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Jon Cavalier

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #950 on: October 08, 2014, 11:13:00 PM »
Not counting my home course,

1. NGLA
2. Shinnecock
3. Maidstone
4. Friar's Head
5. Merion
6. Bev
7. Oly Fields North
8. Butler Nat'l
9. SFGC
10. Cal Club

Been a summer of a lifetime.  One trip left on the schedule...will be at Seminole in Nov.

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Thomas Dai

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #951 on: October 09, 2014, 03:02:18 AM »
Evesham - typical awful course with one awesome hole!
Which hole at Evesham, Sean?
Played it yesterday and one of the holes was probably the worst I've ever played. Interested if we're talking about the same hole.
Ryan
It was the short par 4 after the river hole, #6 I think.
Ciao
Sean
After the river hole is a short par 3.
7th/16th is the hole you mean I think.
Huge slope from left to right. Small green cut into the hill side. We are diametrically opposed in our tastes. The hole will be all I remember of the course it was truly one of the worst holes I've played. Nothing tee shot, that finishes in the same place no matter where you hit it. Followed by a shot up to a tiny green that repels the approach. Really didn't like it.

Thanks for clarifying as I was curious too. I initially assumed it would be the 5th/14th, the rather nice/tough River Hole. The 6th is a kinda awkward hole - plays two ways - as an uphill par-4 of about 320 yds and as a more level par-3 of about 160 yds (not sure of precise distances). As I recall the hole plays on a quite severe side-slope and you have to hit either over or between or around two huge trees to a pretty devilish green.

The 7th/15th is the hole on the really severe side slope. Not a good hole at all, quite the opposite. On one occasion, in a drought, my ball landed on the front-right corner of the green and rolled down onto the 5th/14th tee which must 50-60 yds below the green.

You wouldn't describe Evesham as top golf, 5th/14th and 6th/15th are testing and some of the other holes are okay. Even though it's normally, flooding periods apart, in good nick it wouldn't get many points on a Doak scale. Still it's golf.

atb
« Last Edit: October 09, 2014, 03:50:21 AM by Thomas Dai »

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #952 on: October 09, 2014, 11:48:25 AM »
atb

Yes, the 6th or 15th.  I prefer the short 4, but the par 3 version of the hole is quite good.  For the short 4 its one of the best uses of trees I am experienced with.  For the record, not all drives finish up in the same place. A very good drive will finish on the green.  A very poor drive will not be seen again.

Ciao 
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Ryan Coles

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #953 on: October 09, 2014, 12:25:17 PM »
Sean

I'm pleased to say we aren't discussing the same hole. I'm referring to 7/16.

The two holes preceding were decent enough.

Peter Pratt

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #954 on: October 09, 2014, 02:30:32 PM »
1. Oakland University (Scharf), Rochester, MI--Rick Smith; inferior to Treetops, Arcadia  4
2. Majestic at Lake Walden, Hartland, MI--Jerry Matthews wetland jumping with some very good holes 4
3. Crystal Downs--9
4. Eagle Eye GC, Bath, MI--I've played it 20 times and like it more and more 6-7
5. College Fields, Okemos, MI--hidden gem; some goofy holes, but some great holes with great range of green sites 6
6. Oakland University (Katke Cousins), Rochester, MI
7. The Grande GC, jackson, MI--Ray Hearn; nice width and variation; too many center line bunkers
8. Pilgrim's Run GC, Pierson, MI--Devries gem 6
9. Groesbeck GC, Lansing, MI--old muni with 3-4 superb holes; #1 and #5 are first rate
10. Kalamazoo CC, Kalamazoo, MI

Jason Thurman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #955 on: October 09, 2014, 02:57:33 PM »
1. Canterbury GC - Sneaky tough, tons of variety, lots of nuance.
2. Kirtland CC - A bit like a 1920s version of Blackwolf Run, but without the tacky crap.
3. Clovernook CC - My home course.
4. Sycamore Creek CC - Better than I expected. Pretty cool parkland course from the 50s.
5. Beverly CC - One sexy Ross course. Very loud and as good a routing as I've ever seen.
6. Lawsonia Links - Vastly improved from three years ago - returns to my personal top 10 after a few years just outside of it.
7. Persimmon Ridge GC - As tough as anything I've played this year - one awkward set of greens.
8. Devou Park - One really good hole on a course that is otherwise so quirky and bad that it can't help being fun.
9. Wolf Run - Blew me away. Also in my personal top 10.
10. Lassing Pointe - An above average municipal course.

