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  1. I'd guess you make as many as you miss because of this, but that's for another topic. I suspect the same with "bad" bunkers. Most amateurs probably wouldn't score all that differently. Things like being able to pitch instead of blast, and being able to ground your club, and simply adjusting strategy knowing how the bunkers are would all come into play.
  2. It seems this discussion should take place when designing new courses as well. There are certainly ways to design a course the minimizes ongoing maintenance costs and requires a smaller crew to maintain. Having less, if any, bunkers could do that. Or designing them to be "waste areas" that don't require much care. My local pasture would be better without sand traps, they are usually filled with water or hard pan. Best to sod them over and mow right through.
  3. That's the point of the article, it's not a "slight" cost. It can equal green maintenance in many cases.
  4. I assume that not raking bunkers could improve pace of play, and not having them at all even more so. No doubt. I pay for nice courses at times as well, but what if the "dog track" could scrap their bunker maintenance altogether and focus on greens, fairways, etc. and overall improve the quality of their course without any extra expenditure? Might allow them to charge a bit more, or get more play, and remain more solvent.
  5. Some interesting thoughts here. Bunker maintenance is a significant expense for courses, yet golfers seem to have a high standard for bunker quality. Would you be willing to change your expectations for bunker quality to allow more courses to stay in business? Is bad bunker quality like aerated greens? A largely psychological things that really doesn't impact scoring? Should Golf Course Bunkers Be Intensively Maintained? - The Fried Egg How golfer expectations have driven up spending on bunker maintenance, made greenkeeping more difficult, and hurt the bottom line of many golf courses
  6. This is bizarre. He was still playing a Pro V1x, but apparently there are different "models" of the Pro V1x that are marked by a "dash" somehow. Kudos to Russell for reporting himself on this. Henley headed home early after 8-shot penalty Russell Henley was docked eight shots Saturday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic for violating the One Ball Rule.
  7. If his body will allow it, I hope he will play some senior tour majors. A few U.S. Senior Opens would be a nice addition to the tally. I can't speak to whether he will play or not, but I hope he does. I was lucky enough to have my Dad take me to see Jack play on the senior tour. I got his autograph when I was about 10 or 11. If he hadn't played the senior tour I would've never seen him play. The same will be true of the next generation of kids with Tiger.
  8. I'm thinking he cares a great deal about it. And I also think this win makes it easy for him to choose himself. Should be fun to watch.
  9. And if you use 33 (his actual events) instead of 40 (the minimum divisor) he is #3 in the rankings. Not bad for a 43 year-old who has been cut open more than a Thanksgiving turkey.
  10. The Monday finish definitely zapped some of the excitement, but it allowed most of us to be awake for #82. Prime time golf is great. I would be curious to see the Golf Channel ratings for Sunday evening in the states. Had to be one of their best fall telecasts ever. I think we are lucky that we can see live golf, even with a Monday finish. GC does just fine imo.
  11. I think it was noted on the broadcast, but I find it fascinating that Tiger is now beating a whole different generation of golfer in this "Phase II" of his career or whatever you want to call it. At 43, while most of his challengers from 10+ years ago have faded from the tour, he is out there beating long hitters in their 20s and 30s. He is no longer a big hitter by today's standards, yet he finds a way to gain strokes with the irons and putter. Incredibly smart, disciplined golf.
  12. Either way, it's nice to see him get off to a good start. Seems like it's been awhile. And watching live golf in prime time is kinda nice.
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