Vastly easier - I was really bummed at the RCO when I found out that this totally accessible (even for ams) ace run had been eliminated (along with 18, which is the only hole I've aced at Trojan) I was seriously bummed.
It also made me a bit dissappointed that the ace pot was mandatory when those two holes were out of the picture. For my wimpy arm, that left 13 and maybe 14 (on a good day, with a tailwind) as ace runs, albeit both much higher risk shots.
Not that the Rose City Open was anything less than spectacular, and the two TD's did excellent work as is becoming the norm on Stumptown events.
I agree the shot along the bank is a much riskier (and sloppier when it's not summer/fall...) one than the clear and open run across the pond...
Seriously, it's probably the easiest shot on the course. If you were throwing over a grassy field you wouldn't think twice about it. In fact, you'd probably wonder why such an easy hole was included on the course.
I cut my scores in half when I started playing Trojan super cautious. Lost one disc in the water the first time I was there and never again dunked one that couldn't be easily reached. I feel okay driving on nine, but ten-pro freaks me out.
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