Snow at Crooked Stick
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the time I’ve spent at Crooked Stick over the past year. It’s a wonderful course, Tony Pancake and his staff are all great to work with and frankly, it’s a shining light of inspiration in an Indiana landscape somewhat short on visual appeal. I like Indiana. Nothing against it whatsoever. But Utah, it's not.
I had a great set of photo shoots at Pete Dye’s lovely track last summer that resulted in an excellent collection, and late Fall shooting yielded some wonderful images (CLICK HERE FOR MY 50 FAVORITES). I thought I was done for the year, but hold up there, Spanky! When 6 inches of fresh snow fell on northern Indiana in early January, I had to saddle up to go see what photo options Crooked Stick had to offer. Strangely, no one was around to get me a golf cart, so I took off hiking and spent two chilly but glorious hours roaming the front nine. Most of the course is pretty flat, and the snow did a great job of hiding much of its character. But 4, 5 and 6… especially 6… were exactly what I was looking for. Most of the shots show a peaceful golf course resting under a heavy winter blanket, but my favorite images are shots that have nothing to do with golf. That wonderful giant of a tree across the pond to the right of the 6th green is beautiful, whether it’s part of a golf course or not!
CLICK HERE to see the Crooked Stick Winter Gallery.
Keywords: crooked stick, dave sansom, golf, golf course in the snow, pete dye, private golf club, tony pancake
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