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78-yard Par-3 at the Walker Cup

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4 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/09/10/walker-cup-players-had-take-78-yard-par-3-during-saturday-singles

I think this is cool; I'd love to see the PGA incorporate more short holes when possible.

Everyone would hit it inside 8' and make birdies ;-)

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

Everyone would hit it inside 8' and make birdies ;-)

Did you see the width of the green near the pin?   I doubt they averaged par yesterday.  

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40 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Did you see the width of the green near the pin?   I doubt they averaged par yesterday.  

I'm joking of course. The median player on the PGA Tour this year averaged about 17' to the pin from 50-75 yards.

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Yes! Tiny par 3's and "driveable" par 4's! Where many, many pros shoot bogey! I played Spyglass Hill quite a few years ago, and I remember a par 3 well under 100 yards and downhill to boot! I opened up the face of my wedge and took an easy pass at it. I still wound up above the hole, and I was totally screwed from there!

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This week I played the par 3 course Threetops in Gaylord, MI.   For a number of years, Threetops hosted the ESPN Par 3 Shootout. It was a lot of fun to play the short holes and the elevation changes on some of the holes was impressive.  Hole 

 

 

 

I like to see the pros challenged with a short par 3.   

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