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Old 01-17-2013, 01:57 AM
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Tee sign layout

Alright, so I decided for no reason at all to learn to make tee signs tonight. I made up a sign for hole 1 at one of my favorite courses, and all is well. Then I went on to make one for hole 2 and I ran into a problem.

Hole 1 is just a basic straight forward par 3. Hole 2 is a tough dogleg par 4 requiring two accurate drives. There are more par 4 and par 5 holes like this on the course. So while hole 1 fits on the scorecard just fine, these other multi-fairway multi-shot holes will require more space to make everything appear as clear as it does in this first sign.

So what's the best way to handle this? Make hole 1 graphic smaller and deal with the background filler? Keep everything as is and deal with the reduced dimensions of the multi-shot holes? What would be the best compromise?

Here's the first sign I made:

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:41 AM
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Make hole two from a higher vantage point so to speak? Unless you want the uniform approach to it
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 AM
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I prefer to have everything to the same scale. If your tee signs are big enough to show the graphic for the longest hole, they will also show enough detail for the shortest hole, even if that short hole only takes up a little corner of the sign.

Or, if you want to use all the space on every sign, make all the graphics first, then inflate them after all the symbols are on. So, the short hole would have a larger tee pad symbol than the long hole. That conveys the scale, too. Not as well, I think.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:52 PM
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One course I played had two pictures on each sign.
The picture on the left side was a course map. With a red ring around the hole you were currently playing.
On the right side there was a picture of the hole. Scaled so it was easy to see and read everything.
It wasn't the same scale for every hole but that didn't matter since you could always get that info by looking at the map on the left.
Also made it easy to navigate on the course.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:42 AM
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That sign looks great, better than alot of the late 80's style DGA signs at alot of the courses by me...
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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Nice graphics. Maybe have an arrow to next tee box.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:35 PM
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I've never understood the picture of the hole on the tee sign...if you're standing near the tee, looking at the hole, why do you need a picture?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:39 PM
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I've never understood the picture of the hole on the tee sign...if you're standing near the tee, looking at the hole, why do you need a picture?
Really!? You've never played a hole that you can't see the pin? Or need to know where the landing areas are, or would ike to know where the OB is, or would like to know exactly how far away it is, or...?

You need to get out more..
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:40 PM
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:55 PM
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Martin...I am referring to the pic taken from the tee...showing you the same thing you are looking at as you stand there.
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