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Lynn_Shackelford

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Benches on golf courses
« on: October 15, 2019, 03:50:38 PM »
I am looking for an old thread where posters displayed their favorite golf course benches from around the world.  My feeble attempts in Seach have not come up with what I remember.  There were many pictures and each poster usually showed at least one.
Time flies so this could have easily been 10 years ago, maybe more.


Anyone remember this or where I might relocate it?  I am definitely searching for numerous old bench pictures that exude old world charm and simplicity.  Thanks.
It must be kept in mind that the elusive charm of the game suffers as soon as any successful method of standardization is allowed to creep in.  A golf course should never pretend to be, nor is intended to be, an infallible tribunal.
               Tom Simpson

MCirba

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 04:19:57 PM »
Benches on golf courses are a sure sign of an advanced civilization.
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Jeff Schley

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 04:23:07 PM »
I can say they are needed more than they are provided IMO.  Usually they only have 1 somewhere around a ballwash/garbage can, but the tee you are playing maybe 50 or more yards away.  Really appreciate a nice bench when walking a course as a foursome to relax for a bit and enjoy the moment and scenery.
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- Steve Prefontaine

Dave McCollum

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
The maintenance guys hate them.  And most courses rent them.  They come with wheels and motors. 

Kalen Braley

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 04:54:50 PM »
I'm guessing benches wouldn't be helping with pace of play and quick rounds...

JMEvensky

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 05:05:17 PM »


I am looking for an old thread where posters displayed their favorite golf course benches from around the world.  My feeble attempts in Seach have not come up with what I remember.  There were many pictures and each poster usually showed at least one.
Time flies so this could have easily been 10 years ago, maybe more.



Anyone remember this or where I might relocate it?  I am definitely searching for numerous old bench pictures that exude old world charm and simplicity.  Thanks.






I remember the thread--somebody posted a photo of a bench on the path between 15 green and 16 tee at CPC I think. Maybe adding CPC to the search might help.

Paul Jones

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 05:29:29 PM »
http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,29147.25.html


Looks like Photobucket removed all the photos.
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Mike Sweeney

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 06:39:53 PM »
http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,29147.25.html


Looks like Photobucket removed all the photos.


There are a bunch on page 1 and 3 of that thread, and here is one more via Mr Moore - Enniscrone #17 tee:


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MCirba

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 07:07:32 PM »
I'm guessing benches wouldn't be helping with pace of play and quick rounds...


You need *somewhere* to rest and repose waiting for the slugs in front of you.  ;)
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Neil Regan

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 11:39:56 PM »
Ballybunion at sunrise.


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mike_beene

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 12:04:18 AM »
I remember I think a reference to Desmond Muirhead in the thread curt Samson.

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 07:47:18 AM »
The maintenance guys hate them.


Maintenance guys are the traffic cops of golf. Benches and rest stops with a view. Try finding 30 minutes of peace before a set of judging eyes fall upon you. It just makes everyones life simpler if the benches are left in the barn and the rest stops are closed.

Thomas Dai

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
A cool bench photo on the Royal Portrush GC Twitter account.
atb

Sean_A

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 11:29:21 AM »
A cool bench photo on the Royal Portrush GC Twitter account.
atb


The bench is facing the wrong way.

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Pete_Pittock

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 01:08:03 PM »
Bench price is too high if you look on line or at catalogs and realize how many are needed.  We built a number of plain, simple benches in house over one winter

Thomas Dai

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 01:14:55 PM »
The bench is facing the wrong way.
Happy Hockey
Better to watch the incoming 1:68 missiles from those overshooting the 5th green whilst waiting for the group in front to play the 6th?
Therell be a few cool-view benches for Buda-ities to sit awhile and take in the vista come Sept at Welshpool and Kington.
Atb

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 01:31:43 PM »
European course tend to have public spaces which allow for benches.

David Kelly

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 02:16:55 PM »
I am looking for an old thread where posters displayed their favorite golf course benches from around the world.  My feeble attempts in Seach have not come up with what I remember.  There were many pictures and each poster usually showed at least one.
Time flies so this could have easily been 10 years ago, maybe more.


Lynn,


I'm sure Mayhugh has a hard drive full of them.
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John Mayhugh

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2019, 02:31:44 PM »
I'm sure Mayhugh has a hard drive full of them.
Not as many as you would think. I have taken pictures of particularly interesting benches (either construction or location). But my photos are so poorly organized.  Will try to post some tonight or tomorrow.

Marty Bonnar

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2019, 02:34:15 PM »
European course tend to have public spaces which allow for benches.


...and which are well used by the weary visiting golfer:
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Jason Topp

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2019, 03:16:28 PM »
Greywalls overlooking 10th tee at Muifield:


Scotland/Northumberland by Jason Topp, on Flickr

John Kavanaugh

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2019, 04:51:54 PM »
European course tend to have public spaces which allow for benches.


...and which are well used by the weary visiting golfer:



Where is this?

Marty Bonnar

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2019, 04:54:33 PM »
TOC, young Padawan.
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Lynn_Shackelford

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »
I'm sure Mayhugh has a hard drive full of them.
Not as many as you would think. I have taken pictures of particularly interesting benches (either construction or location). But my photos are so poorly organized.  Will try to post some tonight or tomorrow.


Thanks John.  No hurry.
It must be kept in mind that the elusive charm of the game suffers as soon as any successful method of standardization is allowed to creep in.  A golf course should never pretend to be, nor is intended to be, an infallible tribunal.
               Tom Simpson

John Mayhugh

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Re: Benches on golf courses
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2019, 05:24:29 PM »
To start with, how about a few benches with a view?

NGLA
ngl 17 tee bench bernhardt by john mayhugh, on Flickr

Sleepy Hollow
sleepy by john mayhugh, on Flickr

Westward Ho!
west ho by john mayhugh, on Flickr

Barnbougle Dunes
barnbougle 2 by john mayhugh, on Flickr

Cypress Point
cpc 17 tee bench by john mayhugh, on Flickr

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