A par-3 worthy of National Championship

Grande Dunes No. 14
Bob Denney/PGA of America
Grande Dunes No. 14 will require a 200-yard carry over water and an expansive bunker guarding the front of the green.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, May 05, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.

Monday was media day for the 47th PGA Professional National Championship, to be held June 22-25 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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The PGA of America's Bob Denney got a chance to get out on the courses -- and snapped this awesome photo of one of the par threes that could present a "formidable" challenge next month. I'm not sure that's adequate to describe what golfers will see from the tee box.

Short is bad. Right is worse, way worse.






A field of 312 PGA Professionals representing 43 states and 41 PGA Sections will play in the largest all-professional championship in the country.

Myrtle Beach marks the ninth time that the Carolinas PGA Section has hosted the Championship. It will be the second visit by the Championship to South Carolina, and first since 2005.

Golf Channel will televise all four rounds live for the 18th consecutive year.