About the Volunteers of America Classic
Hole #17 at the Old America Golf Club is a reachable par-5 for players but, if the wind is in to the players, laying up to about 60 yards short of the green to allow for an easy pitch and setup for birdie is the safer approach.
Volunteers of America Classic Opportunity
Water flanks the entire left side of this hole but the bunkers are what players will look to avoid off the tee and around the green. Care must be taken to avoid the set of two bunkers in the center of the fairway, and a large, deep bunker that guards the front left of the green. This hole ranked as the easiest on the course in 2018, and so presents a good scoring opportunity.
Volunteers of America Classic Insight
Aon Insight – following a good drive, players should feel comfortable going for the green along as there is no head wind that day. Barring a severe miss-hit, the worst likely scenario is a difficult up-and-down for birdie. Players who hit the fairway off the tee and reached the green in regulation or better made birdie 39% of the time.
Volunteers of America Classic Advantage
The average score for those who went for the green in two was .58 shots better than those who laid up – 4.13 vs. 4.71, and the only two eagles were recorded by players who reached in two.