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Golf: Playing from the “Perches”

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Stan Sutherland
Stan Sutherland

Am I right or wrong in saying, “Only in America!” and hoping like crazy it does not catch on in the rest of the world?

Jeff Ritter headlines his post, “Let the big dog eat! Myrtle Beach course extended to 8,100 yards” and then proceeds to advise his readers, ” thanks to a new set of elevated back tees (dubbed "perch tees") at Eagle Nest Golf Club in the Myrtle's Little River district. It's the first 8,000-yard course along the Grand Strand.”

Are you ready?

Jeff writes, “As players launch the ball farther than ever, courses around the world are being stretched and extended. But is the sport ready for an 8,000-yard track?
One spot in Myrtle Beach is betting on it,” and is owned by Rick Elliott, and his mother, Anne who it appears to enjoy the prospect of a visit by DJ.
"Now all I (Rick Elliott) need is Dustin Johnson to step on the first tee of the perch tee boxes and see what he can do with it."

Just gimme the facts!
“The course's par-3s will measure 283, 199, 248 and 266, which is the course's closing hole over water to an elevated green, for a total of 996 and average of 249 yards. (Yikes!)
- The course will begin with a 645-yard par-5 and the other par-5 yardages are 573, 683 and 603 for a total of 2,504 yards and average of 626 yards. (Double yikes!)
- Seven par-4s will measure more than 460 yards, capping out at the 506-yard second hole, which is one of two par-4s exceeding 500 yards. (Make it stop!)”

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