Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cliffhanger Prep

It is Cliffhanger week (Member/Guest) and final preparations have been made to the course so that it shows and plays well for the participants. The golf course is not really setup any differently than for normal daily play other than the greens speed being up a little.

On a daily basis the greens are rolling consistently between 10’ to 11’ on the Stimpmeter, for the tournament we will bring them up into the low 11’s. Anything above that and we begin to loose hole locations and pace of play becomes an issue.

I personally select the hole location for all major club events, so that a fair but challenging setup is achieved. For the tournament hole locations are marked daily with paint, so that my staff can easily find the proper location.