Re: Island Greens
or we could design island greens with some fat on them instead of the do-or-die variety. make the green itself such that a decent "safe" shot played for the fat of the green will make it almost all the time and leave a putt of, say, 60-80ft. as players attempt to get closer to the basket, the odds of landing safely decrease. at the extreme, if a player attempted to leave a drop-in, the odds of landing safely might fall to 30-40%.
the island green in golf that started it all, at tpc-sawgrass, is actually a pretty large green for a wedge shot. if the field all played for dead center of the green, they'd land safely over 90% of the time. as they attempt to get closer to the pin, that percentage drops