Tim Lobb has consulted at the historic Woking Golf Club in Surrey, England - only a few miles from his home - for several years, producing a design policy report for the club, and building the new par three sixteenth, the biggest change to the course for many decades.
Now, as Woking moves forward under new secretary Richard Pennell and course manager Andy Ewence - a close friend from the Buckinghamshire - the club has reappointed Tim, this time with a brief to research, and then hopefully correct, the shrinkage of the club's greens, which has taken place over many decades.
"We are using drone images and historic photography to do a comprehensive study on where the greens have shrunk over the years. We can clearly see at least nine greens that have shrunk considerably - the twelfth is obvious on the left side, and on the third we can recapture an excellent pin just by mowing out the right side of the top tier," says Tim.
"Woking has a wonderful set of putting greens, so we felt it was essential to make the most of the contours and options available," says Richard Pennell. "With guidance from Tim, in collaboration with Andy Ewence, we are revising and restoring mowing lines and this work, together with an ongoing objective of faster and firmer surfaces, will ensure that the strategy and challenge that has held Woking in such high regard for the last 125 years will be maintained and enhanced for all our golfers."
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