Originally Posted by vangator
Yes, Ross Bridge is the course I was thinking of. The editor I use for this site does not allow me to capture quotes.
Those 450 yard par 4s are the teeth of those courses. I rarely go for par 5s in two anymore because of the trouble with errant shots. I do a wedge for the 3rd shot and hope I make the putt.
Those 200+ par 3s make a par look really good. Tough courses make you pay for missing the green too.
And I believe the "Tee it Forward" concept is not to eliminate the driver. It is simply so the player can have shorter iron scoring opportunities which will speed up play. That's the real reason. Speed up play. There is nothing more frustrating than watching a player in the foursome in front of me constantly hit 50 yard worm burners from the tips. Makes for a slow day.
It's frustrating even being that beginner who hits thinned / topped 50 yard irons constantly... from the fairway...
I was playing 5600 yards though, so not really longways... Golfing time in total lasted 4 hrs, fourball, on the course. A couple balls were lost in forest / rough, but mostly balls were found within mandated time searches (we took a short hotdog break after front nine)
The only highlights were my driver shots, on the golf course.
I bombed my driver and I get closer to the pin, with thinned iron wormburners. I made a couple pars, bogeys and double bogeys that way, with strong driver shots, bad iron shots, and solid wedge lobs.
I also three-putt on average though...
Still, with all my thinned / topped mishits being calculated etc... Still, I get 39 stableford points which lowers my hcp by 3 points which is nice !!!
I also double bogey'd one particular par4, where I hit GiR on second shot. I four-putted that par4 LOL