Pro-Am at Torrey Pines

Yesterday brought me a unique opportunity to caddy at the Sycuan Pro-Am at Torrey Pines.  The golf course is in fantastic condition and will be a challenge for the PGA tour professionals this week.

I played the North Course 2 years ago on the Monday following the tournament and it was one of the most challenging courses I have ever played.  The South Course this week will be a true test.  Rough is pushing three inches and I’m sure by the weekend it will be even higher.

The greens were the true challenge, I have never seen greens this firm and fast.  On multiple occasions our players hit uphill putts that came back to them and wouldn’t stop neat the hole.  Pin positions will dictate the tournament and players who can keep the ball in the fairway and make a few putts will have a chance to win.

20140120_130610Torrey Pines South Course – #3

Our professional, Chesson Hadley, was a nice young man and a great player.  It was his first time on the course.  Chesson won the 2013 web.com Tour Championship and should have a very good career on the tour.  http://www.chessonhadley.com

Great day out on the course and gave me a unique and up close view of a great golf course.

 

 

About Coach Matt

Class "A" PGA golf professional and GM of the Del Mar Golf Center, a Top 50 Practice Facility. My goals are to educate myself as much as possible about the game of golf and share that information. I hope to help golfers practice more effectively, transfer those skills to the golf course and enjoy the game of golf.

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Out on the course and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Matt

    What a great opportunity! Was it tough being a caddy in a PRO AM? How was the focus of everyone?

    Cheers
    Jim

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