Sometimes it’s over before it’s over, before it begins, just over…
2000 US Open~Tiger Woods by 15 over Mike & The Mechanics (whoops, bad eyes, Els and the Mechanic, Miguel Ángel Jiménez.)
2011 LPGA Championship~Yani Tseng by 10 over Morgan Pressel
2012 Best 6th Hole~Seneca Hickory Stick by a lot.
Simply put, SHS wrote the blueprint for enlightenment. If you want support for your course, you can’t presume that everyone has played it. Get the word out via subscribers to email newsletters and friends on social networks. If you don’t have email newsletters or a social network presence, my newspaper (and computer) say 2012. Perhaps you should look into them.
6 at CCB is one of the most unique, astonishing, dramatic, and phenomenal golf holes I’ve ever played. Yet, somehow, it wasn’t voted the best 6th hole in Buffalo. SHS’s 6th is a fine par four, but it is nowhere near the level of 6 at CCB. Hate to say it, but that’s why I’m in charge of the Rochester list myself.
You won’t get an argument from me on the qualifications of each of the holes selected each week; all are worthy of elite-eight status (until Scrambler writes his article on omissions!)
What does happen is this: folks vote for holes that they know. Access to a course counts heavily for voters. A picture may paint 1000 words, but an opportunity to play the hole brings a vote.
Having two types of “Best Nth Hole” series running simultaneously afford two different perspectives. the vote is free, public and unpredictable; the opinion is different. Our viewers who are unfamiliar with many of Rochester’s courses are receiving a fine introduction to them.