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Friday, July 24, 2009

2009 British Open

This year's British Open Championship will be played at Turnberry's Aisla course. The tournament's website opengolf.com is proud to state that the Aisla course at Turnberry is "currently ranked as Britain’s number one golf course by two leading golf publications, and is consistently rated within the world’s best. Mackenzie Ross, was commissioned to redesign the Ailsa and it re-opened as the spectacular links you can see today in 1951." The course is a par 70 that is played over an intimidating 7204 yards. Links golf is very different to the type of golf that we play here in America. Players who cannot control their ballflight will be at the mercy of the wind.

We at Foresite Sports have chosen our two favorite holes on the Aisla course, courtesy of the course layout that is found on the Open Championship's website.

We start with the par 4 third hole that is 489 yards.It is called “Blaw Wearie” which means "Out of Breath." Now that's the type of hole that would suffocate any average golfer's chance of making a par. The hole description on the Open Championship website warns that this hole "will be your fate on a blustery day, because the wind here usually blows dead against. 27 yards have been added to the 3rd hole since the 1994 Open Championship, making this the longest par-4 on the Ailsa Course. Two new fairway bunkers have been added at driving distance and one greenside bunker has been filled-in and tightly-mown."

The next feature hole is the 17th hole which is a 559 yard par 5. According to the website, the locals call it the "Lang Whang" because a “Good Whack” is called for here to give yourself a reasonable chance of making the green in three. Furthermore, a new back tee has been constructed on the 17th to accommodate the changes to the 16th, lengthening the hole by 61 yards. Lastly to top it off, new approach bunkers and a new greenside bunker add to the challenge of the second shot. This will be a crucial finishing hole that could possibly affect the result of the tournament as there could easily be a two shot swing here.

Tiger Woods is a favorite to win but there are numerous others who could take the title. Who knows, maybe someone will be lucky enough to ace one of the par 3s. Holes in one are our specialty so we would be elated if you told the tournament director at your golf club about us. We offer hole in one insurance as well as insurance for other sporting events. Feel free to visit holeinoneinsurance.com for more information on hole in one insurance and interactivepromotions.com for information on the insurance that we provide for other sporting events. Have a great day and make sure you watch the British Open at Turnberry.