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Sounds like Mr Weiman has been in the marsh before on #1 at Secession. I have talked to many a player who hates that hole because they can't hit it 200 yds to carry the marsh, that doesnt make it a bad hole. Tough tee shot, tough 2nd shot (that pot bunker in front of the green is tough to get out). Go right or long and you are in the marsh......an all around good opener. Not the best hole at Secession by a long shot, but a good opener (especially when putting green is packed and all eyes are on you)
"He had one peculiar weakness; he had faced death in many forms but he had never faced a dentist. The thought of dentists gave him just the same sick horror as the thought of socialism." --H.G. Wells (Bealby)
For sheer intimidation factor, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Royal Aberdeen. ........ Redanman's long backswing ............ The tees are just a few yards from the big clubhouse window..............tinted .............Dan King
Craig Rokke:Our friend "Top100Guru" had a couple alternatives.First, he could have avoided an anonymous post. Why one would need to remain anonymous to express that he likes a particular golf hole is beyond me!Second, "Top100Guru" could have simply explained WHY he thinks #1 at Secession is a good opening hole. Why waste time calling someone a "complete bafoon"? How does that advance our discussion of golf architecture?Most likely "Top100Guru" is a person who lacks self confidence and/or doesn't yet understand that anonymous personal attacks usually do nothing more than discredit the person making them.Let's hope this gentleman either grows up or moves on to another web site where that kind of behavior fits in better.