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Poll Results: What course should we hold this outing at?

Poll expired: Mar 16, 2014  
  • 14% (2)
    Red Hawk (Temecula)
  • 35% (5)
    Temecula Creek Inn (Temecula)
  • 50% (7)
    Black Gold (Yorba Linda)
  • 0% (0)
    Other (Please specify in post)
14 Total Votes  
post #181 of 257
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

@KyleAnthony - one spot left just for you.

i really wish i could make it. i just started my new job friday and they have me training wednesday, friday and sunday. there better be a summer outing haha that way i can request it off now that i can.

post #182 of 257
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Originally Posted by Shindig View Post

Oh and that grass.
What do you mean? I can't tell if this is a positive or negative comment and I've never been there so you have me curious. :)
post #183 of 257
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

What do you mean? I can't tell if this is a positive or negative comment and I've never been there so you have me curious. :)

It's both. the course is amazingly well kept. I don't think I had a bad lie in the fairway, first cut, or tee box all day. Even the one shot I had to hit out of a divot was a good lie.

Some of that rough though... my goodness, I had a few pitches come up... let's say considerably short. I also topped a shot with my putter from the first cut, green-side. How do you top a shot with your putter? Leave it to me.

The bunkers were hit or miss. Two had lots of sand, and I could hit good shots out of them. Two others I couldn't even dig in my feet. Fortunately, not much grass in the bunkers though, so that wasn't my comment a1_smile.gif

Also a lot hillier than what I'm used to, and I'm not yet figured out how to determine what the ball will do from such a lie. And I think I lined up wrong most of the day -- I hit enough shots that were straight and into trouble (to say nothing of those that curved).

It's going to be a fun day. I've given some thought to plans for how I'm going to play the course this time through. I think I can break 100 this time (I haven't added my score from yesterday yet, but I'm sure it's triple digits).
post #184 of 257
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Originally Posted by Shindig View Post

It's both. the course is amazingly well kept. I don't think I had a bad lie in the fairway, first cut, or tee box all day. Even the one shot I had to hit out of a divot was a good lie.

Some of that rough though... my goodness, I had a few pitches come up... let's say considerably short. I also topped a shot with my putter from the first cut, green-side. How do you top a shot with your putter? Leave it to me.

The bunkers were hit or miss. Two had lots of sand, and I could hit good shots out of them. Two others I couldn't even dig in my feet. Fortunately, not much grass in the bunkers though, so that wasn't my comment a1_smile.gif

Also a lot hillier than what I'm used to, and I'm not yet figured out how to determine what the ball will do from such a lie. And I think I lined up wrong most of the day -- I hit enough shots that were straight and into trouble (to say nothing of those that curved).

It's going to be a fun day. I've given some thought to plans for how I'm going to play the course this time through. I think I can break 100 this time (I haven't added my score from yesterday yet, but I'm sure it's triple digits).
I've heard it's windy there ... How was it yesterday?
post #185 of 257
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

I've heard it's windy there ... How was it yesterday?

Sure, I'll blame the wind. That sounds good. Maybe that's why the ball kept moving in the air.

Yeah, kinda windy. Glad I wore pants (I was debating shorts). I'll probably bring a sweater this weekend, just in case.
post #186 of 257

I don't know what shindig means by "windy"---I left Mission Lakes CC with winds 38-40 and gusts to 60+, so everything there was a gentle breeze at best (for me).

I will say that I must be 'spoiled', I felt the greens were pretty shoddy with numerous unrepaired ball marks on every green.  Rough did get pretty deep in spots (mostly where Mike hit his ball:-D), but that"s just poor course management on his part:whistle:.

There are some challenging spots on the course--blind shots on a few holes, forced carries(but not extreme) and some tight shots as well as the up, down, side hill fairways.

But it's not near as challenging as PGA West TPC Stadium that I played on Tuesday!

 

Look forward to meeting the bunch of you on Sunday.

Jeff

post #187 of 257
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Originally Posted by Shindig View Post

Sure, I'll blame the wind. That sounds good. Maybe that's why the ball kept moving in the air.

Yeah, kinda windy. Glad I wore pants (I was debating shorts). I'll probably bring a sweater this weekend, just in case.
It's gonna be really hot this week (mid 90's) but then it cools down again by Sunday. Projected high is 75.
post #188 of 257
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post


It's gonna be really hot this week (mid 90's) but then it cools down again by Sunday. Projected high is 75.

