Vol 16 July 2011

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Hole Highlight: No. 17

The par-three 17th hole has become one of the favorite holes for spectators and is regarded as Quail Hollow’s signature hole. The green is nearly an island, forcing the players to pick the correct club for a 200-yard carry to clear the water. They also must hit a fade shot making it easier for the ball to settle on a rather small green.

Not only is No. 17 consistently the second toughest hole on the course behind No. 18, it has also been one of the toughest par-three holes on the TOUR schedule. In 2010 it was ranked 4th with a 3.343 average. In fact, in nine years, an average of 35 tee shots per tournament found the water guarding the par-three.

The hole has also been the site of some spectacular shots. One of those occurred this year when Bill Haas’ tee shot landed on the green and the ball grazed the hole for a near-hole-in-one. Haas made the six-foot birdie putt coming back and pulled within one of the lead. Haas, would eventually finish two shots shy of the Lucas Glover-Jonathan Byrd playoff.

2011 Hole 17 Stats

  • Scoring Average: 3.238
  • Birdies: 51
  • Pars: 275
  • Bogeys: 122
  • Double Bogeys: 14
  • Triple Bogeys: 4
  • Rank: No.2 toughest on the course behind Hole 18