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Quote from: V_Halyard on September 16, 2022, 04:37:14 PMLandmand #2 tee shot with our pal TyeLandmand 2 FairwayLandmand 2 GreenWas Tye the young man mentioned on the Rob Collins podcast (TGH 90 -- very good interview if you haven't listened)? That backswing would seem like a fit for the story.
Landmand #2 tee shot with our pal TyeLandmand 2 FairwayLandmand 2 Green
I could never rate an uphill par 4 as the "best" - however, I liked that little creek/scar thing running down from the front left of the green. I liked it so much I hit into it on both rounds! Since I'm left-handed I had a good place to stand - for a right-hander the ball could be well below your feet with an awkward stance. Best play is right of the creek-thing with a clear opening into the green. Left brings the bunkers into play if you miss short.It's rated as #1 handicap on a windy day - fortunately we didn't experience that.Fun hole for me.
Honestly I was thinking "corn" too, Bruce. It's more accurate than 98% of the uses of "heather" when it's inaccurate, and it's accurate 25% of the time.
Ok, what is the best par 4 in Nebraska and why is it 3 at Landmand?
It wouldn't be a meaningfully better hole if the left fairway was corn, but I don't think it would be meaningfully worse. Despite my comment, I'm in no way saying that fairway should be taken out from an architectural perspective. Just raising a thought I have standing on that tee box.I also can't help but think about this place as a going concern, and a few of us discussed the operations side over the course of the weekend. Making this work economically could be a challenge, given location/lack of nearby complements/20-minute tee times/proposed pricing structure/short season, etc. (If anyone who understands the plan more than I do wants to correct me, please do so.) They are also maintaining a lot of grass. From that perspective, we might think critically about a few places where extra fairway/green isn't adding a ton of value to the architecture.Just nitpicking what I agree is a great golf hole.
Because I can't find an updated version online, here's the card:This was one of the shortest 7200s I've seen, whereas Omaha felt like one of the longest 7000s in the country.
Was that a misprint on the original card or some interesting psychology. Red are the Tiger tees and Black the all-the-way-up ones?
Quote from: Jason Thurman on September 17, 2022, 06:53:12 PMOk, what is the best par 4 in Nebraska and why is it 3 at Landmand?I would like to know, though, did anyone go left on purpose because it was the smart play? I saw a couple of people play there, but only due to mishits or the desire to see that side of the course. The challenge of these holes is generally ensuring that there are compelling reasons to play from either side. Besides potentially a pin deep right, I don't necessarily see the need for the left fairway.