The 17th at Sawgrass is one of golf’s most memorable holes, which is why our friends at Rudding Park built a replica of it.

So I went up there to take on YouTube star James Robinson. How did this 14-handicapper get on against a PGA professional? Watch the video to find out…

About Beat the Pro

Throughout the year, a member of the NCG team will take on a professional golfer in a series of challenges. If you want to see us take on a particular challenge, let us know in the comments below.

Who is James Robinson?

James Robinson is a PGA professional based at Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. You can find out more information on his website or head over to his YouTube channel.

More on the 17th at Sawgrass

One of golf’s most iconic holes, NCG’s Steve Carroll and Joe Hughes actually did go to play the 17th at Sawgrass You can read all about that here. They played the rest of the course, too, and you can find that here.

In the meantime, you can watch the fascinating story behind the 17th at Sawgrass, or read our interview with the man who was in charge of the rebuild, Verne Kelly. Warning: there are snakes involved…