Today’s favourite hole is from our club Captain Janet Hebden.
“Like most members, I have a love hate relationship with a lot of holes on... our beautiful course. I decided that my favourite is the 9th hole. Looking back at the changes made over the past 20 years, the playability of this hole has improved the most. There used to be huge pine trees either side of the fairway making it a sharp dogleg off the tee with no option to take a driver. The second shot up the hill was just trying to get in position to play the third. Three huge gum trees about 90 metres out made it really difficult to get to the green. Now the driver is an option and, if you risk being close to the river, you can shorten the hole substantially. The second shot has to avoid the fairway bunker which then allows a shot into the very large green. This is not a hole to go long! Over the back can leave you with an impossible shot and this hole has wrecked many a good score.
With members able to watch proceedings from the balcony, it has often been a crucial hole in championships and playoffs so, all things considered, it is a worthy contender for my favourite hole.”
Thanks Janet, stay tuned for tomorrow’s favourite hole @rosannagolf