I’m scheduled to TD the weekly this Sunday, and I wanted to make some easy/fun/temporary changes to the course. This would be only for the weekly, and removed immediately after. Please come forward with objections and concerns (or support) because I'm not sure how most players feel about this. I've talked this over with 4-5 people, and all seem in favor...
Really all I want to do is put up a few extra mandatory signs, making the course a little more technical than it already is. I was thinking:
Hole 1: mando left sign on the first, central tree
Hole 3: mando left sign on the first tree near the road, forcing shots away from the road.
Hole 6: mando left sign on the short, dead, totem-pole tree just up the path, forcing shots left of the straight-ahead tunnel
Hole 13: mando left of the tree just barely up the hill, forcing players to attempt the tight tunnel shot directly at 13A.
And that’s all for this week. To me, these all seem like fun, temporary adjustments, and reasonable for all players. I’ll clearly mark every mando tree with cardboard signs and duct tape, and remove them as I play the round with the last group. Also, I plan to use small flags in the ground just beside the mandatory to define drop zones. Each of the 4 adjusted holes will be marked on the score cards, and explained to every player as they sign up in the morning.
I’ve heard that small temporary changes were commonplace during the weeklies on the old 9 hole temp. course. Is there still support for this? It seems fun to me, as long as TDs use reasonable judgment on what is/isn’t fair to all players, and make only a few changes that are clearly defined and easy to follow.