Pretty good variety - some really extraordinary clubs like Canterbury, Kirtland, and Beverly mixed in with a couple of great places to get drunk and hope nobody from a neighboring fairway sends one through the windshield of your cart like Lassing Pointe and Devou.
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Brian Finn

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #956 on: October 10, 2014, 01:27:59 PM »
1. Indianwood Golf & Country Club
2. Detroit Golf Club - South   
3. Fox Chapel Golf Club
4. Canterbury Golf Club
5. Kirtland Country Club
6. Brookside Country Club
7. Ohio State University Golf Course - Scarlet
8. Shaker Heights Country Club
9. Oakland Hills Country Club - South
10. Sylvania Country Club

Steve Salmen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #957 on: October 11, 2014, 11:59:37 AM »
I have been treated very well by my golf friends and am appreciative.

Ravisloe CC
Chicago GC
Kankakee Elks
Shinnecock
NGLA
Calumet CC
Beverly CC
Black Sheep
South Shore CC (not bad but in major need of chainsaw and 2 blocks from work)
Olympia Fields South

Mark Lester

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #958 on: October 11, 2014, 12:15:38 PM »
Southampton
NGLA
Maidstone
Quogue Field Club
Shinnecock
Bethpage Red
Fishers Island
The Bridge
Atlantic
Montauk Downs


Jay Flemma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #959 on: October 12, 2014, 03:00:13 AM »
Ferry Point is Tuesday, but I'll include it
St. George's (LI)
Winged Foot W
Crestwood
Leatherstocking
Red Tail
Copake
Forsgate (Banks)
Hiawatha Landing
Union Vale
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Tommy Williamsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #960 on: October 13, 2014, 01:04:40 PM »
Ballyhack
Four Streams
Ocean Forest
Frederica
Sea Island
Sedgefield CC
Musgrove Mill
Roaring Gap
Old Town
Congressional Blue
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jeffwarne

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #961 on: October 13, 2014, 01:26:02 PM »
Pine Hollow x2
Glen Oaks x 2 (all 27)
The Bridge
Gardiners Bay
Goat Hill
Friar's Head
Sebonack
Southampton
Westhampton
Maidstone
Atlantic

yes that's 11 ;)

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Brent Hutto

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #962 on: October 13, 2014, 01:30:54 PM »
Most Recent First

The Fields (Lagrange, GA)
Callaway Gardens Mountain View (Pine Mountain, GA)
Columbia CC (Blythewood, SC)
Aberdovey Golf Club (Aberdovey, Wales)
Royal St. Davids Golf Club (Harlech, Wales)
Delamere Forest Golf Club (Northwich, England)
Oak Hills Country Club (Columbia, SC)
Cobblestone Park (Blythewood, SC)
The Plantation Course (Edisto Beach, SC)
Charwood Golf Course (West Columbia, SC)

To get to 10 different courses I had to reach back into late 2013 although the latest nine courses were all played in 2014.

Sam Morrow

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #963 on: October 13, 2014, 06:41:16 PM »
The Fields, GA
Callaway Gardens, GA
Rivermont, GA
Lookout Mountain, GA
Sweetens Cove, TN
Squire Creek, LA
Walden, TX
Northgate, TX
The Traditions Club, TX
Moody Gardens, TX

John McCarthy

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #964 on: October 13, 2014, 07:51:26 PM »
I have been treated very well by my golf friends and am appreciative.

Ravisloe CC
Chicago GC
Kankakee Elks
Shinnecock
NGLA
Calumet CC
Beverly CC
Black Sheep
South Shore CC (not bad but in major need of chainsaw and 2 blocks from work)
Olympia Fields South

Steve:  :  There was talk early in the season that Calumet would not open at all.  And let me say this "talk" consisted of one guy in a pro shop in opening week.  I may be off my rocker.

