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Old 10-10-2012, 10:18 AM
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I've seen baskets place near large trees, or a cluster of small trees on one side, that produce a very similar effect without changing the basket itself.
I have as well.. and these are the greens that many call unfair.

I have a buddy that thinks that within 10m you should have a clear and unobstructed shot at basket - no limbs hanging in your face, no little trees in your way etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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i prefer putting with a tail wind on a downhill lie, can someone design a course where i get that every hole please, thanks...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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I have as well.. and these are the greens that many call unfair.

I have a buddy that thinks that within 10m you should have a clear and unobstructed shot at basket - no limbs hanging in your face, no little trees in your way etc.
I'm not a fan of any limb under 7' on a course, especially in a public park. However, I'm ok with as many tree trucks as you want in the putting circle.
I think it can be a little bit silly as it can punish a closer shot but as long as you know that off the tee box...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:16 AM
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I have as well.. and these are the greens that many call unfair.

I have a buddy that thinks that within 10m you should have a clear and unobstructed shot at basket - no limbs hanging in your face, no little trees in your way etc.
Winthrop.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:26 AM
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Winthrop.
Hole 15
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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Hole 15
Defeated.

But Winthrop DOES have more unobstructed greens than anywhere else around here I can think of. It's almost enough to invite Pete May up to build some artificial obstacles. At any rate, for the player who was described as thinking there should be nothing inside the 10-M circle, the course we're discussing pretty much qualifies.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:21 PM
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You can get some pretty funky putts there from within the circle, however.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 15, 16 and 18 all have greens where you don't have a clear 10 M circle.

Granted most courses have about 16 holes you can say this...

For the record, Steed Park in Richlands, NC has the most unobstructed greens I've ever seen.

Literally 17 of them have nothing (except OB) within 10 Meters of the basket.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=1741
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:53 PM
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Dave's might have only been 4-inches wide, as I think about it more. I remember having about a 15-footer, but it was dead on with the deflector. I missed it -- trying to sneak it in the side. I think an even thinner deflector might be more interesting. Maybe as skinny as a couple inches, thus allowing the player to try to finesse in a hyzer or anhyzer putt from distance. I don't know. One man's "out of the box" is another man's "hokey and stupid".
It was a 6" wide - I used a 1x6 decking board. I think it accomplished the appropriate challenge intended.

Where I tested it, it was not suited well......hence even more complaints than I anticipated.

Where it could work really well is on some shorter holes than would be ideal for the players competing. It would effectively cut the landing/putting zone by around 15-20% thereby encouraging/forcing appreciably better placement for a birdie.

Simple implementation - just hung it on the band:

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:09 AM
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dave, i could see that working on a open event where ther a couple of holes that are 200-250', too short for challenge. This would effectively close a small portion of the landing area to them.

But, i would prefer a rope island created. Make it close to one side of the basket and longer on another to "Force" people to use more accuracy to one side, or pay the consequence.

I think the way you accomplished the challenge is fairly gimmicky, and i would dislike it. thoroughly BUT the concept you are going for is GREAT and i think needs looked at for sure.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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i like the idea of the board in the basket forcing a little more thought into shot placement for the putt but man i would be PO'd if i had a sweet ace run ruined by that thing...
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