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Ballyowen Golf Club Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Ballyowen Golf Club, New Jersey

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Hole 8 at Ballyowen Golf Club is a 420-yard par 4 that plays slightly downhill from the championship tees. This hole has a slight dogleg right, so accuracy off the tee is key to set up your approach shot. The fairway width of 40 yards gives you plenty of room to work with, but be careful not to hit it too far left or right as there are three bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and 3% greenside bunkers waiting for shots that come in short. With an average drive distance of 217 yards, this should leave you with around 200 yards into the green.

The 17780 sq ft green slopes gently from back to front making club selection important when attacking this final shot. Depending on your ability level and weather conditions (expect windy days in summer) you may have anywhere between 120 – 140 yards into the green which makes choosing either a 7 iron or pitching wedge ideal for most players.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 420 yards

Handicap: 7

Green Area:

17780

Approx Fairway Width:

40

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

3

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips for Hole 8 at Ballyowen Golf Club:

1. Aim your tee shot slightly to the right of center in order to take advantage of the slight dogleg and avoid the bunkers on either side.

2. Be mindful that this hole plays downhill from championship tees, so you may need to adjust your club selection accordingly.

3. For an average drive distance of 217 yards, aim to leave yourself with around 200 yards into the green as there are greenside bunkers waiting for shots that come in short.

4. When attacking this final shot, be sure to select a club based on the slope and wind conditions (7 iron or pitching wedge is ideal).

5. Finally, practice visualization techniques before hitting your approach shot in order to visualize where you want it to land on the green!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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