New Pin Position Guidelines

New Pin Position Guidelines

Post by RJH » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:02:49


Fifty years ago it was uncommon to have the pins anywhere near the
edges of the greens.  As players' skills improved, the holes were
gradually allowed to be moved closer to the edges, first to ten paces
away, and then five, and then four, and now three.  This has had the
effect of making the Greens in Regulation statistic much less
valuable, as it is better to be putting from the fringe 12 feet away
than on the opposite side of the green, but still on it, 80 feet away.

Anyway, pro golfers have adjusted, so the PGA is announcing that
starting in 2014, up to three holes each round may have the pins up to
three paces (or yards) off the green.  If this experiment is well
received, then in 2015 up to six holes per round may have pin
placements up to five paces off the green.

 
 
 

New Pin Position Guidelines

Post by patmpow.. » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:41:04

Quote:

> Fifty years ago it was uncommon to have the pins anywhere near the

> edges of the greens.  As players' skills improved, the holes were

> gradually allowed to be moved closer to the edges, first to ten paces

> away, and then five, and then four, and now three.  This has had the

> effect of making the Greens in Regulation statistic much less

> valuable, as it is better to be putting from the fringe 12 feet away

> than on the opposite side of the green, but still on it, 80 feet away.

> Anyway, pro golfers have adjusted, so the PGA is announcing that

> starting in 2014, up to three holes each round may have the pins up to

> three paces (or yards) off the green.  If this experiment is well

> received, then in 2015 up to six holes per round may have pin

> placements up to five paces off the green.

Then placements in bunkers. Then water.  Then the ultimate: out of bounds.

 
 
 

New Pin Position Guidelines

Post by Howard Braze » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:38:47



Quote:
>Fifty years ago it was uncommon to have the pins anywhere near the
>edges of the greens.  As players' skills improved, the holes were
>gradually allowed to be moved closer to the edges, first to ten paces
>away, and then five, and then four, and now three.  This has had the
>effect of making the Greens in Regulation statistic much less
>valuable, as it is better to be putting from the fringe 12 feet away
>than on the opposite side of the green, but still on it, 80 feet away.

Of course, it never was a consistent measurement with some courses
having tiny greens, and others huge shared greens.

--
Anybody who agrees with one side all of the time or disagrees with the
other side all of the time is equally guilty of letting others do
their thinking for them.

 
 
 

New Pin Position Guidelines

Post by Horvath1.. » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:02:47


this crap:

Quote:

>> Fifty years ago it was uncommon to have the pins anywhere near the

>> edges of the greens.  As players' skills improved, the holes were

>> gradually allowed to be moved closer to the edges, first to ten paces

>> away, and then five, and then four, and now three.  This has had the

>> effect of making the Greens in Regulation statistic much less

>> valuable, as it is better to be putting from the fringe 12 feet away

>> than on the opposite side of the green, but still on it, 80 feet away.

>> Anyway, pro golfers have adjusted, so the PGA is announcing that

>> starting in 2014, up to three holes each round may have the pins up to

>> three paces (or yards) off the green.  If this experiment is well

>> received, then in 2015 up to six holes per round may have pin

>> placements up to five paces off the green.

Will you still have to remove the flag?

Quote:
>Then placements in bunkers. Then water.  Then the ultimate: out of bounds.

Ultimate will be*** from a tree.  Now see how good your putting
is.

This signature is now the ultimate
power in the universe

 
 
 

New Pin Position Guidelines

Post by BAR » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:01:34


Quote:



> >Fifty years ago it was uncommon to have the pins anywhere near the
> >edges of the greens.  As players' skills improved, the holes were
> >gradually allowed to be moved closer to the edges, first to ten paces
> >away, and then five, and then four, and now three.  This has had the
> >effect of making the Greens in Regulation statistic much less
> >valuable, as it is better to be putting from the fringe 12 feet away
> >than on the opposite side of the green, but still on it, 80 feet away.

> Of course, it never was a consistent measurement with some courses
> having tiny greens, and others huge shared greens.

Play the MOH course at Quantico some time. It is an old, very old layout and most of the
greens on the par 4's and par 5's are smaller than the tee boxes.