English Turn Golf & Country Club - New Orleans, LA

English Turn Golf & Country Club hosted the Zurich Classic of New Orleans from 1989 until 2004.  in 2005 it moved to TPC Louisiana, but extensive damage to the from Hurricane Katrina forced the tournament back to English Turn in 2006 for one last hoorah before going back to the TPC in 2007.

The 15th hole is a par 5 with an island green.  It is reachable in 2 but requires an exceptionally good 2nd shot.  There is a fairway bunker about 250 yards from the green.  John Daly is the only golfer on record to hit the green in 2 from that fairway bunker.  After his initial success, he has since tried and failed to repeat the feat 9 times.

Naturally, I was not going to lay up on my visit.  I pulled out the 3 wood at about 230 out and into a stiff breeze. I ripped one right at it.  Unfortunately it began to draw and made a pretty big splash as it missed left.  Glory was not mine on that fine day in New Orleans.