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In this video, Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. demonstrates a simple method of gaining the feel of proper body rotation in the golf swing.
When you tee it up at True Blue Golf Club, you’re treated to five great par threes. You visit the 3rd and 7th holes first. Each of these has a crazy green complex that can feed your ball toward the hole. The 11th sports a large green with a tier right in the middle of it. The 14th has the most unique bunkering on the entire golf course. Today, our focus shifts to the final par three at True Blue, the 16th hole.
The masterpieces of “The Maverick” continue to rake in the national accolades, as the late Mike Strantz’s perennial award-winning designs at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club have now earned lofty spots in Golfweek’s Best 2021: Top 200 Resort Golf Courses in the U.S. rankings.
Mike Strantz designs can offer compelling examples of visual deception at any given turn, as you’ll see right away when you step to the tee of the 15th hole at True Blue Golf Club. This par five looks like a tough driving hole, but in reality you have some room to miss. Waste bunkers protect both the right and left sides of the fairway. Tee shots up the left side will leave the best angle for a layup, and give the longer hitters a chance to go for it.
In this video tip, Mike Rugg from the Steve Dresser Golf Academy located at True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. explains why it is so important to have a proper takeaway, and how to achieve it.
Mike Strantz is known for making some holes that are “easy” for most golfers. The short 9th at Caledonia is the first hole that jumps to mind. However, Strantz also makes some holes that are absolute brutes, including the 12th at True Blue, nicknamed the “shed hole.”
While most of Mike Strantz’s designs have some of the toughest holes in golf, he offers up his fair share of birdie chances, too. At True Blue you have the tough stretch of holes from Nos. 2 through 4, but you’re given a good chance to attack on 5 and 6. Another hole that many golfers take advantage of is the par-4 13th.
When asked by Golf Club Atlas in 2000 who inspired his work the most, Mike Strantz didn’t hesitate to reference the aforementioned Scottish golf course architect whose course designs span the globe through four continents. And MacKenzie’s thoughts above serve as no better descriptor than it does with one of Strantz’s Lowcountry holes: the short, par-four 8th at True Blue Golf Club.
Known as the “Maverick of Golf Course Architecture,” Mike Strantz is known for his wild golf hole designs. The par-three 3rd hole at True Blue and the short par-three 9th at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are just a few that come to mind. One of the tamer Strantz masterpieces is the par-three 11th at True Blue.
Mike Rugg of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. has raided his clothing closet to produce a simple training aid that can help cure your slice. Check it out!