Ewing pins

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Where should i move ewings pins to ?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:52 am

Move everything to the longest pin possible?
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Mix it up?
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Ewing pins

Postby bman12449 » Thu May 31, 2007 9:52 am

Now that challenge is over its time to move on to the summer months. Most of the time when i move pins at ewing its at my discretion, this time i want some input. My thought is to either mix it up or to put everything in the longest pin possible. If i mix it up it might play like this #1(shrt rght) ,#2 (currnt pin),#3(long lft) #4(2nd mddle pin) #5(long) #6(midd) #7(lol)#8(long lft),#9(midd strght ahead) #10(currnt pin)#11(currnt pin) #12(currnt pin)#13(long rght pin)#14(currnt pin)#15(currnt pin)#16(right pin)#17(lng lft) #18(currnt pin). I personally love to either keep a course fun but challenging to play or turn into a real golf course that demands one great shot after another without of having alot of tweener holes.

I also would like to get a group of guys together and look at where to put another long pin on hole #14. The plan is to put it to the right and up the hill from its current location and have it mowed wheres theres a walking path that turns into a 40 ft circle green(think shape of a light bulb).
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Postby Clue » Thu May 31, 2007 10:01 am

I thought mixing it up is why we have a red, white, and blue layout. I guess I don't care, but I'd rather see some continuity with the signs than not.
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Postby irban » Thu May 31, 2007 10:02 am

Stay with one color. That does mix it up. I like Blue best I think.
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Postby Clue » Thu May 31, 2007 10:12 am

Blue is easily the best layout from the long tees. White is best from the shorts, and we should pretty much never use red.
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Postby bman12449 » Thu May 31, 2007 10:13 am

yeah clue your right but it seems like nobody likes anything but the blue placements out there. The only thing i dont like about the colored pins is you trap youself into some bad pin locations. I am open to anything though red,blue,white, original install layout etc.... I don't get to play out there as much as i used to . I want this to be your guys decision.
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu May 31, 2007 10:48 am

I guess my feeling is that the course doesn't necessarily need to be all in one color. Who cares? If you can read a map, it's pretty easy to figure out which pin the hole is at on each hole. I like the setup you listed B, haven't seen hole 1 in the short right for a while. That'd be pretty sweet. Same goes for 3.

My philosophy on this comes from where I started playing---Columbia, MO. Every couple weeks, the guys with the keys would move 2 or 3 baskets, so the courses continuously played just a little different. The thought being that you never get zoned in on a certain layout/hole. You're constantly having to rethink holes. There are several pluses to this method:

1. B doesn't have to spend an entire afternoon resetting the whole course.
2. Each pin placement gets some relief from people trampling around the pin, allowing the grass to hopefully stay stronger, and not have dirt rings around them.
3. If you play the course enough, you see a slightly different layout a little more often.
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Postby Buzzznation » Thu May 31, 2007 12:16 pm

What Jay said.

Also, I wouldn't mind getting out there and laying some more mulch whenever people get the chance, or gas prices go down. :evil: After playing in the rain on Saturday, it was easy to spot the problem areas that really need mulch.
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu May 31, 2007 1:03 pm

you guys played in the rain Saturday? :lol:

A great spot for some mulch would be a walkpath from 5 to 6, and then mulch the heck out of the area around and in front of 6's tee. I noticed how slimy that sucker was even Saturday afternoon when it was not raining and gorgeous. :lol:

We also need to brainstorm and come up with a solution for the drainage problem coming down the right side of 10, right over (and all around) 11's long tee.
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Postby 10up » Thu May 31, 2007 1:28 pm

GDL17921 wrote:We also need to brainstorm and come up with a solution for the drainage problem coming down the right side of 10, right over (and all around) 11's long tee.


We could rent a Cat with a 10 foot auger and tap into the sewer line that runs by the soap box track, once we have the line tapped we can run 4 inch PVC underneath the ground, up through 7's fairway all the way to the right of 9's long pad, where we can then carve out a drainage ditch with a cover. Once completed we can start to shave the upper portion of the hill which encompasses 10's fairway so that it pushes the flow of water towards our new drainage hole rather than down to the small river that forms by 11. We'll also do some pruning on the tree's and bushes so that the water flows off them towards our ditch. Once we've completed this we can fashion some sort of miniature damming device to cut off the feed of water to said small river. Voila! Never have to worry about it again.

Just an idea.
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Postby irban » Thu May 31, 2007 1:49 pm

You'd be dropping the ball if you didn't add in some kind of hydroelectric element to the system to generate some juice for night lighting the course. Just sayin.
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Postby 10up » Thu May 31, 2007 1:59 pm

You raise a very good point, although admittedly I am not all too versed in hydroelectricity.

We'll need more brainstorming.
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu May 31, 2007 2:02 pm

did you think of that all by yourself, Dan? You should go work with Kenton. Hell, you could be his boss.
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Postby Cydisc » Thu May 31, 2007 2:51 pm

irban wrote:You'd be dropping the ball if you didn't add in some kind of hydroelectric element to the system to generate some juice for night lighting the course. Just sayin.


Nah. Just tap into the old caretaker's house service.
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Postby Cydisc » Thu May 31, 2007 2:57 pm

GDL17921 wrote:did you think of that all by yourself, Dan? You should go work with Kenton. Hell, you could be his boss.


The obvious solution is to post a "No Water" sign.
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Postby Like_Water » Thu May 31, 2007 3:15 pm

The setup/design does trap you. Especially in the red setup...very boring, very short, and just the same amount of walking :roll:

I'm in favor of putting as many pin locations in, if a green calls for it. A-F and make the signs able to be marked, like turkey creek.

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