"The solution to everyone's complaints about the chains is to get rid of the deflection device entirely. Just have the tray. No pole above it.
Completely symetrical. Completely fair. Solves the "putts are too…"
"Who is the course owner? What do they want the course to do? What are the limitations on resources (land, funding, volunteer labor)?
Set out the goals that the owner has for the course before you start anything."
"1/e (~37%) has some information theory things going for it, and because that's enough players to tell me that a hole can be played that way (=par) without a miracle happening. Par is better than average, because average includes all the…"
I noticed in one of the message board forums you did some statistics calculations for a proposed course in a small town. I am hoping that you could do the same for me. I'm planning on making a proposal to the city council of a small town outside San Diego. As you know Morley Field needs some relief. I was thinking Mast Park in Santee is a great location. It would be tremendous to put your kind of statistical analysis into my proposal. Please let me know if I can do anything to help.
Dale "Godfather" Chambless
I just love the stuff you do - just saw the throw pattern on Hole 15 at MBD. It works out by your pixels much like I expect, although it is actually more like 300' than 340, now that I have been able to measure it.
That course is WAY too packed in, but I had to make last minute changes when we lost access to a much bigger chunk of land . . . As. Construction. Was. Starting! Not fun to re-design in 24 hours what had previously taken 2 years :(