Tee To Green

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Summertime golf

Who’s going to win this bad boy today?

Who’s going to win this bad boy today?

We’re having a blast at the PGA Championship at Oak Hil Country Club.

We’re having a blast at the PGA Championship at Oak Hil Country Club.

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TPC Jasna Polana is a hidden gem in Princeton, NJ. Gary Player’s course maximizes the undulating layout with ample bunkering and curving fairways.

The famous church pews at Oakmont Country are fierce and encountered on multiple holes. The large set between the third and fourth fairways are covered in fescue. The mini pews on the fiftieth hole have close cut grass.

While I managed to stay out of these bunkers during my rounds at OCC, I found that missing right to avoid them was even more costly. Take ‘em to church!

golfdigestphoto:

"To get a perfect read on one of Phil’s putts, I stand over the ball as though I’m going to hit it. I get a great sense of the break not only with my eyes, but with my feet. When I look down at the ball, I can tell immediately whether it’s a fraction of an inch higher or lower than my feet."

- Jim “Bones” Mackay (Phil Mickelson’s caddie)

Photographs by Nathaniel Welch for Golf Digest

Phil the Thrill’s main man

When I think of fescue it conjures up images of classic links golf. I was pleasantly surprised to see the abundance of fescue at Oakmont Country Club… that is until I hit into it a few times. It is a great addition to the course’s rolling fairways and adds a lot of dimension when looking at a hole’s layout from the tee box.

What a way to enjoy Independence Day! Oakmont Country Club’s toughness was evident from the get go. With wide open views across the course you can see exactly where all the trouble lies.

What a way to enjoy Independence Day! Oakmont Country Club’s toughness was evident from the get go. With wide open views across the course you can see exactly where all the trouble lies.

Scenes from Laurel Valley

TGIF! I’m ready for a weekend playing golf at the Stanwich Club.