On a recent episode of “The Charlie Rymer Golf Show” on ESPN, host Charlie Rymer visited True Blue Golf Club to showcase several of its notable holes and offer some playing advice along the way. In this segment, Charlie’s taking on the par-5 4th. Enjoy the segment!
Nothing beats golf in Myrtle Beach. I’m showing off and playing some of our best courses all while giving you some advice for your game. This is Charlie’s Golf Tips!
The par-five fourth is a kind of hole that can make or break your round. You can make a three here, you can make an eight here, you can make any score in between. For most golfers, the best way to play this par five is to go up that right-hand side, but be very careful with that second shot. It gets a little bit narrow when you’re trying to lay the ball up. A ton of slope in this green, it works from right to left. The real key to playing this hole is having a solid game plan and sticking to it. This is the most interesting tee shot at True Blue.
Most of the time when I give golf tips, I target the average golfer. This one is for the more advanced golfer because if you’re a strong hitter and you’re smart with your strategy here, you have a chance to get home in two. And as you’ve seen, this is incredible par five, especially that second shot. But what you got to realize is the farther you hit it straight away, the farther you get away from the hole.
So what you’ve got to do is challenge that left hand side of the fairway and the water. If you get within 15 or 20 yards of the water on the left, you’re going to have a chance to get home in two here, no problem at all. The easiest way to do that’s a little bit of a draw. What I like to do and when I’m hitting the draw is feel like my swing path is a little bit out to the right. If I do that, that gets that ball to turn over a little bit. And if I pull it off, I might have a chance at getting on this par five in two.
Or you could bail it out to the right and turn this into a three-shot hole!