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Fairway to heaven

Astragal, as one would expect, is something of a traditionalist golf fan. A sombre Pringle jumper, a restrained cry of ‘fore!’ and no ladies at the 19th hole thankyou very much. But Astragal’s conservative views were completely altered after reading the recent obituary of Jez Feakes, architect and inventor of ‘urban golf’. This intriguing sport, using a leather ball which won’t smash or dent any windows and ‘holes’ such as mains water valves with a flag stuck in, is apparently all the rage in east London. And after reading about the inspirational Feakes, who also established practice Unit 20 Astragal for one is considering switching his Lyle & Scott for some Triple Five Soul and heading off for the first hole in Hoxton Square.

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