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Hole 6

Heathery (out), 412 yards, par four

BBC golf commentator Ken Brown
By Ken Brown
BBC TV golf commentator

The sixth hole on the Old Course

Up the left is a group of bunkers called the Coffins, and you have to pick a line on the edge of the gorse in the distance, depending on the wind direction.

Once lined up, you whack it over bushes to a very rippled fairway where the ball can bounce all over the place, with bunkers left and right to be avoided at all costs.

The second shot is awkward and goes over a five-foot high rampart at the front of the green. The pin is often cut hard to the ridge and it is difficult to know where to land the ball in order to get close.

It's a relatively easy green to putt on as it is one of the flatter surfaces on the course and does offer some birdie chances.

Heathery: Named after the original condition of the green which consisted of earth, heather and shell fragments.

Coffins bunkers: The shape and the general "death-like" effect on the card gives the bunkers their name.



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