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Golf Tips: Hole #7 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club

Golf Tips: Hole #7 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club


Hello, I’m Greg Arkin, Assistant Golf Professional here at Littleton Golf & Tennis, and I’m Bill Hancock, Head Golf Professional here at Littleton Golf & Tennis. Greg, what do we have in front of us here? Today, we’re on hole #7. It’s a dog-leg right. Par 4, 340 yards. Typically we’ll take the driver and try to hit it right over the corner, but with the wind blowing into our face today we’re gonna learn a little bit more on how to manage a golf hole. I’m gonna take a shot and try and hit it into the corner about 230 yards. Today, like Greg said, it’s just the weather isn’t going to let us do what we normally do so we have to play it out to the left, and this is how 99% of how you all are going to play it. We’ll hopefully give it a shot. So, Greg, let’s see what you got. You got it. Alright. So for this shot today I want to hit it about 230 yards to the corner. For me, personally, that’s going to be a 4 Hybrid is what I’m hitting with today. So, let’s see how close we can get it into that ideal position. Greg, that’s a pretty awesome tee shot! Right where you wanted it. Thank you. What do we have in now? So we have a 116 yards left into the green. You can see I managed to get it right here so I don’t have to go over the trees now. So, I’m just going to try to hit a gap wedge right up there in the middle of the green and have a good looking birdie. So, as Greg mentioned, the trees, the Cottonwoods on the right. We have a nice little grove of Cottonwoods that seem to draw the attention of golf balls. Folks if you are in there, chip it out. Take your lumps. Take one shot, you know, get it out, get it back into play. What I see here a lot is people try to make the wrong shot and now all of sudden they’ve spent two or three shots to get out of the trees. Take your lumps, get it back into play, and then knock it onto the green. Ok, Greg, let’s see if you knock one in there stiff. Greg, good shot! You kept it underneath the hole, and you got about 15, 20 feet here. Good shot! Thank you. Looks like we have just a little bit of a left to right break on here so, me being more of a traditionalist I’m going to take the pin out of the hole to hit my putt He’s always got to mix something up. Once again, if you don’t get it to the hole it doesn’t go in. Alright, good par. Thank you. That’s the way to play that hole right in the middle, on the green, two putts, easy hole, get out of Dodge. So once again, to recap that hole, good course management. You hit it into the corner of the fairway, have an easy wedge into the middle of the green, leaves you a putt for birdie. If not, easy par. So, if you would like to come out and play number #7, here at Littleton Golf & Tennis, like Greg did. Give us a call, book a tee time online, or give us a call at 303.794.5838

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