How did Calumet's greens get by when you played?
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 PG Wodehouse

Steve Salmen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #965 on: October 13, 2014, 10:14:00 PM »
John,

I played Calumet 3 or 4 times this year.  The greens were just fine each round.  Probably between 9 and 11 and very true.  They do a nice job with the greens there.

Steve

BHoover

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #966 on: October 13, 2014, 10:25:12 PM »
Haven't played as much this year due to having a 9-month old (being a father is the best but it doesn't do wonders for your golf game); my number of rounds are probably 1/3 of my total last year, and I haven't practiced at all. But I still managed to play a few courses.

Detroit GC (South)
Indianwood (Old)
Canterbury
Kirtland
Brookside CC (Canton, Ohio)
Springfield (Ohio)
Kingsley
Oakland Hills (South)
Brookside G&CC (Worthington, Ohio)
Columbus CC

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #967 on: October 14, 2014, 04:56:54 AM »
Brian

What did you think of Detroit South?

Ciao
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BHoover

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #968 on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:55 AM »
Brian

What did you think of Detroit South?

Ciao

I thought it had some rather good par 3s and also would be a very fun course for younger players, seniors, women and anyone else who would prefer to play a very "playable" course. It was playing as a par 68 at around 6000 yards but it didn't feel like a particularly short course. I definitely got the feeling that the South is very much the "second" course at Detroit GC, but I thought it was very fun and playable, without being a particularly easy course. In that respect, I thought it was very much like Ohio State's Gray course.

The other thing that you can't help noticing is the neighborhood. It's a mix of what looked to be very affluent old homes, and then some homes that were probably very nice 20-30 years ago but have since fallen into disrepair. Then a block away, you see shocking urban decay. I had seen photos of that in Detroit, but until seeing it for yourself, it's tough to appreciate just how rough parts of the city have become.

Mark Chaplin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #969 on: October 14, 2014, 02:29:45 PM »
Pine Valley
Pine Valley Short
Saucon Valley Weyhill
Saucon Valley Grace
Winged Foot West
Olympic Lake
Cal Club
Royal Cinque Ports
Worplesdon
New Zealand
Cave Nil Vino

C. Sturges

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #970 on: October 14, 2014, 05:54:38 PM »
I love the month of October!  It has been great to me over the years, getting to play in the Mashie the last three years has helped!  My last ten are very good and my next ten are going to be a lot more fun.  Here goes from last to current:
10- Sweetbriar Legacy, Ohio
9- Firestone 9, Ohio
8- Canterbury, Ohio  Thank you Bill and George for setting up this years Mashie!
7- Loch Lomond, Scotland
6- Royal Troon, Scotland
5- Turnberry, Scotland
4- Prestwick, Scotland
3- Machrihanish, Scotland
2- Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland  A new favorite of mine in Scotland!
1- Machrie, Scotland  the worst reception I have ever received at a golf course in my life, and I still will dream of that wonderful course.

I am an American who loves and dreams of living in Scotland, the home of golf and fun!

chris

ps:  I have room for two golfers on Sunday the 19th of October at 10 am outside of North Berwick if any one would like to meet a couple American GCAers.  Please contact me and I will give more info. 

David Davis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #971 on: October 15, 2014, 04:32:31 AM »
I guess I will only be able to say this once in life: working backwards....

Bethpage Black
Quaker Ridge
Garden City
Winged Foot
Shinnecock
National Golf Links of America
Maidstone
Fisher's Island
The Bridge
Sebonack
Merion

One trip of a lifetime, just returned. May take some time to recover....and reflect!
Next up: open to ideas!

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Chuck Glowacki

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #972 on: October 15, 2014, 05:43:54 AM »
The Shelter Island Golf Club
Island's End
Indian Island
Meadow Brook
NGLA (x 10)
Friar's Head (yesterday)
Montauk (today)

oops that's only 7 (don't get around much)

within the next few weeks

Laurel Links
Baiting Hallow Club



Mark Pearce

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #973 on: October 15, 2014, 06:35:51 AM »
When I grow up I want to be Mark Chaplin!
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Greg Taylor

Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #974 on: October 15, 2014, 06:44:00 AM »
When I grow up I want to be Mark Chaplin!

Or, David Davis

 :)

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