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This weekend is the big two day tournament at The Heritage at Westmoor, my home course.

Saturday is heaven day. We play from the ladies tees at 5200 yards.

All the par 3s are cut with big huge 9" holes!

All the par 5s have 5-6 holes cut on the greens, and you can putt to any hole.

Sunday is Heck/Hell day. We play from the Championship tees at over 7500 yards. OUCH.

US Open Qualifier pin placements. Brutal.

Last year on Saturday I shot an 82 with 3 birdies.

Last year on Sunday, I shot 107. OUCH.

Its so fun, the best tournament of the year.

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This sounds really cool.

My club has only 1 big event each year.  It's a 3 day men's tournament with each round being best ball with different requirements. Thursday is 2 best balls on each hole, Friday is 1 best ball on all odd holes and 2 best balls on all even holes and all 3 balls used on two of the par 5's.  Saturday it reverses the best balls 2-1-2...  We also have chipping, putting and long drive competitions.  One of the days we have a horse race after the round.  Unlimited food, drink and fun for all 3 days.  It's just straight golf though, nothing out of the ordinary like what you're describing.

This would be a great idea for a 2nd big tournament.  When they cut the holes big, you mean like temp green big? Does it mess up the greens at all doing it how you said for Saturday?  I'm sure that would be the only issue the superintendent would have at my course.  I do like the ladies tees back to the tips idea.

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When they cut the holes big like that, on the next day you can't even tell, as if its a regular hole thats filled in.

Today I shot an 86. Could have easily been on the 70s had I not hacked up all the par 5s. But I played all the par 3s in 1 under today.

Tomorrow is going to be brutal. Bogeys are pars. If I'm under 105 I'll be happy. Its the tee shots that kill ya. On this course is like Marion, lots high native grass. Some tee shots are more than 260 yds just to make the fairway.

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Yesterday we were checking out the tees we are playing from today.

On one par 5, the carry to the fairway is 240 yds. Two of the par 3s are over 255 yds.

The native tall grass eats balls like crazy. I'll have a dozen balls in the bag. LOL

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This is a really interesting tournament, really gotta capitalize on heaven day it seems as i doubt many are breaking 90 on hell day.

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I love this idea! I would have a blast, but I don't think my club would have many higher handicappers signing up. It would make a few par 4's effectively par 5's and would force short hitters to lay up short of a water hazard with their tee ball on 1 of the par 3's. Op - do a lot of high handicappers sign up for this?

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Ya there was a lot of high handiecappers there, including me.

I struggled all day yesterday. Shot a 115.

Some guy shot a 69, I couldn't beleive it. When they had the US Open qualifiers there, the lowest score was a 67. This guy needs to join the tour.

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I guess I can understand if your driving is bad, but 7500yds is a monster. But I would be more intimidated by 'Heaven" day. Over driving greens, not knowing distances. Hell da is easy.

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