Hmmm, I think on a first glance you'd almost play as far back as you could (within reason — you can't be hitting hybrids to half of the par fours). You'd deprive yourself of a few pars, but bogeys don't cost you anything.
Let's say you play 5994 yards and 7200 yards. That's 333 yards and 400 yards. Maybe you make four birdies and two bogeys on the shorter course, and four bogeys and two birdies on the longer course.
333 * 12 + 666 * 4 + 0 * 2 = 6660
400 * 12 + 800 * 2 + 0 * 4 = 6400
So, no, the added yardage doesn't offset the added points from making birdies.
Now, that's one quick example, but it has me leaning the other way now. A more fair game might be to take off 100 yards from every hole when figuring out the points, in which case you'd tempt more people to play back farther.
If you're good, though, too: guys can shoot 66 on a long course, a PGA Tour level course, but can't shoot too much lower on a short course, so I wonder if the added length… see, but even as I'm typing it, if they can birdie just three more holes, or eagle one or two more holes because of the length, that length gets multiplied and basically adds another 300 or 450 (a short par five that they eagle) yards to the total… so I think it would be tough to out-race.
One way you could think of it is to say that every time you birdie, you get to play another hole and get points. If you par a 350-yard hole, you played one hole and got all the yardage points. But birdie that hole and it's almost like you play 19 holes (taking a 6300 yard course to 6650) and are guaranteed the 350 points on that hole.
So, yeah, I'm flipping from my very initial quick thought. Play as short as you can within reason (basically, that means staying in a par 72 or at least 71 situation: a 3200-yard par three course would be horrible for this game*). So, yeah, I'd like the game more if you took 100 points off each hole so a 350-yard hole offered 250 points. Then you're looking at:
233 * 12 + 466 * 4 + 0 * 2 = 4660
300 * 12 + 600 * 2 + 0 * 4 = 4800
* Also, if you do play a par three course, don't remove the 100 points. The holes are already short enough, and making even a par from 150 out should be worth full points. It's tough. Then again, on an executive course with all par threes… aren't you almost just keeping Stableford score with this points system? With the only modification being the points available change slightly by the yardage? Still, a decent game, as it really makes you bear down on the longer par threes.
Today I did both mobility workouts, Mobility Routine 1 - Movement & Mobility and Mobility Routine 2 - GolfFlex. The app states that you can do the mobility workouts on days between the other workouts.
Mobility Routine 1 - Movement & Mobility Has some of the same stretches and extension work as the warmup in the workouts. Added are some hip dorsiflexion, quad stretches and hip circles along with the pelvic rotation, extension and torso rotation from previous sessions. This was a whole body mobility session.
This session didn’t have the written descriptions of the exercises, which I liked in the Phase 1 workouts. But he does have excellent videos here. There is also the glitch where some exercises had a reps box and a weight box to fill in with no weights. As @iacas pointed out, it would be nice if we could check off each item when completed.
Mobility Routine 2 - GolfFlex is a much more golf specific routine, which I am excited about. There are only five routines but they are geared toward increasing hip flexibility, backswing length, shoulder and lead arm flexibility, and hip and shoulder separation angle during transition which he referred to as the X Factor stretch. I need to improve in all these areas.
It is hard to describe each stretch, so I recommend checking the app out for that. He basically isolates each area that needs to increase mobility then gently works the area. It took a few minutes to get them down correctly, but I immediately see the benefit. Both these will be part of my routine.
Ok round today. Par x 2, bogey x 3, par, double (par 3 into water), par x 2, bogey, par x 2, bogey x 2, par, bogey, double (par 4 into water), bogey. Can't complain about most holes though the two doubles really irritate me. No need for either
Played in a two person team stroke play four-ball competition. Afterwards, the tournament director (head pro) did not post the scores, as he normally does after tournaments.
Asked why not, he said:
This is wrong for many reasons. For example, holes do not have to be "completed". No putts can be "given". (And probably scores should be recorded.)
Symptomatic, IMO, of poor regard for the rules in these events.
Ideas for "questions" to send him?