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Welcome to the Course Caddy, a look at each and every hole in Golden Tee 2014. Over the next few months, we will spend each day looking at a different design, starting with Hole 1 on the first course and ending with the final hole on the final design.
We want—no, NEED—your help in this process!
How do you play a particular design? Share your thoughts on strategy and YouTube uploads in the comment section. Your feedback is integral in the complete understanding of the design.
All holes will then be available for reference on the Course Caddy page—a bookmark must for the entire encyclopedia! Enjoy.
Greek Hills Hole No. 2
Did you holeout on Hole 1? I hope you did.
If so, let’s do it again. If not, let’s get it started right now.
Greek Hills certainly eases you into action, and Hole 2 is another two-shot par-4 with little trouble to be concerned with.
While you should be mindful of the trees on the right side with your tee shot—and avoid getting to far forward and right on the fairway—that’s about all you have to worry about.
From a spot in the short stuff, you’ll have to figure out how you attack this design. As we preached on Hole 1, be aggressive. You’re running out of options to fire off shots without much worry of what happens next.
Don’t be careless, but be conscious. If the pin is in the middle or back part of the green, go for the holeout. Use Bite or no spin at all on these shots, allowing your ball to release.
If you play the left break correctly, you might be do more than simply get is close.
If the pin is up, or you don’t feel comfortable with simply letting the ball trickle down, Backspin is a viable option. You’ll want to avoid spinning your ball off the green—leaving an unnecessary chip and potential par this early—but give it a chance to go in.
Take advantage of these holes early on, because the intensity will only pick up from there. While it might seem unreasonable to assume you’ll find the bottom of the cup on your approach on either of these first two holes, one brilliant shot could pave the way for greatness later on.
How do you play?