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sms316
4th October 2011, 09:20 AM
Playing at 349m (black), 334m (blue), 301m (red) The Passage, a gem of a par 4 is not long by any stretch but ranks #4 on both indexes. Even without breeze you are tested with a drive from the back door of former Parramatta coach John Monie's house, with water all the way down the left hand side. Fairway bunkers along the right are around the 220m & 250m. Any ball finding these bunkers will force almost anyone bar the brave to lay up short of the water carry 60m short of the green.

The approach to the green really only has short/right as an available miss. Anything on the left will find the drink, and a large bunker on the right will leave you with a potential testical shrivelling shot with water waiting to swallow anything caught thin.

This hole has killed off many a OZgolf champs round and will be sure to do so again. So how do you plan on tackling The Passage?

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goughy
4th October 2011, 09:22 AM
Hio. Nuff said.

Eag's
4th October 2011, 09:30 AM
Same as last year, Par on Sat, Birdie on Sun :)

AndyP
4th October 2011, 09:30 AM
How wet is the drink at the moment? Any chance of getting a good bounce off the rocks? I've played from within the hazard before and if the wind is into the face strongly, like it has been before, I might fall in that area again.

I came off my driver NTP on the 4th into this hole last year (Sunday) and pulled out a rare pull to find the water left and had to reload. Regulation par on the Saturday, up and down for a double on the Sunday.

I'll take driver off the tee both days to be short of the first trap, and won't be taking any sort of brave line on the approach. I'd take a 5, while giving myself a chance at the 4.

sms316
4th October 2011, 09:33 AM
How wet is the drink at the moment? Any chance of getting a good bounce off the rocks? I've played from within the hazard before and if the wind is into the face strongly, like it has been before, I might fall in that area again.
Don't hold your breath on getting away with one from the hazard.

(Water level is lower than last year though).

BrisVegas
4th October 2011, 09:38 AM
(Water level is lower than last year though).

I should hope so!! :lol:

Iain
4th October 2011, 09:51 AM
Probably, 4 iron or hybrid off the tee. 7 or 8 iron in. I think.

Ferrins
4th October 2011, 10:07 AM
GC's jacuzzi hole:)

2 iron, 7 iron.

Marto65
4th October 2011, 10:13 AM
Driver - 9 Iron will give me my best chance at making a 4/3 or better.

Are we playing The Passage from the back (no homo).

goughy
4th October 2011, 10:14 AM
1 iron then 6 or 7 iron.

Ferrins
4th October 2011, 10:16 AM
Hang on I don't have a 2 iron, so it will be a hybrid pull hook into the piss.

Marto65
4th October 2011, 10:20 AM
Hang on I don't have a 2 iron, so it will be a hybrid pull hook into the piss.

Surprised you're not playing your Mashie Niblick.

Grunt
4th October 2011, 10:20 AM
Is that the hole where we had the nice young ladies in the pool a few years back? Totally lost all my game there, even my ball wanted to cross the water towards them :)

solarman
4th October 2011, 10:32 AM
In the piss...take a drop.
In the piss again...take a drop again.
Hit over the back into teh piss....take a drop.
Chip on
Three stab
No problems, hole over.

sms316
4th October 2011, 10:39 AM
In the piss...take a drop.
In the piss again...take a drop again.
Hit over the back into teh piss....take a drop.
Chip on
Three stab
No problems, hole over.
Sounds like your memory is shot Mr Naga.

I think you are talking about the way you play the 1st. Oh hang on - the 2nd. Opps, no that was the 3rd etc etc....

Jarro
4th October 2011, 10:40 AM
Looks like a pretty straightforward hole....

BrisVegas
4th October 2011, 10:55 AM
Driver, wedge, 2 putt.
Driver, wedge, 2 putt.

meh.

kpac
4th October 2011, 10:59 AM
I'll play driver off the tee, just for something different.
Birdied this hole in 1 round at both the previous champs. Both times the approach shot was probably the best shot i played for the weekend.

Outcast
5th October 2011, 02:23 PM
It involves water; could be tears!

Daves
5th October 2011, 07:45 PM
This holes could be the nemesis of the run away favorite. His standard R to L shot shape isn't ideal for this one. He will have to aim way right.

Yossarian
5th October 2011, 08:15 PM
Does he like playing the passage?

jaybam
5th October 2011, 08:19 PM
As long as it's not hit and run back to the buggy like last year I don't care. I vaguely remember hitting a good drive up the middle. Splashing my second into the piss. Pitching to the back of the green. Three putt then pick up for a wipe.

dc68
5th October 2011, 08:22 PM
What Daves said.

dc68
5th October 2011, 08:23 PM
Does he like playing the passage?

It's on the front 9 Yoss.

jaybam
5th October 2011, 08:24 PM
What Daves said.<br />
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But your the favourite. You got all he shots yeah :)

dc68
5th October 2011, 08:41 PM
That bunker on the left has saved me a few times.

BroKar
5th October 2011, 08:59 PM
Champs is a stab event right? Drive in water = open beer, second shot water = drink beer and watch the other 3 finish the hole, easy hole really

Ferrins
23rd October 2011, 04:29 PM
Did not score one stableford point either day. With a shot!!!

