Following Seve’s Footsteps

March 16th, 2016

A highlight of the recent FEGGA Conference in The Netherlands was the visit to Kennemer Golf and Country Club. The site of the first professional victory by Seve Ballesteros back in 1976, Kennemer continues to be an important venue for professional golf and has hosted the KLM Dutch Open for the past three years.

The 27 hole course is looked after by a team of greenkeepers headed by the dedicated and inspirational Dick Vastenhouw. Dick made a film about Kennemer especially for the benefit of his international visitors and I am pleased to have this opportunity of bringing it to your attention.

Apart from Seve, you will see José María Olazábal win a play-off with a double-bogey, the golf course architect Martin Hawtree at work, how Kennemer has dealt with the legacy of WW II, the money-savings that result from accurate course mapping and much, much more.

Make yourself a cup of tea (or something stronger) and set aside 15 minutes or so to watch this. Enjoy!

Geoff Russell, Publisher


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