Ryder Cup Logo Ryder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Hole 17
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Hole 17 - Half Moon, Par 4, 424 yards/388 metres

Ian Woosnam: It has become a very demanding tee shot right to left since a new tee was put in 40 yards back The wind sometimes plays off the left. If the wind blows from the right it's an easier hole. If you bail out right hand side where there are three new trees you can face a very tricky second shot. The perfect place is to go down the left side of the fairway but it needs courage. The easier shot is to hit three wood or two iron off the tee but then that will leave a five iron into the green, and the longer the club the harder the shot. The more aggressive you get on this hole the easier it can be, although danger lurks. The green slopes severely from right to left towards the Liffey with a little mound just short of the green.

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Hole 17 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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