As our group come downstairs for breakfast this morning, the rain was coming down HARD… even for England.
Formby Golf Club, once called, “one of the best courses in the world that you have never heard of,” was on the schedule today and the club gave us the green light despite the weather. We certainly got wet on the front nine, but the course was so challenging, beautiful and unique, we were highly motivated to keep on before the clouds broke on the back nine.
Originally laid out in 1912 by Willie Park, the course later commissioned alterations by James Braid and Harry Colt – all some of the most famous golf course designers in history.
We enjoyed a pint in the golfers pub after the round with local members – one turned out to know our own Jeanne Myers from working on USGA Course Rating Committees!
We arrived back at the hotel a little earlier today and some traveling couples took the opportunity to explore the villages of Formby and Birkdale for dinner.
Tomorrow we go back to the sand dunes to play Royal Birkdale. And the forecast calls for sun… fingers crossed!