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Old 08-10-2011, 06:28 PM
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Approach shots are too easy

It may just be me, but I feel most holes on DG courses do not have challenging approach shots. If you have a half way decent drive the approach shot is almost always a gimmie.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:33 PM
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:34 PM
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It may just be me, but I feel most holes on DG courses do not have challenging approach shots. If you have a half way decent drive the approach shot is almost always a gimmie.

Not where I live. The wind will jack with any shot.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:36 PM
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it's all about the driving/putting
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:44 PM
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It may just be me, but I feel most holes on DG courses do not have challenging approach shots. If you have a half way decent drive the approach shot is almost always a gimmie.
I would agree on open courses, but the course we play at lunch time has a lot of trees around the baskets and really close. I'm not talking skinny little trees, with a few leaves. They're big bushy pine trees, and if you land behind one on your drive, it can be interesting trying to get close to the basket around them. Drive placement becomes crucial at that point, or you find yourself turning what should be an easy 2, into a 4 or more. It's even worse if there's wind, because you inherently have to expose one side of the disc to it when trying to throw around a tree like that.

Most times we'll just throw a scooby underneath if we're close enough.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:50 PM
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it's all about the driving/putting

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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What % of the holes you play have challenging approach shots? I play mostly in Florida and most of the courses have very few holes that require much of an approach shot.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:53 PM
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It's very course dependant. I play in NJ/PA and I can think of several courses that if you don't place your drive correctly each time, you'll be lucky to see the basket, let alone make an approach shot. These courses have many 400-600 ft par 4s in the woods.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:59 PM
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It didn't always used to be this way. Discs go a lot farther than they used to. This is the same arguement in the PGA tour. players hit a lot farther and it shortens up even these championship length courses. Parks where our courses are in are mostly limited, so we have put holes in where they will fit. There are a lot of courses on ball courses, and really long courses in some places that are par 4s, and 5s. These are trully challenges and you need every shot in your arsenal to get around par. Maybe it's time to lengthen pin positions or add more tees to those short courses you are playing. A par 4 hole should have an approach shot maybe 50 to 75% the length of your drive to make it a challenge to get it close to the basket for a gimmie. Otherwise, we're all playing par 3s. Executive pitch and putt courses.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:12 PM
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