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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby jasonfish11 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm

I like your description of the hole above, but based on the picture I already know how this would work in my head if I were on that tee box.

As it looks like after that tree it's down hill to the green I'm 99% sure my first thought is "how far is it to carry the tree and what is on the other side of the tree." With my normal fade the center of that tree looks like a really nice aiming point.
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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby sjduffers » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:16 pm

DougE wrote:I may have to do it in installments though. Maybe a hole or two a week. I'll start on the 1st next chance I get. Pictures are easy. Writing the descriptions will take me some time. But I'm up for it if someone will read it.


Doug, rest assured that I enjoy reading anything you write about, whether golf related or not. I should probably write more myself, but I am not a big talker, ah! :nope
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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby DougE » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:11 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
As it looks like after that tree it's down hill to the green I'm 99% sure my first thought is "how far is it to carry the tree and what is on the other side of the tree." With my normal fade the center of that tree looks like a really nice aiming point.


For a big hitter (like you), it might work. I can't carry that tree, but I have hit it halfway up on more than one occasion. That tree is about 220 out from the blue tees. Depending on how big a fade you hit you may be able to sneak it over the fairway bunker with a good result. You are correct, it is downhill after the tree and the fairway bunker. A fade aimed just a bit further right of the tree, landing right of the fairway bunker will run downhill, but likely won't stay in the fairway due to the slope and the fact that the fairway turns somewhat left there. Not a good combo for a fade landing and running right. A draw landing 10 yards right of the fairway bunker will run down close to the green and probably stay safely on the fairway.

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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby jasonfish11 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:11 am

Looks like a fun hole. I like holes that give you options.

Anyways I looked it up on google maps, assuming I picked the right tee box from the very back edge of the 2nd to last tee box it's 238 to carry the bunker, my normal carry is around 250. At about 250 yards from that tee box the FW is a little over 33 yards wide, with really only a penalty on the right side (bunker right). Then from that distance it's only 75 yards to the center of the green. So I know you say your rough is pretty thick but I'm confident that I can hit a LW out of it better than I can hit a 7i out of the FW (assuming I laid up).

I still think my aim point is straight over the middle of the tree trying to hit a small cut. Obviously a perfect shot lands just in the left part of the FW or left rough and as you say hopefully stays in the FW.

Hopefully one day I make it up there to play. Looks like a nice course.
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Postby jasonfish11 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:20 pm

BTW I love using google maps on courses I play. It allows me to pick lines off tee boxes and get a good understanding of carry distances for certain items.
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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby DougE » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm

I like your thinking...and your research. However, I think if you did actually play this hole, you would have little problem. And with your distance, you'd likely have better options than I do. For instance a 4i off the tee for you would likely put you where I typically hit my driver, distance-wise. For you, 4i and a wedge would be safe and easy, without having to deal with the tree on the left. Just hit your 4i straight and just right of the fairway bunker and you are golden. Then a simple little 90 yard lob wedge to the center of the green, easy-peasy.

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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby GBOGEY » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:47 pm

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Not sure these do the view justice, but pictures from the course that my mom lives on in the NC mountains. Mountain Views are great. These are the tee boxes for the 9th, 17th, and 18th holes, all par 5's. All 3 holes drop severely. To give you an idea, the 9th is listed at 588 yards from the blue tees but plays closer to 510/520 IMO. The 17th is listed at 510 and I can get there in 2 with 2 really good shots. I play a similar length flat par 5 in NJ that I'm typically 60-80 yards away even with two really good shots.

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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby DougE » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:54 am

Fish, for you, and anyone else who's interested:

Par 5 13th at Worthington from the three typical lie areas. Hole is slightly dog-legged left at the fairway bunkers barely visable from the tee. Green is 20-30 yards left of the taller tree that can be seen out on the horizon. Long hitters can cut the corner at the risk of landing in those bunkers. Great shots can clear the bunkers. I can not clear the bunker from the blue tees. (Need 265-275 carry, unless the tees are at the front of the teeing ground.) I can from the whites. Safe target is just left of the trio of trees on the right side of the fairway. That's about 250-260 from the blue tees, uphill.

2nd shot/pic is straight down the fairway from alongside that left fairway bunker. A good shot for me is to about 80-90 yards out, just left of the right fairway bunker, which is not actually visible in this pic, but is in the next one.

3rd pic: Photo taken from about 140 out, well short of the aforementioned right fairway bunker (which could not be seen in pic 2). This position leaves a clear path to the green without having to come in over the huge bunker on the left of the green. However, there is also a right greenside bunker (which can hardly be seen in the pic), so you have to be accurate.

Easiest of the four par 5s on the course. For me, I just have to hit a straight shot in the fairway off the tee between 200-230. A 200 yard second in the fairway and a 50, 54 or 58 degree wedge on approach. Depending on where the pin is located, there are a few other considerations due to the heavy undulation on the green, but generally, not a tough hole, relatively speaking. For you Fish, you can reach in two, but you would have a better chance at birdie by laying up just in front of the green and making a good chip. The green is not that open for running up a long shot. If you can hit a 4 or 5 iron 220+, with accuracy, and stop it quickly, then maybe you'd have a better chance of landing and keeping it on the green.
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Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Postby bkuehn1952 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:46 am

Nice photos, fellas. :thumbs
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