Episode 31

Dutch Golf Series #2 - Grounds for Golf in The Netherlands


October 22nd, 2023

46 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

In this second installment of our docupod series we take a look at the creation of the grounds for golf in the Netherlands. Stepping into a geological time machine with the help of Robert Hack we take a look at the geography, geology and underlying history of the low countries and how natural forces and the hand of man have conspired to create a dunescape, sandy interior and polderland that is utilised in its' myriad forms for the 250 Dutch golf courses.

We also get a sneak peek of episode 3 in this series with a short cameo appearance from the Robin Bargmann the golf historian and author of the Serendipity of Early Golf. Robin's book follows on, in a contrapuntal direction, from Steven van Hengels book from the 1980's entitled Early Golf.

Please see a youtube link below for some more information on a few of the topics covered in this episode

A dry southern north sea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DECwfQQqRzo

The Sandmotor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1H-58W7QDk

An interesting read in advance of the next episode - https://www.golfcollectors.co.uk/u/cms/ttg_106_2013_september.pdf#page=28

Featured music by Victor Lundberg, under license from Epidemic Sound