Originally Posted by Sam
Pffft... I think they are both legitimate par 5s. I believe hole 6w (1 of 27) was changed to a par 4 to keep the course par at 60 when 7w should also be a legitimate 4. What is wrong with par at 61, I could never quite figure out.
Hole 23 is definitely a par 5, in either position. <boast> I've scored 4 4s in the long this year, three were drop-ins, and one was all air shots as well! </boast>Before this year, I don't think I ever got better than a 6 when it was in the long.
As for Hole 1, I could go either way on that one. I like it being a 5 because it makes my front nine not seem as though I shot too poorly (front nine is always my worst!). However, to take a five on that, I pretty much have to make two mistakes. If I can make two mistakes and still par, I think the hole is a little too easy, or the par might be set wrong. In my opinion, it's right on the border, it's an easy par five, or a tough par 4. I think the MPO division should treat the hole as a par 4 and other divisions are probably going to want to look at it as a par 5. I've never gotten a three on the hole, I've had a couple of 50 footers for three, but I've missed them. I'm determined to be the first southpaw to 3 it though!
BSF West Hole 7, when moved back, is a par 4. Not a difficult one, especially if you play it with course management in mind, but still a four.
I've had quite a few good birdies over the last couple of weeks. I birdied the peninsula hole at Trojan with a Roc, that was fun. I birdied hole 8 at Pier with a Roc last week, that was pretty bitchin. I birdied my "Nemesis Hole" at Milo, hole #6, on Saturday with a forehand shot, put it about 20' from the pin, that was probably the most exciting shot for me in a long time. I'm really bad at forehand shots, and I normally have to struggle for a par on that hole.
Oh, and playing Milo with Flash last week we both consecutively birdied hole #9 (off stoner mountain down to the water). I've never seen two players birdie that hole back-to-back before, and the fact that it was one lefty and one righty made it pretty awesome.