EDIT: renamed this thread to be more specific...
After reading the last page of the "990 thread" - I thought we might open up a new thread to tackle the subject of decision making and shot selection for a variety of situations. At Cranbury Park, my home course here in Norwalk, CT, almost every hole provides a situation to throw a variety of shots with different discs. I'm going to discuss Hole #1 because it is easily deucable, but also gives out bogeys and occassionally double bogeys.
Hole 1 is an approximately 275' hole. The tee is set slightly back into a small grove of trees but no immediate obstacles to negotiate. A large tree and bush cluster is approximately 100' in front and to the right, and is at least 50' wide, and very deep. Another large tree is present at approximately 200' on the right, with branches extending out into the fairway. The entire right side of the fairway is slightly sloped, trending downward from right to left from your view on the tee. Another tree is present at about 35' in front of the basket on the right, and definitely comes into play with its location and low lying branches.
The middle of the "fairway" is completely open and flat with no obstacles.
The left side has a very large cluster of bushes approximately 200' off the tee, and running at least 100', and is at least 15-20 feet deep.
The basket is set just in front of a large tree, very slightly off-set to the right of the tee, and is set on the slope, such that being outside of 25' results in a slightly uphill putt. The slope is present directly to the right and backside of the basket, and will limit blow by of missed putts. A few more trees are present along the back of the hole, but do not usually come into play.
Visualize this hole in your mind's eye. What type of shot and what disc would you throw? What are the benefits and risks of each shot? What are the hazards you need to avoid?
After a few posts from some CT locals and those who have never seen the hole, I'll post my progression of shot selection.
The University of Michigan - "Hail to the Victors" - Class of '99
Drivers: TLs, Sidewinders, Wraiths
Mid-ranges: Shark, Meteor, Buzzz, Wasp