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grodney 01-28-2013 01:04 PM

Look at this Great Par 3
 
Just look at it.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...pscca8be48.jpg

Elevation drop is, what, 10 feet maybe? The trees (light green) are, what, 30-40 feet tall?

For a righty, going straight at it means you risk hyzering out, or, brushing the trees on the right. Either way, splash. So you maybe want to throw a little anhyzer, but too much and you're hitting the trees, or missing far right. Too little and you never get back over land.

Lefties a little easier? Maybe, but if you're going for the pin, you're over water the whole way. You pick how close you want to cut it.

Either way, you are welcome to bail out right of the basket and take your easy 3.

This shot is so much fun.

grodney 01-28-2013 01:07 PM

Here's the bird's eye view from behind the tee. That park bench isn't always there. I don't think.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps1e3c3188.jpg

Cgkdisc 01-28-2013 01:14 PM

Similar to some holes along the shoreline of Lake Olmstead in Augusta or #12 B-pin on Steady Ed but a bit longer.

WhiteyBear 01-28-2013 01:17 PM

Looks like a PRO par 3, a casual par 4

grodney 01-28-2013 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cgkdisc (Post 1814605)
Similar to some holes along the shoreline of Lake Olmstead in Augusta or #12 B-pin on Steady Ed but a bit longer.

Yes, I really must road-trip down there sometime soon. Olmstead (and the IDGC) didn't even exist last time I was in Augusta.

grodney 01-28-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteyBear (Post 1814610)
Looks like a PRO par 3, a casual par 4

Only 305 to carry, and with the elevation drop, more like a 250-270 throw. But yeah, a lot of casuals aren't going to pin-hunting -- but I bet a lot are tempted to go over the water -- assuming they have discs to spare.

bradharris 01-28-2013 01:23 PM

From the OP I was going to comment that it sounds a lot like cutting the corner at Winthrop.

Then I saw the picture. I guess I was right...

GLong 01-28-2013 01:24 PM

a tough 3 for sure, i like some of these mixed in with a well-balanced course. what's wrong with playing uber-safe to the right of the tree and leaving yourself a 175' upshot? certainly not fun but manageable. what is the wind like on this course?

edit: after posting and re-reading, i first read the OP as more sarcastic. most people like to post about holes they dislike on here :p

grodney 01-28-2013 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by GLong (Post 1814627)
what's wrong with playing uber-safe to the right of the tree and leaving yourself a 175' upshot? certainly not fun but manageable. what is the wind like on this course?

Wind can be from any direction and at any level. And it certainly plays into shot selection and level of risk.

As for playing uber-safe around to the right -- if I don't feel like risking a lost disc, I'll definitely do that. And hate myself.

(No sarcasm in the OP -- this is a great hole for a *reasonably* wide skill range. Obviously a shorter tee would help extend it down the skill levels. And top-level players would find it routine as-is.)

Sadjo 01-28-2013 02:09 PM

CBF #12
 
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There's a very similar hole at Chattooga Belle Farm in Long Creek. My favorite hole of the course. It's #12, a par 4. Lot of eagles from pros and top advanced. Several will go for it and not make it. Interestingly enough, it actually plays easier for me to throw (from the long tee) to the corner. I get my 3 more often then playing to the water's edge then throwing over.

From the long tee to the basket in a straight line is 490'
From the long tee to the front edge of the water is 260'
From the long tee to the corner is 395'
From the short to the pin is 270
From the short to the corner is 230'
From the corner to the pin is 170'

The long tee is elevated at least 20' if not more above the elevation of the basket. It is a down hill throw.


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