Episode 1: The Drivable Par 4

Tempted to go for it on a short par 4? For a professional player like Billy it's an easy call, but most players need to weigh all of their risks. Presented by Zurich.

Released on 4/2/2018

Transcript

00:01
(upbeat music)
00:04
Whoa, Billy.
00:05
A driver on this hole, that's a pretty risky play.
00:06
Driver on par four, 300 yards, downwind.
00:08
I got this.
00:10
Seriously?
00:11
Step back, I'll show you.
00:12
Alright.
00:18
(exciting music)
00:29
So Billy, golf is essentially a game of risk management.
00:31
It is, and obviously on this shot you gotta weigh
00:33
your risk versus reward, and the rewards are really
00:35
great for me if I can pull it off.
00:37
I think every player has their own
00:39
strengths and weaknesses in their game that they need to
00:41
assess so that they play the shots they can play
00:44
with confidence, so if they're not over a shot
00:46
they're not really capable of hitting,
00:48
and kinda setting themselves up to fail.
00:50
You're exactly right.
00:52
And I stood up on this tee, this driver, par four,
00:53
and I felt very confident, because I knew what my strengths
00:55
were and my strengths are I'm a really good driver
00:57
of the golf ball, and I'm able to control my golf ball.
01:01
So let's take a look at this shot and weigh the options.
01:04
(exciting music)
01:06
So Billy, we have a 300 yard hold here.
01:07
And if a player can't hit the ball 300 yards,
01:10
what they need to do is figure out what length shot
01:12
they want in for their second shot.
01:14
So if they wanna leave themselves 100 yards,
01:16
they'll play a 200 yard tee shot,
01:18
which'll leave them 100 yard white shot into the green.
01:22
Yeah, not happening, I'm going for driver.
01:25
(exciting music)
01:27
I'm picking the green one.
01:29
Alright, have it your way.
01:32
(exciting music)
01:35
(club hits ball)
01:42
That turned out pretty well today, what do you think?
01:44
Yeah, it was pretty good.
01:46
But obviously you have the skill and the talent
01:48
to pull this shot off, the average player
01:48
needs to take a little bit more time
01:50
and weigh their options and play the shot
01:52
that they're capable of playing.
01:53
I agree.
01:55
Let's go up and tap in my eagle.
01:57
You did it again.
02:00
(exciting music)
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