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Jim Nugent

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #825 on: July 11, 2014, 06:32:03 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

Selection bias may be at work here. 

Adam Lawrence

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #826 on: July 11, 2014, 07:29:54 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

True ... but also entirely predictable from this group.

I can't really think back past my last trip:

Medinah #1 [in the grand opening]
Traigh
Isle of Harris
Askernish
The Renaissance Club

Tom, you mentioned you'd been to Traigh, but I forgot to ask what you thought about it? High on my list of places to play - I've seen it from the train a couple of times but not set foot on it.

Scarista (Isle of Harris) is a very, very beautiful place on a nice day.
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Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #827 on: July 11, 2014, 10:19:05 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

I posted my last ten courses played, not my last ten rounds.  All of my last ten rounds are "local," though probably not on what you and Sven would consider "regular local tracks":  Bethesda CC (x 8), Burning Tree (1), Four Streams (1).   

Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #828 on: July 11, 2014, 10:20:24 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

Selection bias may be at work here. 

At several steps--people who choose to become members of GCA in the first place, people who choose to post on this thread, etc. 

Michael Whitaker

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #829 on: July 11, 2014, 10:35:16 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

True ... but also entirely predictable from this group.



Well, I'm going to blow this premise out of the water.  My last ten:

The Renaissance Club (Sunday)
North Berwick West Links (Friday)
Crystal Downs (previous Sunday, and three other times this year)
Royal Melbourne (in July)
Country Club of Detroit (grand re-opening in June)
North Shore CC (grand re-opening in May)
Augusta National (with a client in January)
Lost Farm (grand opening last December)
Barnbougle Dunes
St. Andrews Beach

Seems you got the ball rolling early for "this group."  :)
« Last Edit: July 11, 2014, 10:39:17 AM by Michael Whitaker »
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Brent Hutto

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #830 on: July 11, 2014, 10:42:34 AM »
If it's the last ten different courses I'm not sure I can remember that far back with any accuracy. If it's the last ten rounds that's easy: My club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club. Was that 10? I can keep going for a while if necessary.

Let's see, working backwards through 2014...

1) Columbia Country Club (my home course)
2) Oak Hills Golf Club (local public)
3) Cobblestone Park (local semi-private)
4) Plantation Course at Edisto Beach (nearby resort course)

Now we're back in 2013...

5) Charwood Golf Club (local public)
6) Royal Cinque Ports (Deal)
7) Princes Golf Club (Sandwich)
8) Royal St. Georges (Sandwich)
9) Wilmslow Golf Club (Wilmslow)

And now I'm stuck. Not sure what the 10th-most-recent course would be. That would likely be some time in 2012. Could be any one of a dozen possibilities. The nine I've listed cover 18-24 months and 200+ rounds which is far as my memory can reach.

Howard Riefs

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #831 on: July 11, 2014, 10:50:29 AM »
Beverly CC
Flossmoor CC
Kingsley Club
Winnetka
Streamsong, Blue
Streamsong, Red
Mission Inn, Las Colinas
Mission Inn, El Campeon
The Villages, Palmer Legends Course 
Highlands of Elgin
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Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #832 on: July 11, 2014, 11:11:50 AM »
If it's the last ten different courses I'm not sure I can remember that far back with any accuracy. If it's the last ten rounds that's easy: My club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club. Was that 10? I can keep going for a while if necessary.

Let's see, working backwards through 2014...

1) Columbia Country Club (my home course)
2) Oak Hills Golf Club (local public)
3) Cobblestone Park (local semi-private)
4) Plantation Course at Edisto Beach (nearby resort course)

Now we're back in 2013...

5) Charwood Golf Club (local public)
6) Royal Cinque Ports (Deal)
7) Princes Golf Club (Sandwich)
8) Royal St. Georges (Sandwich)
9) Wilmslow Golf Club (Wilmslow)

And now I'm stuck. Not sure what the 10th-most-recent course would be. That would likely be some time in 2012. Could be any one of a dozen possibilities. The nine I've listed cover 18-24 months and 200+ rounds which is far as my memory can reach.

