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Kungsängen remodelled for Scandinavian Masters

The King's course at Kungsängen Golf Club in Sweden is being radically altered with remodelling of many holes for the Volvo Scandinavian Masters in August.The Volvo Scandinavian Masters, first played in 1991, was last at held at Kungsängen in 1998 when Jesper Parnevik won.

Jeremy Slessor, Managing Director of European Golf Design, said: "We took a serious look at the King's course following the Volvo Scandinavian Masters in 1998.There were a number of holes which it was generally considered would benefit from alterations, and all these changes will be completed by early spring.We believe all competitors at the 2000 Volvo Scandinavian Masters will find the course not only examining but also extremely fair."

The 15th hole will still measure 295 yards though asSlessor said: "We seriously discussed the building of a new tee, lengthening the hole by more that 15 metres, but this would have nullified our objective to balance the risk-reward equation so as to encourage more players to reach the green from the tee."

Numerous other changes have been made starting at the firstwhere the green size has been increased, the 3rd & 16th , where the green has been levelled, the fifth has had the fairway reshaped, rocks on the 7th & 11th have been removed, on the 10th & 13th bunkers & hollows have been removed, trees have been removed on the 14th and finally the 18th has had the tee position moved to bring the fairway bunkers further into play.

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