Originally Posted by Dr. Zaius
Par 2? How many par 2 birdies have you had on the hole? If the answer is more than 1 than I'll change it.
I like the idea of giving everyone a chance at an ace. And with that said, there is nothing wrong with having a "must get" birdie in the mix. If you know you are going to two it than what's the big deal?
Hi Dr. Zaius,
*laugh* I wasn't really suggesting the hole should be a par 2.
I'm still technically at zero aces there.. *another* Buzzz shot blasted through the chains on it this weekend, though.
My putting lately has been terrible, though.. so no guarantees on a 2, regardless.
The par 2 thing comes from the PDGA guidelines.. at the blue level, a flat-elevation, lightly-wooded hole under 200ft. should be redesigned (rather than being a par 2), as it likely doesn't spread out the scoring distribution enough (by design, the goal is to have fewer than 70% of (Open) players score the same on a hole). Hole 11 short is roughly 185ft., with a slight uphill and a fair amount of OB.. thus kinda borderline. But I also don't think a hole needs to be short to give that "must get" feeling. Hole 1 short, for example.. that's a hole that feels like a "must get" birdie without being so short as to produce little scoring spread.
Meh, I'm rambling.. just ignore me.. Hole 11 short is ok. I'm looking forward to the weekend!