Winged Foot With Tilly: No. 1

wingedfootlogoKicking off what will be Winged Foot's final U.S. Open (unless the USGA does something about distance), I thought it would be fun to look at some of the holes from A.W. Tillinghast's perspective in 1929.

This series of articles, photocopied from the old National Greenkeeper magazine, features his hole descriptions and a some old photos.

I will try to include some modern shots as well so you can soak up the confining setup.

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Anyway, here's #1 from Tilly's point of view, circa 1929. 

My advice: don't miss it left of the tee. Bomb it as far down the flat fairway as possible, and lay up short depending on the hole location.

The green is that wild and maybe one of the neatest in all of golf.