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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2015, 02:37:59 PM »
Need some thumbs up emojis up in here.  Well done Doug. 
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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2015, 02:53:59 PM »
BV is not for the average or recreational player.

Most of the holes are the same delivery due to the distance. Drive to fairway,  another same drive, maybe a third same drive too, then lay up and putt out or try for a long distance putt.

Some of the holes are fun there, though there are not many of them, but enough to play the course two or three times a year.

Thank You to all who volunteer at BV cleaning up and improving the course too. It's really appreciated.


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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2015, 02:59:42 PM »
its going to be a whole new blue  ;)
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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2015, 03:51:46 PM »
Looking forward to it Kujo.

I have a few hours this upcoming three day weekend to donate. I'm not working, not on call, not going out of town too, so what can I do?

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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2015, 04:53:53 PM »
The course just wears people out, I see A LOT of people quit after #12. Bringing an extra bottle of water and a snack is a good idea.
Most of the work that goes on at BV right now is to flesh out the shorter placements on the course. By the end of the summer every hole will have a long and a short placement, all new maps, new flags, and a few more benches.

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BV is not for the average or recreational player.

Most of the holes are the same delivery due to the distance. Drive to fairway,  another same drive, maybe a third same drive too, then lay up and putt out or try for a long distance putt.

Some of the holes are fun there, though there are not many of them, but enough to play the course two or three times a year.

Thank You to all who volunteer at BV cleaning up and improving the course too. It's really appreciated.




For the person that throws only 300' yes.  For those with distance it isn't.  You can't look at this like it's "a course designed for my little arm strength" like the Penguins playoff run.

Look at it for the top people playing that truly want to drive it more.  The biggest argument made that is valid is the RHBH favoritism that it has for said throwers.

For people of moderate discipline, Doug may be on to something, but then again he is old, and this wasn't planned to cater to the guys going older and only throwing their boss katana starlight bubble 300-350..... ::)



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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2015, 07:41:50 PM »
I've never been called old before. Thanks Jack.?
I like BIG putts.

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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2015, 09:28:32 PM »
Hey SteelerDoug, I was gonna go out there this Saturday morning - if you're available, the help would be great. 
I like BIG putts.

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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2015, 09:27:31 AM »
I've never been called old before. Thanks Jack.?


Meant for arthritis Doug not active in the park doug!  SO let's give it up for Devito Boy.....
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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2015, 11:07:12 AM »
What time and where? PM me your #.

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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2015, 01:29:26 PM »
9:00-12:00 Saturday morning, let's meet at the triangle between 7 and 8.
I like BIG putts.

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Re: A Blue Critique
« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2016, 09:45:51 PM »
Reading this again, now a year after Jack re-read it...yep.  A lot has changed, and it's stil the one course I drive by just to look at when I get back up there.  The closest thing to it in StL is Sioux Passage, which is a perfectly fine course if you don't mind driving 1/2 mile between 9 and 10.  I've been there twice this week, and at Creve Coeur, just to get the feel of throwing long again.  Not throwing for 2 years  hasn't hurt my distance, but it sure hasn't helped much.

Being a rag arm, overall, I love BV.  Totally unique.  Totally fair.  Yes, to contradict His Parkerness, it can certainly be a placement course.  I can save a throw on 1 by going left off the tee.  that takes me down to averaging 6...9 is totally about placement.  I remember Arturo and someone else--Schweb??--getting a 3 on #9 at the first KCWO there, was that '06?  '08?  Totally because they placed their massive drives in the right place.  Others threw longer, but went straight up next to 8's tee.  3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11...all about where you land your tee throw.  The wrong place and you've added at least 1 to your score.    I do miss original, original 1 & 2, but that's fine...I like the replacements at least as much.
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