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I was thinking the other day how cool this would be , to play 3 rounds in one day . But here is the catch . Play your first round on the East coast , second in the Central and then the final round on the West Coast , Now i know this is crazy but if you had the time and the money how fun would that be to do , ???????????????

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I would love to try that. Money might be the deciding factor though.....

Have a limo and some drinks waiting to take you to each course. Play some awesome courses and then turn around and try to go back from the west coast to the east coast the next day.....even harder

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Is it possible? Yes.

05;30AM EST    2:30AM  PST   Start three hour round in New York
30 minute commute

09:00AM EST    6:00AM  PST   Catch Plane to ST.L 2.5 hours
30 minute commute

12:00PM EST    9:00AM  PST   Start three hour round in Missouri
30 minute commute

3:30PM EST  12:30PM  PST   Catch Plane to LAX 4.5 hours
30 minute commute
8:30PM EST    5:30PM PST   Start three hour round in California

11:30PM EST    8:30PM PST    Done. 18 hours elapsed time.

Just don't be looking for no balls. Play thru. And you might want a private jet.

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I agree, private jet would be a must.  I really don't think it would be possible to have a 30 minute commute to an airport in NY for a commercial flight.  Plus you would be leaving time in the hands of the airlines and that would not be good.  Def. not possible with a limo.

If you just wanted to play the eastern, central and west time zone why not pick a course close to the line that divides the eastern and central time zone?  Somewhere in Indiana?  Play one on each side then hop a flight to the western time zone, maybe Vegas, to play a course out there.

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I was thinking the other day how cool this would be , to play 3 rounds in one day . But here is the catch . Play your first round on the East coast , second in the Central and then the final round on the West Coast , Now i know this is crazy but if you had the time and the money how fun would that be to do , ???????????????:beer:

I think that would be awesome. You'd pretty much have to go east coast to west coast though, so that way you're gaining 3 hours rather than losing it.

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Screw the central time zone.  With a private jet, and assuming I could play a round in 3 hours, I'd go for ocean view courses.  Play one on the east coast (Myrtle Beach) from 5:30 - 8:30 AM EST, take the plane to Cali and play Pebble Beach from 12:00 - 3:00 PST, then take the plane to Hawaii to finish off the day.

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You cant beat the earths rotation unless you fly faster than Mach1 so flying from east to west coast will only hurt your chances for success. So for that reason, my plan would to be to play 1 round somewhere in the western EST, round 2 anywhere CST, and round 3 in mountain time.  Of course....keeping latitude relatively constant is a no-brainer because it makes no sense wasting time flying north/south And yes, a private plane is an absolute MUST!!

A smart plan:

Round 1 in Terra Houte, IN

Round 2 in KC

Round 3 in Burlington, CO

It's definitely possible with a private jet, but success is dependent on pace of play.  Plan on a quick first round (first tee time), but you are at the mercy of pace of play on the other courses.  Regardless....it would be very tough!!!  The logistics from green.....to plane....to tee will take much longer than you think even with a private plane at your disposal. Sounds like fun...I want to try!  Hahahaha

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It might even be possible doing it on commercial air.....an example:

  • Play Lake Nona in Orlando in the early morning
  • Catch AA #1373 from Orlando to Dallas/Ft. Worth departing 9:20am, arriving DFW 11:20am
  • Play Bear Creek right by DFW with an 11:45am tee time.   Play quickly to come back to the airport to catch.....
  • AA #2453 from DFW to Los Angeles, departing 3:10pm and arriving LAX 4:40pm.
  • Zip over to the Westchester Golf Course by LAX for a 5pm time, finishing nicely before sunset

Have rental clubs at each site ready to go on the cart, and just wear your golf outfit (shoes and all) through TSA!

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Originally Posted by Clambake

It might even be possible doing it on commercial air.....an example:

Play Lake Nona in Orlando in the early morning

Catch AA #1373 from Orlando to Dallas/Ft. Worth departing 9:20am, arriving DFW 11:20am

Play Bear Creek right by DFW with an 11:45am tee time.   Play quickly to come back to the airport to catch.....

AA #2453 from DFW to Los Angeles, departing 3:10pm and arriving LAX 4:40pm.

Zip over to the Westchester Golf Course by LAX for a 5pm time, finishing nicely before sunset

Have rental clubs at each site ready to go on the cart, and just wear your golf outfit (shoes and all) through TSA!


