Originally Posted by benihana
I personally like the idea of the Farragut Open playing all three courses. Considering there is only one tournament being held there all year, it would utilize what each course has to offer. If the complaints are having no looks within the circle, it sounds like course maintenance instead of layout. If the complaints are distance, get better at the must birdies. There are a few holes that could stand to be changed but inventive O.B. could stand to make them more challenging. Holes like Northstars 1,6,8,17 all have unique qualities (some of which have been incorperated into DBD like H1's rock wall.)
I personally think playing alternate locations on DBD is a bad decision because those lanes and paths haven't been broken in yet. There has been only one hole change in the past 6+ months and i feel we will fall into the same problem being used to discredit northstar.
The shotgun start for ams and tee times for pros sounds great and would really provide an audience for that lead card.
-the argument for the playing the best SSA rated course would only hold water if you are trying to find the best DBD player. If someone wins the title of Farragut Open Champion i would like to know they earned by conquering all three courses =)
North Star allows for alot of luck and totally gives a HUGE advantage to thumbers and over hand shots. There isn't a lot of decision making and not alot of risk reward all things that are in plethora on DBD.
There will be much more work put in by me and the Justin (park guy) on the DBD. Hole 1 will have a long pin about 50 feet deep and slightly to the right. Hole 4 will be about 90 ft deeper. Hole 6 will have an alt deep and to the right and it will be a par 5. Hole 8 will have a long tee. Hole 10 will have a pin deep and right. Peaceful Prairie hole 12's alt will not be used but there will be another fairway cut and it will be a true par four. Hole 18 will have a pin 40 feet right. The alt course is the true Dubble Black and the first course would be known as Single Black. Look for SSA of about 60.
I'm not a fan of courses where you can throw almost the exact same throw as the guy that shot -10 and you score a -5. Luck isn't golf in my opinion.
Tee times would be sweet in that it would act as sort of a final 9. When the Ams are done golfing they could make their way over to watch the finishing holes if the felt like it. Having the Open players finish last would also allow the Tournament directors time to get all the scores finalized and the series organizers time to do all the am series points.
As far as the ams playing order of courses I would think that if the open men play SBD-Wreck-DBD Ams would play North-SBD-Wreck