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    Re: Drop zone rule

    Thanks guys.

    I know some clubs (mine included) don't like DZs as they get hammered quite quickly and take extra maintenance.

    Personally think they avoid some of the problems about where to drop in complex hazard situations but they need to be properly advertised.
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    Re: Drop zone rule

    Quote Originally Posted by mikejohnchapman View Post
    Thanks guys.

    I know some clubs (mine included) don't like DZs as they get hammered quite quickly and take extra maintenance.

    Personally think they avoid some of the problems about where to drop in complex hazard situations but they need to be properly advertised.
    One club I go to has a simple system on their par 3 18th

    Island green. If you find the water you go to this winter mat which is 30 yards from the green however you still have to play over the hazard onto the green and because it's a winter mat there is little or no maintance

    Drop zones should be advertised on the tee surely can't be that costly to do!

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    We have a method that spreads the wear and deduces the need to refresh painted lines.

    We simply fix a blue stake in the area and move it as and when required. The LR specifies the the DZ is within 1 (or 2) cl of the stake. The stake is hammered in pretty well to prevent casual 'relocation'.

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    Quote Originally Posted by rulefan View Post
    We have a method that spreads the wear and deduces the need to refresh painted lines.

    We simply fix a blue stake in the area and move it as and when required. The LR specifies the the DZ is within 1 (or 2) cl of the stake. The stake is hammered in pretty well to prevent casual 'relocation'.
    Simple cheap system

    And could put it in the local rules that blue stake = drop zone

    Then people could spot it easily

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    Maybe the DZ, which is green side of the hazard, was for balls lost over the back of the green ................ is there another hazard there?

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    I'm not so keen on blue as it is commonly used for GUR. I chose green because it isn't used for anything else on the course. Small point though.

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    Blue stakes on our course means that a water pipe is located there, except for our 150 marker posts which are also blue.

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    As the suggestion was made to me by a Dutch referee, perhaps orange would be the best colour.

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    LOL!

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    Re: Drop zone rule

    I asked our Course Manager to make ours tartan. His answer is not printable in a family forum.

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