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Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club

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    What are Caddytips? Caddytips are downloadable Adobe PDF files that help a golfer learn how to play the course listed above by providing local knowledge to each shot on every hole.

    Caddytips are written guides that print on regular US letter size paper 8.5 x 11 inches and have cut lines that allow a golfer to create a quarter-page booklet 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Now the golfer has a convenient pocket-sized guide that will help them develop a course strategy and shoot better rounds.

    Caddytips are for golfers of all abilities whether you are a scratch golfer or a 30-handicap.

    What do Caddytips consist of? Caddytips contain important golf course information necessary for golfers to achieve the best results based on their skill level.

    Caddytips begin with the name of the specific course outlined and is followed by several General Tips. These Tips will help a golfer prepare better prior to their round. For instance, a course with several long par 3s would have a General Tip saying to practice your long irons prior to your round.

    Caddytips also include descriptions of each hole for the course listed above. Caddytips examines each hole, shot-by-shot and gives the golfer vital objective information.

    By arming golfers of all skill levels with critical information, they will be on their way to greater success. Click here for a free demo of Caddytips

    How do I download Caddytips? Caddytips offers an instant electronic delivery system once the checkout process has been complete. To download the Caddytips for the course listed above, please click the Download the Caddytips button. You will then be taken to a form that must be filled out in order to receive your Caddytips. After the form is completed, you will then be taken to a page that has your download information at the top.

    Click on this graphic or the course name and then you will be prompted to choose whether to open or save the document to your hard drive. Caddytips recommends saving the file to your hard drive so that you may create your own library of Caddytips.

    CaddyMaster Notes: Augusta National is hallowed ground; there is no other golf course like it in the United States and only Saint Andrews Old Course has more history and familiarity worldwide. We owe this national and worldwide treasure to the grandfather of golf in the United States, Booby Jones. Bobby Jones had a vision and a passion unlike any other other for the game of golf and it's rich tradition. Bobby sought to create a tournament unlike any other, a tournament for the best champions in the world, a tournament for The Masters. But first he needed a venue.

    General Tips to play Augusta National Golf Club

    Despite its length the recipe for success at Augusta National Golf Club starts and ends with accurate approach shots. With the greens and surrounding contours being the courses primary defense accurate approach shots are a must if one expects to score well here. Caddytips suggest practicing your mid to long iron approach game prior to playing Augusta National Golf Club. Take some shag balls to a hole with water on the approach. Practice on hitting approach shots to the other side of the green away from the water; this will help you learn to avoid hazardous results.

    Because the bulk of the greens at Augusta National Golf Club are either elevated or well protected short, the course forces players to hit shots that carry onto the putting surface. With fast firm greens, players that don’t impart much spin on the ball or that hit lower approach shots will struggle to keep the ball below the hole. If this sounds like your game then a strategy of laying up on some of the longer approaches (with the intent of leaving an uphill shot to follow) is a good strategy to consider.

    Words can’t explain some of the green complexes players are faced with at Augusta National Golf Club. With huge undulations, steep slopes and fast/firm surfaces players will be faced with some of the most difficult putts in the world at Augusta National Golf Club. In preparation for a round at Augusta National Golf Club a player will want to practice long lag putts as it can often be difficult to get the ball anywhere near the hole on one’s approach shot. A common phrase heard by members at Augusta National Golf Club is “Hit it high and let it die.”

    The wind at Augusta National Golf Club is extremely difficult to judge as it swirls amongst the trees that line each hole. By elevating tee boxes and greens Mackenzie assures that the wind will always come into play at Augusta National Golf Club. The 12th Hole is a perfect example; the wind will switch within seconds at this point of the golf course. The world’s best golfers have been fooled by its strength and direction and have it short in the water or long in the bunker. Caddytips recommends practicing some low boring shots that power thru the wind. Also, there is nothing wrong with aiming to the largest spot of the green when challenged by the Augusta National Golf Club winds.

    Here is a snippet from the Caddytips from Augusta National Golf Club:

    Hole 8
    Uphill – par 5 – 570 yds.

    Tee shot: This tee shot will play slightly uphill and tempts players to challenge the lone fairway bunker on the right if they intend to go for the green in two. Balls finishing on the right half of the fairway will have an ideal angle for the following shot.

    Second shot: To lay up players will target the right side of the fairway as this presents the best angle to approach the green from. An ideal layup will end on the right center portion of the fairway between 90 and 120 yds. from the green. If a player elects to go for the green in two the shot will play 2-3 clubs uphill as the green sits nearly 60 ft. above the fairway landing zone. The bailout for this shot will be to the right as steep mounds surround the back left portion of the putting surface.

    Approach shot: From 100 yds. out this shot will play slightly uphill and it is possible to run a shot onto the putting surface (especially from the right side of the fairway).

    Green: The front of the green runs from back to front and bowls towards the center with the left side falling right and the right side falling left. The back of the green is pitched from back to front and mainly left to right off the mounds that guard the green.



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