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Mike,I am afraid I need some clarity regarding the rocks...I mean the player can see them easily, he/she is awareof the potential conseqences of hitting into them, so how arethey really any different than countless other hazards foundon golf courses?Are they worse than the road and wall on 17 at TOC;or more of a crapshoot than any bunker shored up bysleepers? What about any course that incorparates oldrock walls in its design? I'll even go way out on a limb and compare those rocks to the creek near the green on 13 at ANGC. Both can be seen by the player when playingthe hole. And in challenging both the rocks and the creeka player knows that if they hit a shot into either they mayor they may not have a recovery shot.I am not totally disagreeing with you, because I canunderstand the sentiments associated with watchingone's ball carom off a rock when a shot 1 foot to eitherside would have settled harmlessly (been there), but I still feel a little randomness is good for design.If, in playing this hole, you just happened to half shanka ball into the rocks only to watch it ricochet (sp?)onto the green and into the cup for an eagle, wouldyou still hate the rocks as much? Keith.