I'm sure there's a heavy dose of familiarity influencing this, but I think 4.25" is about the perfect size. It's large enough to make a five or even ten-foot putt feel quite "makeable" while also making a 30-footer feel like you have to do something really well to make it.
If the hole was any smaller, it'd be really difficult to make putts from outside of three feet.
If it was any larger, five-footers would start to feel like tap-ins.
What's the perfect hole size, in your opinion, or did we accidentally achieve it?
P.S. 4.25/1.68 ~= 2.5.
A chipped 8-iron to "Tiny Tim," a short, semi-famous, downhill par three at the Bedford Springs resort.
I don't often fly at pins (and the wind died or it would have pushed it to the center of the green more so), but my feel and touch was dead on for this one.
Wasn't as sharp after seeing Phil light it up in MN. I honestly believe that if Phil weren't in the event, Tiger would have given it a shot but Phil's play at the Ryder Cup intimidated him. Phil has already beaten him heads up like 9 of the last 10 times they've played together. His ego couldn't handle getting spanked by 7 or 10 strokes by his arch-nemesis.
I'll also be so bold, since we're all speculating here, to make the hypothetical assessment that if Tiger had teed it up, Phil likely would have won the event. Nothing inspires him quite like playing heads up with Tiger, especially the past 5 or 6 years.
After my astounding 83 and three straight rounds of 100 or more, I finally broke 100 again with a 98. I found that I was decelerating into ball. Im addressing the ball with the club head two inches or so further back and all my shots are getting airborne again. Just hard to figure out where they're gonna land. New swing thru the ball seems a bit less accurate. But hopefully, Im getting back on track. Dont shoot your best ever unless your ready to suck for a while immediately after! Lol