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Hitting Power Lines

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At the old Desert Rose course in Vegas, on the 2nd (11th?) there are power lines that get in the way of tee shots. I have hit them a few times. The balls falls into a drainage ditch and can't safely be found, and/or recovered.

The course has a drop area on the other side of the power lines you use without a penalty stroke. The drop area gives the golfer anout a 150 + yard approach shot. 

In reality, it's a good thing to actually hit those power lines off the tee. 

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I have played two power line courses:  Royal Palm, near Mesa, Arizona...and Steel Canyon near to my current home.  I've bounced a couple off the wires in both places.  Royal Palm allows a replay with no penalty.  Far as I know it's hard cheese at Steel Canyon.  Never thought to ask though.

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:11 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

I, too, have a friend who is a hooker.  But she doesn't play golf.

And I noticed that the poster had "4 way" in his handle! HMMMMM. Makes you wonder. 

There's a local course that has high voltage power lines running through it. On one hole they cross in from of the tee, but I've only hit a line once. On another hole, the towers run down the left side of the fairway, well within bounds. Local rules provide for a replay for hitting a line or a drop away from a tower with no penalty. 

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Cassel Hills In Vandalia, OH has high powered lines crossing the fairway on #2. It was years ago, but I managed to get one up in them. We heard a pop and nobody saw what happened to the ball, but by local rule, you replay without penalty. 

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Just now, CarlSpackler said:

Cassel Hills In Vandalia, OH has high powered lines crossing the fairway on #2. It was years ago, but I managed to get one up in them. We heard a pop and nobody saw what happened to the ball, but by local rule, you replay without penalty. 

The line probably fried the ball.  Had you found what was left of it, played it and went in a trap you'd have the perfect "fried egg" lie.

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At Santa Teresa in San Jose, CA, hole #6 has 3 power lines right across the fairway, just a few yards beyond the tee boxes area. Regardless of the position of the tee markers (or even of the selection of tees), I routinely hit that power line: there are 6 wires to choose from and the angle up to those lines fit my drive trajectory pretty well. So, it’s darn near a 50/50 proposition. I have had to hit more than 2 balls off the tee in many occasions.

At the same course on #9, the same power lines have a tower on the right side of the fairway and then follow the right side of the fairway. A slice has a decent chance of hitting one of those towers and even though they are definitely made of more than 90% air (probably closer to 99% air), one can hear a loud clang of a ball hitting a tower a lot more often than you would think. It leaves a pretty good mark on the ball too, I am told... 😜

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2 hours ago, sjduffers said:

It leaves a pretty good mark on the ball too, I am told... 😜

Pictures or it didn't happen!

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Playing a course in Akron a few years ago, and the last hole is an elevated par 3 over water. Buddy of mine hit a perfect 9 iron right at the pin that hit the power line and dropped straight down into the water 😂😂

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