As part of the Charlie Rymer Golf Show on ESPN, host Charlie Rymer showcases several holes at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and offers playing tips along the way. In this video, he’s highlighting Caledonia’s par-4 1st hole!
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.
Now then back in the day, and I’m talking old Tom Morris and some of the greatest golf courses in the world, there weren’t any fancy driving ranges that go through your hour and a half pre-round warmup routine. The deal is this. That first hole is actually a pretty easy hole, great way to warm up and get ready for your round. And that’s certainly the case at number one at Caledonia, avoid the bunkers to the left. Make sure you don’t go way right. There’s out of bounds over there. If you hit a good tee ball, you’re going to have a wedge into a pretty straightforward green. It’s a really nice way to ease into your round.
When you visit Caledonia, keep this in mind. There’s not a practice tee here, no place to warm up. And they share that with a lot of the great golf courses in the world. When you go to Scotland and Ireland, a lot of times there’s no place to warm up. If you do want to warm up, sister course True Blue is just a couple minutes from here right across the road. Get here a little early and warm up there. But if you’re like me and you’re running late, you hop up on the first tee, you haven’t had a chance to hit some balls, I got a tip for you. Grab your 6 and 7 iron, hold them together, make about 10 long, smooth, slow swings. That’ll get you nice and stretched out and ready to go. And make sure you use a driver. Folks they got rocket scientists that build these things, there’s all kinds of technology in there. It’s the biggest hitting surface, it’s the easiest club to hit. Now then this is not a long hole. I just want to get it and play. I’m not thinking distance here, I’m thinking center contact.
Just cruise it on down there. Something like that, got me a nice little easy wedge in from there.