Well, different pin locations is an idea that has shown up in this thread quite a bit. That would make several of the courses that we already have play very differently.
I'm no IT person, but would WGT have to go back to our courses and take 3,000 more photos to change the pin locations on our existing courses?
On the face of it, I don't think it's that complicated...but there must be a reason they haven't done it.
Think of the pin locations we currently have and some of the weird views we putt from...it must take a ton of pictures to get things just right. I don't think an avid, amateur photographer would be able to give the job the proper due diligence as was mentioned by someone above....just saying.
In thinking about the complexity of it all, I do have a photographer bud who invented a 3D imaging program that requires a 360 degree feed from a camera. Say I wanted to get an exact copy of your head; I would walk around and film your head in one continuous stream and then that would feed the imaging program he developed. Then his program would allow us to view your pic and spin it to be viewed from any angle.
So the above scenario could be used for a golf green. You choose a hole location as the center point, hook a camera to a boom, and then shoot a continuous 360 degree image of the green while orbiting the camera around the pin location from the boom. You can see the amount of setup that would require for each pin location for every hole. How long a boom would you need...100 foot....150 foot? Or, you could simply circle the green with the camera facing the desired location. Then the program would replicate all the topography of the green surrounding that specific pin location. You get the idea. Obviously WGT hasn't taken things to that level but they could. I'm sure it would not be an inexpensive undertaking by any means.
The only people who truly knows what it takes are the WGT course designers themselves. Hopefully they learned a few thing with the courses prior to Wolf Creek and the much anticipated release of that new course will blow us away. That's what we're all expecting, right?
We will soon see.
P.S. I miss hitting them with/versus you so Invite me for some alt-shot ffs....oh wait, you can't...you dropped me from your FR list...pfffffft. :-)