Plan of 3rd and 12th holes
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Beeches – Playing the hole
On the tee shot, everything conspires to send your ball to the right, so if you cant carry the 3 traps, stay as close to the wood as you dare off the tee!
The green has the remains of rigg-and-furrow running diagonally through it, so there are no simple putts. If the flag is set back-left, it is often best to ignore it with the second shot and take on the long approach putt from the middle of the green.
The 12th tee may sometimes be on the alternate platform above the 2nd green - this is a much easier line for the long-hitters to work with, but you do need to carry the hawthorn thickets in the valley.