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Old 05-11-2008, 12:49 PM  
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Okay, here is a place for the Golfers to talk about tournaments, clubs, swing help or thoughts.

Today is the Players Championship, which I think ought to be the 5th Major. Largest pot in the PGA. The daunting 17th, which seems to bring excitement every year. At least we will get to see Sergio blow up yet again.

I am ready to see some water balls!
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #3331
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My son wants to play Pebble Beach with me. Hence, the impetus to get my act together.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #3332
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Two years ago today I was in the middle of my Scotland excursion. That's the best I got. This year the best course I'll play is likely Eagle Knoll in Mid-Mo.
Yeah, you're the reason I brought it up.

Did you ever post pics of that trip?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #3333
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Just out of curiosity...

Anyone playing anywhere "special" this summer?

Thinking about doing a two-day quickie trip somewhere within a 6 hour drive of STL.

Possible courses include:

TPC Deere Run (already played it once, what a great track)
Mirimichi (Timberlake-owned course outside Memphis)
Harvester (North of Des Moines)
Brickyard Crossing and Purgatory (Indianapolis)
I've never really taken a golf vacation. I've played golf since I was 10 years old and did play some with my did when we were out of town or visiting relatives but as an adult I've never taken a golf vacation. My wife doesn't play so our vacations are to the beach. I go play sometimes but I'm a onesome and it's just not a conducive situation to good golf. The Ombre at Panama City Beach is a course I played. Or Bay Point there as well. But it's just show up and play with no motivation and a vacation buzz. I never was a social golfer though. Hell that's why I took up golf, so I could get away from all the idiots.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #3334
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My son wants to play Pebble Beach with me. Hence, the impetus to get my act together.
While that would be cool, spending $2k for essentially one day (1 night at lodge, 2 rounds of golf) is insane.

I think I'd take that two grand and spread it out over several courses, or several days at one resort. Maybe Whistling Straights, Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, The Ocean Course, etc.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #3335
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Yeah, you're the reason I brought it up.

Did you ever post pics of that trip?
Some in this post.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showp...postcount=2466
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #3336
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I've never really taken a golf vacation. I've played golf since I was 10 years old and did play some with my did when we were out of town or visiting relatives but as an adult I've never taken a golf vacation. My wife doesn't play so our vacations are to the beach. I go play sometimes but I'm a onesome and it's just not a conducive situation to good golf. The Ombre at Panama City Beach is a course I played. Or Bay Point there as well. But it's just show up and play with no motivation and a vacation buzz. I never was a social golfer though. Hell that's why I took up golf, so I could get away from all the idiots.
I'm lucky, my wife plays, and plays pretty well.

For our honeymoon, we spent 9-10 days at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and played 36 for like 5 straight days.

Scenic, fun course - until you get the airhorn blown for a bear sighting in the middle of your backswing.

Wife and I played Deere Run together 2 weeks after the Classic a few years back. That fairway bunker shot Zach Johnson made on 18 last year in the playoff? I was there first, and it's a bitch.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #3337
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Sorry, but I have NO idea what that means.
The target line is an imaginary line between your ball and the hole/target. You want to swing the club on this line. Swinging it outside or inside of the line on your backswing has varying effects on the rest of your swing and what happens when you hit the ball. You take the club inside that line on your backswing and the correction is the come over the top chop like in the video.

Does that make sense to you?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #3338
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My son wants to play Pebble Beach with me. Hence, the impetus to get my act together.
My schedule has always been such that it's easier for me to have two hour breaks than four hour breaks. As a result, I've hit thousands and thousands of golf balls, but have played relatively few rounds in comparison to the amount of range time I've spent. I've generally come to the belief that you can really only improve on the course. You can work on specific flaws on the range, but you only learn to play and score on the course itself.

I've always heard that Pebble's 19th hole in unsurpassed.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #3339
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I'm lucky, my wife plays, and plays pretty well.

