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TST SoCal 2014 Fall Outing December 7th Empire Lakes

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This last outing was great, as usual, and I think we should start planning our next one for the fall. We seem to being doing these every three months or so which would put us sometime in November.

It had been discussed that we could possibly do this next one out in my direction (Palm Springs area).

I was looking at possibly Escena, which is in Palm Springs. There are obviously some other great options in the desert, but going into November, prices start to go WAY up. Escena is a really solid course and the price should be reasonable.

The Sundays in November are the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th; I'd like to pick a date that would work well for the majority as I want a bigger turnout than we've had at the last few. I was also thinking that if we do have it out here, that we'd do a slightly later tee time since it is a little further for everybody; maybe tee off around noon or so.

Let me know what you all think.

BTW, here is the website for the course I was thinking of: http://escenagolf.com.

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Course looks great, all for going your way, you always have a drive so this would give you a chance to keep it local.

I would prefer Sat at the same time again, this worked out well for us. But open to what ever the group wants to do.

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T,

Course looks great, all for going your way, you always have a drive so this would give you a chance to keep it local.

I would prefer Sat at the same time again, this worked out well for us. But open to what ever the group wants to do.


Saturday was nice, however, in talking to the guy at Escena, we'll get a much better rate on Sunday.

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Saturday was nice, however, in talking to the guy at Escena, we'll get a much better rate on Sunday.

No problem, I am all for a better rate.

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Long drive, but does look nice.
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I'm totally on board for a Palm Springs outing, and I am sure that you won't steer us wrong with the course.

However, I'm going to be pretty iffy in November because I'll have an 8 1/2 months pregnant wife.  I'm probably going to have to stay on the fence for this one until the very end.

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I know I am the new guy ... And not from So Cal ... But Palm Springs makes it doable for us in Phx ... The 23rd would be hard ... Isn't that close to Thanksgiving?
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I know I am the new guy ... And not from So Cal ... But Palm Springs makes it doable for us in Phx ...

The 23rd would be hard ... Isn't that close to Thanksgiving?

Yeah, that would be the Sunday prior ... Thanksgiving is on 11/27 this year.

P.S.  It doesn't matter if you're from Socal or not ... if you're coming you have a say. :beer: (Which is why I'm not really voting on dates because I can't commit to any of them yet)

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Wow that course looks super fun. I could probably make any of those dates, but the earlier ones would be better if it makes a difference. Again, not picky.

Excuse my ignorance, I've never been a part of a golf outing...how does it usually go? Is it a tournament?

Thanks for including me in the email btw @tristanhilton85

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Wow that course looks super fun. I could probably make any of those dates, but the earlier ones would be better if it makes a difference. Again, not picky.

Excuse my ignorance, I've never been a part of a golf outing...how does it usually go? Is it a tournament?

Thanks for including me in the email btw @tristanhilton85

I'd say it's a bit more casual than a typical tournament. Each group plays against the others in a modified stableford game where the best 3 of 4 scores count on each hole. Usually there is some sort of prize for the winning team and MVP.

It'd be great to have you along if you can make it. The one issue with the earlier dates is that, at least that course, will be cart path only. However, that means that it would be a bit cheaper as well.

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Earlier is probably better for me as well. We will be in Chicago for Thanksgiving, which could affect my availability both the 23rd and 30th, depending on how long we stay.

@BENtSwing32 , it's probably best described as a semi-competitive outing. Everyone's trying to play their best, but no one takes it too seriously. Plus, it's always nice to put a face to a screen name with a handful of other guys on the site. Hope you can make it.

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How about 26 October? That's almost November, still in the cheaper price range, and would increase @Golfingdad 's chances. That weekend also happens to work for me (as would 2 November but I'm out after that).
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I'd say it's a bit more casual than a typical tournament. Each group plays against the others in a modified stableford game where the best 3 of 4 scores count on each hole. Usually there is some sort of prize for the winning team and MVP.

It'd be great to have you along if you can make it. The one issue with the earlier dates is that, at least that course, will be cart path only. However, that means that it would be a bit cheaper as well.

Earlier is probably better for me as well. We will be in Chicago for Thanksgiving, which could affect my availability both the 23rd and 30th, depending on how long we stay.

@BENtSwing32, it's probably best described as a semi-competitive outing. Everyone's trying to play their best, but no one takes it too seriously. Plus, it's always nice to put a face to a screen name with a handful of other guys on the site. Hope you can make it.

Cool, thanks guys. Sounds really fun.

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Guys we are in for what ever the date ends up being. Don't like the cart path only part, that always seems to be a cluster.

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I may be able to join this one?  My Father-in-Law is planning on visiting my wife and I around Thanksgiving (dates have yet to be confirmed).  Knowing that, my availability would be better toward the beginning of November, and would be worse the closer we get to T-Day.

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I may be able to join this one?  My Father-in-Law is planning on visiting my wife and I around Thanksgiving (dates have yet to be confirmed).  Knowing that, my availability would be better toward the beginning of November, and would be worse the closer we get to T-Day.


It'd be great to have you back at one of these events. The earlier dates seem to be better for everybody, so I guess we'll go that way. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, we may run into the issue of the courses out here being cart path only because nearly all of them overseed in October and are just barely reopened. I'm going to check a couple of other courses around here and see what they say.

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If I could schedule it, the earlier the better -  mid to late Oct would be attractive.

Once people get into mid-November, the holidays start appearing in minds, and honey-do's...

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Eager to attend, and I will try to make just about any Sunday in November work for me.
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