Do you keep a handicap?

Mike Hendren

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #833 on: July 11, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »
Wow, I've actually played ten rounds this year:

Timberline
Farm Links
Royal St. George's
Royal Cinque Ports
Sunningdale Old
Sunningdale New
Walton Heath Old
Huntercombe
Golf Club of TN
Princeton Golf & Country Club
Two Corinthians walk into a bar ....

Brad Tufts

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #834 on: July 11, 2014, 11:35:19 AM »
Pine Brook CC, Weston, MA yesterday 7/10
Cape Arundel, Kennebunkport, ME 7/8
Va-Jo-Wa GC, Island Falls, ME 7/3
Tedesco, Marblehead, MA 6/24
Tedesco 6/21
Tedesco 6/20
Charles River, Newton, MA 6/18
Franklin Park, Roxbury, MA 6/16
Tedesco 6/14
Tedesco 6/12
Franklin Park 6/10
Portsmouth CC, Portsmouth, NH 6/8
Essex CC, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 6/4
Tedesco 6/1
The Country Club (Regular Course), Brookline, MA 5/31
Woodland GC, Auburndale, MA 5/29

Took 16 rounds back to find 10 different courses.  From bottom to top...74-76-69-77-73-73-74-70-75-78-68-73-73-74-71-75.  :)
So I jump ship in Hong Kong....

Brent Hutto

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #835 on: July 11, 2014, 11:41:24 AM »
If it's the last ten different courses I'm not sure I can remember that far back with any accuracy. If it's the last ten rounds that's easy: My club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club, my club. Was that 10? I can keep going for a while if necessary.

Let's see, working backwards through 2014...

1) Columbia Country Club (my home course)
2) Oak Hills Golf Club (local public)
3) Cobblestone Park (local semi-private)
4) Plantation Course at Edisto Beach (nearby resort course)

Now we're back in 2013...

5) Charwood Golf Club (local public)
6) Royal Cinque Ports (Deal)
7) Princes Golf Club (Sandwich)
8) Royal St. Georges (Sandwich)
9) Wilmslow Golf Club (Wilmslow)

And now I'm stuck. Not sure what the 10th-most-recent course would be. That would likely be some time in 2012. Could be any one of a dozen possibilities. The nine I've listed cover 18-24 months and 200+ rounds which is far as my memory can reach.

Do you keep a handicap?

Yes but my club changed service bureaus in 2013 so no records extant from 2012 and earlier.

Andy Troeger

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #836 on: July 11, 2014, 11:57:00 AM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

I'd guess that since moving to New Mexico I play maybe 10% of my rounds in-state. If I play any local course more than once in a year it is rather unusual. This year I've played 46 courses, and the only one in NM was a 9 hole executive course.

Steve Wilson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #837 on: July 11, 2014, 03:47:13 PM »
In reverse order of play

Riverside in Sardis Ohio
Preston Country Club in Kingwood WV
Country Club of York
Hershey West
Lancaster
Esquire Country Club Huntington WV (scramble)
Streamsong Red
Streamsong Blue
Aiken
Dormie Club
Mid Pines

Tobacco Road
Mid Pines
Canaan Valley State Park WV
Riverside
Preston
Hopeman
Ullapool
Reay
Tain
Golspie

Brora
Fortrose and Rosemarkie
Kennemer
De Pan
Royal Hague
Nordwijkse
Eindhoven
Swinkesche
St. Marys Golf Club WV
Tygart Valley

Wow, all of that in a twelve month period.  I didn't realize how much I get around.

Hoping to add  Moundsville Counry Club in WV and Williams in Weirton WV in the next couple of weeks.  I've played Moundsville in the past, but not since they did some work on the back nine. 
Some days you play golf, some days you find things.

I'm not really registered, but I couldn't find a symbol for certifiable.

