So we’re totally ripping off an article idea of TJ Auclair of www.pga.com (see his article HERE). He presents a pretty good list of difficult shots the best players in the world face, which got us thinking about the scary shots our listeners might face during a round of golf.
Between Adam, Toby and myself, we’ve played practically every golf course in the Metro St. Louis area and most of the courses throughout the state of Missouri. While we’re compiling our list, we’d enjoy some feedback from you on which holes you consider “scary”.
I already know one shot that will make our list and that’s the tee shot at the par 4, 17th hole at WingHaven Country Club. Especially from the gold tees, this short par 4 presents one of the more intimidating tee shots in all of St. Louis golf. Out of bounds right, and heavy brush (trees) left with overhanging trees on both sides of the fairway makes an already tight fairway look smaller than it really is.
Off the cuff, I could easily see these shots also make our list:
- Tee shot on #9 at Bellerive Country Club
- Tee shot on #8 at Westwood Country Club
- Approach shot on the par 4, #16 at Country Club of The Legends
- Approach shot on the par 4, #18 at Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark)
- Tee shot on the par 3, #13 at Old Warson Country Club
- Tee shot on the par 3, #12 at WingHaven Country Club