Golf School Final Exam
Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club
26 April 2006
Pat Walsh, PGA Professional and golf school instructor:
Final Exam Problem: Play the 18th hole. Par 5. 545 yards. Number one handicap hole on the course.
From the Imperial Lakewoods website: "Tips from the Golf Pro: Our signature hole. Best Par 5 in Florida. Avoid water left and OB right. Landing area for second shot is tight."
Burks on the tee (psyching himself up for
the final exam):
Panorama from the tee, looking down the fairway (right)
and towards the green (far left, just to the left of the tall trees):
Great drive, right down the middle:
Cormorants sunning themselves by the
lake (or are they saluting as Burks passed by?):
Hybrid 3-iron replacement second
shot to 135 yards out (look carefully at the first photo - you can see the ball
in the fairway, to the right of the red ball marking 100 yards from the green):
7-iron third shot onto the green:
View from the green back toward the
fairway (tee just behind flag):
First putt (uphill) hit the left edge of
the cup and lipped out:
Second putt found the bottom of the cup:
Final grade: Burks passes with a par 5!