For our honeymoon, we spent 9-10 days at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and played 36 for like 5 straight days.

Scenic, fun course - until you get the airhorn blown for a bear sighting in the middle of your backswing.

Wife and I played Deere Run together 2 weeks after the Classic a few years back. That fairway bunker shot Zach Johnson made on 18 last year in the playoff? I was there first, and it's a bitch.
That sounds pretty awesome. Heck at this point I just like to find a good weekly group to play with. I need a game so I can stay on top of things because in a few years I'm going to start teaching my grandson to play. He needs to get off to the right start if he's going to be the greatest player of his era.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #3340
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That sounds pretty awesome. Heck at this point I just like to find a good weekly group to play with. I need a game so I can stay on top of things because in a few years I'm going to start teaching my grandson to play. He needs to get off to the right start if he's going to be the greatest player of his era.
It absolutely was. I consider myself pretty lucky.

Then again, spend enough time on a forum like Golfwrx and hear guys tell stories about playing Pebble, Spyglass, Pinehurst, Whistling Straights, Erin Hills, Bethpage - like it's just a run-of-the-mill round - and it can bum you out.

I think my wife and I do really well for ourselves - but it makes me wonder what people do for a living to be able to afford spending a week at places like those.

We wanted to go to Pebble for our Honeymoon until I did the research and figured it would set us back nearly $10k for 5 nights and 4 rounds of golf each.

Then thought about Whistling Straights, and found we could do a week there for the bargain price of $8k.

That's what I love about a place like Deere Run - it's a tour track, and the most you'll pay is $95.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #3341
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The wife and I flew out to Arizona to catch some spring training games. We played The Trilogy at Velincia and Cayote Lake . Trilogy was pretty nice.
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The wife and I flew out to Arizona to catch some spring training games. We played The Trilogy at Velincia and Cayote Lake . Trilogy was pretty nice.
I've always wanted to play Grayhawk. And TPC Stadium, of course.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #3343
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It absolutely was. I consider myself pretty lucky.

Then again, spend enough time on a forum like Golfwrx and hear guys tell stories about playing Pebble, Spyglass, Pinehurst, Whistling Straights, Erin Hills, Bethpage - like it's just a run-of-the-mill round - and it can bum you out.

I think my wife and I do really well for ourselves - but it makes me wonder what people do for a living to be able to afford spending a week at places like those.

We wanted to go to Pebble for our Honeymoon until I did the research and figured it would set us back nearly $10k for 5 nights and 4 rounds of golf each.

Then thought about Whistling Straights, and found we could do a week there for the bargain price of $8k.

That's what I love about a place like Deere Run - it's a tour track, and the most you'll pay is $95.
The prices are crazy. The closet thing I've done is go to Phoenix to visit my dad and play golf. Thing is he's cheap when it comes to greens fees. He has his house and his cart in the garage and he plays his neighborhood course. There's so many courses I'd love to play out there but he don't want to pay that much. Ocotillo is the best course he'll go play and it's decent but I want to play the TPC and stuff like that. He won't do it.
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Apparently Sergio went Full Retard:

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/05/tige...hicken-remark/

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The ongoing feud between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, which started during the third round of The Players Championship, has taken an ugly twist. On Monday, Garcia told reporters in England that Woods hasn’t been honest in 15 years. Garcia was on stage at the European Tour awards dinner Tuesday, where he was asked by Steve Sands of the Golf Channel, in jest, if he would be inviting Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. Garcia’s reply was shocking.

Via The Guardian:

“We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”

Garcia later apologized in a statement released by the European Tour, saying that he did not mean the remark to be racist.

“I apologise for any offence that may have been caused by my comment on stage during The European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”

This isn’t the first time a fellow golfer has made such a remark. In 1997, Fuzzy Zoeller referenced fried chicken as a potential meal Woods may choose to serve at the Masters Champions’ dinner, after he won his first green jacket.
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At least he didn't say, "Or whatever the hell they eat."
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