Low Handicap Player: The golfer can play a ”cut” and favor the left side of the fair-way. He should not use a ”driver” as this can bring the water into play or leave a difficult distance for his shot to the green. He should select a 4 wood or a long iron. The fairway goes from left to right. The golfer wants to be hitting a lofted club that lands short of the green and releases, or ”sticks” the pin. Being long here is a problem because of the fact that this is a ”crowned” green and will offer a difficult shot from the trap or rear fringe.
Average Handicap Player: Should favor the left side of the fairway and attempt to leave them an optimum shot to the crowned green that will be difficult to hold. Here they probably want to land the second shot short and let it ”feed” on to the green. The water is not a factor for the conservative player. A ”chip” from the front of this green is preferable than trying to hit the ball from the back trap. A downhill putt from the left, especially to the right front is an “adventure” as the ball will not stop on the green, usually leaving an uphill putt from the collar or from off the green.