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Old 04-24-2017, 01:13 AM
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Having built a forest style course, and encountering many many complaints about tight tunnels and "chuck and pray" holes...just wondering what the thoughts are on this?

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Old 04-24-2017, 01:39 AM
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It's tight, but playable. I'd rather have that one gap to get through to the clearing instead of randomly throwing into a million trees.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:51 AM
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I think Id tomahawk myself lol...so the gap after it makes it playable. I could replicate that simply enough. Guessing more for a par 4 though, so the pressure isnt on nailing the drive, but the approach.
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I've never seen a gap that small so close to the front of a tee pad. I'd be tempted to cut the small tree to the left of center, but only if it doesn't make the throw too easy. Another option might be to open another small hole or two on the left or right side. Giving players more than one option off the tee is a good design practice whenever you can make it work.
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I play wooded courses but this is a nasty tight gap. Maybe open up holes for wide hyzer/anhyzer lines? Make em real wide (so it's not the obvious choice) so that the longest shots still would be to hit the gap.
This would create a reason to go for the gap, gamble for birdie.
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I don't think that tee shot is too tight. Maybe clear some of the brush, but definitely no trees
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Looks a little tight to my taste, but hard to be sure from a photo. In general I like "windows"---a tight spot, followed by open area, where there's a big reward for hitting the gap---as opposed to tunnels which are tight all the way.

I think I'd be inclined to limb up the trees, so the gap is defined cleanly by the trunks, not the foliage.
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It looks like that would be particularly tough for RHFH or LHBH players.
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Looks fine to me. Here is one of our local tight gaps. The double double mando. You cant see in the pic but there is a barbed wire fence just out of picture left, that separates the course from a rather unfriendly apartment complex...Sooo much pucker factor playing this hole in a tourney.

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Not nearly enough info to go on with just this photo. How long is the hole? Is it open field or more woods? What is required of the player beyond that gap? Turn left, turn right, straight?

Just based on the photo, I'd say this would only be okay if the hole is short and relatively straight (say, under 220ish feet, maybe 250 if it's downhill). Otherwise, it's way too restrictive to ask players to hit that tiny gap AND cover a reasonable distance and/or a notable bend in the flight path.

Without any other info though, I think I'd still take the skinnier tree on the left side of the gap and the trees further up. If not take those trees entirely, I'd at least limb them up so that there was nothing hanging into the airspace in the gap. Make the gap narrow if you will, but at least make it clean if you do clear the initial gate.

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