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Just did a quick check, coming from Reston, VA.  Both Shipstix and Fedex are about $65 one way to Sand Valley, for the slowest service, approximately 5 days.  My intention is to rent the trolleys from Sand Valley.  I can live without a caddie, but I'd consider sharing the cost of a forecaddie for my group if the other three feel the same way, and of course if that's an option.  Just throwing it out there.

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A few pictures from Lawsonia yesterday that don’t do the place any justice:  

Looks like I’ll be able to join this shindig. Updated list @cipher @iacas @DeadMan @GolfLug @DaveP043 @Slim_Pivot @Hardspoon @criley4wa

@cipher called and got us some great times. We will warm up at the Sand Box every day (takes about 90 minutes, all short par threes, 17 of them): Monday, July 19 Sand Box: 8:54am, 9:06am

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

My intention is to rent the trolleys from Sand Valley.

I’m doing the same.

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I’m bringing mine. John is bringing his. Matt his. Nate his.

But we are driving. So we get to. You’ll be jealous of my seat and cooler. 🙂

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My plan was to rent a push/pull cart from Sand Valley and/or take a caddy some of the rounds. I probably won't go with a caddy, given that it would probably bring the total cost of the round to around $400 it seems.

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5 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

I can live without a caddie, but I'd consider sharing the cost of a forecaddie for my group if the other three feel the same way, and of course if that's an option.  Just throwing it out there.

 

1 hour ago, DeadMan said:

My plan was to rent a push/pull cart from Sand Valley and/or take a caddy some of the rounds. I probably won't go with a caddy, given that it would probably bring the total cost of the round to around $400 it seems.

Forecaddie seems like a good idea. Let's see how things work out. The one time I've had one for the group (required at Bay Hill), was absolutely worth it. 

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I’m not planning to have a forecaddie.

It’s a bit wide space and you get to play it a few times. I posted the course guide.

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25 minutes ago, iacas said:

I’m not planning to have a forecaddie.

It’s a bit wide space and you get to play it a few times. I posted the course guide.

Yeah I agree, I don't know that a forecaddie is a huge value here. Each group can just buy a yardage book and you should be fine. I'll give everyone some hole by hole tips for Sand Valley. Mammoth is supposed to be even easier. It's a bit tough to explain but the course is just designed for fun, fast play. Picking your shots easily, finding your ball easily and playing quickly. There aren't many blind shots out there.  

Hit the ball far, find it easily and hit it again.  There you go, I just saved everyone hundreds.  😂

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Thanks for input both. 

Speaking of playing the courses a few times, we will obviously play one more round on one of them than the other. What are we thinking? Availability or something else? 

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2 hours ago, GolfLug said:

Thanks for input both. 

Speaking of playing the courses a few times, we will obviously play one more round on one of them than the other. What are we thinking? Availability or something else? 

I think we are hoping to play the slightly better one on two days. We may also book the third day at both courses for one foursome each and draw straws or play for it or something. Some may prefer one of the courses over the other. Also, there are rainouts to consider, just in case (though it should be fine).

@cipher can say more here.

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17 hours ago, iacas said:

I’m bringing mine. John is bringing his. Matt his. Nate his.

But we are driving. So we get to. You’ll be jealous of my seat and cooler. 🙂

Hello,

 

I’m curious about the seat and cooler setup, are photos or details posted somewhere?

 

Also I’m looking forward to reading the reports of each round from the group.

 

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

I think we are hoping to play the slightly better one on two days. We may also book the third day at both courses for one foursome each and draw straws or play for it or something. Some may prefer one of the courses over the other. Also, there are rainouts to consider, just in case (though it should be fine).

@cipher can say more here.

I thought we would maybe schedule SV for day 1, Mammoth for Day 2 and then split the group up Day 3 if each group has a preference. If anyone would rather do it differently, let me know soon. I do plan to call next week to see if I can somehow convince them to get us booked.  

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51 minutes ago, treebound said:

I’m curious about the seat and cooler setup, are photos or details posted somewhere?

Seat: 

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Designed to Fit Perfectly on Clicgear Model 1.0 ~ 4.0 Carts.The Clicgear Cart Seat provides a stable and durable platform to rest on. Take a load off your feet!Aluminum construction with quality fit and finish, ensures a...

 

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Fits perfectly on Clicgear & Rovic Cart Seats!The Clicgear Soft Seat Cover provides a soft padding over the cart seat.Durable polyester and foam.

 

Cooler: 

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Designed to Fit Perfectly on Clicgear Model 1.0 ~ 4.0 Carts.The Clicgear Cooler Bag stores your drinks and snacks while out on the course. Holds up to 6 cans in the lower insulated pocket with plenty of room in the...

 

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1 hour ago, cipher said:

I thought we would maybe schedule SV for day 1, Mammoth for Day 2 and then split the group up Day 3 if each group has a preference. If anyone would rather do it differently, let me know soon. I do plan to call next week to see if I can somehow convince them to get us booked.  

I’m fine with that plan. I can tell you right now I have no preference for one over the other 😉

You can put me in whatever group you want on the third day.

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3 hours ago, cipher said:

I thought we would maybe schedule SV for day 1, Mammoth for Day 2 and then split the group up Day 3 if each group has a preference. If anyone would rather do it differently, let me know soon. I do plan to call next week to see if I can somehow convince them to get us booked.  

Yeah, from all I am reading, no real preference for me either but as a general rule wider the fairways more I am attracted to the course.. 😜

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I called and struck out on getting tee times a "little" early, they are holding to the 30 day policy. I will call Saturday June 19th and have them run it all on my card. They did say I can do all three days on that day, and that I can book both the sand box and one of big courses ahead of time. We are likely going to have to be a little flexible with play times. It is not like we are going to have anywhere else to go however.  😊  

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2 hours ago, cipher said:

I called and struck out on getting tee times a "little" early, they are holding to the 30 day policy. I will call Saturday June 19th and have them run it all on my card. They did say I can do all three days on that day, and that I can book both the sand box and one of big courses ahead of time. We are likely going to have to be a little flexible with play times. It is not like we are going to have anywhere else to go however.  😊  

Sounds great to me, just let us know how much money to send, and how best to send it.

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8 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Sounds great to me, just let us know how much money to send, and how best to send it.

Sounds good, I only take crypto as payment, limited to BTC, ETH or ADA(preferably this).  😉 We will figure it out, the good news is we have a little more time for all that with having to wait until 30 days prior.  I have both PayPal and Venmo for payment methods.  This will probably be the perfect opportunity to start the private messaging group for all of this. 

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