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RetiredBoomer

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When the legendary Donald Ross designed our course for its 1906 opening,
he built the holes right where nature laid them out for him. 
When you play them, you feel that they always had to be there.

As a result, however, we reach par 70 in a radically unusual way:

SEVEN par 3s
SIX par 4s
FIVE par 5s.

I don't care how much you may wish to argue,
you are not going to play the seven par 3s in 21 or better.
I'm sorry, there's just no way.  Forget about it.

What you have to do, therefore, is KILL the par 5s
which are essentially the course's first aid stations.

Remember, these are hickory shaft era par 5s,
and even I make birdies on them.  
That's saying something.

Anyway, barely stretching to 6000 yards,
our pretty course never hosted the Open.
If it did, though, I probably wouldn't be playing there.
And I like playing there.

 

 

 


 

tba

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6 hours ago, RetiredBoomer said:

When the legendary Donald Ross designed our course for its 1906 opening,
he built the holes right where nature laid them out for him. 
 

Have a couple of Donald Ross designs near me.  The closest to the course you describe was built in 1916 and is a short course 5391 from the tips,  par 69.    

It has:

  • 6 par 3's
  • 3 par 5's
  • 9 par 4's

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :touredgeexotics: XCG7 Beta 15*  w/Fujikura Fuel
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   Sacks Parente MC 3 Stripe

Backup Putters:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W, :taylormade-small:TM-180

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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