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Chuck Kennedy

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« on: May 24, 2006, 08:54:19 PM »
The Mid-Nationals on July 6-9 is shaping up as great as last year. We believe you'll play the best set of courses of any major, will likely play during the best/coolest weather, get the best entry fee value and compete in the most fair division for a chance to win a national title.

What more could you ask for? Perhaps a chance to buzz around in dune buggy golf carts during practice? A chance to walk out your chalet onto the ski hill course? Chance to practice for PW2007? Have the most fun?

Register today at: www.midnationals.com All PDGA members with ratings under 975 qualify to play. There's not even an A-tier anywhere that weekend. Come join us at the coolest place in the middle of the country.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 08:25:55 AM »
nice finish Jack!
looks like a few of ya KCers were up there in da northwoods...
reports...? skeeters? birdies? ticks? heat?

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 09:15:32 AM »
No kidding Jack. Niiiiiice!!!

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 08:15:22 AM »
Thanks-

Many ticks.  Beautiful fairways, excellent courses, over all a solid design on most courses with some holes that made no sense, putting a basket wedged in between 3 trees 5 feet above the ground, is about as dumb as you can get in my book.  But alas that was one hole.

I would suggest that anyone that ever gets the chance to play up in the Highbridge Hills courses, they make the trip.

This place is the BOMB, there is truly no other place in world that can compete at this point that I have played, and I am close to 300 courses played.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 05:47:07 PM »
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some holes that made no sense, putting a basket wedged in between 3 trees 5 feet above the ground, is about as dumb as you can get in my book.  


It's little different from any basket on a hill with some bigger tree trunks nearby. It plays just fine with 360 degree access even if you didn't lay up properly and are directly in line with one of the trunks. It was tested  by several players moving around the basket step by step to confirm that full access is available to the basket.

You can see exactly where to lay up and where you're more blocked. It's just what you want to have for an appropriate upshot challenge that rewards better placement. Upside down and ricochet putts off the trunks work just fine if you have the skills even in the most blocked positions. Zac Cobus had said he even saw Barry practicing ricochet shots off of trees at an event elsewhere one time.

Expect to see more fair challenges like this around the putting green since it's too easy in DG compared to golf. Elevated baskets on tree stumps and mounds are nothing new (especially if you've visited 300 courses) nor are larger tree trunks near baskets. You just get both with this hole.

The course designers are fine with having a few baskets mounted higher or lower than normal out of 18 holes especially on properties where there's no elevation. It works just fine to simulate the challenges players have on courses with richer terrain without doing any earth moving in public parks.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 06:10:47 PM »
It looks more dramatic due to the low camera angle but this is the basket in the trees.