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Title: Blue valley placement
Post by: Aaron on October 05, 2012, 12:39:21 PM
I plan on playing blue valley tomarrow. I hear there is 2 pin placements, short and bring a lunch long. Any idea how its set?  I only have about 3 hours to play. : )
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: Utz on October 05, 2012, 12:44:55 PM
Aaron, "Big Blue" is still getting put back into the ground (if it hasnt been already) but there should be "little blue" for you to discover. I would recommend playing the short course first. You can get the map on the Blue Valley forum or find it here (http://www.kcfdc.org//docs/Course_Maps/BVoverheadview.pdf)

It's a good 2 hour course playing solo for your first time. Bring water, get ready to walk. it's very fun!

Maybe I'll come join you, what time do you plan on heading out there?
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: Aaron on October 05, 2012, 12:57:15 PM
Going to play abt 11. Me and one other guy, feel free to join us.  I got the map already. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jteater on October 05, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
I tried to play it last weekend for the first time. None of the long placements had baskets. so I wondered around even longer than if I had played the long course. At the end of the morning not only was I still very old but then I was also very worn out. It shows the long 17 and 18 across the road and they have no baskets. That was last sunday, unless it has changed since then.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: ekolk on October 05, 2012, 09:17:21 PM
As of Wednesday the red practice baskets at Swope, were still there. These had been moved to BV to supplement the long and short set ups. Dan Cashen will move the baskets back at some point. Again, this is a volunteer effort, so please bear that in mind.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 08, 2012, 07:57:50 AM
Can't speak for the rest of the course, but on my way to work today I noticed that 17 and 18 each had their Mach III pins back.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 08, 2012, 10:12:10 AM
Red baskets are in the "inner/short" layout, and Nickel baskets are back to "Long" placements.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: Utz on October 08, 2012, 10:37:43 AM
Thank you Jack/Dan! Much appreciated. I'll be out to Big Blue tomorrow ~
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 08, 2012, 10:40:46 AM
Thanks Mr. Dan Cashen!
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 08:00:51 AM
So just to clarify, all long pins are in?
Also, what is par on the long course?
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 09, 2012, 08:56:14 AM
So just to clarify, all long pins are in?
Also, what is par on the long course?

Just imagine everything as a Par 3.  Now try to birdie all of them.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 09, 2012, 09:08:39 AM
The long settings-
1-4
2-3
3-4/5
4-4
5-3
6-4
7-3/5 (if it is in the LONG placement by #4 pin it's a 5)
8-3/4 (debatable)
9-5
10-3
11-3
12-3
13-4
14-3/4 (debatable)
15-3
16-3/4 (debatable and a tweener hole)
17-4
18-5

Par 68, this can be debated, but it is generally considered par between 68-71
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 09:30:07 AM
Been a good year, maybe two since I've played big blue. Ready to tackle the monster. What did Avery shoot?
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 09, 2012, 09:53:17 AM
53 (7 wasn't in the long position that year)

Ohhhh.....and it was raining.....
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 09:58:22 AM
Guessing ill be happy to break 60, but it's something to shoot for haha
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 09, 2012, 10:13:27 AM
I initially had a bounty on Blue Valley for the first round under 60.  People took the "short cut" to get to #9 (Pre-Mando) and Ron Convers shot a 57 59 ( I was told privately by the person that told me publicly).  He got it, because he was old (see UTZ, all the old guys get a break, even in the Wide Open) and played before the youngsters did, so he won the $100 bounty that I had out there first with a 57.  I think that Brinster and Jesper were the other 2 that day that both shot a 57 (figured I better look at that information and found more errors in my story....  :o ) Markus, Kyle Cabtree, and Nate Doss all shot 58, with Brinster having the top at 57, he felt that since he had the lowest, he should have received the bounty, but I told him the first one in got it.... 

The thing that I remember though is Sprague (shot a 67 that day) complaining that the Mando wasn't in effect.  He had been staying with me, and did a presentation for a group, and was just helping out around here, and didn't practice BV, because he had played it.  It was the first year of the "True par 5" on #9, and he shot first, went the direction of the hole (up the hill) and everyone else on his card went towards #11 fairway......He was MAD!

Classic.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 10:24:37 AM
So is there such a bounty still available, with the mando in effect Jack?!
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 09, 2012, 10:40:51 AM
no.  it has been paid.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: Utz on October 09, 2012, 11:22:41 AM
All you oldies and your damn perks! I'll stay young and fresh for a lil bit :)

So Jack, hole 8, if its placed in its long position is like 700+ foot hole right? Are there baskets also in the long setup? or did we just get 17, 18 and 1 back?

I cant believe Convers shot a 57. good for him. what a world class course, and I'm headed there for a 1pm tee time.

Thanks Jack~ Good luck out there Hinck, I'm sure you'll tear it up. I just go out there and hang on for dear life, and make my putts :)



Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 11:40:47 AM
Hahaha, yes tis true, Hinck can't putt...but someday I'll learn and there'll be no looking back. while I'm still young, driving for show is still pretty fun. The dough will come eventually.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jack on October 09, 2012, 12:37:40 PM
Utz, I don't know what Dan did on the Long course in all honesty.  I think that you mean #7 long.  You have to go through the gap after the "short" pin and then back up the hill.  Since it hasn't been cleaned up in a few years, I bet that it is still in the "short" placement.
Title: Re: Blue valley placement
Post by: jhinck2 on October 09, 2012, 06:58:41 PM
Well, 15 mph winds gusting to 20+ aren't conducive to breaking 60...settled with a 64. Can't say putting was the issue this time, just some crazy wind making the discs do crazy things on a very high hill