Originally Posted by onemilemore
So let's say you have a hole with a field shot off the tee that leads to a steep hill, with the basket being at the top of the hill. There is a reasonable landing zone at the bottom of the hill. (I tried to diagram this, but the formatting wouldn't let me. But the shape of the hole is basically ___^ with the basket at the top of the point.) A good drive gets you to about the bottom of the hill, maybe a bit higher.
Do you use a range finder to go straight from tee to basket, or would this be measured like a dogleg hole, but vertical? Personally I would go with the dogleg type of measurement, but I am curious if others agree.
It would have to be a pretty steep hill (I'm sure there are some doozies) to make much of a difference between a straight line horizontal distance and straight line from bottom to top of hill distance. Perhaps that is not what you are referring to?