Struggling for distance off the tee? Aim for the cart path.
Check out this video. Louis Oosthuizen hits a wayward tee shot off the first hole at Blackstone Golf Club in South Korea to start his second round at the Ballantine’s Championship.
Oosthuizen’s ball finds the cart path and travels another few hundred or so yards. As you can see at the very end, his ball was extremely lucky to stop where it did. It could very well have travelled another few hundred yards in the wrong direction.
Interestingly, Australia’s Brett Rumford hit an almost identical shot two years ago at the same event, on the same course on the same hole. Rumford didn’t get quite so lucky and also had a little bit of outside influence from the spectators.
Did someone say, “bad course design”?