Red Fox Run Golf Course in Gwinn, Mich. has added eight-inch diameter cups on each of its 18 holes, along with standard four-and-one-half-inch holes. “[The larger holes] will be there [all season], to see if it’s going to help our beginners and older people,” the club’s General Manager said.
Golf courses on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have enough of a challenge attracting rounds because of the region’s short season and sparse population. And at least one has decided to not let the difficulty of playing the game for beginners and many others become another obstacle.
Station WBUP ABC 10 of Ishpeming, Mich. reported that Red Fox Run GC in Gwinn, Mich. has modified its facilities so that each of its golf course’s 18 holes now has two holes, with larger eight-inch-diameter cups now joining standard, four-and-a-half-inch-diameter holes.
The larger holes will be in play all year long, including when the golf course holds “big hole” scramble events, WBUP reported.
“Two days after when we cut [the bigger holes], we already had one person put one in for a hole-in-one,” Gene Parlato, Red Fox Run’s General Manager, told WBUP. “I think it’s going to help our beginners and some of the older people that have trouble with putting and also reaching the greens.”
Here is WBUP’s report on how the Red Fox Run course looks with the dual-hole setup: http://abc10up.com/golf-course-aims-to-lower-scores-for-golfers/