Sunday, 26 December 2010

Augusta Greens

The greens below are shown in approximately one foot contours. Some were drawn to illustrate the severity, others are done to show the subtle but cool features that make the greens special.



One of the most facinating things is the number of pin areas that actually slope in directions other than the front. Most of the greens do not slope (conventionally) from back to front. That may be the most interesting feature about Augusta National.

I did not draw the 15th and a couple of the other greens that literally are slow crowns. The reason the players have so much trouble putting on the 15th is most of the right back pin positions actually break both ways away from the pin! The idea has merit in the right circumstance, but there are far better examples at Coscuwilla near by.

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