I was listening to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast and the guy talked about over priced golf balls from the OEMs, and suggested to try out Cut golf balls. I got a sample pack with one sleeve of all four varieties plus a trial pack of the Snell MTB black and reds. I will be putting these through the test on the course once they come in next week.
Just from hearing everyone talk about Snell and being priced at about $30/dozen I think I will be sticking with one of these offerings going forward for my game and my wallet will be happier for it too!
Not so much from the perspective of "classic courses", but a lot of places could benefit from getting rid of trees. ... Simple fact is a lot of us just aren't that good.
Lately, it seems that the ash borer has had more to do with tree removal at my area courses than any concept of design. Community GC in Dayton even more wide open than it was before.
Truly fairway optional.
I am comfortably in the fairway if I hit my normal fade and I am hitting 3 on the tee if I sliced my first drive. I line up on the right side of the tee as far as allowed and do not aim left but align myself to where I want the ball to end up.
I am in agreement with @saevel25 on this one. Design intent is important, and I wish that more courses out there would be "restored" to their original intent. In most cases the addition of trees just eliminated more angles to the green, while also making the holes play more penal for the average golfer than originally intended. I play a lot of tree lined courses, so I am not against the trees...just not a fan of them changing the intent of the design with them.