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Old 08-10-2011, 07:15 PM
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Like others said it's really dependent on the course. Most I've played every hole is definitely deucable, but places like Moraine State Park and Portage Lakes are heads and shoulders above other courses in that respect. 500'+ true par 4's in the woods is where it's at.

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It didn't always used to be this way. Discs go a lot farther than they used to.
I hear this argument thrown around a lot, but Rocs and Aviars have been around for about as long as I have (Maybe longer?), and I don't understand why a pro in 1988 couldn't throw those discs up to 400' like a pro can these days. Am I missing something? Yeah, something like a Nuke will definitely go further and fly a lower line, but 400' with a lot of the classics that were around 20 years ago isn't that hard IMO.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:17 PM
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sounds like you can't/don't want to hit long putts
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:44 PM
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Switch to Super Class discs where you'll get lots of approach opportunities.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:53 PM
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not challenging?

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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.

You need to play more North Carolina golf.......
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:54 PM
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Switch to Super Class discs where you'll get lots of approach opportunities.
Or move out here, where some of the holes are >500' because we have no elevation change.

Hole 9 at Red Ridge is 575', and even with a good rip to 400', you're left throwing 175' to the basket. The wind ALWAYS blows at that course (usually at 15-20mph), so it has a huge pucker factor, and taking a 3 on it is always a rewarding experience.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:42 PM
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On a lot holes in dg your drive is your approach. So if you're having short easy approaches then your drive sucked. You want to stop boring approaches... Turn them in to putts.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:09 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.
Don't take this the wrong way... but please tell me you're basing this off of more than the two courses you have checked as "played" in your profile? If you've really only played two courses, this is just silly.

There's tons of courses out there that have challenging approach shots, you just have to find them.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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Don't take this the wrong way... but please tell me you're basing this off of more than the two courses you have checked as "played" in your profile? If you've really only played two courses, this is just silly.

There's tons of courses out there that have challenging approach shots, you just have to find them.
I've got over 50 courses, and the majority of the holes (I'd say at least 80%) that I've played are deucable. The majority of non-deuce holes come from a select few courses
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:27 PM
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On a lot holes in dg your drive is your approach. So if you're having short easy approaches then your drive sucked. You want to stop boring approaches... Turn them in to putts.
precisely
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:52 PM
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It's all about landing areas. On most holes, the par 3 mantra still lives and the landing area for a tee shot is the green. On these holes, any shot down the fairway should result in a relatively easy upshot. Some longer holes however are designed such that once you safely hit the landing area, you still have some sort of intricate approach shot required to reach the green. I think more and more courses are trying to introduce these kinds of holes.
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