5th hole at Augusta

I was recently listening to a podcast on Instagram where Kevin Kisner was being interview and apparently the 5th hole at Augusta has been lengthened to 495 yards. Is that true because I haven't heard or read anything about that.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,087 ✭✭
    edited Jan 22, 2019 1:14pm #2
    KRAMER1997 wrote:


    I was recently listening to a podcast on Instagram where Kevin Kisner was being interview and apparently the 5th hole at Augusta has been lengthened to 495 yards. Is that true because I haven't heard or read anything about that.
    Very true. Has been discussed and in the media for some time.



    https://www.pga.com/...making-5th-hole



    https://golfweek.com...hened-30-yards/



    https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/landscaping-begins-ahead-changes-no-5-angc
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,777 ✭✭
    It's going to make one of the toughest holes on the course already just absolutely brutal!



    Interested to see how it plays out come April...79 days to go.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    Is it true they are renaming # 5, "Pickled Pear?"
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    I heard the new name was flowering golden colicroot ....native species of course.



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  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,684 ✭✭
    And in true ANCG fashion, they will make the hole look like it has been that way for the last 50 years.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,823 ✭✭
    edited Jan 22, 2019 11:28pm #7
    Ferguson wrote:


    Is it true they are renaming # 5, "Pickled Pear?"




    I heard Pr-ckly Pear & The Golden Bear
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,655 ✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2019 7:57am #8
    There's a contemporary overhead shot available on Google Maps. Looks like they stuffed a tee right behind the 4th green. They didn't go across Old Berckmans Road as originally speculated.



  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,191 ✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2019 10:48am #9


    There's a contemporary overhead shot available on Google Maps. Looks like they stuffed a tee right behind the 4th green. They didn't go across Old Berckmans Road as originally speculated.







    That's weird as one of the articles stated the reasoning was to alleviate congestion between 4th green and 5th tee. What could the rationale be for lengthening the hole as it ranked relatively difficult?



    Are they adjusting the green at all? Seems like the green would be very difficult with an extra 30 yards on the approach.



    I really like the hole and it was a testing par 4. They get it right at ANGC so I'm sure it will be good.
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  • HankshankHankshank Members Posts: 1,555 ✭✭
    Now lets fix 17 and 18 and the complete round will be a feast for the eye.
  • KRAMER1997KRAMER1997 Members Posts: 34
    I just found it interesting that they decided to lengthen the hole because traditionally it's one of the top 5 toughest holes on the course. I think the course is perfect the way it is, but if I were to change the course, I would do one thing. I'd shorten the 7th hole so that players can hit more wedges into the green, maybe even make it drivable one of the days. I think it would be interesting to see if players would take on that hole at 350 given the severe bunkering around the green.
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,824 ✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2019 10:27am #12
    The 5th is one of the hardest holes and one of the trickiest greens on the course. What podcast was Kisner talking about this? Im guessing he wasn’t thrilled.



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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,111 ✭✭
    Augusta has 2 weeks holes IMHO. 9 and 18. 9s only defence is an insane green and 18 is about 40 yards too long.
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,087 ✭✭
    edited Jan 24, 2019 1:40am #15


    There's a contemporary overhead shot available on Google Maps. Looks like they stuffed a tee right behind the 4th green. They didn't go across Old Berckmans Road as originally speculated.



    That tee has been there for years. It's the current pre-2019 tournament tee that plays at 455 yards. The forward tee shown plays at 400 yards. The tee in the picture you provided does not alleviate the congestion issue behind the 4th green and 5th tee. Your picture is not current. Picture below from 2014.
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,655 ✭✭
    edited Jan 24, 2019 7:00am #16
    Yeah, I think you're right. I just looked at the Bing overhead which comes from a time before the entry area was revised, and that tee behind the 4th is clearly visible.
  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,576 ✭✭
    MattyO1984 wrote:
    It's going to make one of the toughest holes on the course already just absolutely brutal!



    Interested to see how it plays out come April...79 days to go.




    Hard to believe it is so soon!
  • pmadden86pmadden86 Members Posts: 359 ✭✭
    Just happened to come across the below what looks like a 360 drone picture in the park beside Augusta National. You can see they had the whole 5th hole torn up when that was taken in July 18.



    Interesting the work they have done on the bit of land they bought from Augusta Country Club behind 12th Green / 13th Tee, an unusual looking tree left there all on its own, almost like the 13th tee could go back there some day!



    https://www.google.com/maps/@33.4938889,-82.0255585,3a,68.2y,38.68h,68.46t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipP6b37Zt5MzYTm-A7i-Xt1H8Xd7bOtlJrDbVaCK!2e10!3e11!6shttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipP6b37Zt5MzYTm-A7i-Xt1H8Xd7bOtlJrDbVaCK=w203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya13.221603-ro-0-fo100!7i8192!8i4096
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,314 ✭✭
    pmadden86 wrote:


    Just happened to come across the below what looks like a 360 drone picture in the park beside Augusta National. You can see they had the whole 5th hole torn up when that was taken in July 18.



    Interesting the work they have done on the bit of land they bought from Augusta Country Club behind 12th Green / 13th Tee, an unusual looking tree left there all on its own, almost like the 13th tee could go back there some day!



    https://www.google.c...0!7i8192!8i4096




    They either change equipment standards or the 13th tee will be back there someday.



    Interesting that the new 10th hole at Augusta Country Club was under construction.
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  • AppAlumAppAlum Members Posts: 745 ✭✭
    KRAMER1997 wrote:


    I just found it interesting that they decided to lengthen the hole because traditionally it's one of the top 5 toughest holes on the course. I think the course is perfect the way it is, but if I were to change the course, I would do one thing. I'd shorten the 7th hole so that players can hit more wedges into the green, maybe even make it drivable one of the days. I think it would be interesting to see if players would take on that hole at 350 given the severe bunkering around the green.




    I remember #7 when it was 360.
  • MilkyButterCutsMilkyButterCuts Members Posts: 848 ✭✭
    pmadden86 wrote:


    Just happened to come across the below what looks like a 360 drone picture in the park beside Augusta National. You can see they had the whole 5th hole torn up when that was taken in July 18.



    Interesting the work they have done on the bit of land they bought from Augusta Country Club behind 12th Green / 13th Tee, an unusual looking tree left there all on its own, almost like the 13th tee could go back there some day!



    https://www.google.c...0!7i8192!8i4096




    Nice find. Are they adding a bunker in front of 11 green?



    Jesus they do a lot of work every year.
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