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Ian Woosnam wooed at Legends Golf
June 28, 2010

Masters winner and world-number-one Ian Woosnam has hailed Legend Golf & Safari Resort's tribute to the famous 12 th hole at Augusta a perfect replica.

Welsh golfing legend Woosnam recently visited Africa 's most talked about leisure venue to take on the challenge of the world-famous Extreme 19th golf hole and to view for the first time the Signature Course golf hole he designed.

But it was the resort's newly-opened, 10-hole Tribute Course - which pays homage to some of the greatest golf holes ever designed - which brought back memories for the former Ryder Cup captain who began his charge to victory during the 1991 US Masters on the 12 th hole.

He said: "Not everyone gets to go to Augusta so come to Legend Golf & Safari Resort and play the Tribute Course.

"The 12th is one of the most famous golf holes ever designed and this is a great replica."

Woosnam is one of 18 world-class golfers behind the planet's most innovative, 18-hole championship golf courses - the Signature Course at Legend Golf & Safari Resort.

The man behind hole number 12, the longest par three on the course, followed in the footsteps of fellow legendary signatures Raphael Jacquelin, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington when he visited the award-winning venue to play the hole he designed.

After inspecting his par three, Woosnam said only minor alterations were necessary: "I would like to slow the bunkers down a bit but it's looking good and settling down nicely.

"A couple of alterations and it will be really nice. I'm certainly happy and I think the concept of a Signature Course with 18 different designers is such a great thing. To fly the flag for Wales on the course makes me immensely proud."

The Welshman then joked: "It would be nice to have a little waterfall - it would be so pretty! What do you think the owner would think of it?"

While at Legend Golf & Safari Resort, Woosnam also took on the challenge of the Extreme 19th - the longest and highest par three in the world. Accessible only by helicopter, the hole is a breathtaking experience and a challenge that none should refuse.

With the tee placed at the top of the majestic Hanglip Mountain, the Extreme 19th is the most dramatic par three in the world, as well as the longest at almost 400m and the highest at 400m.

Woosnam, who made a four on the hole, said: "It's difficult with the wind but I'm pretty pleased with what I've done today.

"It is without doubt a unique golf hole."

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