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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2023, 10:18:25 PM »
Hopefully this gains some traction. I have nothing to contribute but Durand Eastman is on my short list of "must see."


Kyle, did Matt F tell you about this project at all? I think he said he mentioned it.

Rob Marshall

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2023, 10:28:25 PM »
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Where did you grow up in Rochester?
If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffett

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2023, 10:52:16 PM »
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Where did you grow up in Rochester?


Thanks, it's been fun. I think we can do this, I really do. Seneca & Ridge, over by Silver Stadium. You?

Rob Marshall

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2023, 11:45:24 PM »
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Where did you grow up in Rochester?


Thanks, it's been fun. I think we can do this, I really do. Seneca & Ridge, over by Silver Stadium. You?


West Webster
If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffett

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2023, 12:45:59 AM »
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Where did you grow up in Rochester?


Thanks, it's been fun. I think we can do this, I really do. Seneca & Ridge, over by Silver Stadium. You?



West Webster



Nice! My aunt lives there now.

Ronald Montesano

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2023, 04:37:46 PM »
Phil,


Did you ever play at Durand with Bill Reese?
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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2023, 09:59:56 PM »
Phil,


Did you ever play at Durand with Bill Reese?


Ron- many times. Great guy good player.

John Foley

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2023, 10:47:37 AM »
Grew up in the Finger Lakes and have been back here for the last 34 years and I've never played Durand. I think we need to grab Ian if he's in the area for a little reconnaissance!!
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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2023, 12:48:36 PM »
Grew up in the Finger Lakes and have been back here for the last 34 years and I've never played Durand. I think we need to grab Ian if he's in the area for a little reconnaissance!!


Let's do it. I haven't been back in 11 years but will hopefully be there either in May or June. I have a couple GCA lurkers that will also likely join.


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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2023, 04:10:04 PM »
All of the pictures in this thread are gone so apparently I don't know what I'm doing. HELP!

Charlie Goerges

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2023, 09:20:35 AM »
All of the pictures in this thread are gone so apparently I don't know what I'm doing. HELP!


They're showing up for me.
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MCirba

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2023, 09:38:15 AM »
Phil,


I see them, as well.


Are you using a different computer and/or browser than normally?
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https://cobbscreek.org/

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2023, 12:33:54 PM »
Thanks guys, same. Glad you're seeing them, that probably means its me. I'll mess around with my browser settings.


I am very excited to announce that Victor native Phil Cuffare, Director of Agronomy at Oakland Hills (and formerly Oak Hill), has joined the project. His resume speaks for itself, but I cannot say enough about him as a person and his vision for growing the game.


Team Phil C^2?

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2023, 12:23:04 PM »
Perhaps #2 should be named Riviera.


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Kyle Harris

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2023, 06:27:22 AM »
Hopefully this gains some traction. I have nothing to contribute but Durand Eastman is on my short list of "must see."


Kyle, did Matt F tell you about this project at all? I think he said he mentioned it.


Yes, he did. Coincidentally he was here right after I posted this!
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MCirba

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2023, 10:05:18 AM »
Phil,


Great stuff, and #2 is a tough, tough hole at Durand.


Interestingly, the 5th hole at Cobb's Creek is very similar and Riviera's architect, George Thomas, had this to say about that;


“I always considered Hugh Wilson of Merion, Pennsylvania as one of the best of our golf architects, professional or amateur. He taught me many things at Merion and the Philadelphia Municipal (Cobb’s Creek) and when I was building my first California courses, he kindly advised me by letter when I wrote him concerning them.”
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Durand Eastman GC - A Restoration Dream
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2023, 10:23:00 PM »
Phil,


Great stuff, and #2 is a tough, tough hole at Durand.


Interestingly, the 5th hole at Cobb's Creek is very similar and Riviera's architect, George Thomas, had this to say about that;


“I always considered Hugh Wilson of Merion, Pennsylvania as one of the best of our golf architects, professional or amateur. He taught me many things at Merion and the Philadelphia Municipal (Cobb’s Creek) and when I was building my first California courses, he kindly advised me by letter when I wrote him concerning them.”


Wow! Great find. Those are the only 3 holes I've ever seen with that distinct of split landing areas on a par 4. #5 at Cobbs is one of my favorite holes anywhere.

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