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Old 08-07-2014, 02:50 PM
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I thought I would wait till I got hurt to post this thread and today is the day.
do the majority of course have teepads level with ground or above? my local course has teepads above grade, and I hate it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:57 PM
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Level with the ground here since they are rubber mats as opposed to concrete. How much above ground are you talking? A little but due to erosion or to make the teepad level, or jacked up on purpose?
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:03 PM
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4 inches above ground, when they poured them last year they didn't dig out for the forms. they just put forms on ground and poured away.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:03 PM
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Sometimes it's unavoidable on slopes. Either throw a couple feet further back on the pad, more compact footwork, or learn to stay balanced on the finish and it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:11 PM
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The ones I have played on, some are above ground, some level with the ground and some above the ground with mulch around them. I have played on some that have a 2-3 foot drop off in front of them. Those are the ones I don't like.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:25 PM
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State of the art tee pads have a concrete area level with, and in front of, the tee line to allow for safer supporting point contact outside the teeing area after the moment the disc is released.

Like these that were just installed at Kenwood Trails, one of the 2014 AM Worlds courses.

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:34 PM
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looks good steve. good job on that course.
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call the courses park and rec office and inform them of your injury. Ask them to put some fill dirt and seed around the tees to level them out and prevent repeat occurances. They'll do it. It's pretty common practice for Park & Rec at other park amenities .
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State of the art tee pads
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sorry but concrete are not good pads. eventually people will figure out the turf teepads are better performance wise and cheaper to install. Not really sure how long they last tho, but a local course has had them for some years with lil to no wear showing.

plus wet painted concrete can be dangerous.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:08 PM
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Stained, not painted.
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