“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
“The times they are a-changin.” So goes the words to Bob Dylan’s anthem and it’s no different at St. Andrews and The Old Course. The Royal and Ancient have announced that they will lengthen one of the most famous holes in golf: The 17th “Road Hole” on The Old Course. The hole will play as a 490 yard par four, gaining 35 yards during next summer’s Open Championship. The hole has played at the same length since 1900 and The R & A thinks they need to bulk up the course to keep pace with the equipment advances the players have gained in recent years. Some players like it, some question it. I guess over a hundred years of excitement and heartbreak on The Road Hole isn’t enough for the R & A.
Take a look at Bob Dylan as he sings of changing times and revolutions on the horizon. Even The Old Course isn’t immune to changes.