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Course Management Know-How!

Course Management Know-How!

Course Management Know-How!

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Do you have a tough par 5 on your home course?  When the hole presents elevation changes, water, and trees, you need to consider different ways of playing it.

Course Management Know-How!

The 6th Hole, par 5, at Club de Golf Malinalco.


No more Driver off the Tee!

I learned recently on one of the toughest par 5’s I have played, at my Mexico School course, to lay off the driver and approach this hole with a 4 iron off the tee.

Lay up second.

a 5 iron to the second “landing area.”

Short Iron Third.

A pitching or sand wedge to the green. 

The Total Picture.

The hole has three rivers traversing the fairway.  One, off the tee, which is not really a problem, but then the other is about 280 yards from the tee, and the next is 60 yards short of the green.  Trees surround the green, and there is a hazard on the left side fairly close to the green. 

I have made many birdies here, an eagle, and lots of 6’s and 7’s.  My scores have been par or better since changing my strategy on this formerly frustrating #6 hole at Club de Golf Malinalco.  I have not made a bogey.  Not as many birdies, but I know I will get one now and again with a good third or a good putt.

Read on and see this one golfer’s nemesis hole (which looks remarkably similar to the hole I described) and consider how you would play it……

How would you play this par 5?

Source: thesandtrap.com  Mel Sole Golf School.

Pictures: Club de Golf Malinalco

Thanks for reading – Course Management Know-How!  Manage your game to shoot lower scores!

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