Summer Weather Turns Golf Courses Brown
Much of the talk during the Open at Carnoustie has been about the colour of the fairways, which have been baked in the persistent warm and dry summer heat that we've experienced throughout the British Isles. The Championship Course in Angus has been transformed from green to brown within a couple of months - see Golfshake videos shot in May - and that trend has been replicated elsewhere with courses across the country presenting firm and fast conditions we have rarely seen.
Check out The Old Course at St. Andrews, host of the Senior Open.
Welwyn Garden City Golf Club - former home of Sir Nick Faldo - showcased the incredible contrast that the weather has created.
The #OldCourse #StAndrews finally turning into a true links golf course after years of rain & sprinklers forcing it parkland! #thesenioropen on the #oldcourse will be brilliant...FORE! pic.twitter.com/2kYAJOqBZg— John Boyne (@caddiegolftours) July 3, 2018
Number 3 at RCD pic.twitter.com/BMn2cezHYl— kevin quinn (@kevquinny) June 28, 2018
The 12th hole @WokingGolf A gem of a golf hole, the warm weather that the UK has seen recently means most golf courses are firm and fast. It is wonderful to play golf on a course this good when mother nature dictates the playing conditions. #nodriverneeded #firmandfast pic.twitter.com/ZQiaCHAfFi— Marcus Haslam (@mhaslam23) July 18, 2018
Will it be this fast and firm in July 2020? pic.twitter.com/kq5BSEFWDB— Tim Checketts (@CheckettsTim) July 15, 2018
Walton Heath Old was on point yesterday. Firm and fast conditions combined with a world class layout made for a day where I couldn’t stop smiling and saying WOW. The scale of this GC is awe inspiring. Cheers to the greenskeepers of this gem and my awesome host. @waltonheath_gc pic.twitter.com/AXgYs11T9Z— Graham Stevens (@SGrahamStevens) July 14, 2018
Preperation going well for the Gold Cross, a world ranking amateur tournament at the weekend,mother nature has given us true links conditions,going to be a firm,dry fast weekend!????????? pic.twitter.com/tCzn2GHLzb— Royal St.David's GC (@royalstdavidsgc) June 27, 2018
Fairways were running faster than the greens, which were watered pic.twitter.com/nWf3v3Z9ch— Stewart Armstrong (@FuzzyGolf) July 19, 2018
True Links conditions @FortroseGC1793 with the fairways running hard & fast. 2nd Hole image @EGTTOURS @Dest_golfguide @golfhighland @coastgolftravel @ScottishGolf @DempsterMartin @leadingcourses @GolfMonthly @BBCTomEnglish @PerryGolf @HavershamBaker @ewenmurray77 @yourgolftravel pic.twitter.com/93u2BOE0Dh— Fortrose Golf Links (@FortroseGC1793) June 7, 2018
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