Sunday, April 17, 1955
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday. A~ri'1 17, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three
COURSE FACILITIES INCLUDE A MODERN CLUBHOUSE
AND A PRACTICE GREEN
CADDY-CARTS ARE INVALUABLE ON THE LONG, ROLLING COURSE
'M' Golf Course a Hard Test for the Pros
By NATE GREENE
"Lipped" traps have earth and
WITH THE COMING of spring, grass protruding over the edge of
hundreds of students can be the hazard. This makes it impos-
seen making their way toward Sta- sible for a golfer to use a putter
dium Boulevard, packing golf and necessitates the use of a sand
clubs across their backs-part of iron and a more difficult shot.
the annual pilgrimage to the Uni- As if the normal hazards of a
versity Golf Course. golf course and the mental strain
The course provides a rigid test of the game weren't enough, the
of golf for professional and ama- Michigan course presents an ex-
teur alike. It is a well-trapped, tra physical effort to even the
rolling course which plays 6,700 most hearty golf devotee.
yards from the back tees. The The constant rising and dipping
greens are as tough as any course of the fairways and the arduous
to be found on the pro circuit, un- climbing required to ascend its
dulating, difficult to read, and many hills add to the already-
quite large. tough assignment facing the po-
Typical of the problems posed tential par-buster.
by the greens is the figure-eight
fifteenth green. It is set on two HOWEVER, it was not the sole
levels, a trap separating the two. purpose of the architect of the
If the pin is placed on the upper course to make life completely
half of the green, and a golfer's miserable for the divot-diggers.
shot puts him on the lower half The University course is also pro-
with the trap between his ball and vided with facilities to make the
the pin he is faced with two alter- name of golf more satisfying and
natives. more enjoyable for its customers.
Either he must ignore hitting For the convenience of the play-
for the pin with his putt or he may ers there is a new modern club-
drop the ball back off the green, house complete with a grill and
keeping the trap between himself locker room. After a long hot day
and the flag, and pitch the ball on the course, golfers have a-
over the bunker. chance to relax in the comfort of
BESIDES being one of the finest
competitive courses in the
country it is also kept in top con-
dition. The fairways are always
lush but never so high that the
ball will nestle in close to the
ground and result in a tight lie.
Traps are always a main worry
of the average dub and the Univer-
sity course does not set the golfer
at ease bunker-wise. Not only is
there a very liberal sprinkling of
these man-made beaches on the
Stadium Boulevard layout but
many have overhanging "lips."
A number of traps are con-
structed so that the top lies flush
with the surface of the ground.
the clubhouse over a cool drink
and replay each hole.
For those who are more intent
on improving their game there is
a well-kept putting green and a
practice range where they may hit
and shag their own balls.
In order to relieve the conges-
tion on the course during the sea-
son and to give the novice golfers
a place where they can practice
the easier shots of the game, the
University is constructing a nine-
hole course consisting solely of
This course, which is located at
the southwest corner of the pres-
ent one, will be ready for play this
COEDS ALSO FREQUENT THE FAIRWAYS ADDING TO THE COURSE'S SCENERY
To Hold Berkshire Festival Auditions Here April 25
Auditions for the Berkshire Berg at University Musical Society ed by the Boston Symphony Or-
Music Center at Tanglewood, offices in Burton Tower. chestra.
Mass., for summer will be held Charles Munch, famed Boston Students may apply for enroll-
frmass,30rasm to12:0pm .AprhldSymphony Orchestra conductor ment in the departments of or-
from 9:10 am, to 11:10 p.m. April will direct the center. The Berk- chestra, chamber music, chorus,
25 in Hill Auditorium, shire Music Center is a six-week composition, opera and a general
Applicants may contact Arthur summer school of music maintain- study group.
Thinkin of Movies this Spring.
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WELL-TRAPPED COURSE ONE DIVOT-DIGGER I'DS OUT