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Bill Crane

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1350 on: April 21, 2016, 03:07:15 PM »
Five different courses so far this year:


Springdale G C  ( Home Course Princeton, NJ)

Westchester C C (  Rye, NY )

Alamance C C ( Burlington, NC )

Mid Pines  ( Southern Pines, NC )

Dormie Club  ( West End, NC )

The Course at Yale  (New Haven, CT)

Manufacturers G & CC  (Ft Washington, Pa)

Pine Valley  ( Pine Valley,NJ)

Merion G C East Course  (Ardmore, PA)

Forsgate C C Banks Course  (Monroe Twp, NJ)


I feel like a really lucky guy.   Played Dormie with some GCAers - a great start to the year.
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Ash Towe

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1351 on: April 22, 2016, 05:44:09 PM »
Tara Iti x 3.5
North Shore ( Auckland ) many times
Ocean Dunes
Cape Wickham x 3

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1352 on: April 23, 2016, 12:34:40 PM »
Let's see...


Peachtree Golf Club
Rivermont
Cascata
Lake Las Vegas Reflections Bay
Augusta CC
East Lake
Sonterra
Cherokee
Cypress Point
Pebble Beach

Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1353 on: April 23, 2016, 02:47:36 PM »
Tara Iti x 3.5
North Shore ( Auckland ) many times
Ocean Dunes
Cape Wickham x 3


Back feeling ok?
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Ash Towe

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1354 on: April 23, 2016, 04:17:55 PM »
Mac,
Thanks for the enquiry. It is as good as it gets. I can play but there is a significant loss of distance but at least I can get out there.
More great courses in this part of the world. Well worth the effort getting down under.

jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1355 on: April 23, 2016, 09:56:18 PM »
Tara Iti
Waitangi
Indian Island
Sag Harbor
Midland valley
Palmetto
The Bridge
Cold Spring
Quogue Field Club
Engineers
"Let's slow the damned greens down a bit, not take the character out of them." Tom Doak
"Take their focus off the grass and put it squarely on interesting golf." Don Mahaffey

BCowan

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1356 on: June 06, 2016, 06:38:15 PM »
Idyl Wild (MI)
Chippewa (OH)
Ravenwood (NY)
Brae Burn (MI)
Ulen CC (IN)
Highland GCC (IN)
Broadmoor CC (IN)
Radrick Farms (MI)
Washtenaw GC (MI)
Ravisloe CC (IL)

JJShanley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1357 on: June 06, 2016, 07:05:26 PM »
Warren (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Meadows (Allendale, Mich.)
Mines (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Kaufman (Wyoming, Mich.)
Pilgrim's Run (Pierson, Mich.)
Diamond Springs (Hamilton, Mich.)
Craigielaw (East Lothian)
Duddingston (Edinburgh)
North Berwick (East Lothian)
Silloth on Solway (Cumbria)


Side bet on Braid Hills next Monday morning before I head back to the U.S. the following morning.  On deck: Rock Hollow (Peru, Ind.)

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1358 on: June 06, 2016, 07:32:52 PM »
The Worcestershire
Burnham & Berrow x2
Beau Desert
North Berwick
Kingsbarns
Gleneagles Kings
Edgbaston
Notts
Formby Ladies


Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Clyne, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, West Byfleet, North Foreland & Ladybank

Tommy Williamsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1359 on: June 06, 2016, 08:12:37 PM »

Since April

Holston Hills
Old Town
Roaring Gap
Biltmore Forest
Musgrove Mill
Ballyhack
Sherwood CC
Oliva's Links
Valencia CC
The Quarry at La Quinta
Toscana
Stone Eagle
La Purisma
Rustic Canyon
Shady Canyon
PGA West Norman
PGA West Nicklaus Private
PGA West Nicklaus Tournament
Desert Willow Firecliff Course
Saticoy





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Dave August

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1360 on: June 06, 2016, 08:43:07 PM »
Last ten, from most recent.


