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Old 01-05-2010, 06:25 PM
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Question Best Way to Mark O.B.

Our local club is holding a tournament soon at a 9 hole course that is normally very wide open. We'll be installing 9 temp holes and the plan is to introduce a lot of O.B. to the new and existing holes to make the layout more interesting and challenging.

I volunteered to head up the effort to mark the boundaries for the course without having done this before. Now that I've volunteered I'm wondering how to go about it.

My question is what is the best way to mark a lot of O.B.? What are the advantages of string over paint and vice versa? What tools are necessary for each method and approximate costs of each?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

p.s. Hole design advice is not really needed as the design for the holes is already done.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:30 PM
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string offers better definition but is a little more work. as long as you can come up with something to use for pegs without buying it, string will definitely be cheaper. it also doesn't wash away if it rains.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:33 PM
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String is definately easier...and the paint will be gone before you know it.

I'm wondering if you would need to string the whole course? That seems a bit annoying, you might want to consider just using some cones and coming up with mandos rather than setting boundaries everywhere...
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:34 PM
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String like biscoe says is the best. I have rolled my share of it and it leaves out any dispute there might be.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:43 PM
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Try to avoid long runs of string because sections can easily break during practice and play. Make sure to have anchor points/knots no more than maybe 10-15 feet apart along a run.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:47 PM
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Ya I guess I didn hit on that. My bud had stakes put it every 20 feet and when I set out the string I just wrapped around the stakes. It lasted all day for a good size touney
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:49 PM
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string offers better definition but is a little more work. as long as you can come up with something to use for pegs without buying it, string will definitely be cheaper. it also doesn't wash away if it rains.
That was my feeling too. I like the idea of using string but I'm not sure of a good way to stake it down .

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I'm wondering if you would need to string the whole course? That seems a bit annoying. . .
It's an option that I would like to avoid. However, many of the boundaries are defined by a gravel walking path that winds around the course and the edges where the path meets the grass are poorly defined.

Is there an easy way to determine O.B. through the wording of the tourney rules in order to avoid stringing up hundreds of yards of O.B.?
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:52 PM
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Try to avoid long runs of string because sections can easily break during practice and play. Make sure to have anchor points/knots no more than maybe 10-15 feet apart along a run.
Good advice. Thanks, Chuck.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:11 PM
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i have used tiny metal garden stakes before. typically like 10 bucks for 50-100 depending upon where you buy them
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If you put stakes marking the line without string, just make sure every group has a tape measure or spool of string they can pull between the stakes if there's a close call to make. That's how they do it in ball golf and it worked for Pro Worlds in 2007 where every player got a 10m tape in their player pack.
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