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Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

(OP)
I would be keeping well back...

50m set back should be put in place, until a geotech/geologist confirms its safe??



RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

I should imagine the biggest difficulty will be keeping the fossil hunters out from underneath it all.

A.

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Seems like there is nothing to keep this from happening anywhere along the ridge. Hard to tell from the soil pile, but it looks like a lot of granular material (i.e. it does not look like a solid mass of rock fell). Surprised it has not happened sooner in more locations. Now that's a hole that would give me no trouble sinking a putt!!

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

I wonder if the sand trap initiated a crack with water collection in its base and a few freeze/thaws cycles.

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Looks like fairly new sedimentary rock.

What's more fascinating to me is, where is the mate to that cliff? Did it all just get washed away; did the cliff rise out of the ocean and its mate is under the sand on that beach?

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RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

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Surprised it has not happened sooner in more locations.

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where is the mate to that cliff?

It has happened sooner, in many locations, for many years. That is where the mate to the cliff is.

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

How about that fence hanging in there? Now that's a good fence...

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

It looks relatively stable. If this was frequent there would be a slope into the water, so it's apparently rare.

From http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4660990/Id... it's the sunbathers that are the main cause of concern.

Rather than freeze-thaw it is blamed on weather that has been generally too dry combined with infrequent heavy showers. It may be the sand trap did act to drain into the sandstone. Or it could be coincidence.

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

That whole length of coastline is notoriously unstable and people die in rockfalls all to regularly. A young lady from my area died whilst walking along the beach around there when a section of cliff collapsed on to her.
I am amazed the the golf club did not fence the whole area off immediately as EireChch has suggested. I would imagine the HSE would have a field day if anyone got hurt or killed - but can you keep a golfer away from his balls!

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

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but can you keep a golfer away from his balls!
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RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

I would be more concerned about beach goers than the golfers.

I think a golfer would survive the fall. You can see that the top couple feet of material at the top of the cliff is a darker color. It looks like this darker material tumbled off to the left and right sides of the pile.

The person on the beach is buried 20+ feet under

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Top or bottom, I wouldn't trust it.

RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

The cause might be from the erosion of the drainage down the fairway toward the green and the drainage from the low spot in front of the green toward the water.

A free drop or a stroke and distance penalty. I would hit a fade to keep the roll to the right and away from the hazard.

Play the ball as it lies if you are a purest.

Dick

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RE: Cliff Failure beside Golf Course.....Area marked as GUR!!!!!!

Purist? I think that would be a mandatory GUR drop.

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