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Chestfield Golf Club

White: 390 Yds Par 4
Yellow: 371 Yds Par 4
Red: 329 Yds Par 4

TIP FROM THE PRO

Hole 3

This is generally thought of as one of our hardest holes and with good reason. The tee shot often ends up down the bottom in rough and then invariably we under-club into a green which is more above you than you think.
So firstly, let's give this hole some respect - a nett par here is a good score. Next time you stand on the tee I want you to notice where the tee boxes aim you. All of them, and especially the ladies, aim you down the right of the fairway. So, unless you are a drawer of the ball this is not a great place to aim. Now, if you are a short hitter it is true to say that you don't want to hit it up the left side as you will be blocked out by the bushes on the corner, but the truth is 90+ percent of you will hit a fade and it is definitely better to be in the fairway for your second. So everyone should be taking a line that is left of the black and white post so that we can hold the fairway. Don't be directed by the tee blocks - make sure you are in control of where you are aiming!!
As I said, the second shot is deceptively long. Last week I talked about how conditions affect how far we hit the ball. Well, at the 3rd, even in warm conditions, it's an extra club so what does that make it now? Club up and keep your aim to the left side of the green. Remember we are respecting this hole - going flag hunting here may cost you! So, aim further left off the tee and then club up for your second - sound familiar?




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