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Updated: July 13, 2014 5:07PM
Glenwoodie Golf Club,
19301 S. State St., Glenwood
Black Tees: 475 yards
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.”
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