The path above the beach is bordered by the Royal Liverpool Golf Course - so look out for golf balls by the path! A public foot path also cuts across from the beach path to the main road. This private exclusive golf club is to be the venue for the Open Championship in 2006. Mass invasion of the world's media is expected and its been great to see how the local community has been spruced up for the event - restauarants of town will probably do a roaring trade!
The Open is the oldest Golf championship and its always played on a links (seaside) course .A change to the numbering of the holes at Royal Liverpool means that the 135th Open Championship will finish on what has traditionally been the 16th green. The adjustment to the order of play will make the 560-yard par five the closing hole and the 17th and 18th holes will be played as the first and second. The Open was last hosted here in 1967.
Sunday the 16th was the first of the practice days so I went for a nose along the path to see what was happening - it was only £5 to enter as opposed to £25 the other practice days and £50 fro Championship days. Pics show a few that I took. I think the two main players herer are KJ Choi and Tiger Woods (please correct me if wrong as I don't really know much about Golf!)
The marina is a gret place to watch the wind surfers - the conditions here are so good that worls spped times are often checked here. When the tide is in the sea by the beach area is also popular with surfers and paragliders. Word of warning just recently 1st April 2006) we witnessed a rescue mission as surfers had got into difficulties during high tide and strong winds. Surfers were struggling to to stay upright on the boards, looked scary to me, at one stage the RNLI came to the rescue - so be careful to check conditions.
There is a sailing club at the far end of the Marina. Its a colourful sight at times watching the team races and activities - took a while to work out but it looked like the teams were having a game of tag on the marina.
As well as wind surfing on the marina a latest craze seems to be skate surfing around the marina wall and car park area.
So watch out when you go for a walk here.
- Adventure Travel