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I guess I cheat more than I thought: --I never take out a flagstick when I'm playing alone, and I don't give myself any penalties for that. --I add a penalty stroke, but I never return to the tee box to hit a lost ball (so, I take the stroke and keep the distance...).  I'll often hit a provisional ball just in case though.     What's the flagstick rationale anyway? It might stop a fast-moving ball?  Is it supposed to help establish a line?  ???
86.   quadruple bogey to end it on 18.   ...otherwise it was a decent round for me. Hit more fairways than usual which was nice.
People should really play the correct bushes!  
Oh.  And if you like pubs and pub food, look up directions to the Britannia Arms in Aptos.    http://www.britanniaarmsaptos.com/   Nothing too special, but a good, relatively inexpensive place to eat (and a great beer selection) and not too far from Seascape at all.
I've played Seascape.  It's a fun/interesting course, and I think it would be a good one to play if you have the chance.  I generally don't like courses that are built close to homes because I hate hitting into people's houses --- that actually wasn't an issue with this course (for the most part).   A lot of the fairways run along valleys or between two hills.  This makes the course more forgiving than it appears at first because if you only just miss the fairway, you're...
Have you considered playing from off the tee boxes?  My uncle (better-than-scratch at the time) used to lengthen his usual course by teeing off behind the tee boxes on the holes that allowed for it.  Made the game a bit more challenging/different for him, and with the tee, you don't need the mowed teebox.  He had an understanding with the head pro - not sure how difficult that would be to arrange, but I bet you could *get away with it* if you only lengthened holes away...
I like Shoreline - just up the road from San Jose (Mountain View). The final 6 holes get a bit repetitive, but up until then it's great. And it's a muni that's relatively cheap (under $40 to walk on a weekday, I think).  Can get windy in the afternoons though -- mornings are better.   http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/shoreline_golf_links/
I really like this idea.
I'm not in a rush, I just can't stand the difference between how quickly I *can* play the game (well - not rushed), and how long it takes to *actually* play.   With no one in front of me, playing alone, and *not* rushing, I walk 18 at my local muni in 2 and 35 minutes (only just over 6000 yards).  I walk quickly, but I take a practice swing for my shots.  I don't 'stalk' my putts, but I do take more than a glance at the green.  When I play with someone else, we can...
Quote: Thanks for the suggestion!    Sadly, I checked with the local shop, and they wanted something like $400 to fit me to my current clubs -- they just tried to sell me on buying a new set.  I might try calling some places up in OKC, but $400 is a bit steep for me. 
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