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Old 10-03-2019, 10:40 AM
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i love reading comments about the old timers reliving the glory days of what the course used to be
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:09 AM
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So Ken drops out after 17, I'm assuming injury/pain related. But he's beating Paul by 2 going into 18. Old Kenny with his bad back beat Paul in his prime. Debate is over, Ken is GOAT. Haha

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Old 10-03-2019, 11:23 AM
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I wondered about the thought process behind 2 mandos rather than just one.
Agreed, the 2 new holes just arent good imo. The oddly placed mandos on 3 and 4 are just gimmicky to me and take the course down a notch for sure.

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Old 10-03-2019, 11:52 AM
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I wondered about the thought process behind 2 mandos rather than just one.
Yeah, it does seem like overkill.
First set of mandos: "Ok, you gotta pipe the tunnel. No hacking the hole with a sneaky outside line."
Second set of mandos: "Uhh...you still gotta pipe the tunnel?"

The double-double doesn't really add much to the hole in terms of strategy. What it does do is cram extra complication (more mandos, extra drop zone) into a hole that's less than 300 feet long! More than one mando for every 75' of hole length, is that some kind of a record?

I wish they'd reversed the first set of double mandos, so you have to go outside (either side) off the tee, then navigate back into the tunnel to hit the 2nd set of mandos. (Maybe move the tee back to open up options for the 1st throw.) That would still be gimmicky, but at least it's a little unique and original, unlike EVERY OTHER TUNNEL HOLE IN THE WORLD. It would also add a LOT more decisions for the player to consider: left vs. right, try to reach the green on 1 throw or lay up in front of the 2nd set of mandos, which gaps to get out of and into the tunnel, etc.

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Old 10-03-2019, 11:52 AM
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Dunno if this is the best spot to discuss, but it’s USDGC relevant ...

Ricky’s Lyme Disease, that could’ve been anybody, just the bad luck it was him. How long before health insurance is part of contract deals? I think there had been talk before about McBeth either getting coverage or trying to get it provided. Obviously it’s good to have in the case of injury also, look at Jerm’s nerve pain in Europe.

It’s a double whammy, not being able to compete limits your income potential, but also having medical bills to cover if you’re either not insured or have minimal coverage. I’m wondering if him essentially withdrawing for the rest of the year is opening eyes for any of the other touring players.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:13 PM
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While I don't disagree, insurance is pretty useless if you (allegedly) don't use it as seems to be the case with Ricky.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:15 PM
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Agreed, the 2 new holes just arent good imo. The oddly placed mandos on 3 and 4 are just gimmicky to me and take the course down a notch for sure.
Watching players either putt up to a mando or putt through one is not really my cup of tea. Neither is the triple island hole.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:25 PM
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Just paid for the PPV, will be fun to see if they can make this work
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:27 PM
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Watching players either putt up to a mando or putt through one is not really my cup of tea. Neither is the triple island hole.
Agreed, watching the front 9 from SpinTV it looks like these holes were designed by Andrew Duvall, have to assume hes related to Harold Duvall. To me it seems like he likes to design more of a putt putt golf style of disc golf hole in that they are more gimmick then practical. If this is the direction that the USDGC is going to take going forward then this tournament will soon become less and less prestigious. Sexton said that the USDGC is better then worlds and I agree with him but if this trend continues then that will not be the case.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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Agreed, the 2 new holes just arent good imo. The oddly placed mandos on 3 and 4 are just gimmicky to me and take the course down a notch for sure.

After seeing the two new holes in the JOMEZ Big Sexy intro, I'm OK with #4. Maybe make only one double mando to force the tunnel shot, I'm seeing more tunnel shots through pine trees on courses I play, kind of nice to see the pros have to make the same shot.

I do think the mando on #3 is a little gimmicky. Throw 600' then have to hit a 10-12 foot double mando? Seems a little over the top.

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