If you consider that most PGA Tour players have shallower angle of attacks than amateurs, then they just keep taking little snippets of grass out. I think in a lot of cases this is possible because of just how little grass they can take on their shots.
This was a round played yesterday on the recently reopened Copperhead course, home of the Valspar Championship. It was closed from late June to Thanksgiving to renovate for the upcoming tournament. It was in fantastic shape, but the fairways and greens were super slow. They said they are letting them grow a bit to make sure the grass holds. They are requiring cartpath only until after the tournament, just to make sure it is pristine. I shot pretty well, on the back 9, about my average on the front. I can't wait to play it again in April when my brother comes down!
Will be taking 15 yr old teenager on first golf trip over Holiday break. He is a rookie golfer so I am looking for some thoughts on places, courses to consider. My thought is some kind of location with an easy wide open layout for him but in very good condition for me. I have been to Streamsong, Pinehurst, Vegas, and others but that is not the need here. Is there some kind of resort type place with 2 or 3 courses that are well kept but easy? my one thought from my past is Poupu Bay in Hawaii, it is was well kept but very open and forgiving...and he is not going to Hawaii! Any thoughts out there on this type of place?
The Eagle has some tough par 3's. I think 13 might be the hardest par 3 on that course. It's about 180-200 yards long. When summer hits and the course dries out that brings in the lateral hazard into play because you can land it just off the green and have it kick into the hazard.
I would say #11 at Community Golf course is tough. It's plays about 180-190 yards because it's 25 yards up hill. I know people who just can't even reach the green on the fly because it sits up too high for them. Then the green is not that big and is two tiered.
For me it's my lower back, both achilles areas, and on my right arm, it's that muscle that extends from your forearm to just above your elbow. That muscle causes me issues everyday though, whether it's holding something the wrong way, in my right hand, or going a little too heavy with bicep curls.