Furthur wrote:I'd like some OB on the 1st temp hole personally. It was too open for my taste, but with this being my 1st try at roping Swope, I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew.
I don't think there's any need for that. No matter where you go on the drive, the upshot is no picnic. Yeah, there won't be a ton of 5s, but I think there are 2-3 options off the tee which setup 2-3 options on the approach. I like the idea of throwing well right off the tee to setup the wide hyzer approach. It nearly adds 100ft to the hole so it's not like it's a gimme. To me, the best way to improve that hole would be to have it mowed very short to induce some attempts to cross the road off the tee with either air or roller. I didn't see anyone come particularly close to making the OB like I have in the past. The bottom line is that rope there would take away options and creativity.