This is kinda a post for Chuck Kennedy, since he is the only person who will know. Sometimes I think we need a "Ask Chuck K" section.
The updated Tech Standards for Targets now approves them for one of three levels defined in the specs: Championship, Standard and Basic. As I read the document, "Championship" is anything A tier and above. There is also something in there about applying for a wavier.
Is the wavier going to be allowed for "Championship" play, or is approval for that level set in stone? My question concerns St. Louis, which had Gateway Titans in some parks and just installed them in a new course designed for "Championship" play. Is the St. Louis Open going to be restricted to parks that do not have Titans, or will they be able to apply for a wavier for those courses? Also, is this in effect now for 2009? I know Endicott is on the schedule for the 2009 St. Louis Open, and it has Titans. Also, do you have any idea what the status of the Titans are? I know the issue is the size of the basket attachment, but what is the status of them? Have they been denied approval, or has Dave not submitted them?