In this segment from Season 2 of “The Charlie Rymer Golf Show” that aired recently on ESPN2, Charlie Rymer offers his thoughts on the par-3 7th hole at True Blue – which includes a deep greenside bunker that spells real trouble if you don’t know how to hit out of it. Charlie’s here to offer some pointers on conquering it!
I sure do love me a good short par three, and that’s exactly what we have here on the seventh at True Blue, 135 yards. The green is on a really tough angle, especially if you move the ball from right to left. There’s a ton of slope from the back right down into the front left portion of this green. If you come in there with a draw, guess what? You’re going to have a hard time holding this green. You got to hit it in there high and soft, ideally a little bit left or right, but if you come up a little short – man, do you have a deep bunker that you’ve got to deal with.
See, I told you this was a deep bunker, some of the deepest that you’ll see anywhere. And I know this is a shot that’s intimidating for a lot of people, but I’ve got three things that’ll help you.
First and foremost, never try and help the ball up in the air. If you try and help the ball up in the air out of a bunker, you’re going to be in here for a long time. You’ve got to hit down to make the ball go up.
The next thing you’ve got to remember is you’ve got to get to this club face wide open, I mean a lot more open than you ever could imagine.
And then finally, you’ve got to have plenty of speed. This is not a delicate operation. So hit down, wide open club face, and get after it. You’ve got to rip the britches down off of this thing as fast as you can. All right, let’s see what we got.
Ooh, that’s high and soft right there. Did she go in? Nah, but it’s still pretty good!