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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Western New York is the recipient of back-to-back H-F courses in 2006 and 2007. Diamond Hawk in Cheektowaga and Harvest Hill in Orchard Park will give us a taste of what Ohio and other middie states already know. My goal is to hit the H-F double north of Toronto, Devil's Paintbrush and Devil's Pulpit.
12/28/06 @ 20:36
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Upon further review, what really stands out is the back nine at Erin Hills from the tips...4018 yards. First one I've seen that tops 4K. Welcome to the jungle, the brave new world, the horror!
12/29/06 @ 23:50
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Upon even further review, unless the USGA changes its tack, the back nine will need to have par lowered by two to reach 70. My guess is that 14 will play at 505, par four and 18 will play at 495, par four. Of course, by 2017, the next generation of kids might be hitting it 350+ (you and I won't be!), so maybe the current numbers will be seen differently.
12/29/06 @ 23:59
Comment from: Robert Lang [Visitor] Email
Kiel:
I would like to thank you for including Erin Hills in your kind remarks about Hurdzan-Fry. They are most deserving.

Erin Hills is a natural design. That said, we only moved dirt substantially on the upper fairway of the first hole. We cut a 100 yard fairway into the side of a ridge. The rest of the movement was basically cosmetic. Even the greens were covered into the natural terrain with the exception of #1.

If you would like to see more of Erin Hills, please visit erinhills.com. On the Home Page, you can view the "Now Open" music video. I can assure you that everything on the video represents the land as we found it.

I must also mention that Ron Whitten, Golf Digest, was one of the three architects, along with Hurdzan-Fry.

Thank you so much for your interest.
Bob Lang

01/03/07 @ 12:50

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