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post #37 of 75

Hmmm...12 months to live.  We will suspend all the other factors that might come into play like not feeling well enough to travel.

 

I haven't been to Bandon yet or Kohler.  So those might be some nice spots to hit.  I doubt that the members of Augusta National are going to be too excited about inviting me to play, like most if not all private course memberships.  I am not going to spend time begging to get on to private courses so my list would be limited to public venues.

 

A month in Scotland (August) would be on the list.  Set-up shop in St. Andrews and hit as many of the most interesting Scottish courses as I could manage.

 

As far as playing partners, I would want to drag along my regular golf buddies, close relatives who play and their families plus my wife.  It would be quite the entourage.  Not really interested in playing with any celebrities.

 

Betting would be anywhere from a $1 to $5 Nassau, no presses.  I may have unlimited funds but everyone else doesn't and I suspect they would let me win seeing as how I am dying and paid for their trip & golf.

post #38 of 75
Well, assuming all the invitations and arrangements could be made:

Augusta, Pine Valley, Pinehurst #2, Bethpage Black, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Olympic, Harding Park, Pastiempo, Riviera, Torrey Pines, The Old Course, Muirfield (both Muirfields-Scotland and Ohio), TPC, Bay Hill, Bandon Dunes, and Whistling Straits.

If we are talking celebrities, I think I'd like to play Augusta with Phil and Freddie, The Old Course and Muirfield with Tom Watson, Muirfield Village with Jack, Bay Hill with Arnie, and Pebble Beach with Tiger.

A celebrity foursome would be tough, but I think it might include Suzan Peterson, Anika Sorentstam, or maybe Lexi Thompson, plus a couple of guys--maybe Phil and Stricker.

Really though, I think I might just take about 7 or 11 of my buddies(and wives if they want to go) I have played with through the years on my nickel if the funds are unlimited.
post #39 of 75

Honestly, if I really only had 12 months to live, I'm not sure how much golfing I'd be doing at all.  I'd probably spend most of my time with the family doing lots of non-golf stuff.

 

But I'd make sure to take one week and head up to 17-Mile drive and play all of those (public) courses a couple of times ... even Poppy Hills. ;)

 

I have no real desire to golf with celebrities, they don't really interest me that much.  But I guess if I knew which 3 PGA pros were the most laid back and fun to be around, it would be fun to play 18 with them.  Dufner seems like he might be one of those guys?

post #40 of 75
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Well, assuming all the invitations and arrangements could be made:

Augusta, Pine Valley, Pinehurst #2, Bethpage Black, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Olympic, Harding Park, Pastiempo, Riviera, Torrey Pines, The Old Course, Muirfield (both Muirfields-Scotland and Ohio), TPC, Bay Hill, Bandon Dunes, and Whistling Straits.

If we are talking celebrities, I think I'd like to play Augusta with Phil and Freddie, The Old Course and Muirfield with Tom Watson, Muirfield Village with Jack, Bay Hill with Arnie, and Pebble Beach with Tiger.

A celebrity foursome would be tough, but I think it might include Suzan Peterson, Anika Sorentstam, or maybe Lexi Thompson, plus a couple of guys--maybe Phil and Stricker.

Really though, I think I might just take about 7 or 11 of my buddies(and wives if they want to go) I have played with through the years on my nickel if the funds are unlimited.
that was pretty thought out and I can't lie im a little jealous and would love to tag along.
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post #41 of 75
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Honestly, if I really only had 12 months to live, I'm not sure how much golfing I'd be doing at all.  I'd probably spend most of my time with the family doing lots of non-golf stuff.

But I'd make sure to take one week and head up to 17-Mile drive and play all of those (public) courses a couple of times ... even Poppy Hills. ;)

I have no real desire to golf with celebrities, they don't really interest me that much.  But I guess if I knew which 3 PGA pros were the most laid back and fun to be around, it would be fun to play 18 with them.  Dufner seems like he might be one of those guys?
where is 17 mile drive?
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post #42 of 75
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where is 17 mile drive?

Monterey. ... Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay ... and if I could really sell my whole "12 months to live sob story" then perhaps also Monterey Peninsula CC, and Cypress Point.

 

post #43 of 75
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Monterey. ... Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay ... and if I could really sell my whole "12 months to live sob story" then perhaps also Monterey Peninsula CC, and Cypress Point.

 

I would definitely do the same with all the Monterey courses. Add Augusta National, St. Andrews, and Bandon Dunes to the list and I would be satisfied. 

 

I'm not one who would want to play with a celebrity because that would probably take away from the grandeur of the course that I'm playing. The foursome for me would be my family - ideally when my two sons are old enough to play golf/drive a cart. My wife also used to play golf with me up until we had kids. I mean you have one year left, why would I want to be away from my family? 

post #44 of 75
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Monterey. ... Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay ... and if I could really sell my whole "12 months to live sob story" then perhaps also Monterey Peninsula CC, and Cypress Point.

