Lessons From Chambers Bay: Playing The Slopes

The best strategy for hitting it close on a challenging hole like the 16th at Chambers Bay.

Released on 6/18/2015

Credits

Starring: Debbie Doniger
Editor: Stephen Barrante

Transcript

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One of the unique things about Chambers,
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to get it close, sometimes you play away from the pin.
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We're here on number 16,
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and you can clearly see there's a huge mount
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to the left of the flag.
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That's where we're gonna aim this shot.
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If you take it at the flag,
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you run the risk of missing it slightly to the right.
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It'll careen off the green into a deep bunker
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or even the railroad tracks.
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So, the key here is to commit to your target
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and aim to the left.
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If you wanna visualize a window right out in front of you,
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if you could start the ball through that window,
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whether you miss it a hair to the right
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or a hair to the left,
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at least you've started your ball to the left of the green.
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And that's how you hit it close at Chambers.
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