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You can have a normal cup that is only 1 1/2 inches deep. The ball can easily be retrieved without touching the flagstick
How do you do that when a "normal" cup is 4" deep?
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How do you do that when a "normal" cup is 4" deep?
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Really? same type of cup, just not as deep. Still holds the flag. Allow me to substitute the word "similar" for "normal"
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A poor excuse for not closing the courses
Or a brilliant idea on a safe way to keep the courses open.
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What the PVC looks like.
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I always play by the Marquis of Queensbury
Rules as dictated by Sir Loin of Beef!
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The pvc is not part of the regular cup the pvc is cut so you have about a 2 to 3 inch tall insert into the regular cup, we were told if you hit it is considered in the cup. We saw this on both Mira Mesa and Tarpon Boil, I am sure all courses will have it.
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Still playing ????? what is it about stay at home you do not understand.....
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Still playing ????? what is it about stay at home you do not understand.....
What part of 4 separate carts, golfers staying 6 feet apart, no need to touch each other's equipment, a flagstick or a rake don't YOU understand. You are at far greater risk at the grocery store, pharmacy and gas station. There is no mandatory stay at home order, so essentially, MYOB
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Still playing ????? what is it about stay at home you do not understand.....
The staying at home part.
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If I hadn't already given up golf, this raised cup thing would make me do it. I think it is the looniest idea since Looney Tunes.
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It is only temporary, it prevents people from touching equipment, and why do you even care?

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If I hadn't already given up golf, this raised cup thing would make me do it. I think it is the looniest idea since Looney Tunes.
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Default HOLE in ONE???

The Villages Sun reports holes-in-one each week in the paper.

With the current hole config, if the golfer or group cannot confirm it (the ball IN the cup), how can this be verified - and truly a H-in-1.
Perhaps if the ball is resting right next to the PVC?
Perhaps best guess?
Perhaps the group saw the ball roll up to the hole and bounce lightly off the PVC?
Perhaps...
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It's actually just the regular cup...left above ground.

To approximate normal conditions, my groups have instituted a rule that if your ball hits the raised cup it must stay within "gimme range" (18")...to be considered "holed out."

If something similar to that rule isn't used, a lot of folks would be banging their ball at the cup pretty hard, just trying to hit the now raised cup, whereas it probably would have been hit too hard...and wouldn't have fallen in the hole under normal conditions.

It is nice though, that you don't have to put your hand down in the cup now, where LOTS of other hands...have gone before.
So yesterday at SaddleBrook, my tee shot rolled up, tapped the raised cup, and rested about 2' away. Hole In One? Will any HIO be recorded with the raised cups? My 3 playing partners said the ball would have stayed in the cup. Thoughts???
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Today we played Briarwood. It's confusing to aim and putt at a pipe than a hole or not hit and rake out a bunker. I decided to temporarily put up the clubs for a while, get things done around the house and wait and play once when everything opens back up. For me it's become a nuisance not having a place to eat before or after golf and now temporary changes for safety. At least I'll save from trail fees for a while.
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The Villages Sun reports holes-in-one each week in the paper.

With the current hole config, if the golfer or group cannot confirm it (the ball IN the cup), how can this be verified - and truly a H-in-1.
Perhaps if the ball is resting right next to the PVC?
Perhaps best guess?
Perhaps the group saw the ball roll up to the hole and bounce lightly off the PVC?
Perhaps...

Today's paper - they now report only Age-breakers, no Eagles or H-in-1. Poor folks that actually would have gotten one (legally, IN the cup) and no notoriety...and can't buy that round of drinks.
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