Posts Tagged ‘golf strategy’

How does the tall grass affect your golf experience?

By: Tenna Merchent on September 27th, 2012

If you’re a fan of golf course architecture, you’ll appreciate the fact that the course was designed in the links style. This by nature means very few trees, and fairways surrounded by tall grasses. Links style courses such as St. Andrews in Scotland are where golf began.

The tall grass will encourage you to think more carefully about your tee shot. If you hit your ball into the tall grass, it can slow you down because you may have to look for it, and it can make for a challenging shot.

Last of all, the tall grass is a beauty for you to behold. It becomes golden brown in the fall, and as you stand at the tee, it will take your breath away.

Tall grass surrounding 12 green

The tall grass surrounding 12 green at sunrise.

Playing the 14th Hole with Clay Merchent

By: Tenna Merchent on June 14th, 2012

Today we bring you another frequent players approach to playing one of the holes at Purgatory Golf Club. Junior golfer Clay Merchent discusses his strategy as he warms up on the driving range, and then chips and putts in preparation for his round of golf. We join him on the 14th hole, where he makes it look easy to get a par on this long par 5.

We hope you like our video, and thank you to Jo Jo for being behind the camera on this one!