Friday, October 16, 2009
Seignosse golf course
Day three and the final two rounds will be played at Seignosse GC. We'll be kicking off with a fourball and then finishing with an alternate shots greensomes.
Seignosse is one of europe's outstanding golf courses with the immense pines and oaks creating a cathedral like atmosphere. With rolling fairways and immaculate greens it should be a true test of our abilities.
At 6124 metres it's not a monster but it does have a tremendous finish.
The 17th is a short (365m) dog leg and the green is pretty much surrounded by water. It's here that the trophy will be won or lost. The afternoon round in particular will be highly charged. Alternate shots means that someone will have hit a decent drive down the 17th but it will be their partner who plays over the water to the green.
It's imperative here that the encouragement is positive. "aim for the centre of the green and let the slope bring the ball down to the hole" will go down far better than "don't go in that ******* lake whatever you do".
We'll be looking to hold them in the morning and go into the afternoon with a clear point advantage. The pressure will be on and the lake at the 17th could just prove a bridge too far for them.
So, who will be enjoying the champions dinner one week from now?
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Statto says: There has only ever been one tied match (1999) in three peaks history. This year things will be close too. I see a halved match in the morning but the 17th proving decisive in the afternoon with the low handicappers winning out. Morning match halved, afternoon 2 & 1 to Chris and Graham who will retain the trophy.