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Poll Results: What Socal region should we host the next TST tournament?

 
  • 7% (1)
    Los Angeles
  • 28% (4)
    Orange County
  • 50% (7)
    Inland Empire
  • 14% (2)
    San Diego
  • 0% (0)
    Other...
14 Total Votes  
post #109 of 432
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pakoh View Post

 

Tell Beachcomber your not interested in Costa Mesa!

Hey Jackal... I don't care if he is interested in CM or not!  It's not my call.  It's up for discussion... z1_censored.gif

post #110 of 432
Hey guys. I enjoyed the last outing and am about 80% certain I could play the 23rd if there is room. Any course is fine by me
post #111 of 432
Scratch that. My wife is out of town the 23rd, so I'm in for sure if you have the space.
post #112 of 432
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

Scratch that. My wife is out of town the 23rd, so I'm in for sure if you have the space.

Nice!  We are getting the band back together!

post #113 of 432
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Trying to figure out a tentative headcount for the 23rd.  Just based on people who have posted in here and shown interest, here's what I have so far:

 

1.  Hacker101

2.  jefkve

3.  Tristan

4.  mvmac

5.  Beachcomber

6.  golfingdad

7.  Pakoh

8.  golfswine

9.  bplewis

10. mr. desmond

11. bmartin461

12. justatapin

 

Who am I missing?  Also, anybody bringing +1's?

 

OK, the update is that Big C is in, hacker has a +1, and there is a possibility that Brandon and Tristan could have +1's and Jeff could have +2.  That puts us at 14 "committed" with the possibility of 18 so far.  I like it!

 

Still trying to get a call back from Mark at Talega.

 

Mike, you want to call Encinitas Ranch and see what they say?

post #114 of 432

OK, here is the deal at Talega:

 

 

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HI Andrew,

 

Yes we do have June 23rd open at this time at 8am.  For any Players Club Members their rate will be $75. It will be $85 for non-members. This will include cart but not range balls.

 

The Range is open early, however you must arrive early to allow time to be shuttled down and back up. It takes about 3-4 minutes each way, I would suggest players to show up around 7am.

 

You do not have to pre pay but we will require a Credit Card Authorization form to be filled out for holding purposes. Each player can pay individually if they would like to. 

 

We would ask you to give us 14 days’ notice it the entire group is going to cancel, and 3 days’ if the number of players changes.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Mark Johnson | First Assistant Golf Professional | Talega Golf Club

990 Ave. Talega | San Clemente, CA 92673 | P: 949.369.6226 F: 949.369.6227

 

 

The deal with the range is that it's a shuttle ride from the course.  After 9am, you can drive there yourself, but early in the morning, the only access is through the course's shuttle from the pro shop.  Small bags of balls are $6, I believe.

 

If you guys like this idea, I am happy to book it, but if you want to keep shopping around for a better location, different course, or better price, I'll wait.  (Or if mvmac wants to take it from here and work his TST magic on the guy, we can do that too ;))

post #115 of 432
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Originally Posted by Pakoh View Post

Nice!  We are getting the band back together!

Yessir! Look out for team B!
post #116 of 432
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

Yessir! Look out for team B!

Sorry guys ... no dynasties allowed here.  You are over the salary cap, so unless you want to pay the luxury tax, the team has to be broken up!

post #117 of 432
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

OK, here is the deal at Talega:

 

 

 

The deal with the range is that it's a shuttle ride from the course.  After 9am, you can drive there yourself, but early in the morning, the only access is through the course's shuttle from the pro shop.  Small bags of balls are $6, I believe.

 

If you guys like this idea, I am happy to book it, but if you want to keep shopping around for a better location, different course, or better price, I'll wait.  (Or if mvmac wants to take it from here and work his TST magic on the guy, we can do that too ;))

 

Is that course worth that price + range balls?  It looks like that is a $15 discount over their normal weekend rate per golfer?

post #118 of 432
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

OK, here is the deal at Talega:

 

 

 

The deal with the range is that it's a shuttle ride from the course.  After 9am, you can drive there yourself, but early in the morning, the only access is through the course's shuttle from the pro shop.  Small bags of balls are $6, I believe.

 

If you guys like this idea, I am happy to book it, but if you want to keep shopping around for a better location, different course, or better price, I'll wait.  (Or if mvmac wants to take it from here and work his TST magic on the guy, we can do that too ;))

$85 seems reasonable to me looking at the pics of the course and everything.

