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GolfClubAtlas.com => Golf Course Architecture => Topic started by: mike_malone on May 20, 2022, 12:18:40 PM

Title: Isnít it all about the greens for fun viewing?
Post by: mike_malone on May 20, 2022, 12:18:40 PM
Oakmont, Augusta, Riviera, and Southern Hills are examples of fun viewing because of the greens. I love it.
Title: Re: Isnít it all about the greens for fun viewing?
Post by: Thomas Dai on May 20, 2022, 12:25:46 PM
Yes and no for isn't the outcome of the shot into the green frequently dependent on the position the approach shot was played from and isn't the position the approach shot was played from dependent on the outcome of the tee-shot?
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Title: Re: Isnít it all about the greens for fun viewing?
Post by: mike_malone on May 20, 2022, 12:34:47 PM
But those longer shots are tough to view. With  chips and putts we see the whole shot.
Title: Re: Isnít it all about the greens for fun viewing?
Post by: Jeff_Brauer on May 20, 2022, 01:48:09 PM
Supposedly, Gil was able to keep all or most of the original contour.  From the bleachers, I thought they had been softened a bit.  When on the ground, it appears that they are full on Perry Maxwell greens!
Title: Re: Isnít it all about the greens for fun viewing?
Post by: Ronald Montesano on May 21, 2022, 07:56:06 AM
With increased drone photography and camera guides understanding the nuances of the course, we are better able to see balls running toward the serpentine creeks of Southern Hills.


I suspect that it is trickier to access angles on a course you see once a decade, contrasted with the annual stops on the PGA Tour.


I wonder if the current and future generations of camera guides will be trained equally in handheld and drone-operated. I suspect that the answer is yes.