Architects Notes by Gil Hanse
With the advances in maintenance standards and an ever increasing emphasis on green speed, there is a fine line between what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to classic architectural features. Clearly the old 11th green had crossed that line, and our goal was to create a green that stands right at the line. The altered green will still require a delicate touch and a great deal of respect, however, it is our hope that the shaking of heads on this green will come from an admission of a poor shot rather than an admission that this green had fallen out of touch with realities of modern green speeds.
The origin of the historical name “Kopje” came into use during the Boer War and meant a hill with a flat top, steep slope or mound.
1981 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship… After halving the previous seven holes, Lindy Goggin sank a slippery downhill putt for a par on the 11th to go 1up.
2000 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship… Marcy Newton jumped in front with a birdie on the second hole. Myerscough stayed within two holes through the first 10, but Newton pushed her advantage to six up by the end of the morning round. After the two players exchanged birdies on the first two holes of the afternoon round, Newton won numbers 3, 5 and 7 to take a 9-up lead. Myerscough could do no better than halve the next four holes and when she conceded a bogey putt on Waverley Country Club’s number 11, Newton had her second national amateur title. “It’s such an honor to be a USGA champion two times now, said Newton who had previously won the 1995 USGA Girls Amateur. “To be part of a short list, maybe five women, that have won the junior and the amateur, it’s a dream come true.”