Noble Hawk #5 – Par 4 – 401 yards – Handicap #5
tKO Average: 5.42 (+1.42, 9th hardest for tko participants)
The first of back to back monster par 4s that can end your chances at a Blazer if you aren’t careful. There’s a little bit of a forced carry off the tee, the bunker on the left is in play, and miss it too far right and that enormous fucking tree pictured will block out any chance you have at getting on in regulation. No joke, that tree is fucking huge, yet it somehow does a shit job of protecting people from getting peppered with errant shots from the 6th tee. That tree is fucking worthless. I hate it.
#5 doesn’t get a whole lot easier when you get to the green. Three massive tiers place distance control at an absolute premium on your approach. Not on the same tier as the pin, go head and give yourself a 3 putt. Two tiers away? Fuck, you are going to be here a while.
Noble Hawk #6 – Par 4 – 418 yards – Handicap #7
tKO Average: 5.77 (+1.77, 5th hardest for tko participants)
Please take a moment to appreciate the detailed fence on the left. A regular Thomas fuckin’ Kinkead over here! While that tree just left of the tee box looks out of the way, it’s definitely in play, especially for us power faders of the golf ball. #6 is traditionally home to the first Long Drive challenge of the tournament, which is why most people are playing their second shot from the 5th fairway (turns out ‘grip it and rip it’ ain’t that great of swing advice).
Another hole with a very serious green complex. The greenskeeper has gotten away from putting the pin on the front of the green, where the entire green funnels to. He’s a real asshole for this.
If you can make it through holes 4, 5 and 6 relatively unscathed, you might have a chance to make some real noise in round 1.
They turned off the embedding here, Noble Hawk might be on to us…
Noble Hawk #7 & #8 coming Wednesday….