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Tyrrell Hatton made an interesting comment after taking a 9 at the par 5 18th at the Abu Dhabi Championships. Basically he said the 600 yard hole (forward tees, into the wind) was among the worst he'd ever seen, and that " If you hit a good drive as a pro you should have at least a chance to go for the green in two, otherwise the hole becomes a par three (after first two shots).

 

I don't agree, but I'm not a pro. Interested in peoples' thoughts

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1 hour ago, GHIN n Juice said:

This Tyrrell Hatton?
 

Tyrrell Hatton has won six times on the European Tour; including four Rolex Series events.

 

Yeah, I’m pretty sure he should be a tour pro, lol.


He displays the worst sportsmanship since Tommy Bolt. In his own interests, and everyone else’s, he should take up bowls. 

 

 

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 Hatton expresses himself " eloquently" as many of we regular golfers do

 

I prefer that to Rahm acting like he was robbed on every missed shot

 

As for Tommy Bolt- he said his anger was an act- when the press started covering it, he played it up

 

 

 

"Putting allows the touchy golfer two to four opportunities to blow a gasket in the short space of two to forty feet."

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Tommy Bolt

 

 

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9 minutes ago, miamistomp said:

 Hatton expresses himself " eloquently" as many of we regular golfers do

 

I prefer that to Rahm acting like he was robbed on every missed shot

 

As for Tommy Bolt- he said his anger was an act- when the press started covering it, he played it up

 

 

 

"Putting allows the touchy golfer two to four opportunities to blow a gasket in the short space of two to forty feet."

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Tommy Bolt

 

 

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It’s said he ended up with just a 3i in one round apparently. He found that out when he asked his caddy for a 7i. 

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I kind of agree. We have a hole on our course that is very similar, because of a nature preserve it's a forced layup . Every member in the club plays it as a 130yd par 3 essentially.

 

The members hate the hole.

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Apparently the hole is an inherently poor design if a good drive doesn't offer the opportunity to go for it in two. Why he can't simply play a 3-wood down in front of the green and pitch up to five feet from forty yards is anyone's guess. The bunker in the fairway's admittedly a questionable aspect of the hole's design, but there's plenty of room either side of it, so I don't really get the venom about it being there.

 

Just mardy whinging. Or venting, as I think the youngsters call it.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, TiScape said:

Nature and preserving it!!! UGH

Damn hippies are ruining golf! 😡

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The problem was the course designer was told that portion of the preserve could be filled for the course--but then once it was built they changed their minds (i assume they found a dolphin or rare chimp in there, and then that was that)

 

So the par 5 wasn't designed to play that way, but ended up being kind of poorly designed. There's only one way to play it.

 

But yeah the members hate the hole. So i get what this dude is saying. A straight par 5 that can only be played one way is kinda boring

 

Reminds me of 17 at Baltusrol. They made such a big deal of that unreachable par 5 that you were like "i gotta see this thang"--And they you just watched 100yd wedges in all day

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1 minute ago, MtlJeff said:

 

The problem was the course designer was told that portion of the preserve could be filled for the course--but then once it was built they changed their minds (i assume they found a dolphin or rare chimp in there, and then that was that)

 

So the par 5 wasn't designed to play that way, but ended up being kind of poorly designed. There's only one way to play it.

 

But yeah the members hate the hole. So i get what this dude is saying. A straight par 5 that can only be played one way is kinda boring

 

Reminds me of 17 at Baltusrol. They made such a big deal of that unreachable par 5 that you were like "i gotta see this thang"--And they you just watched 100yd wedges in all day

 

The difference between your hole and the one little baby Hatton complains about is that his hole was made difficult by wind that doesn't always affect the hole. He acts as if he has an inalienable right to hit every single par 5 he plays in 2.

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2 minutes ago, Mustard_Tiger said:

 

The difference between your hole and the one little baby Hatton complains about is that his hole was made difficult by wind that doesn't always affect the hole. He acts as if he has an inalienable right to hit every single par 5 he plays in 2.

 

Ah I see, in that case than I agree with the sour grapes comments. 

