NISHARLAN SEWGOLUM

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WITH lots of golfers heading for the POST Golf Day at Wild Coast Coun­try Club on Wed­nes­day, I have de­cided to give you some tips on how to man­age the course.

“Scenic but tricky” is what de­scribes the Wild Coast lay­out. The par 70 course might look calm but when the wind ap­proaches, it be­comes the hard­est of all. The key to scor­ing a good round is to keep your ball in play.

The driver is not re­quired on ev­ery hole. Rather go for ac­cu­racy and aim for the big­ger part of the greens on ap­proach shots.

If the wind does come up, swing easy with tak­ing an ex­tra club or two (eg. use a 7 iron in­stead of a 9 iron).

The 18th hole, which is the sig­na­ture hole, re­quires a con­fi­dent tee shot as you would need to hit over a lake that spans 100m and then land a fair­way that is 60m wide, and can be daunt­ing.

Depend­ing on where the tee is placed, there is more room for er­ror if you aim to the right.

To en­joy your round of golf at the Wild Coast, it will be bet­ter to keep the ball on the fair­way. Re­mem­ber to go for ac­cu­racy rather than dis­tance.

Nisharlan Sewgolum tees off the 18th hole at Wild Coast Coun­try Club.

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