My Golf Life (Rollback) - Day 100 (13th April 2017) Beaconsfield G.C



Day 100 (ROLLBACK) 13th April 2017 – Beaconsfield Hi, I am @robertscross and welcome to Day 100 of My Golf Life 2017 I think about golf every day, without fail. Maybe not daily but hourly or even (no pun intended) “ByTheMinute” I am a golf junkie. I can’t help it. If you’ve missed any days then have a little look here

Little over 2 weeks ago, for the second time I got an invite to play Beaconsfield – I jumped at the chance. If you get that chance then I recommend you do the same.

Quirky to find the first time, the car park has its own railways station. Seer Green is adjacent to the club house and car park. Once you get parked up you will immediately be impressed by your surroundings. Buildings steeped in history – visibly impressive and the inside is not a let-down either.

Inside the gents changing room (separated by a hallway between members and visitors) you will see Luke Donald (oil painted piece) hand aloft in Ryder Cup glory.

Huge putting green, huge chipping and pitching area and a full driving range finish off the early preliminaries. You can’t help but feel like you WANT to be here.

The course itself is well established, designed by Harry Colt in 1913 - well bunkered with large greens, the holes separated by trees and woodland.

1st hole DOES not ease you in gently – Par 4 and 444 yards off tee of the day (yellow) – I hit a decent drive down the left, but approach was short left and I walked off with a bogey.

A tough start, but a tree lined theme which continues throughout the course. Holes 2 and 3 are both mid 300 yard par 4’s Hole 4 is the 1st Par 5 and a chance for a birdie – I smashed my drive way left and ended up with a double!!!

I won’t go through each hole but instead pick out some highlights, not to say that any of the holes don’t warrant a mention – I could easily describe each hole but we don’t have all day!!

Hole 6 – stroke index 1 and at first look doesn’t seem too tough – but that’s because you can only see 250 yards of the hole in front of you! From where you see the fairway end the hole sweeps right and DOWN – hit the ball too far off the tee and you will be in the rough. Then the hole rises steeply to a green surrounded by bunkers.