Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

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Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby gvan » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:49 am

I'm making some notes for next year's Gwinnett County Open. To that end, was it worthwhile to have a spotter on Alexander 17 at the GCO? Were the OB/IB "flags" visible and helpful?
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby billnchristy » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:36 am

I saw the splash so it didn't help me much. :lol:

If one could actually get around the corner I think it would be helpful.
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby Funky Bobby J » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:43 pm

If I play with Keith again next year - could you put one on every hole? If he plays Grandmasters next year, never mind...
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby keith johnson » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:00 pm

In response to Bob J. - Spotters are great and extremely helpful most times - they just need to not be out of the middle of the fairway. :shock:

Maybe at the edge of the corner of the bushes(like she was for most groups I saw), or beyond the lake so that she/they could see where the shot went in, and not be standing in the middle of the fairway.

Bob J. and the rest of my group enjoyed watching her stand in the middle of the fairway for my turn after being off to side and out of the way for everyone elses throw in the group.

I still got the same 4 as everyone else in the group except the winner got, even though I was in the middle of 16's fairway about 100 feet from 16's tee on the drive.
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby grease » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:09 pm

I didn't think there was a spotter on 17! I thought she was looking for 4 leaf clovers?
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby djester » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:58 pm

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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby richardhead » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:52 am

CHECK, Confirmed!!! Sick burn,
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby Lofstrand » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:12 am

Grease, your shirt looks wonderful! :D
Keith, throw it with some hyzer next time. :wink:
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby keith johnson » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:40 am

Lofstrand wrote:
Keith, throw it with some hyzer next time. :wink:


I don't know the meaning of that word. :mrgreen:

Thanks for the photo proof Jordan! I always throw to where I'm looking at, and to be sure to NOT look or throw at her, I threw towards 18's basket and Tournament Central. :mrgreen:
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby 12StonesScott » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:15 am

Agreed on the comments suggesting that suggesting the spotter be out of the middle of the fairway, and farther from the pond if possible. I noticed while spotting on 14 at the Crucible during the Flying Eye am weekend that people where more likely to throw toward me merely as a result of my being visible. There were no problems seeing the in/out of bounds signals in our group.

I'd also suggest that for that hole in particular they be briefed on holding the following group when a group is leaving the hole -- you pretty much have to walk back up to the spotter's position to get from hole 17 to hole 18, and she was letting groups tee off into groups leaving the hole. Most am groups could probably tee off safely when the previous group has all made it to the basket area and are putting, but once they've holed out, they're at risk of catching a Boss to the forehead.
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby grease » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:27 am

I was only joking. Kevin's wife did a fine job. She was standing where very few people would
have landed anyway.
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby gvan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:32 am

I was there for a few groups, I thought she was pretty much out of the way. For any times that she was in the way, I take responsibility because I didn't give her clear instructions on where to stand (other than to make sure to block Keith's shot. It doesn't look like she jumped up and down screaming at him though, maybe next year).

So from what I gather, it's worth having someone there. I'll just do a better job of setting a location.

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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby billnchristy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:50 pm

One could probably stand in the path between 17-18 and see everything and be unseen for the most part.
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Re: Spotter on 17 during the Gwinnett County Open

Postby keith johnson » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:56 pm

billnchristy wrote:One could probably stand in the path between 17-18 and see everything and be unseen for the most part.


Exactly what I said when teeing off.

Thanks for having one Gerrit!
Maybe supply them with flags so they could mark the area at the edge of the lake where the disc went into the lake to better facilitate finding it if it is relatively close to the edge, as from the tee pad it is more difficult to tell where it went in, and being off 20 feet could be the difference of not finding the disc.
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