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...
Originally Posted by Scott
I think it's a much easier shot, assuming you can throw 200' reliably. Forehand, backhand, hyzer, straight, flex - it doesn't matter. Throw too hard and you've got a backstop behind you.