Next time you complain about the fact the super didn’t double cut the greens like he should have, it always could be worse. In fact, your golf course could even be falling apart right before your very eyes. Earlier this week, golfers and management were surprised to find out that part of the 15th hole of West Dorest Golf Club in England fell into the sea below. Thankfully nobody was on the course or the beach below at the time.
Around 2,000 tons of rock suddenly fell from the top of the famous Broadchurch cliffs at West Bay, Dorset, overnight.
Pictures showed a huge section of the cliff missing and a 50ft-high rock pile covering the beach. It is was only seven yards from a green-side bunker on the 15th hole of the Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club. But that didn’t stop some of its members from playing a round.
“Right to the left of the 15th hole part of the footpath has completely gone,” said Laura Harrison, who works at the Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club.
“Our green staff noticed it this morning and we have fenced that area off. It is very close to the bunker but golfers are still able to play the course as normal.”
Experts think the landslip may have been caused when sandstone rocks were dried out by recent hot weather and then there was a surge of heavy rain.
Pictures via GolfPunkHQ.
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