It's good to see there's some conversation about this upcoming event. And thanks K.C. for fielding questions for me while I've been in... hmmm, let's see - London, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. I'm back for a while and should be able to answer people's questions as well.
That being said, I REALLY hope to have the website that is posted in the world news and on the PDGA website up an running soon. There's a bit of a hold up with the "behind the scenes" stuff. But I'm hoping to have it ironed out sooner rather than later. And once it's up, it's going to be an ever-changing site, so people will need to check back often, I'm sure.
I know a lot of people would like to see Devils Glen in the mix, as would I, but for now, it's just not feasible. I do think that course is top notch, and I also gained a new perspective of it (especially the greens) from Chase's comments when it first went in. It's a quality course, I agree. But this year, we won't be utilizing it.
As far as Eastern Avenue is concerned, the people that will be playing it the most are the people who NEED to play it. The Intermediate players will play it from the shorts and longs. Those players NEVER play that course from the longs. So they'll have the chance to play the course they're familiar with (still the top played course in the area from what I can see). the advanced players will most likely play the longs, regardless of the tee surface. If the pro tees are done, great. If not, it's not a big deal. From the pro tees, I still don't see a lot of advanced players shooting under par (maybe 1 or 2), so I think it's a challenging course. Factor in the water, wind, trees, basket placements and length, and I think it makes up for the lack of elevation. Just my opinion. Plus, we need to have a serious event run at this course. You've all said it before, so this shoudl be nothing new. We'll hold something else at DG some other time.
I'll stop rambling (again). As more info becomes available, I'll post it here and/or the new website.