Combating the advantage of long hitters
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:46 AM
Agree. Being a short hitter I tend to find another way around the trouble and believe you must have the hazards where the big boys go. The rest of us have a handicap and need to find our own way home whatever that may be. Not reaching the hazards off the tee can sometimes be a beneficial thing.
Course designers should always build a risk/reward strategy in every hole.
If you are long and straight you should have an advantage.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:23 AM
The dumbest hole in golf is TPC 17th at Sawgrass, hit the green, or get another ball out of you bag and proceed to the drop zone. Great for spectators but a really dumb golf hole as are all island greens.This is the difference between great strategic holes and great penal holes. Strategic gives you options wheras penal is **** or bust. TPC 17 is one of the most famous penal holes in the world. Whilst not a fan of penal golf I bet I would be waiting all day to play that hole and probably the most talked about afterwards. Kooralbyn's #17 had a similar vibe about it....not a great hole...highly penal with no bail out but geez it was a massive talking point about the place.
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:02 PM
John Daly had this to say - "Any time you win a tournament, you win with your short game. Whether it's chipping or putting, you win tournaments with your short game." One of the issues that annoys me is the trend to design elephant buirial greens with elevation on long par-4's with hazards (including bunkers) in front of the green. Or holes where the approach into the green requires one particular type of shot.
This may have been brought up before… If so just point me at the thread. Going through pages is very tedious if one only has a iPhone to browse the web.
How do you combat the natural advantage that a long hitter has, compared to an average hitter when designing a course?
If you put bunkers in the landing area a smart long hitter just pulls out a 3 wood and can then hit a mid iron while a short hitter has to hit driver and a long iron on the same hole.
Anyway I think about it the long hitter always has an advantage because they can always just hit a more lofted club.
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