I am going to provide some information on the Hole 18 mando.
Hole 18 will remain a No-Mando hole until the end of league (2 more weeks). Once league is done, a new, more prominent MANDO sign will be installed on the tree in place of the 2 temporary mando signs. It will be large and highly visible. Once this is installed, the hole will be become a true MANDO hole. Also, Mark is planning on planting some new trees just off to the left of the teepad to block off the route as well.
I know that everyone who has the distance LOVES to go over the top (including me), but that option has simply become too dangerous. The course is getting more and more play every day it seems, and the blind nature of that route is just asking for trouble. In addition, the large tree near basket 10B is now dead. It is the only obstacle blocking discs from getting into 9s fairway as well. Who knows how long the tree will remain there...it is dead for a reason.
With that said, instituting the mando will in no way ruin the hole. In a lot of aspects it is making the hole more difficult and actually turns 18D into a true Par 4. Another benefit is that we won't have the constant problem of people throwing from 18 looking for their discs in the Bermuda Triangle anymore, which we all have been guilty of on more than one ocassion. Speed of play is a constant concern, and this should certainly help.
So, in other words, get your last licks on 18D for the next 2 weeks. It will be your last chance to get a realistic deuce FOREVER!