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redanman

Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2003, 10:01:15 AM »
From the above post, don't get me wrong, Dave, I love Merion's thirteenth, too.  It is a sweet little hole with the blind green surface (At least it used to be, haven't played it since the bunker-re-do), just what you want in a shortie, the tease of a birdie, but the threat of a double.

I am just so in enamoured with #11 Shinnecock, I still remember like it was yesterday that I made 2 and 6 the first two times I played it,  8) and that doesn't affect my opinion.  Much.  The thread about discomfort that was active a few weeks ago, I mentioned #10 Shinnecock, #11 is also rife with that uncertainty, at least for me.

(Made 2 and 2 at Merion 13 first two tries and probably not since! and that doesn't affect my opinion there.)

I have been accused of being a long hitter (Used to be anyway) and my favorite types of holes in order are short par 3's with carnage, death and disfigurement lurking all round, then short par 4's.  Go figure. ::)
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Bronco

Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2003, 01:49:17 PM »
Redanman,
Most certainly agree concerning Shinnecock's "par-5" 11th.
It seemed to me the prevailing (SW?) winds had a strong "downdrafting" effect, keeping trajectory lower than normal.
Very deceptive. ??? And very cool! 8)
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THuckaby2

Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2003, 01:52:40 PM »
Bronco:

I beg to differ.  Shinnecock #11 in any sort of wind
is that rarest of rare par EIGHT, and I remain
even par lifetime.   ;)

TH
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tonyt

Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2003, 05:07:04 PM »
I'm keen to hear if anyone here has played Doonbeg Golf Club. The short 14th looks spectacular, even if it is just an intimidating postcard rather than a great hole.

How does it stack up?

http://www.doonbeggolfclub.com/course/holebyhole.html
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ChipOat

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Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2003, 08:22:55 AM »
redanman and Shivas:

Don't you think the green at Merion #13 is a bit large for a hole that length? Not much fear factor on that hole IMO.

Re: Easthampton #8: Very creative green complex but too much downhill for my taste. Same comment applies to that little drop hole at Manufacturers.
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Forrest Richardson

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Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2003, 09:09:53 PM »
Could it be any hole nearby the sea, with a caddy holding his hands against his face for warmth, a strong breeze from the right side, a dune partially hiding the surface of the green, and seagulls singing away as if nothing were going on?
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Mitch Hantman

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Re: Favorite short Par 3: CP,PV,PD, Pebble, Sand H
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2003, 05:52:52 AM »
#14 at Maidstone is pretty awesome.
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