Gopher Watch Competition – July 2019

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Gopher Watch Competition – July 2019
Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

We were right to say that plenty of people would be able to identify last issue’s Gopher Watch location without clues; the par-three eighth on the Old course at Sunningdale might not be one of the most famous on the course most often named as Britain’s finest inland eighteen (it was a Harry Colt creation, replacing an original Willie Park hole), but it was still pretty conspicuous. Of a fair number of correct answers, Douglas Hodgson of Montreal, Canada, was first out of the hat and wins the muchcoveted GCA golf shirt – we hope you enjoy wearing it, Douglas.

This time, Sandy is back on the links, his most favoured habitat. A second-tier course perhaps, but a very fine day’s golf for all that, can be had at this venue, which is said to be home to the largest number of R&A members outside St Andrews itself. No more clues; get your entries in, as ever, to gopher@golfcoursearchitecture.net.

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