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    Major Champion Fish's Avatar
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    What's you club most famous for...

    OK, this can be quite subjective as what's quite a big deal and historically important to 1 person, another may not see it in the same light.

    So, and as I know there a few people at the same clubs on here, it may throw up some variables at some clubs.

    I initially only thought the most notable or nationally known thing my club (Coventry GC) was famous for in golfing terms was creating the format 'Bogey Golf'.

    However, I have just learnt that the one and only Seve Ballesteros made his first Professional debut at Coventry Golf Club in 1974 in what was called the Piccadilly Medal, which was played at Hillside, Coventry, Southerndown, Princes & Wentworth.

    The winner that year was Maurice Bembridge, a four time member of the GB&I Ryder Cup team at the height of his career.

    So what is your club famous for?

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...20-8578618.amp

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    It has a hole that Henry Longhurst put in his top 100 holes in the country and Ian Poulter was our assistant Pro

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    If it's not me, then it will be Peter Oosterhuis ...

    And we're the closest 18hole course to the centre of London
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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    It's in the middle of Aintree race course, home of arguably the most famous and loved horse race in the world. You even get to hit over beeches brook...
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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    I dunno, it used to host the Europro but hasn't for a while. It's a relatively new course so doesn't have a lot of history.

    It always figures in the top 10 winter courses lists, I guess that's probably what it gets most recognition for.

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    Designed by Dr A. MacKenzie, who designed some goat track in some bsckwater callled Augusta os sunnink.
    A bag full of Mizunos, a Bettinardi and hope. Lots and lots of hope..

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    Rory's practice range when home.
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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    Might help others understand more if you named your club

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    Quote Originally Posted by davemc1 View Post
    It's in the middle of Aintree race course, home of arguably the most famous and loved horse race in the world. You even get to hit over "the fence"...
    Fixed mate, that is one of the jumps isnt it?

    Ours was the first course built in Britain after WWII, and the Beatles first paid gig was in our clubhouse - Lee park gc.

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    Re: What's you club most famous for...

    We are co-founders (with Sherborne G.C) of the South of England Boys Open which has a trophy given by Tony Jacklin of a gold plated putter presented to him by Ping.

    It is a competition which gives a chance to glimpse the stars of the future and forms part of the Junior world rankings.

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