Date: August 23, 2016
Author: Mike Clayton

Hole 7 – Royal Sydney Golf Club – Par 5

Those who have watched little live professional golf of recent times will be amazed just how far the longest hitters fly the modern ball.

In the 1994 Open at Royal Sydney some players were still using wooden drivers and few in the field would have contemplated reaching this par five in two shots and it’s still hard for me to imagine it’s that easy. Perhaps into the wind it is still out or reach but with no wind expect more than a few to fly their drivers way over the hill and go into this green with long irons or lofted fairway woods.

The green is another wide shallow affair and the bunker on the left looks to be right up against the edge of the green but between the sand and the green is a deep swale that catches a few and leaves a very difficult short chip.