Architects Notes by Gil Hanse
Blindness on golf courses is often viewed as a weakness, and as something to be avoided. We, however, think that as part of the variety of any course a blind shot now and again is a mark of character. Observant golfers will notice on their drive into the club where the hole is located for the day and they can adjust their strategy accordingly. For those of us who arrive in a daze, a hurry, or are distracted by a good tune on the radio, a drive down the right is generally a good bet to be rewarded with a good angle of attack. The new green has been created in a style befitting of architect Chandler Egan, and the close proximity of the graveyard to the left edge of the green will give golfers a fright!
The origin of the historical name “Dogwood” recognized the series of blossoming dogwoods that lit up the hole with color in Spring.
1964 USGA Senior Amateur Championship… 58-year old printing ink manufacturer, William (Bill) Higgins fell behind only once in the championship round to Ed Murphy, Waverley member and past Club Champion. Murphy parred the second hole with Higgins missing a short par-putt securing bogey.
1970 USGA Men’s Amateur Championship… Lanny Wadkins at the 1970 USGA Men’s Amateur Championship was two strokes down to Tom Kite. Wadkins made a move towards evening the match up on the par-4 second hole by sinking his 25-foot birdie putt. He admitted he did not even see his ball go into the cup. “The putt looked good all the way, but I thought it had died on the lip,” Wadkins said. “I turned away and then I heard the cheer as the ball went in.”
1981 USGA Women’s Amateur Championship… Neither Julin Inkster or Lindy Goggin, three-time Australian Amateur Champion and winner of the World Cup for her Country, had managed more than a one-up lead throughout the Championship match. Inkster led only once – on Waverley’s second hole.