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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 11:20 GMT 12:20 UK
Hole 4, Road
Hole 4
Lynsey Hughes
By Lynsey Hughes
Royal Liverpool, handicap seven

I always pull the driver out of the bag on this hole as I want to try and give myself an easy second shot into the green. My target on this hole is, believe it or not, the middle of the fairway!

From the tee I aim for the chimney on the house that sits behind the second bunker on the left of the fairway. This gives you a great angle to attack the green.

A wayward tee shot will find the new bunkers on the right or left of the fairway and they take no prisoners!

If the direction of the wind is favourable then an accurate tee shot enables you to chip a nice low shot into the green. If the wind is against then the second shot becomes more of a challenge as the angle that you will be attacking gets tighter and you will be forced to hit over the bunkers at the front of the green.

I find this green the hardest to hit in regulation. It is impossible to stop the ball. More bunkers sit at the front of the green and act as a barrier which forces you to really commit to your second shot.

Once you carry the bunkers the ball will not hold on the green as it falls away from the front to the back towards the rough and the road.

If the wind was against you, the ball would hold up allowing it to drop on the green and stop it rolling through. The bunker is positioned in a way that obscures the view of the green from the fairway making it harder to make the shot you need.

If I walk away with a par on this hole I am absolutely delighted.


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