was in Scotland, in fact in the home of golf itself in the last issue, sat on the edge of the Ladies Putting Course, otherwise known as the Himalayas. Originally laid out by Old Tom Morris, it is believed to be the oldest mini golf course in the world and is run by the Ladies Putting Club.

Richard Phillips of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, figured it out (as did quite a lot of others, but Richard’s was the first name out of the hat). We hope you enjoy your GCA golf shirt, Richard!

A slightly unusual location for Sandy this month. One might almost say precarious in the event of a very high tide, because the timbers in the shot are to protect the golf course from the inflowing sea – it is, effectively, located in a tidal creek. A little younger than the Himalayas, the course has still been around for well over a century.

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