Lessons From Chambers Bay: Risk-Reward Drive

No. 12 at Chambers Bay has high dunes on the left and right. Here's the best strategy for playing this short par-4 where there's a very high risk-reward.

Released on 6/19/2015

Credits

Starring: Debbie Doniger
Editor: Stephen Barrante

Transcript

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Check out Number 12 at Chambers.
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We have high dunes on the left
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and high dunes on the right.
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But, this is a short par four,
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so there's a very high risk-reward on this hole.
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You could take your driver, hit a hard draw
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over the right side of those dunes,
00:19
and the ball will funnel up to the green or close to it.
00:23
Your other option is, if you're not playing so well,
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you could certainly bunt a hybrid or short iron
00:27
into the middle of the fairway and have a wedge on.
00:31
Easy par four.
00:32
I'm gonna choose to hit a hard draw.
00:36
Here are some tips.
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Tee it up high.
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Close up your stance.
00:41
Super-light grip pressure.
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And if you get an error anywhere on the club face,
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it's towards the toe side of the club.
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It'll speed up your golf swing
00:49
and help you draw the golf ball.
00:58
(strikes ball)
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