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But are you truly that masochistic that you LIKE decent shots so severely penalized, as you say, just because you can find the golf ball?
Quote from: Patrick_Mucci on October 20, 2005, 05:39:32 PMPeter Hereid,What do you think is the average handicap of the membership at Oakmont ?11.1
Peter Hereid,What do you think is the average handicap of the membership at Oakmont ?
It's not such a ferocious golf course that only zero or plus handicaps tee it up every day.
The hole offers so much in terms of reward but the risk is ever present should you short-side oneself.
From middle tee on #18, looking back across the #15 fairway (near-ground), past the work around #14 green, across #12 tee, #10 fairway, to #9 fairway in the distance in front of the tree-line (you can't see the 1st fairway which is right in front of the tree line)
This idea of "fun" is probably too general and too amorphous a description when it comes to that old so-called "ideal" that a great course had to accomodate everyone.
When I face a really difficult shot, I may or may not find it "interesting". If the penalty for the mishit is reload and try again, I probably won't find it especially interesting. If it means that I might face an even tougher shot from a difficult lie, difficult bunker, something like that, that I find that interesting. I call that fun. That is why I think Oakmont is appealing to more than just ace players on top of their game.
Huckaby, Didn't we have much the same conversation awhile back regarding Oakmont and Pebble?