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Old 02-24-2013, 08:33 PM
mhulkman mhulkman is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
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I just got approval to install 27 holes at my local park and since we will be throwing thru sagebrush foothills with no trees Im definately NOT going to be concerned about "no objects inside of 10m" rule. I have no choice but to make the greens as hard as possible but fair. There are plenty of 5-8ft tall sage to hide baskets. There is a dry wash and canyon so I will have a couple holes near a 5-10ft ledge, I will use the severe slope on some downhill throws to where if you go for it on your tee shot n miss you will most likely be putting back uphill from 60+ft or if you lay up to short and miss ur long birdie putt you will have a long par putt. There are two natural mounds on the course I intend to use. There is one large boulder Id like to put a basket on that has an uphill approach to it. Plus I have a few severe slope uphill shots with the basket 8-12ft behind a 6ft sage but because of the slope it plays like a small tree in front of the basket,so dont miss front right. Dont get me wrong, good shots on the correct side of the basket can still get u a look at birdie, but miss on the wrong side or get over aggresive on a downhill tee or approach shot and bogey comes into play. I do plan on using wood chips around the 2 or 3 baskets that will be on severe slopes to help with rollars. The wind will be a huge factor at times on this course but with no wind the only way to challenge drives is by taking away access and or agressiveness on certain sides or areas around the basket. Im going to give it my best effort to make a treeless course challenging. I happened to be at New Hogan reservoir in CA two wkends ago and they have 36 holes there. A club held a 36 hole tourney and the winner was -16. I would like to cut that # in half for a 36 hole event at my course.
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