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Par 70, yardage 6,317. Panmure is one of the oldest clubs in the world, having been formed in 1845.  A traditional links course and adjacent to the world renowned Carnoustie, Panmure is not exceptionally long by today's standards but requires accurate driving and iron play.  In addition, the greens are generally small with subtle borrows developed through over 100 years of play. 

When Ben Hogan came to Carnoustie in the summer of 1953 he was already holder of The Masters and The U.S. Open Championship.  For this, his only (British) Open Championship appearance, arrangements were made for him to practice at Panmure Golf Club, just two miles from Carnoustie, but well away from the busy practice ground at the upcoming Open venue 

At Panmure, only Hogan's caddie Cecil Timms accompanied him.  After two weeks of rigorous preparation for the Championship, he was familiar with the then smaller British ball and the unforgiving links grasses, which prevented him taking his customary long divot. Methodical as ever, Hogan taught himself to pick the 1.62 inch ball off the turf. The long hours of practice paid off.  Ben Hogan won the Open by four strokes, setting a new Carnoustie course record of 68 for his final round.  Hogan's favorite hole at Panmure was the sixth and he suggested the cleverly-placed hidden pot bunker to the front right of the green. Over 70 years on, the members still refer to it as "Hogan's Bunker"  It is a fitting memorial to a champion. 

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