Mid 90s is really hot?

post #189 of 257
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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post

Mid 90s is really hot?

Not by my standards; then again, I might want to play your home course on or around my birthday this year (late June), and that wouldn't really be possible if I thought mid 90s was hot. But mid-90s is shorts weather if it isn't too windy.
post #190 of 257
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Originally Posted by swampertwo View Post

 

 

Look forward to meeting the bunch of you on Sunday.

Jeff

 

Yep look forward to meeting you as well Jeff

post #191 of 257
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

It's gonna be really hot this week (mid 90's) but then it cools down again by Sunday. Projected high is 75.

 

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post
 

Mid 90s is really hot?

LOL ... OK, maybe not REALLY hot, but mid 90's is plenty hot for me.:beer:

 

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Originally Posted by Shindig View Post

Not by my standards; then again, I might want to play your home course on or around my birthday this year (late June), and that wouldn't really be possible if I thought mid 90s was hot. But mid-90s is shorts weather if it isn't too windy.

I grew up in Fresno, so I'm used to warm weather and have played plenty of golf (and other sports) on triple digit days ... but having lived in coastal Socal for the last 17 years, I've sort of developed an immunity to the heat, so anything over 90 starts to feel pretty toasty for me. :-P

post #192 of 257
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Originally Posted by swampertwo View Post
 

I don't know what shindig means by "windy"---I left Mission Lakes CC with winds 38-40 and gusts to 60+, so everything there was a gentle breeze at best (for me).

I will say that I must be 'spoiled', I felt the greens were pretty shoddy with numerous unrepaired ball marks on every green.  Rough did get pretty deep in spots (mostly where Mike hit his ball:-D), but that"s just poor course management on his part:whistle:.

There are some challenging spots on the course--blind shots on a few holes, forced carries(but not extreme) and some tight shots as well as the up, down, side hill fairways.

But it's not near as challenging as PGA West TPC Stadium that I played on Tuesday!

 

Look forward to meeting the bunch of you on Sunday.

Jeff

Swamper,

I would agree with you regarding the course, would have thought it would be in a bit better shape for the cost.

Also for all you guys that have not played that area yes it gets hot/no shade and can be very windy out there.

 

But you all should have fun after all it is a TST outing..:banana:

post #193 of 257
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Originally Posted by hacker101 View Post
 

Swamper,

I would agree with you regarding the course, would have thought it would be in a bit better shape for the cost.

Also for all you guys that have not played that area yes it gets hot/no shade and can be very windy out there.

 

But you all should have fun after all it is a TST outing..:banana:

Yep, yep.

 

Any word on groups, etc?

 

Also, does anyone else find it humorous that the sand traps are flooded on google maps???

post #194 of 257
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Originally Posted by jefkve View Post
 

Yep, yep.

 

Any word on groups, etc?

 

Also, does anyone else find it humorous that the sand traps are flooded on google maps???

Yeah.  Not just flooded, but they look like they are full of copper-infused toxic water.  WTF??

 

BTW, my cap for April 15th is 7.6.  However, if we are going to use our May 1 handicaps, then it looks like I'm going to likely be a 7.9.

post #195 of 257

I'm currently at a 8.2, but as of May 1 I will be an 8.3. Wouldn't you know it, that tenth of a point WILL make a difference for me since that is the cutoff between 9 and 10 strokes (assuming the blue tees with a slope of 130). Obviously, my preference would be to use the more recent May 1st numbers, but I'll go with whatever you guys decide.

 

As I mentioned to Tristan, my uncle doesn't have an official index - I had pegged him at an 18 but that is a guess. Whenever we bet, I end up giving him 4 strokes a side, so why don't we give him an 16.2.

post #196 of 257
We can go with the numbers from May 1st.
post #197 of 257
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Yeah.  Not just flooded, but they look like they are full of copper-infused toxic water.  WTF??

 

 

So are you saying that the bunkers are truly hazards?

 

post #198 of 257
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

 

So are you saying that the bunkers are truly hazards?

 

 

Suddenly, I'm not all that jealous that I can't go. . .:bugout:

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