I must say tree’s hindering the desired golf shot has been a pet dislike of mine for my entire golfing career as well although as a confirmed slicer I am generally trying to find my way past the big Fig tree on the right side opposite the bunkers on the 1st West. However I think Richard raises a valid point about the hole. Some may argue that you shouldn't hit it there in the first
place but if that was a genuine argument then no player should ever com plain about a bunker anywhere ever again.....as if that's going to happen!! It could also be argued that you don't necessarily have the right to play forward towards the green when you are in a bunker (hazard) and a chip out sideways may be the order of the day as is expected at The Open at Royal St Lytham last night.
And do we just stop at 1st West or remove other trees that impede recovery from a bunker as per the photos below? As a bit of an exercise I thought I would let the readers have their say and would like to get your opinions on the matter. Please either add a comment to the blog or if you are unsure on how to do that then
please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know the results in a few weeks.
|LHS bunkers 1st West|
|LHS fairway bunker 18 River|
|Drive bunkers on 10 West|
|Drive bunkers 2nd West|