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Old 02-02-2019, 08:03 AM
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It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone could do it. The hard is what makes it great.

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what makes golf difficult is the swing and the lack of people willing to make a conscious effort to improve.

I understand moving the pin around to prevent uneven wear and tear. So when I play a course(exec)where conditions warrant I utilize free choice and a 2 putt rule. On championships it depends on whether or not there is betting involved. If not then 2 putt rule.

The holes rarely need to put placed on ridges and when the green speeds are high it is up to the person who places pins to make sure the ball won't excessively past the hole if moving at a proper pace.

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Old 02-02-2019, 09:10 AM
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From USGA guidelines for fair pin placement...

"An area two to three feet in radius around the hole should be as nearly level as possible and of uniform grade. In no case should holes be located in tricky places, or on sharp slopes where a ball can gather speed. A player above the hole should be able to stop the ball at the hole."
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When you are on the green -- take a three -- save time and frustration
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That is done only to frustrate the snowbirds.
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All is fine because it helps me work on my handicap for summer play back in Virginia!
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The pin placements at Oakleigh were tough this week, and we lamented at how a caddy might help us by telling us where to land our ball for the easiest putt. Then we realized that none of us are good enough to do it. C'est la vie.

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When you are on the green -- take a three -- save time and frustration
After hitting off the tee, I typically take a "fore!".
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what makes golf difficult is the swing and the lack of people willing to make a conscious effort to improve.
I totally agree. 1,000’s of balls are hit every day on The Villages 4 driving ranges by people with the same repetitive bad swing with no desire to TRY AND IMPROVE THEIR SWING. Husbands teaching their wives their own bad swing habits and buddies teaching each other their own sucky swings 🙄.
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If you want tough pins come up north, all the pins here are surrounded by snow and ice. I can't wait to get to the Villages to play some of the "tough" pin placements.
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I totally agree. 1,000’s of balls are hit every day on The Villages 4 driving ranges by people with the same repetitive bad swing with no desire to TRY AND IMPROVE THEIR SWING. Husbands teaching their wives their own bad swing habits and buddies teaching each other their own sucky swings 🙄.
That's why I usually practice at the range alone so it doesn't turn into a social yap time about various subjects. I had a very wise golf instructor tell me " practice makes permanent " and I try to remember that.
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