"Every good drive by a high handicapper will be punished..."  Garland Bailey at the BUDA in sharing with me what the better player should always remember.

Mac Plumart

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #838 on: July 11, 2014, 03:47:24 PM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

Jud...

It seems like Sven wanted us to post the last ten courses we've played; the good, bad, and ugly.  Some may cherry pick the times they post to, essentially, brag about where they've played.  But, I just periodically post my last ten courses played...regardless of whether they are brag worthy or not.  I was under the impression that was the idea behind the thread.
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Carl Nichols

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #839 on: July 11, 2014, 04:22:11 PM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

Jud...

It seems like Sven wanted us to post the last ten courses we've played; the good, bad, and ugly.  Some may cherry pick the times they post to, essentially, brag about where they've played.  But, I just periodically post my last ten courses played...regardless of whether they are brag worthy or not.  I was under the impression that was the idea behind the thread.

+1

Jeff Shelman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #840 on: July 11, 2014, 05:06:28 PM »
Here's my update since late May. It has been a good six weeks or so.

Newest is at the bottom.

Windsong Farm Golf Club, Independence, MN
Southview Country Club, West St. Paul, MN
Bearpath Golf and Country Club, Eden Prairie, MN
Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek), Houston, TX
Kinloch Golf Club, Manakin-Sabot, VA
Lexington Golf and Country Club, Lexington, VA
Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN
Flossmoor Country Club, Flossmoor, IL
Beverly Country Club, Chicago, IL
Clovernook Country Club, Cincinnati, OH

Greg Tallman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #841 on: July 11, 2014, 05:19:42 PM »
In reverse order of play

Riverside in Sardis Ohio
Preston Country Club in Kingwood WV
Country Club of York
Hershey West
Lancaster
Esquire Country Club Huntington WV (scramble)
Streamsong Red
Streamsong Blue
Aiken
Dormie Club
Mid Pines

Tobacco Road
Mid Pines
Canaan Valley State Park WV
Riverside
Preston
Hopeman
Ullapool
Reay
Tain
Golspie

Brora
Fortrose and Rosemarkie
Kennemer
De Pan
Royal Hague
Nordwijkse
Eindhoven
Swinkesche
St. Marys Golf Club WV
Tygart Valley

Wow, all of that in a twelve month period.  I didn't realize how much I get around.

Hoping to add  Moundsville Counry Club in WV and Williams in Weirton WV in the next couple of weeks.  I've played Moundsville in the past, but not since they did some work on the back nine. 


Canaan, St. Mary's & Moundsville... those bring back some memories.

Ari Techner

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #842 on: July 11, 2014, 05:30:51 PM »
Most recent first:

Franklin Hills
Barton Hills
Sand Hills
Dismal Red
Dismal White
Ballyneal
Western G&CC
Kingsley Club
Sweetens Cove
Lookout Mountain

Brian Finn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #843 on: July 12, 2014, 08:51:27 PM »
Old Tabby Links
May River GC
Kiawah Ocean
Savannah Quarters CC
Wild Horse GC
Dismal River Red
Dismal River White
Sand Hills
Awarii Dunes
Brookside G&CC
New for '24: Monifieth (Medal & Ashludie), Montrose (1562 & Broomfield), Panmure, Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside, & Buddon), Scotscraig, Kingsbarns, Elie, Dumbarnie, Lundin, Belvedere, The Loop (Red & Black), Forest Dunes, Arcadia Bluffs (South & Bluffs)...

Ronald Montesano

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #844 on: July 12, 2014, 09:09:44 PM »
Teacher's Ten (10 + 2)

Bethpage Black
Teugega
Tupper Lake
Saranac Inn
Sagamore
Glens Falls
Yahnundasis
River Oaks (NY)
Grover Cleveland
CC Scranton
Merion West
Merion East

It's been quite a run. The next ten I anticipate playing are:

Holiday Valley (NY)
River Oaks (NY)
Niagara Falls (NY)
Ironwood (NY)
Orchard Park (NY)
Cherry Hill (Ontario)
Byrncliff

whoops...that's it. no more. quick summer.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 04:18:42 AM by Ronald Montesano »
Coming in 2024
~Elmira Country Club
~Soaring Eagles
~Bonavista
~Indian Hills
~Maybe some more!!

