The last relatively easy birdie chance before one of the toughest finishes in Somerset. A slightly blind tee shot, usually playing into the prevailing wind, ideally moving right to left in the air over the marker post. For the longer hitters, a chance to reach the green in two, to set up an eagle or birdie; for the average club golfer, a third shot from the green keepers’ shed to the green. The hole is protected with out-of-bounds all the way down the left and this is always in the player’s mind particularly on the second and third shots There are slight humps on either side of the green which can help or hinder the shot in. A slight hollow in the centre helps the ball gather to the middle but interesting pin positions on the edge of the hollow can protect the easy birdie chance. Grassy mounds at the back of the green stop an over-hit shot running through the green and out of bounds into the car park.
Neil Holman, Past Member and Advanced Golf Professional.