Ron put me in charge of which holes we'll play for this fifth Sunday singles round. Apparently he has enough faith in me that I won't custom-tailor it to my strengths. I really wanted to put together a safari round, but (1) RD does it better than anyone else, (b) I'm hoping RD puts together the standard fall safari round before his wife pops; that should give us another possible tag exchange, and (iii) Sunday afternoons can get crowded, where safari isn't optimal. I thought about going funky and putting Sunday's singles round at Fellowship, but opted otherwise. Same goes for braving the jungle round that would be Liberty.
So, for Crockett, I tried to select a course layout where there were a variety of birdies available. I also wanted to include holes with swing, where a bad shot requires some serious salvaging or settling for bogeys.
1 WHITE – the early trees come into play. They shouldn’t, but they do. Distance-wise, there’s still a birdie available for heavy-heavers. 2 RED – White requires an upshot but the left treeline comes into play from either tee. 3 WHITE – Escape the gap or pay the price. Also, my boys prefer the tunnel. 4 WHITE – Both OB and the tree come into play. Or play it safe and you’re looking at a long upshot over the crest. 5 WHITE - Another easy 4 or 5 if you don’t get past the red tee’s canopy. 6 RED – Get the birdies when they’re available. 7 RED – Get the birdies when they’re available. 8 RED – Probably the best ace run out here. 9 WHITE – Ron talked me into it. Stay in bounds for an easy 4. Go OB for an easy 5. 10 RED - Get the birdies where they’re available. 11 RED – Personally, I think the whites are easier to get around the pole. Red puts the mess on the right more into play. 12 RED – Meh. Wish it was in the long basket. 13 ALT/RED - Get the birdies where they’re available. 14 RED – I lied. This is the easiest ace run. Proof: I've witnessed two here in the last six months. 15 WHITE – What sign in the middle of the fairway? 16 WHITE – Now that they’ve cleared the gap, it’s a fun challenge. 17 WHITE – Gonna make you work. A 3 should gain ground on the field. 18 WHITE – Want to get to the basket? Better void the forest on the right.
That comes out to an even split of reds and whites. It's as "fair" as I can make it without integrating a handicap. And hey, the #1 tag is up for grabs.
I’ll print out a dozen or so of these hole layouts so we’ll have enough for each group.