Originally Posted by TreeLove
Distance from tee to pin has got to be distance from tee to pin. It has just got to be. Hypotenuse. Otherwise, the stat is meaningless! What if a hole were 900 feet down, and 10 feet ahead? Is that a 10-foot hole? I think it cannot be....
No, it's not a 10' hole... but you have to admit it doesn't take 900' of power!
Truth is, on most holes, it doesn't matter much. A 400' (horizontal) hole that goes up or down 50' is only 403'! WB#14's elevation is an extreme case; but even there, if it's 700' across and 150' down, the hypoteneuse is only 16' longer.