 

If there are no objections, I vote that this be our course.

post #119 of 432
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Is that course worth that price + range balls?
 It looks like that is a $15 discount over their normal weekend rate per golfer?

Our next step is to talk him down on the range balls – one free bag! per golfer
post #120 of 432
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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post

$85 seems reasonable to me looking at the pics of the course and everything.

 

If there are no objections, I vote that this be our course.

 

Hmm, the gallery does look pretty good.  I'm intrigued by the 600+ yard par 5 on the back 9.

post #121 of 432
Yes! Talega!
post #122 of 432
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

OK, here is the deal at Talega:

 

The deal with the range is that it's a shuttle ride from the course.  After 9am, you can drive there yourself, but early in the morning, the only access is through the course's shuttle from the pro shop.  Small bags of balls are $6, I believe.

 

If you guys like this idea, I am happy to book it, but if you want to keep shopping around for a better location, different course, or better price, I'll wait.  (Or if mvmac wants to take it from here and work his TST magic on the guy, we can do that too ;))

Mike, go to work!

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post

$85 seems reasonable to me looking at the pics of the course and everything.

 

If there are no objections, I vote that this be our course.

2nded

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post


Our next step is to talk him down on the range balls – one free bag! per golfer

This.

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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

Hmm, the gallery does look pretty good.  I'm intrigued by the 600+ yard par 5 on the back 9.

Intrigued is one word for it....Hoping its downhill, downwind....

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Originally Posted by Pakoh View Post

Yes! Talega!

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post #123 of 432
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Is that course worth that price + range balls?  It looks like that is a $15 discount over their normal weekend rate per golfer?

I don't know how to answer that one.  It's a nice course, in great condition, and $85 is pretty reasonable for better courses around here, so it's worth it to me.  On the other hand, I'm also happy on muni's with a few extra divots in the fairway and ball marks on the green for $50.  All I can say for sure, in a language you will understand, is that it's better than Haggin Oaks. ;)  (The only course in your area that I'm familiar with, lol)

 

Mike, I gave Mark (tournament coordinator at Talega) your name in case you wanted to take over from here and try and work some magic.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Hmm, the gallery does look pretty good.  I'm intrigued by the 600+ yard par 5 on the back 9.

That hole is a beast!  It is usually downwind, yes, however it is not downhill, and here is the kicker ... you can't bomb it off the tee.  From the middle of the blue tees, it's roughly 265-ish to the end of the fairway before the hazard sneaks in on the right.  The the second shot is uphill AND even if you are on the fairway, if you are over on the right side of the fairway, there is a big tree in that hazard that might come into play that you either have to go over or cut it around.

 

The "funnest" hole for first-timers, especially if you are playing in a group of first-timers, is the 15th.  It's a fairly short, simple par 5, that plays easy IF you put your drive in the fairway.  Thing is, when you drive up to the tee, there is nothing around you except hazard and brush.  Nothing.  If somebody points you in the right direction, you can see a tall barber pole in the distance that tells you generally where to aim ... and that is it. :)

 

Below is an overhead of those 2 holes.  13 is on top, 15 on bottom, and both of those lines are roughly 265-ish yards long.  The line on the bottom points exactly towards the barber pole.  If you plan on hitting it longer you have to cheat right of that, but the fairway starts pulling away from you in a hurry, so that is a gamble.  The fairway left of the bunker sort of banks up so you have a bit of a backstop.

 

post #124 of 432
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

 

That hole is a beast!  It is usually downwind, yes, however it is not downhill, and here is the kicker ... you can't bomb it off the tee.  From the middle of the blue tees, it's roughly 265-ish to the end of the fairway before the hazard sneaks in on the right. 

 

The "funnest" hole for first-timers, especially if you are playing in a group of first-timers, is the 15th. 

 

 

I played that course last year as a single, luckily I "paired up" with another single by the 4th hole who called it his home course.  He did tell me how to play those holes, not that my execution matched his plan....

 

It's a very nice course.

 

Brad

post #125 of 432
Thread Starter 

I like Talega.  And #13 is a bitch of a hole.  Count me in at $85.

post #126 of 432

if anyone thinks $85 is too much money, please speak up!

 

i feel like the only thing you can find cheaper would be muni courses...  This is a good deal for OC golf on the weekend.  And last time i played they had a deal at the bar after the round where your first drink was like $1.50.

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