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #845 on: July 12, 2014, 09:38:36 PM »
Not to pick on anyone in particular, but it's fairly ironic that Sven started this thread to prove that many guys play regular local tracks and it's rather unsurprisingly turned, for the most part, into something else.

Jud...

It seems like Sven wanted us to post the last ten courses we've played; the good, bad, and ugly.  Some may cherry pick the times they post to, essentially, brag about where they've played.  But, I just periodically post my last ten courses played...regardless of whether they are brag worthy or not.  I was under the impression that was the idea behind the thread.

You're both wrong.

The initial point was meant to verify my assumption that the folks around here mostly play high end (or at least highly regarded) courses.  I didn't intend for this to be an ongoing journal of self-aggrandizement, but its took on a life of its own somewhere along the line, which is fine by me.

I prefer to discuss golf in the abstract, and I don't really care where folks are playing unless its something I haven't heard of or they take the time to use a particular course as a bridge to a broader conversation (there's been a good bit of that on here as of late).  I also don't really care how you scored, as it seems to cross the line from a thread that has the potential to highlight a hidden gem to one that is just about patting yourself on the back.

But as I said, its not my thread and everyone can do with it what they like.

I do have to give props to one of the posters on this thread who had the humility to wait at least ten courses after a round that most of us would have rented out the Jumbotron to tell the world about.

Sven
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"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Wyatt Halliday

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #846 on: July 13, 2014, 12:49:22 AM »
Thanks for chiming in Sven. This is very much your thread and it's been interesting regardless of each participant's motives.
Most of my golf is work related (I'm very fortunate in this regard), so I thought I'd break it down as such:

From most recent without repeats...

Ballyneal (Work)
Colorado GC (Pleasure)
Pradera (Work)
Red Rocks CC (Pleasure)
Bear Dance GC (Work)
Wellshire Municipal (Pleasure)
Broadmoor East (Pleasure)
Sanctuary (Work)
Horseshoe Bay - Ram Rock (Work)
Horseshoe Bay - Apple Rock (Work)

Nigel Islam

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #847 on: July 13, 2014, 11:04:09 AM »
Wow, I've actually played ten rounds this year:

Timberline
Farm Links
Royal St. George's
Royal Cinque Ports
Sunningdale Old
Sunningdale New
Walton Heath Old
Huntercombe
Golf Club of TN
Princeton Golf & Country Club

Bogey, how was GCT?

Duncan Cheslett

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #848 on: July 13, 2014, 11:29:46 AM »
Most recent first and all in the last four months;

Reddish Vale (Maybe 40 times this year so far)
Cavendish
Romiley
Worsley
Bramhall
Pleasington
Sandiway
Mere
Prestbury
Stockport
Delamere Forest
Manchester (Hopwood)


Quite a decent cross-section of north-west English inland courses...

Richard Hetzel

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #849 on: July 13, 2014, 01:26:25 PM »
so far in 2014

George Wright GC (MA)
Cape Arundel GC (ME)
Otsego GC (NY)
Chautauqua GC (NY)
Ohio University GC (OH)

the last 5 from 2013

Tower Ridge CC (CT)
Oxford Greens GC (CT)
Craig Wood GC (NY)
Saranac GC (NY)
Port Jervis CC AKA Lynx at River's Bend GC (NY)
Last 10:
Erie GC (PA), Skyway GC (NJ), Ferry Point Links (NY), The Bridge (NY), Montauk Downs (NY), Totteridge GC (PA), Hillsboro Elks (OH), Smock GC (IN), Westbrook CC (OH), NCR CC - South (OH)

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