As I mentioned Monday, we’re going to try something different for this Friday’s skins game. I’ve come up with “combo” tee sets to replace the normal gold, white, and blue sets we normally play. The goal is to make all the par 5s play like real par 5s, so that no one can reach #10 or #14 with a drive and 7 iron. And #5 won’t be longer than #10 from the golds or #14 from the blues. These combinations result in total yardage changes of less than 10 yards, which means we can post scores as if we played the normal rated tees. And you will take your handicap strokes on the same holes you normally do, where they fall on the scorecard. So here are the changes we’ll use Friday:
- Gold tees: Move back to the whites on 6, 10, and 14; move up to the reds on 1, 5, and 18. Total yardage reduced by 9 yards.
- White tees: Move back to the blues on 10* and 14; move up to the golds on 5 and 18. Total yardage reduced by 5 yards.
- Blue tees: Move back to the blacks on 7 and 14; move up to the whites on 5 and 18. Total yardage reduced by 2 yards.
I will prepare a handout for each team to use Friday, detailing these changes. We’ll try this Friday and discuss it after the round to get feedback.
*Note: If the blue tees on #10 are back by the road as they have been lately, white tee players will use the front of the blue tee box, near the first path to the restrooms. Blue tee players will play from the tee markers.