I've been looking at a lot of USDGC footage recently.
Hole #5 for those who don't know is a 1000' long hole, essentially shaped like a seven.
My question is this. In a situation where a player is well up the fairway and facing a choice between going straight (avoiding the water hazard to play "around the corner") or going to the left, across the water to the pin (and "cutting the corner") what is the correct point of reference for proper foot placement behind the disc or mini?
A player going "straight" typically plants (or rarely, stands) as if the basket were straight ahead (which it isn't, its off across the water on the left). This is OK, I assume?
Anyone shed some light on this?