March 20, 2017

Favourite Golf Holes

To start the new golfing season, we asked our professionals to tell us what hole on their course was their favourite, and why. This month Phil Davies, the secretary/professional at Llandrindod Wells Golf club gives us his choice.

“I was recently asked what my favourite hole was at Llandrindod Wells GC. I did not have to think about answer...the 16th hole”.

“Our 18th hole, named 'Death or Glory' by Harry Vardon, might be our signature hole, but it’s the 16th that gets my vote”.

“The views from the tee are simply stunning, particularly in the direction of the green.  The imposing rooftops of the Victorian town are visible in the bottom of the valley and beyond these are the gentle, but spectacular peaks of the Cambrian mountains.  However, without doubt, the view of the old 12th century church standing like a sentinel guarding the golf course and the town beyond is one of my favourites, a scene I never tire of seeing”.

“The hole itself is 383 yards off the yellows and 392 yards off the whites, but wind direction plays a huge part in determining your choice of shot from the elevated tee. Down wind allows you the luxury of a long iron, rescue or fairway wood where you can use the natural contours to place your ball in position A. However, if your unfortunate to play the hole directly into the wind there's only one choice...the driver!

The approach to the green is played from a relatively flat fairway into an amphitheatre shaped green. Feeding the ball in from the right-hand side will give you the best chance of a birdie putt”.

“Good luck when you play the hole, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do”.

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