Whistling Straits - Irish
Whistling Straits - Straits
Blackwolf Run - Meadow
Blackwolf Run - River
Desert Forest GC
Camelback GC - Ambiente
The Rim GC
WeKoPa, Cholla
WeKoPa, Saguaro
Talking Stick, South Course

Chris DeToro

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1361 on: June 07, 2016, 08:08:30 AM »
PGA National
Mediterra South
Oyster Harbors (MA)
Virginia CC (CA)
Shadow Ridge (CA)
Stone Eagle
Diamond Springs (MI)
Hawkshead (MI)
Fishers Island
Algonquin


Hard to beat Fishers Island and Stone Eagle but there were some great surprises like Virginia CC, Shadow Ridge and Diamond Springs. 

Niall C

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1362 on: June 07, 2016, 11:28:03 AM »
Fun start to the year. Here's hoping for more of the same!


Prestwick
TOC
Luffness
Montrose GC
Harding Park
Cal Club
Olympic Cliffs
Olympic Lake
PB
Riviera
LACC North
Wilshire


Interesting how we've played a number of similar courses lately considering the geographical spread. My list;


Poppy Hills
Pasatiempo
Spyglass
Pebble Beach
Cal Club
Olympic Lake
Olympic Cliffs
Luffness
Western Gailes
North Berwick
Glasgow Gailes
Killermont




Niall


Sean Ogle

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1363 on: June 07, 2016, 01:22:28 PM »
I've had a pretty solid start to the year:


Garden City Golf Club
The Creek
Trump Bedminster (Old)
Pound Ridge
Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow)
Merion (East)
Gulph Mills
Philly Cricket Club
Rolling Green
Aronimink

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1364 on: June 08, 2016, 04:16:27 PM »
Here are my last 10, most recent first


Stillwater CC, Stillwater MN
Midland Hills CC, Roseville MN
Olympic Hills GC, Eden Prairie MN
Somerby GC, Byron MN
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis
Olympia Fields CC North, Olympia Fields IL
Olympia Fields CC South, Olympia Fields IL
Blackberry Ridge GC, Sartell MN
Pioneer Creek GC, Independence MN
Loggers Trail GC, Stillwater MN


Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1365 on: June 08, 2016, 05:46:43 PM »
I have not played as much so far this year as I did last year.  I've seen quite a few courses, but also a lot of rain and cold weather and wind, so I've walked more than I've hit it around.  Still, it's a diverse list [from most recent]:


Mt. Bruno
Royal Montreal (Blue)
Laval Sur-Le-Lac (Blue)
Forest Dunes (The Loop - front nine of Black course, then backwards on the same holes)
Idle Hour
Old Silo
Inverness
Barton Hills
Harvester
Pacific Dunes


Two weeks from tomorrow, Forest Dunes is going to be on here a lot :  we're playing three rounds in each direction for the Hundred Hole Hike!

David Kelly

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1366 on: June 08, 2016, 06:01:49 PM »
Lookout Mountain GC
The Course at Sewanee
Woking Golf Club
Hankley Common Golf Club
Swinley Forest Golf Club
Sunningdale Golf Club (New)
Sunningdale Golf Club (Old)
New Zealand Golf Club
St. George's Hill GC
West Surrey Golf Club
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JBovay

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1367 on: June 08, 2016, 07:18:12 PM »
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Richard Fisher

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1368 on: June 09, 2016, 08:53:24 AM »
The year to date:

Porthcawl
Gog Magog (Old)
Harlech
Tadmarton Heath
Delamere Forest
Wallasey
Hoylake
Pennard
Gog Magog (Wandlebury)
Huntercombe
Southerndown

One slightly heretical footnote: I have now played four times at Pennard, in visits spanning nearly thirty years, and I still don't quite get the profound love shared by many friends on this site. It's partly that on recent visits conditioning seems to have crossed the line from 'pleasingly shaggy and natural' to 'frankly, a bit of a mess', but it's not just that. Within Wales, Pennard does have a bit of a marmite reputation as a course about which people seem to have strong views, one way or the other, and I guess that for once I find myself on the wrong side of a GCA enthusiasm. I would equate it, on my personal principality chart, with Southerndown, another elevated course of natural charm where the greens last month were not good after a tough winter, and need to come on greatly over the next few weeks in readiness for the Welsh Amateur Championship later this summer. I continue to think that both Porthcawl and Harlech are in a quite different league and not just because (on the evidence of the past few weeks) the greens at both are currently terrific. But I am not a remotely neutral observer.

