Hole 9 - Carolina Cherry

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PAR 4 - 460 YARDS

A good driving hole, quite tight. How far you get down there will dictate how much the second shot is uphill.

There’s a plateau off the tee at around the 300-yard mark where it’s an 8-iron, but a big hitter can get to the bottom of the hill where it’s a wedge. It’s very sheltered from the wind at the bottom of this fairway so I always try and walk up the hill to get a view of the flags on the back of the driving range.

The Quiros way: I’ll smash my driver down the left as the sloping fairway pushes everything right. Again I should be hitting in with a wedge which should set up a good birdie chance. Targetscore: 3

The Wilson way: I’ll be aiming conservatively down the right side of the fairway, giving me a better angled approach to the green though I’m likely to be playing from a horrible hanging lie. Targetscore: 4