Dale Jordal wrote:1…..Must land on pensila from tee. If not go to drop zone to throw next shot (until on peninsula)
example: Tee shot missed – go to drop zone and you will be throwing 3 from there.
There really needs to be a bail out area here or shorten up the tee. If there is a head wind, half the field wont even be able to reach the island. It really shouldnt be about how far you can throw but more if you can accurately land it in the circle. The 17th at Sawgrass isn't 308 yards.....
That follows my thoughts as well, I like the idea of having the option of laying up and getting a 2 or sure 3 that way. This was also my thought when I designed this pole and how we play it in league.
A number of players express interest in doing the landing area with a drop zone.
The Blue tee is 340' to the center/pole (designed for ADV)
The White tee is 250' to the center/pole (designed for INT)
The Red is 160' to center/pole (designed for REC )
Note: the landing area is approx 70' dia (which I think translates into a "Chalanging but Fair " .... my guideline when I designing this course)
Watching the tourney last year and the May tourney this year I would say 70% made the landing area from their tee. I certainly see you point but I am neutral on this and see both sides have valid points ... so I am taking the easy way out and leaving it up to the TD, which approved this approch, and since we have never tried it yet, my opion is neutral. Maybe after we try it I will have a stronger opion one way ot the other... but right now I am trusting the TD.
I am always open to input.... so thank you.