Copperhead Course re-opens after renovations
Geoff Shackelford, Matt Ginella, and Gary Williams discuss the changes made to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Rymer breaks down Copperhead's back nine
Charlie Rymer breaks down a portion of the back 9 on the Copperhead Course and explains what he believes is the best strategy to be successful. Watch Morning Drive every day.
Tough stretch: Rating the hardest 3-hole stretch
Matt Ginella discusses the courses with the toughest 3 hole stretches on tour. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Going the Distance: Par-4 16th at Innisbrook
Golf Channel’s Tripp Isenhour tells you why ‘Going the Distance’ is important on the 16th hole at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course, site of the 2014 Valspar Championship. Get more distance at golfchannel.com/getlong
The Snake Pit: Previewing Innisbrook's closing holes
Damon Hack, Gary Williams, Peter Jacobsen and Mark Rolfing discuss the Snake Pit - holes 16, 17 and 18 on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.PGA tour heads to the snake pit, the Valspar champion. Good field this week. Matt Kucher's playing, Luke Donnell's playing, George Speak who performed so well last year's playing. They all gotta go through this snake pit. 16, 17 and 18 as Kevin Strielman did last year so well. You like the snake pit GW? You, you're chuckling. I, I like the golf course very much. I remember going there as a kid with my dad. And having grown up and, and spent a lot of time in the Carolinas, it reminds me uh,of the Sandhills of North Carolina. There is some elevation change. It, it it, very different from where there, where you guys were Peter and Mark, and where they're going to. This a different part of the state of Florida over on, you know, in that Tampa, St . Pete area. Yes, they're very demanding holes. Mark, starting with 64, the T-shot here, one of the hardest on the PGA tour . I'm gonna let Peter Jacobsen talk about this one. Your very familiar with that water on the right. Ya. Yep. I've hit in the water. I've hit it up against those trees on the right. I've also hit it up against the cart path on the left. This is just a very difficult hole, but it's fair. And I think that's the one word I would use to describe the entire golf course , is it's fair. There's no tricks. You just have to put the ball in the fairway, put in on the green, and make your putt. Does this, does this tournament need a different date? I mean, this is a tremendous golf course . A lot of people said, as you said earlier show, in the show, Gary, Top 5 for a lot of people. If this had a better date, maybe you get even a better feel. I, I think the date, I'm okay with the date. I think it's important that the Florida swing have continuity that it has. I also think they do benefit from players who feel like they, they're in pretty good form. Some of these younger players who may not have been in the field at the World Golf Championship . As we move on to the 18th, Mark the thing about this hole is that the constant uphill grind. This is a
Breaking down the Snake Pit
Kelly Tilghman Mark Rolfing and Notah Begay break down the snake pit, the 16-18 holes at the copperhead course at Innisbrook. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.and you know, if I think of a navigator, I think of Jim Furyk for example, he navigates his boy around the golf course . -I think the overall weight and difficulty, I think the 16th is much harder than some of the holes that you would look to and say the Bear Trap, especially how easy to play this year. But then the 18th hole isn't necessarily as tough if you can at the fairway 'cause it's very short, players will have a short iron in their hands but overall, from top to bottom, it is a very challenging three-hole stretch. -It's the new norm on the PGA Tour , challenging three-hole stretches finish a golf tournament. Notah, Mark, thank you very much. Morning Drive comes your way seven days a week,