“Valley” – playing the 7th hole

This hole gets its fair share of 2s on competition days, but can also give you a very annoying 5 with a shot that misses the green by inches.

The step in the green is worth at least a club difference, so check where the flag is before you decide what to hit. Anything right of target will kick into bad trouble, so err on the left and take the nudge in from the slope. The step in the green is less steep than many - your ball will carry its speed down the ramp rather than accelerating.

Plan of 7th and 16th Holes sponsored
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