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    Mark Mingelgreen

    I’m new to the tournament and will be playing with a 10.3 index and am in the 61-69 age group. I’m surprised at how short the courses are in my flight. None of them are more than 6,200 yards and the highest rating is a 69.2. Now two of the slopes are 125 and 126, but I am guessing that at this length a lot of the carries over water from the tees are eliminated or severely reduced. Leave the driver home and bring a strong 3 wood instead?


    Jay Seifert

    Mark – It does depend on how far you can still drive the ball but remember that all the courses are are Sea Level. That may not seem like a big deal but if your local elevation above sea level is 1,000 feet then you may need a 1/2 to a full club more when playing at Sea Level.

    My friends over 60 are hard-pressed to hit their driver further than 220 yards so if you are still able to hit it out there 250 you will have an advantage in your flights.

    Rick Kimbrell

    Mark, if we get a lot of rain (as in previous years), you will probably welcome the short yardages. Myrtle Beach (Low Country) courses do not get a lot of roll when they are wet. If you hit the ball a long way with a lot of carry, you will have an advantage. If you are a low ball hitter and normally get a lot of run out…you will be surprised how little run out you may get on some of these courses.

    chuck cole

    As far as I’m concerned, no course can be too short !!

    Scott Porter

    That is why we have a bag full of different clubs, to play what each situation brings.

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