Courty
23rd October 2011, 04:44 PM
Saturday: lasered a 3wd to the centre of the fairway. Hit the approach a tiny bit chunky & it landed short & rolled to the edge of the water. I attempted to chip it onto the green but only succeeded in double hitting it & spraying mud all over my lovely white daks. :roll: Finished with a wipe. :smt013

Sunday: hit the 3wd well again but with a bit of a pull. Carried the left trap and finished a metre from the water. Put the approach on and 2 putt for an easy 3 pointer. 8)

AndyP
23rd October 2011, 04:47 PM
How wet is the drink at the moment? Any chance of getting a good bounce off the rocks? I've played from within the hazard before and if the wind is into the face strongly, like it has been before, I might fall in that area again.

I came off my driver NTP on the 4th into this hole last year (Sunday) and pulled out a rare pull to find the water left and had to reload. Regulation par on the Saturday, up and down for a double on the Sunday.

I'll take driver off the tee both days to be short of the first trap, and won't be taking any sort of brave line on the approach. I'd take a 5, while giving myself a chance at the 4.Driver does not leave me short of the traps from the blues, so I had to take them on. Nearly got up and down for a 4 on day 1, settled for a 5; three good shots for a birdie 3 on day 2. It went some way towards erasing some bad memories from that hole.

Eag's
23rd October 2011, 06:33 PM
Day 1 - Cold top into piss, reload, wipe.
Day 2 - Lovely 3 wood down the guts, wedge to 10 feet, lip out the birdie, easy Par.

BroKar
23rd October 2011, 06:41 PM
Day 1 - drive just past bunker in middle of fairway and then hooked a wedge into the water, go to drop zone chip/ putt for bogey.
Day 2 - big drive past bunker on right of fairway, sand wedge to 2 metres then miss birdie putt, tap in par

kev
23rd October 2011, 06:55 PM
Day 1 - prob wiped it.
Day 2 - 3 wood, pitching wedge to less than a foot, birdie for 5 points.

Jarro
23rd October 2011, 07:03 PM
How'd the Champ play it both days ?

Jarro
23rd October 2011, 07:08 PM
Refer post #35

How did a good golfer play it then ??

KristianJ
23rd October 2011, 09:17 PM
Sat - driver tee shot pulled into the piss, reload just short of the 2nd RHS bunker, 4th slightly fat short right of green, chip and putt for 6/1 (I think).
Sun - 18* hybrid in left rough, caught a flyer with my PW approach into back bunker, 3rd attempt ( :roll: ) out of bunker over the green and half submerged in piss Bill Haas style, attempt to hole shot for 1 point fails miserably with Oxy et al in fairway yelling "get in the hole" as my weaksauce attempt goes all of 2 or 3 metres.

BrisVegas
23rd October 2011, 09:21 PM
Driver, wedge, 2 putt.
Driver, wedge, 2 putt.

meh.

Almost.

Driver, wedge, 3-putt Sat.
3 iron, wedge, 2-putt Sun.

AndyP
23rd October 2011, 09:29 PM
Oxy et al in fairway yelling "get in the hole"
That was me. :mrgreen:

virge666
23rd October 2011, 09:33 PM
Day 1... Hybrid into the piss, 8 iron to the green and two putt.
Day 2... Hybrid to in front of the right trap and 9i to 2 feet left of the pin for a easy bird


Stupid hole.

popper81
23rd October 2011, 09:39 PM
Day 1.. Driver in this piss left, drop, fat 6 iron into piss short right, drop, almost chip it in - 6/1
Day 2.. 3 iron to fairway, 8 iron to 20ft easy 2 putt par. 4/3

Fun hole. After playing it , pretty safe to assume it would be a &*^$ of a hole from the back tee's with a bit of cross wind.

Dotty
24th October 2011, 06:12 AM
Sat. Driver, 7 wood, 2 putt = Par
Sun. Driver, 7 iron to soft hazard edge, splat out short of green, chip, 2 putt = Double

I hate playing irons.

Iain
24th October 2011, 07:44 AM
Par both days.

Sat - Pulled a driver short of bunker, fat 6 iron just in hazard, up and down for par
Sun - hybrid into left fairway bunker, wedge onto green, 2 putt par

PeteyD
24th October 2011, 09:34 AM
Day 1.. Driver in this piss left, drop, fat 6 iron into piss short right, drop, almost chip it in - 6/1
Day 2.. 3 iron to fairway, 8 iron to 20ft easy 2 putt par. 4/3

Fun hole. After playing it , pretty safe to assume it would be a &*^$ of a hole from the back tee's with a bit of cross wind.

It was fun on the tempest last year off the back.

Ferrins
25th October 2011, 06:52 PM
So I'm the only suckarse who washed it both days?

Oxy
25th October 2011, 08:39 PM
Sat - 3 wood = bogey
Sun - smashed a driver to 100 out, PW to 6 feet, Birdie.

Drive prepared me for the 16th Happy Gilmore.

peter_rs
25th October 2011, 09:21 PM
Crap

Sat
Hook a hybrid into the hazard hit a 6 iron out of the hazard clear the water to have it role back down. up and down and down from the drop zone

Sun
Bunt drive to the second right trap pw over the green in the water up and down and down out of the water.

markTHEblake
26th October 2011, 12:19 AM
The Unit wins this by a mile: two crap tee shots for two pars. Nobody else came close.

sms316
13th July 2013, 12:54 PM
3 wood / 54 deg. 2 / + FFS.

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