Charlie escaped his last stop with another par, but will he need to reach back into his bag of tricks to conquer his next stop? Join us as “The Big Timer” takes on the par-3 6th hole at Dan Maples’ Lowcountry classic at Willbrook Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Cancer knocked me down, but not out. Now, I’m cancer free. The recovery? It’s been tough. I’ll need patience, a lot of humor …
(You can only keep talent down for so long!)
… And support from friends and family. Over the last two years, I haven’t played much golf, but there’s no better place to get back in the game than on 66 courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We’re keeping score, but just teeing it up means I’ve already won!
(You’re not going to believe where this ball ended up!)
Join me on my journey to break par!
Water, water everywhere. Yes, folks, we’ve got another island green to contend with. But here at Willbrook’s six hole, it’s just a short iron off the tee. Just stay out of that left side bunker and you’ve got plenty of green and surrounding area to work with. What club should we hit from this distance?
If you’re a big fan, like I am, of the South Carolina Lowcountry, ancient oaks, dripping with Spanish moss, black water ponds and canals, occasionally you’ve got an alligator in there looking eerily at you, and these fox squirrels that run around like nuts. (Those things, by the way, have got a lot more white meat on them than most people think.) Well, we’ve got you covered here at Willbrook Plantation. Check out this sixth hole, island green par three. Let’s get after it.
Okay, missed the green, but she’s dry. Wait till you see this short game. And it’s raining now. Never rains in Myrtle Beach.
All right, so check this out. It’s an island green, but there’s plenty of real estate up here, which is good for me. Because I had a little bit of a pull there, but pay attention folks. I’ve got a tip for you.
See how this is a downhill lie? A lot of people struggle with a downhill lie, because they try to help the ball up in the air. Get your shoulders parallel to the slope and go with the slope, and you’ll get better contact from a downhill lie. So I’m going to get my shoulders going parallel to the slope. It’ll come out a little bit lower, which means it’ll run a little bit farther, but you’ll get better contact when you get those shoulders parallel to the slope. Don’t ever try and help it up in the air.
All right, so here’s the deal. Got a little mud on that ball. So everybody says putts break towards the water. What are you supposed to do on an island green? This is a little something to think about.
Yes, sir. I tell you what, I don’t have my A game today, but you know what? No place I’d rather be than on a golf course right here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. No complaints there!
Par is never upsetting to me. We’ve got a great birdie chance coming up at our next stop!