Originally Posted by tallpaul
I can also say, as an old time object golf player; that object play often leads to hitting the object at the base; because this is the easiest way to hit the target; and allows the ground to help you. i.e. you can land a few feet away at the base and still skip into the target. Ground baskets are the same and take a large degree of skill away from the putting aspect.
this was pretty much what i was going to say. elevated baskets are also gimmicky, but still leaves it up to the player's skill. ground baskets such as thhe photo of trophy lakes do not look fun. maybe the first time it would be ok but would very much hope baskets stay raised