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I just wish we would have seen a local person play the hole instead of someone from Pittsburgh playing the course for the first time. I volunteer myself to do this in the future so everyone can see my ugly swing and the resulting pars. This is one of the most difficult par threes in the area with number eight at Yankee Run and number eight at Avalon Lakes being more difficult.
I agree with Watch Dog.
When was that filmed? The green looked pretty beat up, plus the trees in the background were not in bloom.
Andy, Watchdog —
Don't whack us too hard with your wedge. We're celebrating Valley golf. To do that took some creativity and scheduling.
• Because we're not a full-time production crew with this, we've been filming 2-3 holes per week since late April.
And remember, Mother Nature confused May with March a few weeks ago. Wait till you see next week's video: We're wearing parkas.
• You will see a variety of people showcasing the holes -- from club owners and pros to regulars to guests to pudgy newspaper editors. Maybe we'll see about Kelly Pavlik and junior stud Brian Terlesky even showing up. Specifically for Reserve, owner Scott was eager to have the visiting pros on camera. It was fluke timing, but it worked out.
• The conditions have been varied. We've had aerated greens, thunderstorms, etc. So -- we're dealing with it all.
But it's been fun showcasing valley golf.
I play Knoll Run a bit and #11 would not be considered because it's too small of a green. The surface is very slick when putting though.
#16 @ Salem Hills is a par 3 - 235 yds with a bunker on right and left. Small window in the middle to get it through and a very slick large putting surface.
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