Fly much?  You wouldn't even make the first flight out of Orlando at 920am. Not even close to possible.....

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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut

Fly much?  You wouldn't even make the first flight out of Orlando at 920am. Not even close to possible.....

I disagree.   Playing in the summer, tee off around 6am or so and zip around the course in a couple hours, and make it to the flight with reasonable time especially if you can use a priority security line.   And do I fly much?  Just a bit -  I've got over 4 million lifetime miles just on American, and do over 200k miles per year, usually making AA Exec Platinum by June (hence using the priority lines).

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Originally Posted by Clambake

I disagree.   Playing in the summer, tee off around 6am or so and zip around the course in a couple hours, and make it to the flight with reasonable time especially if you can use a priority security line.   And do I fly much?  Just a bit -  I've got over 4 million lifetime miles just on American, and do over 200k miles per year, usually making AA Exec Platinum by June (hence using the priority lines).



Pfft. Boast about flying much? ;-)

My equivilant would be playing a round is Moscow in the morning, Copenhagen in the afternoon and hit Uk midlands round in the evening. Staying at the same distance from the equator yet getting progressively warmer into the evening.

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LOL...I'm just bringing to light to unrealistic fantasy expectations.....

Tee off at 6am......play a 3hr round and finish by 9am...............boarding a commercial flight at Orlando International within two hours of walking off the green would be cutting it super close.

Let alone within 20 minutes of departure!!! ......it's not gonna' happen by a longshot.

on the other hand, of you were "The Donald" and had your private plane gassed up and waiting for you on the runway as you arrived..... yea, I think that can be doable if the course is very close. LOL

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Originally Posted by DocWu1948

Is it possible? Yes.

05;30AM EST    2:30AM  PST   Start three hour round in New York

30 minute commute

09:00AM EST    6:00AM  PST   Catch Plane to ST.L 2.5 hours

30 minute commute

12:00PM EST    9:00AM  PST   Start three hour round in Missouri

30 minute commute

3:30PM EST  12:30PM  PST   Catch Plane to LAX 4.5 hours

30 minute commute

8:30PM EST    5:30PM PST   Start three hour round in California

11:30PM EST    8:30PM PST    Done. 18 hours elapsed time.

Just don't be looking for no balls. Play thru. And you might want a private jet.


Sounds good, but don't go to LAX in CA for the last round. Gain an extra hour and fly to Portland (OR) or Seattle (WA) and play till 10:00pm at the end of June (Summer Solstice).  Sunset is about an hour later in Seattle compared to LA on June 21.  I've played many a summer night till 10:00pm.  You could even use 'glow balls' and play on a nice moonlit summer night.

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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut

A smart plan:

Round 1 in Terra Houte, IN

Round 2 in KC

Round 3 in Burlington, CO

Since I live in Terre Haute (nobody spells it right), I can play at Rea Park, then head to Oak Glen in Robinson, IL. Since my mom lives right there, I can have her drive me to StL and catch a plane to California, have a ride ready since I know people there and hit Rancho Park for the final 18. If I booked this trip today for the end of March on Southwest Airlines, I'd pay less than $300 total for a plane ticket and greens fees... *grabs credit card

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I think you might still be able to do it on commercial flights if you did in on June 21 and played only courses in the far north of the U.S.  Maybe something like Detroit, Minneapolis, Spokane.  The June 21 sunrise is 5:55 AM in Detroit, and sunset in Spokane that day is 8:52 PM, and of course you can golf 20-30 minutes on either side of sunrise and sunset, so you'd have just shy of 19 hours to do it.  If you can do each round in 3 hours, then you've got 10 hours to make two flights with +/- 4 hours of total flight time, which would in theory leave you 6 hours for travel to and from airports and for check-in, boarding, and plane/airport exit, which seems doable, especially at not terribly busy airports like Detroit, Minneapolis, and Spokane.  Though I just looked at flights and it costs a s**t ton to get non-stops between those cities!

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Oh, and on the direction of travel, the rotation of the earth has nothing to do with it (not directly at least).  The plane is already moving in the same direction and rate as the earth.  It's all relative.  If we had no atmosphere then it would make zero difference whether you flew east or west.  What actually makes a difference is prevailing winds, which in the northern hemisphere are out of the west, which is why flying east across the U.S. is generally faster (and yes, the earth's rotation does have something to do with that, but it's complicated).

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