Three Way  Hole

 

A sample of one of the new holes built in California is suggested by the sketch, which differs from the actual work in minor details.  The green is undulating, with a pronounced flare working into the right front entrance.  It is built up by scooping back the soil from in front, thus making a natural dip and causing the green itself to stand up well from rather flat and featureless surroundings. A sample of one of the new holes built in California is suggested by the sketch, which differs from the actual work in minor details.  The green is undulating, with a pronounced flare working into the right front entrance.  It is built up by scooping back the soil from in front, thus making a natural dip and causing the green itself to stand up well from rather flat and featureless surroundings.  The contours and placement of hazards render the green almost unassailable with a long shot from the right.  It shows its best face to the second shot, a long iron or brassie coming directly in after the drive has made the long carry of the elbowing pits on the left.  This, of course, is the true way to get par figures if there is power enough and courage back of the shots.  Then there is the way around to the right, but this safe route gives the player absolutely no encouragement of getting home with any kind of a second, and consequently he is forced to play to the left before getting to the green with the third.  But there is still a third choice,  By placing a very accurate and controlled drive to the left, to the portion of the fairway which lies between the pits, the clear way to the green is opened up, but it will take a tremendously long second to get home or into the swell in front. 

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