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I saw a new small drop zone near the green i was going for but missed into the water.  I dropped in the zone.

Later the Capt announced to all that that particular drop zone was only for folks who overshoot the green into the far water, not the lateral water as i did.

 

So who makes the decision to install the drop zone, and who decides who can use it?  I'm thinking either the course management or the Committee in both Qs.  But if no Committee present, only the Capt, does he have the right to make such a call?

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11 minutes ago, Colin L said:

Communication Is the key.  Players have to know before they play, not find out after the event.

That's when they all flog the captain

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Just something I just thought about...is it ever recommended that a DZ be implemented for a lateral penalty area? I can't think of a good reason to have one unless there's a blind shot where a big pond/marsh area lurks and you can't tell where the ball entered the penalty area.  So common sense should indicate the DZ wouldn't be for the lateral. The DZ should be on the other side of the fairway from the lateral to help prevent confusion.

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We have a two holes with unusual DZ’s

 

One is a dogleg par 4 with a big pond left, part of which is hidden by a stand of pines and a pump house... so you can blow it in the water without seeing it splash

 

The other is our #1 hole, yellow stakes.  Big stands of cedars short left of a pond that is short of the green.  This cluster of trees hides the ponds as it continues left to front 18 green.  Same deal, over the trees and you cannot see it go in the water

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