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Old 09-28-2013, 12:21 AM
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What hole had your number today?

There are days where a hole just kicks your butt, be it at a course you've never visited before or one you've played a hundred times. This thread is for commiseration purposes. Plus, I always like to see the challenges that others face out on the course.

For me today it was City Park hole 7.



The basket is to the right of the big oak in the center of the picture, almost dead ahead. What makes this hole so difficult is the pin placement (very close to the oak's branches) and the OB (sidewalk running the right side). It's very hard to anny around the left of the tree in front of the tee hard enough to avoid the obstacles to the left without ending up OB. Flex shots are hard both for the low ceiling and for the branches waiting to engulf your disc if it flexes back too hard. Hyzering around the tree is tough unless you totally layup, mostly for the low ceiling. Today I let a good 10 shots rip on this without being truly satisfied with any of the outcomes; my best shots were annys with a Tangent that ended up just OB. It's a fun hole, but was frustrating the hell out of me today.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:27 AM
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#10 at Quail Ridge http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=108&mode=ci
First time I had played the course as I was on the way home from a business trip. I was playing conservative, hitting my windows true, and banged a couple longish putts. Was sitting at 24 after #9. Carded my only four here on #10. RHBH Opto River came out of my hand a wee bit late and I missed my intended gap across the deep gully to the right and hit a tree. Disc slid halfway back down into said gully. Upshot was blind and placed me on a bad line with a big old tree blocking any reasonable hope. Lay-up ten feet from pin was easy at least.

I did find two more birdies and finished at 50. I know I am capable of sub-50 on this course, but likely will not see it again anytime soon

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:11 AM
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I was physically abused by hole # 5 at Oak Meadow yesterday.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:21 AM
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#10 at Quail Ridge http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=108&mode=ci
First time I had played the course as I was on the way home from a business trip. I was playing conservative, hitting my windows true, and banged a couple longish putts. Was sitting at 24 after #9. Carded my only four here on #10. RHBH Opto River came out of my hand a wee bit late and I missed my intended gap across the deep gully to the right and hit a tree. Disc slid halfway back down into said gully. Upshot was blind and placed me on a bad line with a big old tree blocking any reasonable hope. Lay-up ten feet from pin was easy at least.

I did find two more birdies and finished at 50. I know I am capable of sub-50 on this course, but likely will not see it again anytime soon

That hole has a twin. Northwoods Park in Morton, IL #5. It's unbelievable how similar they are.

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:45 AM
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Hole 24 had my number
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:04 AM
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Hole #12 at Vicksburg Recreational Area. I missed the gap and totally deserved the double-bogey that marred my otherwise stellar round. Great hole, Larry Labond...
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That hole has a twin. Northwoods Park in Morton, IL #5. It's unbelievable how similar they are.

Hole #5 @ Northwoods can be seriously frustrating. No real way to get any type of putt on your second shot. Midrange layup, a forehand, and putt for me. One of my favorite courses to play overall though.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:50 PM
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Honestly for me, it's always the hole after the long wait. I played a tournament today. Spanking the card by 5 strokes, come into about a 15-20 min wait/back up and proceed to give away 5 strokes over the next 5 holes. 2nd round... Same situation, solid play winning the card... come into a 10 minute wait (lost disc I think) throw the worst shot on the hole I've thrown in my life, proceed to give away 7 strokes over the next 7 holes.... Unbelievable. I go from shooting golf that would've easily won the tournament to nightmare golf that should never happen... FML
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:55 PM
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For me today it was City Park hole 7.



The basket is to the right of the big oak in the center of the picture, almost dead ahead. What makes this hole so difficult is the pin placement (very close to the oak's branches) and the OB (sidewalk running the right side). It's very hard to anny around the left of the tree in front of the tee hard enough to avoid the obstacles to the left without ending up OB. Flex shots are hard both for the low ceiling and for the branches waiting to engulf your disc if it flexes back too hard. Hyzering around the tree is tough unless you totally layup, mostly for the low ceiling. Today I let a good 10 shots rip on this without being truly satisfied with any of the outcomes; my best shots were annys with a Tangent that ended up just OB. It's a fun hole, but was frustrating the hell out of me today.
Well, it got me again today at league. Shot a triple bogey on this sucker. Looks like I know what hole I'll be working on next time I go out.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:45 PM
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Not today, but yesterday while playing The Hunt at Deer Lakes near Pgh, hole 11 in the 2nd round bit me hard. Forget about the holes in the first round that I wish I could take back. I had a mediocre first round of a 69 on a par 66 from the white tees. As mentioned there were a few holes that I want back including the one where I put my drive 15-20 feet from the basket, and my putt was just an inch too low hitting the cage, falling to the ground and then rolling 60 feet down the slope into the woods with end result being a 4 when I should have had a 2. OK BAD break on that one.

However my 2nd round was going pretty well even with a double bogey on a par 3 already in the round. But I had 7 birds and hole 11 was the last hole of the round. All I needed to do was make a par 3 and I would be 3 under and probably finish in the top 3. No probelm as I parked it for a duece in the first round. The hole is a downhill wooded shot into a ravine with the basket about 50 feet up the other side, maybe 275 total. Before I tee, everyone is congratulating me on a great round even joking that I should just leave my bag at the tee and just carry my putter down the hill as we would be heading to HQ back up the hill. I tee up with the same disc I dueced it on taking the same line. I let her rip only to release my disc just a smidgen too soon and my disc goes right into the first tree not 30 feet from the tee and richochets left into the woods. Damn!! OK, maybe I can still par it if I have a line out of the woods. No such luck. Best I can do is throw a control shot through a small opening and get it back to the fairway. OK, I will get a 4 and still finish 2 down. I take my upshot and misjudge the distance and shoot past the basket by 30 feet. Double Damn!! I look at my putt and I have to putt back to the basket on a down hill slope. There is one tree in the way, but I can step off to the side and still get a clean look at the basket. I decide to go for it and get my 4, only to hit the chains off to the side and my disc falls to the ground about 20 feet past the pasket. Triple damn!!!! OK, sink this put and finish 1 down. It is now an uphill putt and I stare the basket down, take my shot only to have it bounce again off the chains and fall to the ground right next to the basket. I forget how many damns I have now but it was a triple bogey and I finished even and in 6th place where I could of, would of, should of finished in the top 3.

But I still had fun as it was a beautiful day and the group I played with was a fun bunch of guys.

Rick G

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