TBS Posted January 18 Share Posted January 18 1 hour ago, Tom the Golf Nut said: Yes, and Yes But ....... Based on my handicap, I should be all the way back. Getting close to mid 60's in age, past injuries and such it would not be enjoyable from back there. My distance off the tee is only 220 /230 and a nutted one might get to 240. Also very important is my handicap is based on tees that are not back there. When I go to a new course and knowing what my handicap is based on, and what distances that is from, I pick a set of tees that is closest to it. If you have an established handicap, then you should know the general range of the course ratings, slope and distance this is based on. Then you should look at the course you are about to play and pick a set of tees that is closest to it. You can get close in distance but it's luck of the draw on slope rating. A bit more slope is a bit more of a challenge. Hopping in late here. Few thoughts - First, golf is for fun. Play whatever tees you want to have fun. As long as you play fast and respect the course I don't care. There are matchplay courses that have zero tee boxes. Tee it up wherever you want. Ohoopee and another course in the NE (can't remember the name). Tom Coyne visited and had a fun reflection on how he doesn't like it because you can't add your round to GIN but he also likes it because its about fun. Second thought - I've played this course plus a lot of the other courses on the RTJ trail. These courses are designed with clear landing areas. Typically 120-170 yards out. I have played a number of scrambles where I play a tee up. I have found that it makes the course play much harder. Landing areas are much smaller, slopes instead of flat lies, OB, awkward yardages, fairway ends and second shot in rough, etc. if you choose to hit driver. Otherwise you can play hybrids and irons all day. So I do think that there is some thought to be given to course design. Final thought - why do pros hate a 300 yard par 3 but love 300 yard par 4s if the average score is not too different. Short Par 4s Riv hole 10 - avg score 3.88 (2021) TPC River Highlands hole 15 - avg score 3.85 (2022) Long Par 3s Oakmont hole 8 - avg score 3.3 (2016) Ocean Course hole 17 - 3.3 (2012) funkyjudge 1 Quote M6 12* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65g stiff TS2 16.5* HL Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75g stiff G410 Hybrid 19* Tour stiff i210 KBS tour stiff 4-GW 54* RTX Zipcore 58* glide 3.0 TP Black Copper Juno 34in Oncore elixr or Snell MTBx Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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