I ask this question as I have found at my course, there have been days when holes aren’t moved. In addition, I know there was some dissatisfaction from the Golf Club Atlas crew that went to Lawsonia recently because the pins were the same on both Saturday and Sunday.
Last weekend, at my club, the hole locations were the same on Memorial Day as they had been the day before. What I don’t know, however, was whether that was by design or whether it was because of the morning weather/rain/lightning. I also don’t know whether experiences earlier this year had anything to do with the weather, the amount of play or early season staffing.
I’m writing this not as a complaint at all, more out of curiosity. I wouldn’t want to have the same pins on both Saturday and Sunday, but if I see the same pins two nights in a row when I go out after work, it is all right. There obviously has to be some labor savings involved. And it is kind of fun to get a second chance at a hole location.
I don’t have a grand revolation out of this and I realize it is only applicable if you play a bunch at the same course, but I just wanted to throw it out there. It seemed there was a time when hole locations were changed daily whether they needed to be or not. Is that philosophy changing? Just curious.
Perhaps my favorite super at a course that overlooks Lake Superior could help me out with some knowledge here.
BONUS ITEM: This espn.com story about Daufuskie Island and the fight by a pro and a super to save a golf course is certainly worth a read.
And to everyone playing this weekend, hit ’em straight.