Charlie’s Wild Ride at Tiger’s Eye: “Breaking Par with Charlie Rymer” Episode 56

In the third leg of his Ocean Ridge Plantation course tour, Charlie’s taking on the par-3 11th hole at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links. Plenty of water and coquina boulders separate his tee shot from an island green, and our FPV drone tagged along to help document the experience from an adventurous vantage point!



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 …

(I don’t even have a writer!)

… 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!

(I’m gonna show you all the best par you’ve ever seen after that one!)

Join me on my journey to break par!

Whoa, baby, hope you got your Dramamine ready because we’re going for a wild ride here! Par three, playing to a peninsula green with a big front bunker ready to catch any short tee shot that manages to avoid the water. And check out the coquina boulders surrounding this thing. Let’s go have some fun with this hole!

All right guys, hold on a second. Go in! Okay, that’s dry.

See what I did there? This is an island green and I was really nervous when I walked up here and I hit very quickly before I got too nervous to hit. That’s a good tip right there!

This is Ocean Ridge Plantation, we’re in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. This is home of “The Big Cats.” They got courses named here after various body parts of lions and panthers and leopards. This is actually Tiger’s Eye, magnificent par three, peninsula green. My ball’s dry up there, by the way. I love a good island green. Anyway, a really cool place. Big facility, 72 holes. Lots to do in this area. Make sure you get this on your itinerary when you come to the Myrtle Beach area, you’re going to have a great time. Lots of good restaurants around here, too.

They got fishing. You can get down into North Myrtle Beach. All the entertainment that North Myrtle Beach offers is down there. And did I mention my ball is dry? Yeah. See what I did there? Good strategy, huh?

All right y’all check this out, I am dry in the bunker and a lot of people make the mistake of going in a bunker in the area that’s closest to their ball. That’s no good, that’s bad etiquette because if I tried to come in the top side there, I’d crumble that bunker in and it’s really hard to rake. So always enter a bunker at the lowest point and then sort of rake your way out. That gives us all the best chance of having great bunkers. And it’s a mistake a lot of people make, I wish they didn’t.

All right, let’s see what we can do here. Giddy up! All right, got a chance. Always rake the bunker with your non-glove hand. The rakes, they always got a little water on it and a little sand. It’ll get on your glove, and then that sand stays on there all day because of the sweat. And then you put in your pocket and you got sand and sweat in your pocket. And when you get home and you wash your shorts, it’ll end up cycling all that sand through the washing machine and your washing machine will break down a lot quicker. Just another tip for me, that’s what I do, I try to help people out.

All right, we’re going to save this par. I was horrible. Every now and then it happens. The issue I had with that was I misread it. I was thinking it would break towards the water. The problem is trying to figure out which way the water is when you’re on an island green. Well, at least I didn’t lose my ball. Good hole right here.

Uh-oh, these cats have my score heading in the wrong direction, and we’ve got to stay in the red. So let’s see if we can buck this trend at our final Big Cats stop!


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