Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Milf Tips: TPC at Valleywood #16

NOTE: This is the 16th in a 19-part series meant to introduce MilFers, drum up excitement, use up bandwidth, fill copy area, blah, blah blah...


VALLEYWOOD #16
"Dances With Woods"



Playing 380 from the Milf tees, #16 is a bitch. You will realize this as soon as you step onto the tee, and see that you have to hit a damn good shot here to have a chance at any semblance of a respectable score.
The tee shot must negotiate a couple of nasty situations to end up in play: A valley with water on each side, and a fairway landing area wide enough to accommodate not much more than a couple of geese. Manage that and you'll be faced with an approach that needs to be just as precise. Too long or left and you are down a steep embankment with a blind come-back. Just a little too right and you are in the trees. Short may be the best miss here.

For all this, I actually like this hole because it sets up almost perfectly to my natural fade as it doglegs right off the tee. If you have a nice fade with the driver, hit it here. If you are worried about slicing or hooking, put the big dog away and hit a club you can control.

BILL'S SECRET TIP: The same advice I have for any tight, narrow hole: 4 iron; 5 iron; chip; putt.

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