Originally Posted by ScottW
You can please some of the people all of the time but you will never please all of the people all of the time. Think about this - Have you played Farragut? If so how was it? Did you play the 9 hole pitch and putt that is family friendly? Did you or would you play Farragut just to play the 9 hole easy course? I am guessing probably not because the other two courses are bigger and better and challenge your game in different ways and you realize that while short easy holes are necessary for the extreme beginners to get comfortable they are not what bring players back for more. I believe the SDGA is moving in the right direction and I also believe that there are suitable areas for shorter courses that would cater to the less skilled but I also think that it should be some of those players who persue these other avenues. Just my 2 cents. Keep up the good work SDGA, I already think you are doing better than last year.
Nice that you mentioned Farragut. Very well designed and groomed to take into account many different levels of players. High Bridge could have a similar look and feel to it if we were able to do some grooming of the land. Could you imagine standing on 4's tee and trying to decide to hyzer the long way to the right or go for a lengthy very tight key hole placement up to the pin from amongst all those saplings to the left of the tee? There are tons of things we could to improve the play and approach of the holes that would not necessarily make them "easier" but enhance the play for all levels of players. Just need an intelligent design that could be sold to the powers that be.