Favourite Hole

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014
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Favourite Hole – 18th hole, par 5 (538 yards off the blacks)

TPC Myrtle Beach has saved the best till last as the 18th is a truly spectacular hole which will sort the best from rest. 

The hole features water throughout with a stream running down the right side before it meanders into a large lake which sits on the left of the fairway, all the way to the green.

When standing on the tee you have a number of factors to think about. How close do you play to the water? Are you going to hit driver? Will you go at the pin or play to the middle of the green?

The percentage golfer would bump his/her ball down the fairway in two easy swings leaving a relatively simple pitch into the green. If this is the route taken, there is still danger as the layup shot features numerous bunkers on the right side and the fairway slopes towards the water.  

However, if a birdie or eagle is needed players can take driver out the bag but they need to find dry land while keeping it as close to the water as possible in order to leave a short approach.

If the pin is stationed front left, perilously close to the water,  players need pin point precision if they want a short stab for eagle or birdie.

As you pick your ball out of the hole (hopefully for nothing more than par), take a look up at the beautiful clubhouse shadowing the green – an exceptional hole. 

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Favourite Hole – par-5 18th (538 yards off the blacks)

TPC Myrtle beach has saved the best till last as the 18th is a truly spectacular hole which will have settle many square matches in its time.

The hole left has water running down the left of the hole all the way up to the green and the right side is guarded by bunkers and trees – AKA you need to be in the middle of the fairway.

When standing on the tee you have a number of things to think about. How close do you play to the water? Are you going to hit driver? Will you go at the pin or play to the middle of the green?

The percentage golfer would take the driver out of the bag, aim for the middle of the fairway which would leave him/her a long iron into the green.

However, if a birdie or eagle is needed players can take driver out the bag but they need to find dry land while keep it as close to the water as possible in order to leave a short approach.

When I played the pin was stationed front left, perilously close to the water, so players need pin point precision if they want a short stab for eagle or par.

As you pick your ball out of the hole, take a look up at the beautiful clubhouse shadowing the green – an exceptional hole. 

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