I often hit what I call a “dink” driver. It’s never a full driver for me, though, because the fairway narrows and you’re trying to hit into the green from a sharp downslope. It’s a birdie hole when the pin is in the bowl and you’re hitting a short-iron in, but you must be in the fairway.
AVERAGE SCORE: 4.16
When it’s playing downwind I can get over the bunkers off the tee. I’m just trying to hit it in the middle of the fairway and avoid those bunkers because that gives you a good scoring opportunity by being able to reach the green in two or by leaving yourself a fairly short-range chip.
AVERAGE SCORE: 4.75
I aim at the right trees and cut it down the hill. The approach is difficult for everybody but I’m trying to hit a fade off a hook lie with a wedge! You can hit it just onto the three-tier green and have a 60-footer up two levels, or come up short and see it spin off. I try to carry it to the second level.
AVERAGE SCORE: 4.09
I swing away and hit a big slice to catch the slot that will help it run down the hill. When the pin is at the front I’m trying to protect par because the ball can spin back into the fairway and leave a difficult chip. The middle and back pins I go at and try to leave myself inside 20 feet for birdie.
AVERAGE SCORE: 4.13
I’m just trying to hit the green. Most of the time it’s a wedge or 9-iron. Certain pins are more of a birdie opportunity for me than others. I prefer the pins on the left side of the green. When it’s on the right, I’m playing much safer and simply trying to land it in the middle of the green.
AVERAGE SCORE: 3.38