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Old 04-27-2011, 01:29 AM
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Default Deuce or die par 3's or play for par, par 3's?

Which do you prefer in a course? Holes that you are expected to bogey or holes that you are expected to bogey, particularly standard par 3 length holes? And by the latter I mean, holes with a tee shot so messed up that you basically have to nail a completely perfect line to get anywhere up the fairway or else you have to keep babying a putter up the fairway.

Pics of holes for example:

Deuce or Die:


Playing for Par:


So do you prefer short holes that pressure you to get the birdie or par?
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:36 AM
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I definitely prefer the short holes. Reason 1 is egocentric. When I succeed, I want to believe I did BETTER than I was supposed to. It's like, "Oh, you got par. Have a cookie!" I also like short finesse holes that test my skill more than my arm strength and force me to try something crazy like a grenade.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:42 AM
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my vote is for number 2.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:45 AM
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I like a good mix of all options.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:56 AM
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Which do you prefer in a course? Holes that you are expected to bogey or holes that you are expected to bogey, particularly standard par 3 length holes? And by the latter I mean, holes with a tee shot so messed up that you basically have to nail a completely perfect line to get anywhere up the fairway or else you have to keep babying a putter up the fairway.

So do you prefer short holes that pressure you to get the birdie or par?
is the first one supposed to say birdie? That is about the only way it makes sense.

For me, it comes down to the fact that you said short holes. I like for short holes (holes that the overall distance would be a putter or mid for me) to be deuce or die. I don't like the idea of having to lay up on a 250' hole that I should be able to reach with my aviar. Overall though, I like a mix of options.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:12 AM
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Either option is good by me. Its the tweener Par 3's that I can't stand.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:41 AM
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I like a variety. I go to a 36 hole course that is in 9 hole color named segments, the blue is short so I always start there to get my arm loose, after that I don't want to see it again until I have played all the others. I think courses need more anny holes too.

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:35 AM
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Variety. A couple of holes that you feel you should birdie---and if you fail, you've lost a stroke on the competition. But only a couple.

A few holes where you can birdie 25-30% of the time, and a few where you're relieved to hang on to par.

The crime is holes where even a good drive usually leaves you witih a 3.....but a bad drive is easily recovered from, resulting in a 3. Ugh.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 AM
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Variety. A couple of holes that you feel you should birdie---and if you fail, you've lost a stroke on the competition. But only a couple.

A few holes where you can birdie 25-30% of the time, and a few where you're relieved to hang on to par.

The crime is holes where even a good drive usually leaves you witih a 3.....but a bad drive is easily recovered from, resulting in a 3. Ugh.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:25 AM
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I like both. I also like par 4's and 5's. Oh wait. Everything's a 3...
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