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Jeff_Brauer

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Pittsburgh Golf
« on: April 21, 2003, 11:52:46 AM »
Annual ASGCA meeting coming up, and I will go in Saturday, with the intent of touring, but not playing other worthy courses.  Never having been to the area, what do you recommend (given Oakmont, Laurel Valley, Tottenridge and Fox Chapel are on the play list)?

Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance.....
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Jeff Brauer, ASGCA Director of Outreach

Matt Dupre

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2003, 12:03:31 PM »
Jeff,

I'm assuming you'll see the four you mentioned, so I'd highly recommend stopping in at Allegheny.  I've always admired the routing and use of the (fairly significant) topographical changes.
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Scott_Burroughs

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2003, 12:22:10 PM »
Rolling Rock if you're going to be at Laurel Valley.

A few here have mentioned Pittsburgh Field Club.
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JohnV

Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2003, 12:28:19 PM »
Are any of you guys that are coming to town interested in getting together for a beer or two on Saturday night?  There are a couple of brew pubs that are pretty close to downtown.
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nandoal

Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2003, 05:38:43 PM »
Having played most in the area.  I love Fox Chapel and its neighbor Pittsburgh Field Club.  Both good tracks.  A Ross course that I played today, Edgewood is also good.  Montour Heights, A Dye course is good.  You can play play the club I am a caddymaster at, but to me it is a "goat track"  Anyway, good luck with your stay in the Burgh.

Allan
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Forrest Richardson

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2003, 06:39:08 PM »
Please refrain from mentioning the availability of brew to Jeff or he will not do any touring.
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Paul Richards

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2003, 06:49:18 PM »
Jeff:

See my recent thread called "Pittsburgh golf" for more info on this area.

 ;)
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"Something has to change, otherwise the never-ending arms race that benefits only a few manufacturers will continue to lead to longer courses, narrower fairways, smaller greens, more rough, more expensive rounds, and other mechanisms that will leave golf's future in doubt." -  TFOG

George Pazin

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2003, 10:31:32 AM »
Here is a link to the thread generated by Paul's relentless questioning:) :

http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forums2/YaBB.cgi?board=GD1&action=display&num=1046743625&start=0

Please look me up when you hit town - it will save me the trouble of having to hunt you down. ;D
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Big drivers and hot balls are the product of golf course design that rewards the hit one far then hit one high strategy.  Shinny showed everyone how to take care of this whole technology dilemma. - Pat Brockwell, 6/24/04

ForkaB

Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2003, 10:40:23 AM »
John V and George P

When I was doing a lot of work in Pittsburgh in the 80's, there was a world class malt whisky pub downtown, Brown's?  Is it still there?

Not that this has a lot to do with GCA...........
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TEPaul

Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2003, 02:20:06 PM »
Rich:

No real need to qualify things---any kind of whiskey may have a whole lot more to do with GCA than most think. I'd hate to think where Tillie or Dick Wilson, or, who knows, maybe even William Flynn would have been without it!

I've said it before and I'll say it again--maybe we don't need more really good drunks in architecture but I think we need a few more of today's guys to go on the occasional "toot" on the job--at least during the concept stage of things and that means in the field!

I might even make a standing offer to my favorite architects to buy any of them a flask for Christmas but only if they can prove to me that they'll use it in the field---and I don't want to hear any of this W.C Field's stuff that--"somebody put grapefruit juice in my grapefruit juice."
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George Pazin

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2003, 02:34:38 PM »
I've never heard of it, but I'm more of a shot & beer kind of guy, a whiskey joint is probably too high class for me. I'll ask around.
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Big drivers and hot balls are the product of golf course design that rewards the hit one far then hit one high strategy.  Shinny showed everyone how to take care of this whole technology dilemma. - Pat Brockwell, 6/24/04

Forrest Richardson

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2003, 08:02:02 PM »
I am more inclined for a nice Scotch. If I may suggest, perhaps a bar rather than a brew pub. I'll buy the first round -- no, that is NOT 1 through 9!
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JohnV

Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2003, 04:52:25 AM »
Forrest, I only play 18 hole rounds these days.  ;)

Rich, the only "Browns" I can find in the phone book is called Sweet Georgia Brown's and is in the Oakland district near the universities.  Perhaps the one you are thinking of is no longer there.

I'm sure we can find a place that has both good beer and good whiskey.
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George Pazin

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Re: Pittsburgh Golf
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2003, 10:28:22 AM »
Grandview Saloon probably has all we need...plus a view overlooking the Burgh from Mt Washington! Look forward to seeing/meeting everyone.
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Big drivers and hot balls are the product of golf course design that rewards the hit one far then hit one high strategy.  Shinny showed everyone how to take care of this whole technology dilemma. - Pat Brockwell, 6/24/04

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