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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 284
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT 1926 Australian visit to the design established by local member J.B. MacKenzie. American designer Dick Wilson provided a significant overhaul in the early 60s following a forced acquisition of prime golfing land for a school development and in the ensuing years, Mike Clayton (a club member since his junior days) and more recently, the Neil Crafter and Paul Mogford Golf Course Strategies design firm – responsible for the work at the recently re-opened par-four 10th – have had involvement in upgrades to various holes and their surrounds. Wearing the fingerprints of many is often a recipe for a compromise to the architectural integrity of some layouts but thankfully, Metropolitan has not suffered a similar fate. Quite the opposite. The flawless course conditioning is a credit to the generations of green staff who have passed the torch from one to another and of course, loving care and attention afforded it by club management and membership. I recall playing a pro-am with former Australian National Basketball League player Axel Dench, who spoke of many occasions as a youngster joining his father and a host of other members spending hours on their hands and knees pulling up any semblance of weed or foreign grasses ► There's little room for error on the 6th, the second of two front nine par-5s. PHOTO: Gary Lisbon. WATCH: TAKE A FLY OVER METROPOLITAN GC
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