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Old 03-04-2016, 06:16 PM
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Is having a super long first hole a bad thing?

I always hate starting on a long hole on a shotgun start because I am not warmed up for the big throw yet. On the other hand if the first hole is very long it will stagger out the groups playing the course from the very start.

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Old 03-04-2016, 06:26 PM
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I said yes it is okay, because it really doesn't bother me one way or the other. If you need to warm up for the big throw, find a field to warm up in.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:27 PM
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"Two off one" is the key with a long first hole.
I'm ok with it. Sometimes I prefer it as long holes usually require less placement than the shorter, more technical ones.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:33 PM
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"Two off one" is the key with a long first hole.
I'm ok with it. Sometimes I prefer it as long holes usually require less placement than the shorter, more technical ones.
What does that mean?
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:41 PM
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Two drives on the first tee, some people play casual rounds with that rule.
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Sort of an automatic Mulligan on the first drive. I've seen it in a couple of places.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:49 PM
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Mt Airy ho.1 469-489-540ft

One of my favorite and least favorite starting holes. If the arm is working good to start and I throw a good drive its fun. But if you throw a bad drive, you can get a 6 here real quick and ruin a round. That pic doesn't really do the uphill drive justice.

If you don't get a nice rip and land on top of the hill, you are left with this 2nd shot:

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I like a long first. At least something that makes you take a full pull on your driver of choice. You have to step up and calm those jitters. Good way to set the tone for the round if you make a nice clean pull.
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I always hate starting on a long hole on a shotgun start because I am not warmed up for the big throw yet.
I warm up before every round. Therefore I don't care how long the hole I start on is.
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Sort of an automatic Mulligan on the first drive. I've seen it in a couple of places.
We call it a "breakfast shot", but if you take the breakfast shot, you have to play that shot.

As for a long first hole, it doesn't bother me one way or the other. It is a plus when it spreads groups out a little right away.
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