 

Oh my goodness - that is an AMAZING view.  I would love to play -- but would have to bring out my walmart special balls bc i know if i used a pro v it would go straight into the drink

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post #45 of 75
But what would you pay to play Olympic Club and Cypress Point?
post #46 of 75

Old Head in Ireland

Green Monkey at Sandy Lane

Bandon/Pacific Dunes

Victoria Golf Club (BC, Canada)

Banff Springs

 

Augusta, The Old Course, and Pebble Beach go without saying. :-)

post #47 of 75

The courses:

 

The Old Course

Augusta

Pebble Beach

Bay Hill

Muirfield (OH)

Bellerive

 


The who:

 

My Dad, he is 75 and golf is the only sport we have ever participated in together.

post #48 of 75

OK, I'll play. In no particular order, I'd go for:

 

Cypress Point

Pebble Beach

Augusta National

Spyglass

Royal Melbourne (in fact, any of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses for that matter!)

Barnbougle Dunes

Pine Valley

Loch Lomond

Cape Kidnappers

Muirfield

Pinehurst - all of them!

RCD

Merion

Royal Portrush

Shinnecock Hills

Sunningdale

 

 

That'll do. Too many to be sure and, as someone above said, I'm not sure I'd be spending my last 12 months away playing golf all the time.

post #49 of 75
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OK, I'll play. In no particular order, I'd go for:

 

Cypress Point

Pebble Beach

Augusta National

Spyglass

Royal Melbourne (in fact, any of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses for that matter!)

Barnbougle Dunes

Pine Valley

Loch Lomond

Cape Kidnappers

Muirfield

Pinehurst - all of them!

RCD

Merion

Royal Portrush

Shinnecock Hills

Sunningdale

 

 

That'll do. Too many to be sure and, as someone above said, I'm not sure I'd be spending my last 12 months away playing golf all the time.

man you all are listing some amazing places and i do agree that i would not play any of them if i could not have my family with me!!!!

 

But man o man would i beg my wife to come on out!!!!!  - heck she may even pick up a club - and not to swing at me with lol

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post #50 of 75
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OK, I'll play. In no particular order, I'd go for:

 

Cypress Point

Pebble Beach

Augusta National

Spyglass

Royal Melbourne (in fact, any of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses for that matter!)

Barnbougle Dunes

Pine Valley

Loch Lomond

Cape Kidnappers

Muirfield

Pinehurst - all of them!

RCD

Merion

Royal Portrush

Shinnecock Hills

Sunningdale

 

 

That'll do. Too many to be sure and, as someone above said, I'm not sure I'd be spending my last 12 months away playing golf all the time.


Nice list! Most of these courses are on my list as well. I'd add National Golf Links of America, Seminole and Sand Hills and remove Sunningdale, Portrush and Loch Lomond. Troon might replace Muirfield,

post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by misty_mountainhop View Post
 

OK, I'll play. In no particular order, I'd go for:

 

Cypress Point

Pebble Beach

Augusta National

Spyglass

Royal Melbourne (in fact, any of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses for that matter!)

Barnbougle Dunes

Pine Valley

Loch Lomond

Cape Kidnappers

Muirfield

Pinehurst - all of them!

RCD

Merion

Royal Portrush

Shinnecock Hills

Sunningdale

 

 

That'll do. Too many to be sure and, as someone above said, I'm not sure I'd be spending my last 12 months away playing golf all the time.

 

If you were headed for Australasia then you should also consider the two courses at Barnbougle, Northern Tasmania (Dunes and Lost Farm), and some of the half dozen amazing courses within half an hour of Queenstown, NZ  (including Jack's Point, The Hills, Millbrook and Kelvin Heights).   Melbourne's Sandbelt and the area beyond, the Mornington Peninsula has at least half a dozen fabulous courses.   I am sure there are many others too.  New South Wales GC in Sydney is said to be fabulous - haven't played it, yet. 

post #52 of 75

Assuming I have time to do all of the non-golf things on my bucket list, I would probably want to play way too many courses to name. So if I could only pick 10, it would probably be:

 

The Old Course

Muirfield

Troon

Carnoustie

Augusta

Pinehurst #2

Merion

Whistling Straits

Bandon Dunes

Pebble Beach

post #53 of 75
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Originally Posted by AveoBigandTall View Post
 

You just found out you have 12 months left on this earth - and you dont have time for tears.

 

You have and endless supply of dollar bills (which your wife/girlfriend quickly changes into $20's because she know what happens to dollar bills) and can play with ANYONE and ANYWHERE

 

Who are you playing with? (Can be ANYONE - celebrity, profesional golfer...ANYONE)

 

and

 

What course are you playing?

 

Lastly

 

Whats the bet?

Who would I play with: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Groundbreaking Scientist

Where: Pebble Beach

Bet: If I win, Woods and Nicklaus has to fund the groundbreaking scientist to find the cure for whatever disease I have.

 

:)

post #54 of 75

My lifetime goal has always been to play golf in all 50 states.  I have played 13 so far.

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