Stop 2 of Charlie’s Legends Golf Resort adventure takes him to the Heathland Course, where he’s tempted to go for the green off the tee at the short par-4 15th. Will he take the gamble or play it safe here? Let’s see what he’s got!
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 …
(Did I mention I made birdie there?)
… 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 go Google “perfect,” and see if that shot doesn’t come up right there!)
Join me on my journey to break par!
We’re going to have some fun with this one. It’s a short par four, but the path to the green isn’t as simple as you’d think. You got to play it safe and go right of the fairway, bunkers, and mounds, or try to bomb it off the tee and clear the bunkers, leaving you a short wedge to the green. Either way, that green’s got some slope to it. Time to get after it!
All right, so we’re at the Legends, a 54-hole facility right here in the middle of Myrtle Beach. All three of these golf courses have very different character. Now, this is the 15th hole. It’s a Tom Doak design, and it’s based on the third hole at Royal St George’s, which is part of the British Open Rota. And it really is a well-done replica kind of hole. You can see the bunker is thrown up high in the air. You can see some fescues on the side. And what’s really cool about this golf course, Tom Doak did a good job of capturing a lot of the ripples that you see in old-world golf courses.
It’s a drivable four. I don’t know if I’ve got driving it in me, but maybe we can get it up close to the green.
A little right, but right’s not a bad place to be here. Just going to have a wedge from there.
Feel like I’m in England. Somebody bring me some fish and chips, some fancy little umbrellas. No, I don’t need a stinking umbrella.
Okay, so here’s the deal. I got a good line in the right rough. Looks like about 115 to me. That’s a gap wedge. Let’s see how we did on the guess here.
Well, that’s a good line. Did we get the right guess? Yeah, I think that’s a pretty good guess right there. I don’t need no stinking glazer or yardage book. I’m a “feel” player!
I think people get caught up too much in numbers when they play golf anyway. Just go out there and look at it and hit it. You really don’t know how far you hit it anyway.
Come check this out. People are always asking me, leave the flag in or take it out? This flag, because the wind’s blowing just a little, is leaning away from me. I think it’s going to help, so I’m going to leave it in. If it’s leaning towards you, I think it just bounces the ball out of the hole.
All right, this is going to have a little left in it. Come on, take it left. I told you it had some left in it, just didn’t have it until it got past the hole.
Woohoo. That was close right there. Just trying to keep up with Old Man Par, although I would’ve liked to had a little better second shot in there, but I’ll take it.
Well, I’m keeping us in the red at the halfway point. We’re off to our final stop of the Legends tour. Try and keep up, will you?