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    Pick a Hole

    Watching the Phoenix Open this morning and coverage of the 16th thinking I'd love to have a go at that, looks like great craic and I think the anxiety on the teebox would be unbelievable, so:

    Just for kicks n' giggles and cos its Friday

    You have to pick a single hole somewhere in the world to play under tournament conditions i.e spectators/gallery/TV/FC's, occasion etc

    Maybe its the 1st at TOC at The Open, a hole at Augusta, that sawgrass island par3 that everyone goes on about

    Which one hole would you pick and why?


    edit, oops stuck in OOB in error, could a mod move it to the lounge please

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    Re: Pick a Hole

    The 17th at Carnoustie. You stand on the tee knowing you need a decent tee shot to get you close enough to to reach the green in two. But then it's a case of just where do you hit it... Straight, or out to the right, or.... It's a beast!
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    Re: Pick a Hole

    2nd at Royal Dornoch or 4th at Muirfield very similar holes and both very tricky.. as hobbit says the 17th at Carnoustie a beast but the couple of times ive played it its been driver off the tee and still didn't reach... .

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    Re: Pick a Hole

    13th Muirfield.
    Very fast hourglass double tiered green.
    Six foot deep coffin bunkers on both sides of the pinch point.
    Steep hillocks with thick marmon grass surrounding.
    Steep,fast, banked approach where the ball will roll back 50 yards.

    Only for the brave.

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    The final hole at Clacton upon Sea Pleasure Park.

    Not only can the wind seriously deflect the lightweight, out of true balls but the motor driving the windmill blades will occasionally stick for a second or two, playing havoc with your nerves when you "only" need a two to beat your Aunty Jean for the first time.
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    Arrow Re: Pick a Hole

    12th at Augusta - Sunday afternoon with a one shot lead in The Masters

    Either that or Crow's shout sounds just as tough.
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    Re: Pick a Hole

    If the crowd are there then the 16th at Phoenix, what a buzz. If not then the island hole at Sawgrass. Par 3's do it for me in terms of memorable holes. Great question.
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    Re: Pick a Hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    The final hole at Clacton upon Sea Pleasure Park.

    Not only can the wind seriously deflect the lightweight, out of true balls but the motor driving the windmill blades will occasionally stick for a second or two, playing havoc with your nerves when you "only" need a two to beat your Aunty Jean for the first time.
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    I'm with crow. That sort of pressure can make or break a man.

    What an answer, take a bow that man

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    Re: Pick a Hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    The final hole at Clacton upon Sea Pleasure Park.

    Not only can the wind seriously deflect the lightweight, out of true balls but the motor driving the windmill blades will occasionally stick for a second or two, playing havoc with your nerves when you "only" need a two to beat your Aunty Jean for the first time.
    That's elitist!!!!!!

    Oh not, not a nice bog standard NORTHERN course, like Southport's one by the fair. Just a straight up and down hole with nothing but bits of stone down the side, and your classic "lollipop" green complex.

    Oh no, it has to be your la-di-da southern one, with special balls and dutch associated architecture.

    Pfffttttt.

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