Re: Course Conditions
Funny, just like that you point out the problem with SSA, the TS configuration is different from the day to day configuration. The day to day for Powell, used to be SSA 51. I haven't looked at it in a couple of years. That said, you made me think about it, and I think the Willy may have been SSA 55, standard configuration. Still, I stand by my notion that I think moving these courses into a more technical configuration is a good idea. If we take TS vs. the standard layout, clearly, we are acknowledging that for an A tier we need a tougher configuration. I'm saying that our overall approach to that should be more technical for the day to day play out there. That may be selfish but that concept has been support by every Pro I've ever discussed this course with. I do concede the notion that Ams should be able to play here, hence multiple Tee placements.
SSA - I hadn't looked at them in some time and you are right, I couldn't immediately locate them. If the PDGA is going to argue that this is a concrete and usable tool in course rating and measurement, then they need to make them available clearly for every round and for standard configurations on in the ground courses. I will be sending a note to PDGA Chuck.