Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Hole 4
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Hole 4 - Arnold’s Pick, Par 5, 568 yards/519 metres

Tom Lehman: The first par five on the golf course and one where the long hitter definitely has a big advantage. You can take it way left and let it rip and hit it way down there leaving only an iron to the green for the longer guys. The green is kind of tucked back in behind the trees so you have to shape your second shot or take it up high and over. To me this is a definite birdie chance. As with most good holes, you need to pay attention to where the pin is which dictates where you need to put the ball if you miss it. If you are going to go for the green you can't just blast it up there and expect to chip and putt, you have to put it in the right spot.

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Hole 4 elevation

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The Course

Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Palmer Course: 7335 Yards / Par 72
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
418 413 170 568 440 478 430 173 461 3551
4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
584 415 182 428 213 446 555 424 537 3784
5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 37
*Distance shown in yards.
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