This hole suits my game well. My natural ball flight, as some here know, is a slight fade, which would be absolutely perfect for this hole. I would just close my stance and swing extra hard. I’m just not the layup type, under two conditions: 1) I can get to the green, and 2) There’s no really terrible miss.
Here is how I played it.
There is serious junk to the right of the green. The bunker is not dead, so I felt comfortable with my driver in that wind. I wouldn't play any club that could reach the the front of the green.
Made two birdies today, neither of them repeats, which is great news for me! Made the first on the par-3 3rd after hitting a PW to about eight feet, the second on the 12th hole, another par-3, after hitting a 7I to about 12ft. I also came really close to two more. Nearly made a 20-footer for birdie on the fifth hole, and came up a roll short of one on the tenth hole (which would’ve been another repeat).
That’s five birdies now. I think I can complete this challenge. The only hole I might not birdie, if I don’t complete it, is our thirteenth hole, a long and narrow par-4. But I’m confident that I can do it before December 31. Just need a few more days where I get two or three birdies in a round, one or more of them new ones. I’m giving myself good looks, but I just need to start rolling the rock better.