Originally Posted by fredshoehead
some of the tee pads at leverich park are WAY too small. you pretty much have no room to wind up and throw on some holes and on most of the new cement pads, theres a HUGE drop off from the edge of the tee pad to the dirt that surrounds it. that has made it very hard for someone like me to get the most out of my tee shot. i have a bad knee, which i'm sure many of us do, and if my foot goes off the edge of the tee and rolls forward, i'm in big trouble. does anyone else have the same gripes???? thanks to whoever put the tees up, but daaaaaang.......
I can understand the concern. There are a couple of things to consider. The first is that they have not finished back filling the pads so that there is a solid landing area. Second, the parks department did have some limitations on the pads. The longer holes however should have plenty of run up, pad space, and a run off or landing area when completely finished. The smaller pads are primarily on the short holes that either don't require much up a run up or are limited by nature as to the size. And I do believe that the smaller pads are still pretty much a standard size on most courses in the area. But I could be wrong.
In a perfect course you would have everything be uniform and perfect size and regulation (is there regulation pad dimensions?) however you have to work with what you got.
I'm sure Steve and company would appreciate any help in getting the pads finished out and continued help on improving the course. You should send him a message.