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post #19 of 51
Only 6. Majority at my home course.....
post #20 of 51
Looks like there were 7.
post #21 of 51

Three. Work at one, live across the street from another, and if I can score a "hot deal" on Golf Now I play the third. But after Sunday it will change because more daylight I can navigate Atlanta traffic and hit some others in the afternoon:) Love daylight savings time!

post #22 of 51

9.  The last time I played was 12/4/2013, and there were damn few courses still open.

post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by Gunther View Post

I recently had occasion to view a buddy's GHIN page. I was aghast (maybe not aghast) but definitely surprised to see that he had played only 1 course the last 20 times he posted a score.

Looked very strange to me because at any given time there will be between 13 and 15 different courses in my last 20 and I try to visit a course I haven't played every few months. If I had to play only one course over and over, I'd probably quit the game as one of my favorite aspects of golf is the variety. Different green speeds, slopes, trees, etc.

It piqued my curiosity and throughout the year or so I've lurked here, I've often thought that if I ever pull the trigger and join the site, that would be the 1st question I'd ask, again, just out of curiosity.

Thanks!

 

agree - I like variety too - probably 30 courses I play in my 1 hour driving time limit  rotation.   12 in my last 20 different courses

post #24 of 51

I had to look it up but it was 15.  Surprised me I would have guess about 6.

post #25 of 51
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Originally Posted by Gunther View Post

,,,, Looked very strange to me because at any given time there will be between 13 and 15 different courses in my last 20 and I try to visit a course I haven't played every few months. If I had to play only one course over and over, I'd probably quit the game as one of my favorite aspects of golf is the variety. Different green speeds, slopes, trees, etc.

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There might be two in my last 20, but no more than that.  Some people take a couple of vacations a year, never to the same place twice.  Some people buy a time-share so they can enjoy the same place over and over.  Some people are blessed to live in a place they love and vacation happily at home.  My home course is close to home and a pretty decent layout with enough maintenance issues to give me something to gripe about but not enough to run me off.  The next nearest course is a good ten miles away and I don't seem to have any more fun playing different courses than I do my regular.  Different strokes...

 

Jim

post #26 of 51

2

post #27 of 51

Seven for me. 

post #28 of 51

I've played 13 different courses in my last 25 rounds.   I don't play in a league and enjoy playing a different course frequently.    I'm going to play in a league this year so that number will probably go down.

post #29 of 51

5 in my last 20

post #30 of 51

Seven. I get bored playing my home course all the time, so at least once a month I will go play a different course.

post #31 of 51

This thread has made me realize I need to mix it up much more than I currently do! My last 20 rounds have been played at only 4 courses, and 2 of them were on vacation. 

post #32 of 51

12 Courses out of my last 20.

 

One of them (El Dorado) accounts for 8 total rounds. But here is what is really scary. 7 of those 8 rounds at El Dorado have contributed to my lowest 10 for my handicap index!

 

This is just a ballpark estimate but without crunching the actual numbers, I'd say I'm a 6.5 index at El Do and a 10.5 everywhere else. I can definitely see how these country club guys suffer from "grade inflation" when it comes to their index calculations!

post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

12 Courses out of my last 20.

One of them (El Dorado) accounts for 8 total rounds. But here is what is really scary. 7 of those 8 rounds at El Dorado have contributed to my lowest 10 for my handicap index!

This is just a ballpark estimate but without crunching the actual numbers, I'd say I'm a 6.5 index at El Do and a 10.5 everywhere else. I can definitely see how these country club guys suffer from "grade inflation" when it comes to their index calculations!

Agreed. Always felt playing a variety of courses made me a better player overall, if only factoring in the various greens conditions.

There are some courses that have greens I simply cannot putt. The hole looks miniscule, and others where I'm lights out. Doesn't much matter the surface either. Some bent I'm confident, some I'm not. Same with Bermuda.

Anyway, thanks for responding. My curiosity has been sated. Didn't really detect a trend but it was interesting.
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post
 

2 courses in my last 20 rounds.   I have a membership so I have no reason to go anywhere else unless there is a tourney or something.  Why spend the cash to go elsewhere when I have a place to play that is already paid for.   Plus....my home course is the best course around.(ranked 3rd best public course in the state)  If I go anywhere else, it amounts to slumming. 

What is your "home course" in KC area?  I used to live there  till about 5 years ago and moved to Houston. don't miss the Winters!

post #35 of 51

I play daily and 36 twice week (30) rounds a month or so. I'd say 90% are at my club while the others at different tracks that we play inter club matches.  I'll go play wherever one wants to play but I have not ever got bored playing my home course at all. Great/hard track.  

My home course is where they filmed Tin Cup movie. Anyone guess the name?

post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jim Ludden View Post
 

What is your "home course" in KC area?  I used to live there  till about 5 years ago and moved to Houston. don't miss the Winters!

Stone Canyon....it opened in 2009 so you might have missed it.  .....and yes, I hate winters too!! 

http://www.stonecanyongolfclub.com/

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