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For some reason I cannot hit the fairway on the 8th hole at Sedgefield, which is a short, straightforward par 4 with plenty of room. I'd have a wedge to the green with a decent drive, but I hit a dead block out to the right almost every time I play the hole -- sometimes I hit it OB on that line, but even if I don't, I'm usually in the rough behind a tree that makes it almost impossible to get to the green.
I have never hit a decent tee shot on 17 at Carnoustie. Only played it maybe 5 times but canít figure out what to do with the burn. Maybe I am so beat up by the time I get there.
I think this issue has been raised at least once before. My answer is still the same, #14 (Foxy) at Royal Dornoch. I would like to think I am a competent mid-teen handicap. In the 400+ times I have played the course, I have parred the hole just twice. Unless I hit 2 perfect shots (which has never happened), I cannot reach the green in two. Chipping or pitching it close with my 3rd shot on to the elevated and subtlety sloped green is no easy task. Best case making par depends on holing at 15'-20' putt, which does not happen nearly often enough.To play golf is to live in hope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSMwTJb-Rw
Tommy -I am not asking for or expecting any sympathy. I know how fortunate I have been to be able to play there so often over the past 20 years. I am never unhappy making 5 on Foxy.DT
Tommy,Change your strategy on the hole. Obviously, driver off the tee isn't working. Throttle back to a 3-wood....if that doesn't work, hit a hybrid or long iron. Do whatever you need to do to keep the ball in play off the tee.