Ryder Cup: Water, water everywhere – a hacker’s guide to Le Golf National | Gerard Meagher

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To the unseasoned and forgetful grubber water hazards are everywhere at the course known as L’Albatros, and even a decent drive can end up in no man’s land

To begin with, a disclaimer: I’m awful at remembering golf courses. It has become an annual tradition for my dad and I to pick one, often wherever the Open will be held that July, hack our way around and then watch the professionals expose our limitations a few months later. I need to watch with him because, if not, they may as well be playing on the moon.

I won’t have a clue what happened on the 8th green, I won’t remember killing snakes in the rough on the 15th and to my mind there was no shot “sure to bring you out again”. I had, erm, forgotten that when pitching this and some holes at Le Golf National – this year’s course of Ryder Cup choice – blend into one demoralising double bogey. That said, here’s a hazy guide to what you probably won’t see this weekend.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/27/ryder-cup-hackers-guide-le-golf-national under the title “Ryder Cup: Water, water everywhere – a hacker’s guide to Le Golf National | Gerard Meagher”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.