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Old 08-11-2011, 12:18 AM
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...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
I don't disagree at all. If you're complaining about boring approach shots, then either get close enough to putt (for the 80%), or play different courses. Challenging approaches are available.

I'm pretty lucky, I get to travel around to some place new every couple months because of my wife's job. I'm getting to play a lot of very different courses and I usually don't bother with a course if it isn't rated at least around 2.5. Plus, my "home" courses are Idlewild, Lincoln Ridge, and Mt. Airy, so maybe this skews my opinion a bit.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:42 AM
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People are generally throwing farther now, too. I started in the mid '80s and there were a few people cranking them out there, but not very many. The person throwing into the 400' range really stood out. Guy in Tri-Cities I played with shot 17th in the world in the mid '90s and was the only one in the area throwing that far. In contrast, I played w/ Martin a couple of days ago. He has played 2 years and got a good rip on a putter and put it that far. Resources like this site and advances in disc design have helped the sport advance by leaps and bounds.
As many here have said, look around, there are challenging courses out there. My home one in Tri-Cities wasn't, pretty std, but I didn't know that until got out and played more.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:49 AM
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Interesting approaches come from many things....but mostly shanked drives. Trees early on in the hole can give even short holes difficulty approach shots.

It might help if you quit thinking of them as "easy approach shots" and consider them "long putts."
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:51 AM
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Looks like you may need to road trip further north for more challenging courses. Looks like Orlando and Gainsville have some good ones. Check out reviews, ask around, pick a weekend and drag a couple of friends on a DG adventure. Worth it for a good course or 2(or 4 or 5). :-)
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:03 AM
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i know what hes saying tho, when u play everyday somethings the worst part or the everyday DG grind is laying it up for a par, but think this way, man i need to get my drives longer to drop it it for a bird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats how i think at least
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:05 AM
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You could also try throw rollers, forehands or backhands (Whichever you use least), left, pancake shots, thumbers and other random **** like that so you can diversify your skill set and get your mind more interested.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:23 AM
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If I lived in Florida, I would also think DG is boring.

Well, I would think many many things are boring.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:08 AM
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You could also try throw rollers, forehands or backhands (Whichever you use least), left, pancake shots, thumbers and other random **** like that so you can diversify your skill set and get your mind more interested.
this too!!!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:57 AM
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Sounds like somebody has not played a Stan McDaniel design. ;|

I personally love(hate) late trouble like sentinel trees around the basket for this reason.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:15 AM
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it's all about the driving/putting
It is true. Make that great drive and you could end up with a decent putt. Even if your drive is short or out off position, you are looking at a 150 foot approach which we should all be able to park with great frequency.
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