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Golf Hole of the Week: Glenwoodie No. 16

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Updated: July 13, 2014 5:07PM



Glenwoodie Golf Club,
19301 S. State St., Glenwood
(708) 758-1212

Par 4

Black Tees: 475 yards

Blue: 420

White: 369

Handicap: 1

No. 7 layout: A somewhat gentle dogleg right but a challenging par 4 with plenty of opportunities to make or break par. Trees line the right side of the fairway with more trees on the left side of the fairway approaching the green. Golfers must hit over a creek and ravine that runs lateral in front of a small, sloping downward green on a hill’s summit. A large bunker awaits below the hill with a thick line of trees standing behind the green.

How about some strategy?

Glenwoodie PGA golf pro Jim Raymond: “This is a hole that is going to require two phenomenal golf shots to even be in position for a par or bogey. The 475 off the back tees, that makes it a tough hole.”

How do you attack No. 7?

Raymond: “Off the tees, you’ve got to hit a cute, fade shot to the right-hand side of the fairway. If you put it left on the fairway, you’re blocked out (on your second shot). Blue tees, you’re looking 240-yard shot, black tees 270 yards.

“Second shot, you’re carrying over a ravine with a creek running through it to an elevated green with a severely downhill slope to it. You’ve got to carry the shot with the elevation down and then back up. Behind the green, that’s death. You’re looking at a pinpoint shot at the green. Hit the green and two-putt.”

What is the appeal of No. 7?

“The challenge is there because of the distance for a par 4. A lot of people are happy with a bogey because this is a very intimidating par 4. It’s a good test of your ability. Fair but challenging.”

Hole of the Week Nomination

Have a nomination for Hole of the Week from an area course? Email Tim O’Brien at tobrien10@gmail.com with the course, hole and a reason for your nomination.

Send in your golf results

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