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post #217 of 352
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This is the course we played last year, so you should know the course once you get there. 

This was the course of my infamous horrible putting! ugh

post #218 of 352

Yep. Homestead isn't real long, but some of those greens are a bit wild. As I remember, they are also on the faster side compared to ole home sweet home Kittyhawk. 

post #219 of 352

I usually walk Homestead. The greens are pretty sweet there IMO. Not too many munis take such good care of the course.

post #220 of 352

No question Carl. By wild, I mean just the undulation that some of them have. Again, I'm pretty used to City of Dayton single slopers.

 

I've been massively impressed with the conditioning those guys do.

post #221 of 352
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Originally Posted by mcanadiens View Post
 

No question Carl. By wild, I mean just the undulation that some of them have. Again, I'm pretty used to City of Dayton single slopers.

 

I've been massively impressed with the conditioning those guys do.


Yep. Have played the COD courses a lot. Had a membership there for several years and live just a few miles from KHawk. When they, KHawk, hired a good greenskeeper about 5 years ago, the greens really improved. I hate the bunkers though. Just plain horrid. They started redoing them, but stopped for some reason. Like we always say, KHawk greens break half as much as you think.

post #222 of 352
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 


Yep. Have played the COD courses a lot. Had a membership there for several years and live just a few miles from KHawk. When they, KHawk, hired a good greenskeeper about 5 years ago, the greens really improved. I hate the bunkers though. Just plain horrid. They started redoing them, but stopped for some reason. Like we always say, KHawk greens break half as much as you think.

 

 

With aimpoint they break just as much as you think ;-)

 

Yea, the COD greens are pretty much simple greens. I think Community are tougher because some of them are more elevated and domed a bit. So they got some slight breaks that can get ya, especially in some of the back pin placements. 

post #223 of 352
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

 

With aimpoint they break just as much as you think ;-)

 

Yea, the COD greens are pretty much simple greens. I think Community are tougher because some of them are more elevated and domed a bit. So they got some slight breaks that can get ya, especially in some of the back pin placements. 

If they don't break the amount you thought is it because you didn't give them the finger long enough before putting?? :-D

post #224 of 352
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

If they don't break the amount you thought is it because you didn't give them the finger long enough before putting?? :-D

 

Not enough fingers.

post #225 of 352

Years ago, Kittyhawk's greens were like trampolines. You couldn't get anything to hold on those stinkin things. This guy started aerating and watering and they are much better now. There is still a lot of clover and such on the fairways, but since the course is on top of the aquifer where our drinking water comes from...

 

I think there needs to be an Aimpoint shirt with someone doing the finger thing and a caption Read This. ;-)

post #226 of 352
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post
 

Years ago, Kittyhawk's greens were like trampolines. You couldn't get anything to hold on those stinkin things. This guy started aerating and watering and they are much better now. There is still a lot of clover and such on the fairways, but since the course is on top of the aquifer where our drinking water comes from...

 

I think there needs to be an Aimpoint shirt with someone doing the finger thing and a caption Read This. ;-)

 

 

That would be awesome! 

 

Hole 6 on the Hawk is still a trampoline. I've had wedges hit in the center that have bounced over the green. Not a big fan of that par 5! 

post #227 of 352
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That would be awesome! 

Hole 6 on the Hawk is still a trampoline. I've had wedges hit in the center that have bounced over the green. Not a big fan of that par 5! 
Hmmm. I'm usually playing from the left bunker on that one.
post #228 of 352

So we are walking the course tomorrow yeah? That would be good for me because I don't what anyone having to drive all over looking for my golfball again.

post #229 of 352
Yep!
post #230 of 352
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Originally Posted by CarlSpackler View Post


Hmmm. I'm usually playing from the left bunker on that one.

Hole 6 is the big ole right dogleg isn't it. Left bunker or behind the left bunker for me, but I do seem to recall a rare shot finding the green and bouncing like a superball.

 

The green I remember most clearly from Homestead is no. 9. You hit the approach shot over the water hazard. The last time I was on the fringe at the top right corner of the green with a nasty down and left slope. Putt was a mile away.

post #231 of 352
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Originally Posted by mcanadiens View Post

Hole 6 is the big ole right dogleg isn't it. Left bunker or behind the left bunker for me, but I do seem to recall a rare shot finding the green and bouncing like a superball.

The green I remember most clearly from Homestead is no. 9. You hit the approach shot over the water hazard. The last time I was on the fringe at the top right corner of the green with a nasty down and left slope. Putt was a mile away.
9 is a tough hole. Would love to see them lengthen it and make it a 5 par. Better risk reward in terms of going for it in 2.
post #232 of 352

When we played there last year I had a sand wedge into the green and blew it :-p

post #233 of 352
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post

When we played there last year I had a sand wedge into the green and blew it :-p
There are demons in that water the suck your ball downward.
post #234 of 352
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There are demons in that water the suck your ball downward.

I didn't hit it in the water :-P I  hit the green but 3 putted

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