I know you think I am crazy but here is why I would do such a thing…
Trying to balance the course from the “Back Tees”. As of right now the front nine has a yardage of 3438. The back nine yardage is 3682. With a difference of 244 yards I would like to get the nines closer to a more balanced course.
Why would I extend these two holes? That is the only remaining holes where I can make changes. All other holes are land locked. Besides, from the blue tees three of the par threes…2,12, and 17 usually play approximately the same yardage. By extending #2, I will be able to bump back the tees since the “Black tee” would have a maximum distance of 250 yards gaining 21 yards.
The new tees on #5 would move the “Black tees” to 550 from 528 gaining another 22 yards and changing the perspective of that hole. With those changes the differential would be 201 yards unless I can squeak out another couple of yards to get the differential below 200.
8-15-13 We had a neighbor add a pool and we received all of the soil. So you will see #5 with major piles of soil on the top. These will need to be leveled and settled so we may proceed with the project
I don’t know how soon the changes will be completed but I am keeping an eye on how the tee bases are settling. I have returned to alter both areas in the past two years because of settling. If I don’t wait I will have to rebuild the tees within a year or two.
Additional information is under construction…