The first at Stratford Oaks proves that it is not just the length alone that makes a golf hole. At 329 yards it might seem easy, however, the number of 6, 7 and 8′s recorded here in medals proves the opposite! The key to this hole is to keep the ball in play. As with so many holes at the Oaks the trouble is on the left so tee up on the left side and hit away from the woods. The second shot can prove very deceptive with a raised green. Make sure you are aware of how far up the green the pin is positioned. A high lofted shot or a low punched 3/4 swing shot are both options here. Remember the further back the stance the ball is positioned the lower it will go. If the pin is cut hard right, play the percentage shot to the middle of the green and hopefully you will be off to a solid start.