All Things Augusta

All Things Augusta

Postby lagpressure » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:22 pm

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Hogan's amazing 30 on the back nine at Augusta.
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby lagpressure » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:52 pm

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I know they have changed some of the greens, but how did they change the color of the water?
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby Addington Arnie » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:49 pm

I remember Two saying that they actually pour die into the water.... :o
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby twomasters » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:35 pm

Here's a few more old pics of Augusta

Magnolia Lane in the 1870's

Overhead of Augusta 1934

The par 3 6th hole 1940's
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby twomasters » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:45 pm

The original layout at Augusta was actually the other way around! The course was reversed as the design layout photograph below shows.

I have also re-added the previous photo I posted of the over head shot and pointed out with arrows and color which green is which on the course as we remember it today on it's normal routing.
Look at the vast difference in the design of the original greens compared to today. Many greens are really nothing like they were.
7th hole has zero bunkers in the 1934 photo
9 and 18 greens are big horseshoes
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby twomasters » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:49 pm

few more pics

12th green with Ky Lafoon chopping from the bank/water- not quite like that these days with the shaved banks repelling the ball into the creek

12th green with Bobby Locke putting- look at the bigger slope in the middle of the green and the unkempt rough area in the distance

The par 3 16th hole as it was originally designed- just a meandering creek and 120 yards in length
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby Steb » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:36 pm

Great pics. Thx for posting.

Yes, they swapped the two nines at Augusta because the 1st green (now 10th) would often have frost and delay play.
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby twomasters » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:07 am

Addington Arnie wrote:I remember Two saying that they actually pour die into the water.... :o


On the practice days raes creek is brown and muddy just like that photo. There is a person sitting in the trees up near 13 tee who dumps blue dye into the creek every so often to 'brighten' things up for televison. The stronger the current the more they have to drop in so it doesn't wash away too fast
The ponds on 15 and 16 have no creek runoffs and are single entities on their own- so they are dyed and appear blue all the time
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby Styles » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:05 am

Great stuff.

Very interesting.

Is it too early to say I think that Rory McIlroy has a great chance at Augusta in April?
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Re: All Things Augusta

Postby Steb » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:29 pm

Hang on, there's a queue Styles - an Aussie has to win first. :D

Jack Newton was on tele the other night being interviewed. When asked about the Aussies at the Masters he simply said "Australians simply can't putt".

Jack also hammered modern equipment too, said it was ridiculous that the world's number 1 is 150th or whatever in driving.
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