 

I mean can't complain about conditions. We have a 500yd par 5 that I can't hit when it's 2C and windy but I don't whine about it

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4 minutes ago, MtlJeff said:

 

The problem was the course designer was told that portion of the preserve could be filled for the course--but then once it was built they changed their minds (i assume they found a dolphin or rare chimp in there, and then that was that)

 

So the par 5 wasn't designed to play that way, but ended up being kind of poorly designed. There's only one way to play it.

 

But yeah the members hate the hole. So i get what this dude is saying. A straight par 5 that can only be played one way is kinda boring

 

Reminds me of 17 at Baltusrol. They made such a big deal of that unreachable par 5 that you were like "i gotta see this thang"--And they you just watched 100yd wedges in all day

I heard it was a Pygmy Tarsier. Believed to have gone extinct in the early 20th century. In 2000 a

scientist accidentally trapped one in a rat trap at your home course… The result was a horrible hole the members absolutely hate 😞 The Pygmy Tasier appreciates your sacrifice though! 😊

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I don't generally like a hole that can only be played one way, but I see no problem with a par 5 that isn't reachable in two. 

 

On a standard layout, I think that only 2 of the 4 par 5s should be reachable for most players. Wedge play is an important part of the game - I think I'd rather watch wedge shots than eagle putts on tv. 

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As stated by others, Hatton needs to grow up. If all par fives are reachable in two, there is a case that it is a long par four. It just shows how one dimensional thinking can get. There should be three shot par fives. If all par fives are reachable, I would argue that the course design is weak. 

 

Not a problem for me. Reaching a par five in two is rare as I have aged. I still make my share of birdies on them, the old fashion way.

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46 minutes ago, mat562 said:

Apparently the hole is an inherently poor design if a good drive doesn't offer the opportunity to go for it in two. Why he can't simply play a 3-wood down in front of the green and pitch up to five feet from forty yards is anyone's guess. The bunker in the fairway's admittedly a questionable aspect of the hole's design, but there's plenty of room either side of it, so I don't really get the venom about it being there.

 

Just mardy whinging. Or venting, as I think the youngsters call it.

 

 


I’ve 2 pals I’ve caddied for often in persimmon/ balata days, both amateurs in the longest hitting category - driving 300yds plus. Handicaps +2 and 2, there should be only c 1 par 5 hole on a course which they can reach in 2 shots IMO. Par 5’s should run in reverse directions and fairways narrowed in or bunkered to reach the aim I state above. There should be only one par 4 reachable in 1 shot but be heavily risk-and-reward. Few U.K. non-championship courses offer bunkering to challenge players of the above category. Usually, it’s the wrong player-categories who are challenged. 


Why should TH object when the challenge is a huge prize for the DWT and the same challenge for all. I thought the course and event was brilliant as near a links as can be made in the Middle East. Congrats to the new tour. 
 

Maybe the LPGA would be better for Mr Hatton. 

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The bunker complaint is just silly.  There's 30-35 yards of fairway on both sides of the bunker (I measured on Google Earth).  Pick a side and hit it there.  The ironic thing is that if only the right side was mown as fairway (with the bunker now guarding the left), he wouldn't complain about it at all. But all these pros are predictable about this.  They complained about the centerline bunkers on #12 at TPC Boston (and got them removed).  They complained about the centerline bunker on #5 at Kapalua (and will probably end up getting it removed).  Whenever an architect asks them to do any sort of tactical thinking, they rebel.

 

As far as the length of the hole, it just shows how entitled they are and what the current tour pro expectations are.  They think they should be able to reach *any* hole in two shots.  And for the most part they can, because they hit it so far that they have rendered most par 5s obsolete. But to go as far as calling it a bad hole because the tour had the audacity to give them a par 5 that they actually have to hit 3 full shots to (the horror!), well, that's just silly as well.

 

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He’s a “fiery competitor” is the pc way of saying it. Last year, and I forget what tournament he did the overhead vertical club throw with the network doing a great slo-mo job.

Often wondered about breaking clubs over the knee. Seen it many times, but in truth it really hurts. (Personal experience)

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