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Par four schmar four...

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TEA Time, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    There are too many par fours are out there. Each nine should have three par threes, three par fours, and three par fives. Fight me.
     
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  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Sheesh! Now we have an engineer who lives out in the pot-smokin', balmy Northwest who thinks he can change the layout of golf courses that has been the typical for a hundred years! Go back to drawing electricity on paper and leave us old geezers' golf courses alone!!:D

    I sorta like the typical layout... as you described it. Add another 5? Us old folks struggle enough with a couple of them on each nine. Add another 3? Then, you lose some of the challenge. I understand the desire for equal numbers. Still, a good designer will build a course where the fours are enough different that you don't get bored. Write to the USGA and ask them if we can turn at least one of the fours into a five on each side.
     
  3. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    There are two courses here in Phoenix that are set up like that. I like it.
     
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  4. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    No argument from me. The index 1 hole at my club is a long par 4. You have to be long and straight to have a chance. At about 440 yards I think it should be a par 5.
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  5. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    If I write to the USGA it would be to tell them how much ass they suck.

    I do see your point about how too many par 5s would affect you short-knockers. Luckily for you, next year's driver will be 30 yards longer and perfectly straight, so you should be able to reach those par 5s in two!
     
  6. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I've bought new drivers the last few years, each advertised to give me an additional 17 yards. I'm now hitting my driver over 150 yards!!!!:D
     
  7. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I like it. I make more pars on the 3s and 5s than I do on 4s.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    3, 3 and 3. I'm in!
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'm starting a golf course. Nothing but Par 4's.

    Fight me.
     
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  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Have fun declaring bankruptcy.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Make them all under 300 yards, and I'll buy a membership.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I hate a run of 420-450 yard par 4s. It's a bit of a slugfest. Its like a 270-yard par 3 or a 600-yard par 5. Mix it up. Par is just a number. Have long holes but mix them up with shorter, more strategic holes. Test all clubs in the bag, not just the driver.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    A 450 yard par 4 is a par 5.
     
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  15. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    This is the course I played the Mid-Am at a few years ago (black tees). It's a great way to take the fun out of golf.

    There's water along pretty much the entire right side of the 483-yard par 4 13th. The 16th is the hole I recorded a 10. :poop:

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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Yikes!
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Red tees for me! White, if I'm feeling froggy.
     
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