Combating the advantage of long hitters
Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:04 PM
Agree with the 5th but you can take driver on 6 and go straight over the pot. It's wide open for about 350m with light rough. Long with a little draw and you are on the fairway. Not long and a little draw and ur wet. I think they've taken out a lot of the rough behind the bunker and up to the 7th green.
6 at 13th BB is a terrible hole, driver is simply not an option, the tee shot tells you that you should be hitting a hybrid to to 220 and thus determines the hole to be a 3 shotter.
The 5th is a better example of risk/reward of going with the driver for the green or taking the easier option of playing to the ‘fat’ of the fairway.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:13 AM
I agree but having played the dunes recently, i think it has some risk reward issues currently with general backflowing green design and *super tough* pin positions notwithstanding the wind which can be diabiolical - all risk, not enough reward for a high risk shot into difficult cups imo because it seems to depend on luck in terms of your reward. It seemed impossible to fire for the pin without a big percentage of shots racing down the back especially with tail wind, to be unretrievable in par. A "safe" shot at the false fronts risking running back which makes you consider putting it even when your way off the green. Not a high risk reward strategy imo...but i could be wrong.
Course designers should always build a risk/reward strategy in every hole.
If you are long and straight you should have an advantage.
Play it as it lies, get on with it, its not life or death, its just a game!
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