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I like to try to design holes that can be easy and also difficult depending on the course set up and the pin position. These holes can produce lots of birdies and pars which make everybody happy. Sometimes we can créate elements into these holes, that can also lead to an 8 and ruin your perfect round! Its 2017 and most us are trying to focus on making golf fun again. So, my question is, should the train wrecks be avoided at all cost? Are train wrecks like wild greens, where a couple are ok but not to be over used in this day and age? When your in the middle of potential wreck and you hit the perfect shot and save par, there is still a big thrill of accomplishment and if you play smart and conservative, you walk away with a bogey knowing you avoided an 8, also feels good! I love to watch others experience them but I am not so fond of being in them, even though they become long term learning expereinces. I am interested in what other Architects think and also interested in feedback from players!
Train wrecks are induced by bad shots or bad strategy relative to your skill.
Quote from: Jeff_Brauer on August 17, 2017, 08:27:26 AMTrain wrecks are induced by bad shots or bad strategy relative to your skill.Go along with this but would add forced carries, lack of width and lack of options in severe conditions.Atb
P.S. I've heard people say they've never had more fun getting wrecked after playing courses like Shinnecock or Oakmont.