Today, we put a new hole under the microscope — a brilliant new Par 3 experience devised by artist Jamie Dean. Let’s take an overhead view:
Mythical Hole 4 puts you in a challenging spot. Starting directly behind a treeline, you’ll need to come up with some way to defeat the obstacles and arrive on the green.
A first temptation might be to bring The Seeker, a legendary wedge with Bag Tree Passing, letting you cut through the foliage without much thought. However, there’s a second obstacle in the straight-to-the-hole approach: it’s easy to fall off.
In our in-house tournaments, there were three camps:
- Play it safe but slow with Blacksmith.
- Seeker-drive through the trees for speed.
- Angle in from the right or left.
So what if you decide to go right?
Right is definitely the faster route, but much more dangerous. A line of columns and a second patch of trees interfere with a direct shot. Even worse, coming in at the wrong angle can lead you to bounce in an unintended direction.
If only there were some way to reduce the bounce of a club!
To make the best right-side shot, we found ourselves doing all kinds of things, from boosting drivers with spin for a better angle to trying to intentionally hit the trees behind the green and then chip in from there.
Going left is, of course, no picnic either. There are more safe places to land, but making it to the hole may require multiple strokes unless you’re taking the most daring of all Skyfury paths.
Before we go, here’s a look at a few of the new avatars you’ll see in the shop soon!
See you tomorrow.