Originally Posted by Stan McDaniel
Every now and then I have to revise the design of a hole or the location of a tee pad because I was unable to concieve how errant a throw that some beginners are capable of throwing. Not only were they capable of throwing an extremely errant shot, but they were doing it over and over and over again, not just a flash in the pan. Accurately forecasting the worst shot possible on some holes in the vicinity of streets or other safety concerns is a real challenge.
This is the A-#1 biggest problem I have when I talk to parks and recreation people. For some reason, a lot of them seem to think you can put holes right next to each other or right next to streets, pavilions, etc. and everybody will throw right down the fairway. I used to have this super-beefy Tachyon LF that I gave to park people to throw so we could watch it sail waaayyy off to the left and watch the lightbulb go on.