Most enjoyable new experience of 2016 - Delamere, a little ahead (for me) of Wallasey, but both were great fun in different ways, as was (my other newbie) Tadmarton. So altogether, a pretty pleasing first half.

David Whitmer

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1369 on: June 09, 2016, 09:36:29 AM »
Ballyneal
Dismal River White
Dismal River Red
Sand Hills
Clovernook CC
Coldstream CC
Western Hills CC
Kenwood CC
Old MacDonald
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Trails

Jason Way

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1370 on: June 11, 2016, 12:21:23 AM »
Knocked out another ten or so.  Interesting how many of these adventures are with guys I've connected with through this site - it's cool like that:


Whistling Straights
Kingsley Club
Olympia Fields North
Lawsonia Links
Sand Valley
Myopia Hunt Club
Essex County Club
Whitinsville
Kittansett
Wannamoisett
"Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject." - David Forgan

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1371 on: June 11, 2016, 09:30:53 AM »
One slightly heretical footnote: I have now played four times at Pennard, in visits spanning nearly thirty years, and I still don't quite get the profound love shared by many friends on this site. It's partly that on recent visits conditioning seems to have crossed the line from 'pleasingly shaggy and natural' to 'frankly, a bit of a mess', but it's not just that. Within Wales, Pennard does have a bit of a marmite reputation as a course about which people seem to have strong views, one way or the other, and I guess that for once I find myself on the wrong side of a GCA enthusiasm. I would equate it, on my personal principality chart, with Southerndown, another elevated course of natural charm where the greens last month were not good after a tough winter, and need to come on greatly over the next few weeks in readiness for the Welsh Amateur Championship later this summer. I continue to think that both Porthcawl and Harlech are in a quite different league and not just because (on the evidence of the past few weeks) the greens at both are currently terrific. But I am not a remotely neutral observer.


Richard:


You said it's not just conditioning, yet all of your comments about all four courses you mentioned were about ... conditioning.


Pennard is certainly not for everyone's tastes, and I've known plenty of people who didn't like it.  It's not about strategic bunkering or subtle greens contours.  It's a wild thing.  But it does sound like conditioning factors heavily in your analysis.

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1372 on: June 11, 2016, 10:12:33 AM »
I have not played as much so far this year as I did last year.  I've seen quite a few courses, but also a lot of rain and cold weather and wind, so I've walked more than I've hit it around.  Still, it's a diverse list [from most recent]:


Mt. Bruno
Royal Montreal (Blue)
Laval Sur-Le-Lac (Blue)
Forest Dunes (The Loop - front nine of Black course, then backwards on the same holes)
Idle Hour
Old Silo
Inverness
Barton Hills
Harvester
Pacific Dunes


Two weeks from tomorrow, Forest Dunes is going to be on here a lot :  we're playing three rounds in each direction for the Hundred Hole Hike!


One of the above needs some work, glad I don't have a horse in that race.

Tom_Doak

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1373 on: June 11, 2016, 12:50:01 PM »

One of the above needs some work, glad I don't have a horse in that race.


Yes, Old Silo really appears to be struggling.  It didn't look like they had maintained the bunkers in a year, the floors were mostly dirt or gravel.  And, unfortunately for them, there are a LOT of bunkers, as they were supposed to be a primary feature of the course.

Nigel Islam

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #1374 on: June 11, 2016, 04:58:50 PM »

One of the above needs some work, glad I don't have a horse in that race.


Yes, Old Silo really appears to be struggling.  It didn't look like they had maintained the bunkers in a year, the floors were mostly dirt or gravel.  And, unfortunately for them, there are a LOT of bunkers, as they were supposed to be a primary feature of the course.


I would be interested to hear your thoughts on having so many bunkers on an upscale public course? One prominent member here made the comment to me that it was architectural malpractice to expect Old Silo could maintain that many bunkers given their location and business model. I would be curious to see if an architect would somewhat agree.

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