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Lingfield Park: The Five Key Holes

Lingfield Park: The Five Key Holes

May 1st, 2012

The 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour moves to Lingfield Park this week for the BGC British Masters, which gets underway on Wednesday.

Ahead of each event on the 2012 Tour we’ll be speaking to the host course’s PGA Professional and this week it is the turn of Chris Morley, resident pro at Lingfield.

Yesterday we brought you his ‘inside track’ on the course and today he gives us the lowdown on what he believes are the five key holes.

[b]Fourth[/b]
Par: 4, Yards: 370
“The fourth is a very narrow, tree-lined hole where you must be very accurate off the tee. You then have a demanding second shot onto the small green. I’d use a rescue club off the tee on that one.”

[b]Fifth[/b]
Par: 4, Yards: 392
“The fifth has a very sharp dog leg from right to left. Off the tee, because of the shortness of the leg, you have to hit an iron into position on the right side.”

[b]Ninth[/b]
Par: 5, Yards: 509
“This hole has a very difficult tee shot. It’s the angle of the tee to the fairway into the dog leg that makes it tricky. It’s a right-left dog leg but you’re standing slightly to the right and there is out of bounds on the left so you need a perfect tee shot off there to be able to hit the green in two.”

[b]Fifteenth[/b]
Par: 5, Yards: 539
“Off the tee you can only hit it a certain length because we have a ditch in the middle of the fairway, so you will be looking to hit about 240 yards maximum downhill. Because of that you are short off the tee. We have a massive 100-year-old oak in the middle of the fairway so you either have to hit a low hook around the tree for your second shot or something over the top which would leave you short but in position.”

[b]Seventeenth[/b]
Par: 4; Yards: 345
“On the left you have the racecourse so you’re out of bounds there, on the right we have a water hazard, a ditch and some heavy rough. That leaves you a very demanding tee shot using an iron off the tee. You take your par on that, mainly because it is so narrow and you have out of bounds left and right. The green is very long and narrow so even if you’re on the green you could have a 40-foot putt.”

The BGC British Masters gets underway at Lingfield Park on Wednesday. Live scoring from the event will be available on this website and leaderboard updates will be posted on the Tour’s official Twitter page, [url=www.twitter.com/pgaeuroprotour]@PGAEuroProTour[/url]


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