Hole Five - 495/433 yards (Par 5)
Another par 5 with a birdie opportunity. Avoid the pine tree in the centre of the fairway with your drive by aiming slightly to the left of the tree.
If you are laying up you need to get over the slight dip to leave yourself on the flat area 80 yards short of the green.
This will leave a shot to a green in a slight hollow and protected by two bunkers. Reachable in two for the big hitters, especially in the summer!
To borrow a phrase from horseracing, Rory "won at a canter" at the Dubai Desert Classic on the weekend. When he's in this kind of form you just can't see anyone challenging him; it's fantastic to watch. Seeing the world number one in full flow is also a great opportunity for us to sit back in the armchair and learn a thing or two…
Aside from his ability to hit huge drives and laser-like iron shots, there are many other aspects of Rory's game to admire. He's actually ranked tied third for scrambling on the European Tour and when you combine that with his awesome driving, it's no wonder it all adds up to a pretty healthy stroke average of 67.
Before the season really gets underway, spend some time on your short game. Rory could be forgiven for neglecting this aspect of his game given he's constantly booming drives straight down the middle of the fairway leaving a wedge in his hands, but clearly he doesn't. So, put some balls down in tricky positions and work hard on getting up and down. It's amazing how much confidence it can give the rest of your game if you know you're going to be able to get up and down nine times out of ten.
Click here to visit our instruction section for more tops tips and come and see us if you want to spend some time on your short game. We're here to help.
As we told you last week, the new Titleist 915 metal family is now in stock with demos available! We also have the new 2015 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls both in stock. We have a special offer running, whilst stocks last, on these new balls:
Purchase a dozen and receive 2 extra balls for FREE - that's 14 for the price of 12
Also, with every dozen Titleist balls purchased you will be entered into our free bag draw.
I have been asked to inform you all of a fantastic bit of memorabilia that has been donated to a partner company who are having a charity evening to raise money for The Garden House Hospice, Letchworth which covers Stevenage and North Herts. The date is 14th March at The Wymondley Barns.
The memorabilia is a signed flag from the 2010 Ryder Cup signed by Colin Montgomerie and his winning team at Celtic Manor. It comes with an authenticity certificate and it is being auctioned and if anyone would like to make a bid please let me know here and I will put you in touch with the organiser of the fantastic event.