Cognizant Founders Cup About the Hole
The 12th hole at Upper Montclair Country Club is a dog leg right that forces players to make a decision at the tee box and with their second shot. This is the only hole on property without a bunker and the creek in front of the green will force players to either land on the green, or lay-up to a full wedge distance.
Cognizant Founders Cup Key Decision
Off the tee, players will need to decide whether to hit a driver shaping from left to right or lay up with a fairway wood on a more conservative line. Once in the fairway, players will have a chance to go for the green with their second shot. The green is guarded by the creek in the front and mounds behind the green, requiring a perfectly executed shot for a chance at eagle.
Cognizant Founders Cup Insight
While about one-third of the field is expected to reach the green in two, players that lay-up will need to be precise with their second shot. With the pin in the front, getting as close to the water as possible is the play for the field. When in the back, better scores are expected to come from the 85-90 yard range.