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Colac

It is ten years since Craig Spence won the Australian Masters.  His home course was Colac, and it was a delight to play on that course a few days ago.  No doubt there have been some adjustments on the course over the last ten years, and they have recently redesigned the 14th green and surrounds.  There is still a little way to go with this change, but it looks promising.  With water on the right, and a bunker guarding the left side of the green it will raise the stakes on the approach to the hole.

Unseasonal November weather had seen 30 mm of rain overnight, but the course coped well. It was a delight to play on the lush and well maintained fairways, and to putt on quick greens. Rain meant that the greens were holding well, and that may have made my day a little easier.

Colac GC 18th and 9th greens

Colac GC 18th and 9th greens

There are eight holes that dogleg left. On a number of occasions drives are played over a rise and it is not possible to see where a good drive will finish.  With those two factors in mind the 1st,2nd, 5th,6th, and 17th  are holes that require good placement off the tee to score well. Of the four par 3’s on the course the 3rd is perhaps my favourite, as the green is guarded by trees right and left of the narrow fairway.

Having played well for 15 holes a good score was on the cards, it was there that the game could have fallen in a hole.  It seems that the mental side of the game needs to be worked on almost as much as the technical side. Fortunately things got back on track with little damage. Thinking about the score rather than the shot being played is not a good way to go.

Thanks to the staff at Colac for a well prepared course, and an enjoyable round of golf.