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U.S. Open changes some of the conditions for this Weekend at Erin Hills

ERIN, Wis. Following a string of faux pas at their national championships, USGA officials desperately wants to avoid controversy at this year’s U.S. Open, with Mike Davis even admitting, “We really need a good [one].” Imagine the group’s consternation, then, that the recurring theme the first few days at Erin Hills regards the course’s fescue. Or more specifically, its perceived unfairness.

Wesley Bryan lit the fireworks a few weeks back with a light-hearted video, and other players — most notably, Lee Westwood — have poked fun at the fescue’s gnarly nature. Yet the heather is so severe in spots that Jon Rahm refuses to hit out of it during practice rounds in fear of injury, and Kevin Na’s viral rant against the conditions shined an unfavorable — and unwanted — light on Erin Hills and the USGA.

So when maintenance crews trimmed the infamous fescue in multiple areas throughout the course on Tuesday morning, the move caught many by surprise.

On No. 12, close to 10 yards were mowed down on the left side of the fairway, one of the areas that was catching a fair amount of tee shots. Moreover, instead of serving as a de facto penalty, the new first cut of fescue is tamable, as players are able to advance their shots with relative ease.

 

“It’s a small area that we’re talking about,” Bevard said, regarding the trimming.

It’s also a move not universally well-received. In his press conference, Rory McIlroy took umbrage with the decision.

“We have 60 yards from left line to right line. You’ve got 156 of the best players in the world here, if we can’t hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home,” McIlroy said. “These are the widest fairways we’ve ever played in a U.S. Open. Even the first and second cut is another 10 yards on top of that. So if you’ve got 50 or 60 yards to hit into and you’re complaining about the fescue that’s wider than that, I don’t think that’s an issue.”

The USGA could not comment if there will be further fescue mowing this week, although Bevard said the course’s current set-up is what should be expected for tournament play.

Source: Golf World

What are your thoughts about this? Were the conditions outside of the wide fairways too tough, or was it a good penalty for the top players in the world who missed by wide margins? Erin Hills

Great Support in the Swing For Autism event!

Winners from Swing for Autism

On June 10th, Pleasant View hosted the 7th annual Take a Swing For Autism golf outing. The event enjoyed beautiful weather and had a great participation! Teams battled it out early Saturday morning with an 8 o’clock shotgun. Winning this scramble was the team consisting of Tom Dominic, Jim Gresh, Mike Rosta, and John Kufleitiner (Pictured) with a score of 55, 16 stokes under par. Coming in close to the 1st place team, was a two-tie at 15 under. These two teams consisted of Eric Glista, Bill Wilson, Chris Haidet, Jim Monnot and Jim Armeni Jr., Kyle Hiscox, Bryan Brownfield, Greg Reed. Special mentions in this event go to Homer Sturgeon striking a Hole-in-One on the par 3 number 2. Homer aced the hole with his 8 iron from 140 yards. This has been Homer’s 4th Hole-in-One. Also qualifying for the chance for $1 Million was Buddy Grim. Buddy had his chance for the large prize after being the closest to the pin on 17. To win the Million, Buddy had to make a Hole-in-One on the same hole he was closest to. Unfortunately, he sailed his ball over the green during his attempt. We would like to congratulate all winners and thank all the participants for supporting a great cause.

Father’s Day is Closing in!

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching. Have you purchased your gift yet for your Dad? Stop in to the golf shop and pick up Dad some new golf gear. Not quite sure what to get your father? Purchase one of our pre-designed packages from our online store and let Dad pick something out when he arrives at the course. Enter code Father15 and receive 15% off your package purchase. You can also purchase one of our gift certificates that can be used for anything from golf to golf shop items to food.

Happy Father's Day