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Almost seems unfair, some guys can't even get there with driver I would think....I suppose everyone has to play it though

 

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Well at least it's a little down hill

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Well at least it's a little down hill

you sound like a glass half full kinda guy...lol

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you sound like a glass half full kinda guy...lol

I try to be lol

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No biggie, I lay up on most part 3's any way and let the Clevelands earn the par

=)

 

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The USGA loves to play with guy's minds.  In 2007 that hole had a measured yardage that was longer than the par 4 17th at least one of the days and yet it played easier, by average strokes per hole, than the 17th in the tournament.  The object is to shoot the lowest score.  It's the US Open.  Who cares what that lowest score may be relative to par other than the membership at Oakmont?

 

Think about last year's US Open and the terrible state of the greens.  2/3 of the field was eliminated before the first tee shot.  They even had holes whose pars flip flopped between 4 and 5 depending upon which tee was used.

 

The USGA loves to play with guys minds, create conditions that make the first two rounds take 51/2 hours and then run commercials in the middle of those rounds that poke fun of Amateurs who play in 4 1/2 hours.

 

Don't play anyone from the field who complains about the hole on your fantasy team - they are dead already.  

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The USGA loves to play with guy's minds.  In 2007 that hole had a measured yardage that was longer than the par 4 17th at least one of the days and yet it played easier, by average strokes per hole, than the 17th in the tournament.  The object is to shoot the lowest score.  It's the US Open.  Who cares what that lowest score may be relative to par other than the membership at Oakmont?

 

Think about last year's US Open and the terrible state of the greens.  2/3 of the field was eliminated before the first tee shot.  They even had holes whose pars flip flopped between 4 and 5 depending upon which tee was used.

 

The USGA loves to play with guys minds, create conditions that make the first two rounds take 51/2 hours and then run commercials in the middle of those rounds that poke fun of Amateurs who play in 4 1/2 hours.

 

Don't play anyone from the field who complains about the hole on your fantasy team - they are dead already.

 

I ain't playing Bubba then, he always finds something to complain about. Haha

 

 

Not that I would've anyway

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This is such a stupid idea. There is no reason to do this, I have played courses with 240 yard Par3 but it played downwind or downhill so it only played about 215-220 which is reasonable. I really hope they dont do this. I know that want to protect par and such but his isnt the way to do it.

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This is such a stupid idea. There is no reason to do this, I have played courses with 240 yard Par3 but it played downwind or downhill so it only played about 215-220 which is reasonable. I really hope they dont do this. I know that want to protect par and such but his isnt the way to do it.

 

I played a 223 yard par 3 in Memphis that felt like 250 because it was pretty much level. Long par 3s just suck.

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#7 at my course has another tee box back in the woods. We talked the superintendent into moving the tees back there for the two man scramble last weekend. It played 245. I hit 3 wood to 20 feet and two putted for par. It's fun every once in a while.

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This is lame, they need to throw in a 300yd par 4, major risk/reward hole, like they had at the WGC. The longest par 3 I've played was 258 and the day I played it was directly into a 25mph wind. I hit the ball pretty far and couldn't get closer than 10yds short with a driver.

 

 

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This is such a stupid idea. There is no reason to do this, I have played courses with 240 yard Par3 but it played downwind or downhill so it only played about 215-220 which is reasonable. I really hope they dont do this. I know that want to protect par and such but his isnt the way to do it.

Oh, they're going to do it. You can bet on that. IMO, it's a major advantage for the Bubba's & Rory's who can probably hit a long iron. High flight, more control. Otherwise, play short and try to wedge it close & make par.

 

 

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Bones there is, 17 plays around 300.

 

Also there is no way its set up at 300 if its into the wind - this isn't being done by the super telling the college kid to go mow and put the tee pegs in somewhere else -

 

If it is at 300 it's going to be reachable by everyone in the field that day - so who will have the greater advantage - Rory or Zach Johnson?  I'm going with the straighter hitter not the longer hitter on this one. 

 

If you are playing in the US Open and you're worried about what a hole is relative to par you are done.  You need to be concerned relative to the field and figure out a way to navigate the course based on defeating the field - it's different than other tournaments.  BTW we can learn a lot with this one.  Most of us can learn a lot from this - we have handicaps - the key for us when we are playing in stroke play events is to avoid making more than bogey on the holes that have the same or lower numbers than our handicap would indicate - that may mean laying up on a par 4 from time to time or perhaps even a par 3.  Who has the discipline to do that?  Sometimes that's how golf is at any level.

 

I'm with Undershooter on this one - I'd never take Bubba in a US or British Open pool.  Golf is inherently unfair - it's only in regular PGA tour events that there is a real concern that everyone play under pristine conditions.  Those of us who play by the rule book are the ones who play real golf - they get special conditions some of which would be nearly impossible for us to handle others of which make it far easier than what we face.  Think about that for a bit.

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I am not a big fan of long par 3's being a shorter hitter.  #8 at my course from the tips is 250y; from the blue tees where I play it varies from 195 to 220.  It is slightly downhill, but into the prevailing winds which can blow 15-25mph with higher gusts on many days.  The tee sits near the highest part of the course and there are no trees.  If that is not difficult enough, the green is large with lots of slope and multiple levels; two-putting is not easy.  There are no hazards, but mounds on both sides and off the back, which can give you severe uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies.  Did I say the greens were fast!  I never feel bad with bogey on this hole, and I almost had a hole-in-one!

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Longest par 3 I've ever played was definitely at Oxford CC in Oxford MS. #11 is 260 from the back box, slightly uphill and usually plays into the wind. I've played it a few Times and usually hit 3 wood. Helacious hole on a great course.

 

Edit: Come to think of it, the first time we played there it was blowing about 15-25mph in our face and I hit 3 wood right at the stick that came up 20 yards short. 

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No biggie, I lay up on most part 3's any way and let the Clevelands earn the par

=)

 

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I just tried out the new Cleveland wedges, loved them.... Currently play Vokeys, thinking of switching....

 

 

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300 yards is a bit ridiculous, but I suppose everyone has to play it.

 

I think its worse when the USGA set the course up so fairways are narrower than greens, with fairways running straight into 6 inch rough. 

 

I love to see courses set up so that every type of golfer has a chance, not just those who can do one component of the game well.

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No biggie, I lay up on most part 3's any way and let the Clevelands earn the par

=)

 

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Same boat.

 

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