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On a green resembling MacKenzies Sitwell (?) Park green - toned down, but clearly a kissing cousin, the reviews snorted, "Well, if I've gone over the green back left, and the pin is THERE, I can't get it close!" In a backing bunker, sloped up at the back, the pro walks in, praises the first 15 feet as being flat, but then continuing to the back 15 feet of the bunker, which slopes up, says, "With a miracle shot, I might get it to 8 feet from here."
Jeff,From a purely playing standpoint I don't think more than 10% of my rounds are encumbered with thoughts of "what if I miss it here." I don't think it matters for lots of other golfers either. They just go where their shots take them and try to make the best of it. The poor bastard that has the downhill bunker lie just walks in, gripes and then bangs away. I honestly believe it is a simple as that.
How many of you - especiallly the good players - use the "What if I miss here" criteria to evaluate golf courses?Do we have to consider every possible combination of misses and pin locations, or do players just have to know certain areas are death on certain days?