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For upshots, the distance from the aim point is roughly evenly distributed. In other words, you’re about as likely to be 1 foot from center as 25 feet from center. (Because there is a lot more area 25 feet from center, the pattern of discs laying on the ground is denser at 1 foot from the aim point.)
Now that is a fascinating statistic.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:08 PM
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This is what I had in mind for smaller greens. The right side of the green and front of the green are wide open. The tree directly behind the basket is 15ft away and has been trimmed back to where you have a putt from under the tree. Slight downhill 350ft par 3.
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Necro-bump ...

I'm building a course in Guilford, CT, and I've been thinking about this concept of smaller greens and how to implement it. I have two holes were I'm using large trees (>12" diameter) to create smaller putting areas. Bare in mind that in describing these holes, the course is heavily wooded.

Hole "A" is a 175-200' straight shot, slightly downhill. The right side has several large guardian trees defining the edge, while the left side has been thinned out considerably. This particular area of the course was slightly lacking in topographical features that would make for an interesting green. However, I found a half-ring of four large trees (again >12" diameter) that were evenly spaced with 5' between them. The basket is lined up in the center "gap" created by these trees. The green has been thinned out behind the basket as well.

Hole "B" is a long par 4. The initial tee shot is a straight tunnel shot for about 300' through massive trees to a generous landing zone (the tunnel is gentle left to right). The approach shot is then approximately 300', slightly uphill through three well defined and generous gaps (each at least 25' wide). The secondary landing zone is approximately 50' wide and 50' long. There is a cluster of 4 trees that are at least 24" in diameter that are in a "square" with 10' gaps between the trees. I'm toying with the idea of putting the basket in the center of the square in order to put a premium on accuracy with the approach shot. Again, this hole (although in the woods) is somewhat lacking for a topographical feature given that the secondary landing zone is mostly flat and relatively open.

It's not a design concept I plan to use anywhere else on the course, and I think it presents an interesting technical challenge.
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