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Old 10-14-2015, 09:44 AM
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[sorry if I missed this upstream--you can't search for "hole 17," just "hole"]

How (objectively/physically) hard is hole 17? It looks easy enough on paper to this noob. What's tricky about it besides the high-stakes choke factor?
It's not that hard of a throw really. I think this hole is all mental - the wind, the water, the bales, the 5 minute walk you just had from 16 to think about it, the potential blow-up to ruin your round .... The key is to commit to your shot that you practiced. I'm 50/50 on first throws the last 2 years, and 100% on second throws. I throw the stable putter RHBH anhyzer to the fat part of the green.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:24 AM
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This is why the hole is hard. That's all you can see of the green from the tee. And you have to land a disc there. Really hard to gauge how much room you have to work with since you just see a tiny sliver of grass that you need to land on. Add wind and the added pressure of making the shot and it's not the easiest hole. Yes, there is a generous bailout area to the right - but it's a blind shot with a big tree guarding it if you go too far right.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:30 AM
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Also where is Hatchetharry's vidoes? I know he had to turn in his memory card at end of round but then what happens to it? He was the only one filming the lead card on Thursday.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:40 AM
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Also where is Hatchetharry's vidoes? I know he had to turn in his memory card at end of round but then what happens to it? He was the only one filming the lead card on Thursday.
I appreciate those guys getting out there to collect awesome video footage. Maybe they're trying to make up for lost time at their day jobs and can't get to the editing, that would be totally understandable.

If their work is only delayed because of the event media rules.... this is the future of disc golf coverage!! Grow the sport!!
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:50 AM
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thanks for the question and explanations about 17. I was wondering the same thing.

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Old 10-14-2015, 11:24 AM
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I appreciate those guys getting out there to collect awesome video footage. Maybe they're trying to make up for lost time at their day jobs and can't get to the editing, that would be totally understandable.

If their work is only delayed because of the event media rules.... this is the future of disc golf coverage!! Grow the sport!!
From my understanding and talking to Jerry (Hatchetharry) that day, he gave Spin his memory card at end of each day and they edited it. I could be wrong since it was his first day filming.-
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:35 AM
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Should be out in 7 days from event so maybe next week
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:32 PM
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ha, yep, that looks intimidating!
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:11 PM
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One draft of the Caddy Book had the hazards on Hole 1. The hazards were not installed for the event and were not in the final version: 2015 USDGC Caddy Book.
Thanks for clarifying! I see that I was looking at the 9/14 "draft". I was hoping that there would be some way to make this hole a bit harder as the bogey % has been typically very low. On the other hand, I'm sure the players appreciate that their starting hole doesn't have to be a nail-biter like most of the others!
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:13 PM
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What doesn't come through too clearly in that photo is the netting. Above that first branch over the gap there is netting to prevent any thought of trying to punch out an overhand shot or even a spike hyzer type deal. So not only do you have that look from the tee, but you have to land on that seeming sliver of a green throwing a shot that has to come out of the tee relatively flat. It's a lot harder to dial in precise distance when you can't spike the shot in some way.
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