Friday, April 13, 2007

MilF Tips: TPC at Valleywood #4

NOTE: This is the fourth installment of a series created for KAR's Expanded MilF Hype Program. Each week, we will present a breakdown of one hole on the MilF's home course: the majestic and hallowed TPC at Valleywood. Print them out and collect them all to make a groovy "course book" just like the pros use!



VALLEYWOOD #4
"Autobahn"


Hallelujah! Finally, after 3 holes that require you to play target golf, the fourth allows you to take off the safety and let the big dog hunt. Number four is a very reachable par-5 playing 473 from the tips and a generous 463 from the MilF tees. The tee shot is to a wide open fairway flanked by nothing of any danger save for the out-of-bounds running down the left side. A flagstick in the middle of the fairway helpfully provides a target. Aim at it. While anywhere in the fairway (or even the first cut of rough) is an acceptable play, Position A is right down the middle or slightly to the right. Avoid the left side if at all possible.

After your tee shot, the fairway bends ever so slightly to the left and then descends gently to a lightning fast green nestled in a grove of mature oaks. If you are a big hitter and wish to go for the green in two, consider using one club shorter for your approach. This green does not hold shots well and you'd be better served bouncing your shot short of the green and letting it roll up rather than trying to throw a dart at the pin. If you're budgeting three shots to the green, you can easily get away with hitting successive irons on your second shot. In fact it's advisable, since the fairway tightens up the closer you get to the green, so accuracy becomes much more important here than it was off the tee. Given this hole's short distance and the downward slope to the green, you'll still be left with a nine iron or less for your approach. And like the third, if you leave yourself a putt from above the hole, you'll pay for it.

FOOT'S SECRET TIP: If you're in the group immediately in front of or behind Your Humble Tipster, be sure to take a moment to stop and watch him tee off #4. Just sit back and marvel at the awesome canon-like power you seldom witness outside a PGA event.

And then help him find his ball in the deep rough on the left side, about 300 yards down. Your Humble Tipster would appreciate that.

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