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#1 Madam

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

Great marketing or just crazy?

 

The South Carolina golf mecca now features a track that can play a whopping 8,100 yards (or more!), thanks to a new set of elevated back tees (dubbed "perch tees") at Eagle Nest Golf Club in the Myrtle's Little River district. It's the first 8,000-yard course along the Grand Strand.

 

From the report: "The Grand Strand needs this, and Eagle Nest is a good place for it," said Rick Elliott, who owns the course along with his mother, Anne. "It has created an opportunity for the professional golfer to play there, and I think we need that. At some point there's no reason we can't have a tournament in this area.

 

  • The course's par-3s will measure 283, 199, 248 and 266, which is the course's closing hole over water to an elevated green, for a total of 996 and average of 249 yards. 
  • The course will begin with a 645-yard par-5 and the other par-5 yardages are 573, 683 and 603 for a total of 2,504 yards and average of 626 yards. 
  • Seven par-4s will measure more than 460 yards, capping out at the 506-yard second hole, which is one of two par-4s exceeding 500 yards. 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Pros will have no problem with this. Here’s Dustin Johnson’s yardages (average):

M1 Driver: 312 yards
M1 3-wood: 282 yards
M1 5-wood: 267 yards
2-iron UDI: 261 yards
4-iron: 236 yards
5-iron: 225 yards
6-iron: 212 yards
7-iron: 200 yards
8-iron: 186 yards
9-iron: 172 yards
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:37 AM

Most PGA tour pros won't have a problem with it but I don't see your average pro-am/club pro doing much damage to a course like that. Of course, if every tee shot is from an elevated tee it will play shorter than the card says so maybe it isn't as daunting as it sounds. 
 


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

I'm tipping that a few on here would be proposing that it gets played off the tips all the time. "As the course designer intended" is the usual refrain.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:50 AM

I'm tipping that a few on here would be proposing that it gets played off the tips all the time. "As the course designer intended" is the usual refrain.

Driver bunt for the 280 yard par3?


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

will we play it off the stick too?


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

Driver bunt for the 280 yard par3?

 

Probably followed by a hybrid of some description.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

Pros will have no problem with this. Here’s Dustin Johnson’s yardages (average):
M1 Driver: 312 yards
M1 3-wood: 282 yards
M1 5-wood: 267 yards
2-iron UDI: 261 yards
4-iron: 236 yards
5-iron: 225 yards
6-iron: 212 yards
7-iron: 200 yards
8-iron: 186 yards
9-iron: 172 yards
PW: 158 yards


DJ can certainly hit these numbers, but they are not his average yardages.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

When do I need to have had my last lesson before I play here?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

Probably followed by a hybrid of some description.

Easy 4 for 2 


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

When do I need to have had my last lesson before I play here?

just watch some youtube vids and you'll be good to go


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

Probably followed by a hybrid of some description.


I also putt with my hybrid when I’m just off the green.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:59 AM

Where do you put the parrot?


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

Outside my right foot to keep it turned inwards.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

I normally keep mine in the hole at the top of my putter grip, fits perfectly. 


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