I played Pinehurst over the summer. We didn’t play #2 because most of my group are 20+ handicappers and I didn’t think it would be fun for them. We played #4 and #5, Tobacco Road, Mid Pines, CCNC and The Cradle. We had a great time, on and off the course. I know there are other great golf areas, but I’m itching to go back, hopefully soon. We go to Kiawah every year. It’s also a great golfing trip as well, but I’ve been there over a dozen times.
I received mine today. My son and I worked through the day 1 protocol. I can see that this will help, but my son did better than I did hitting balls (plastic ones in the basement) than I did. He hit almost every one crisply, whereas I mishit several. He said he noticed me doing some kind of weird double clutch takeaway that was probably affecting me. However when I took it off and hit with the ghost feels, I everything well. Looking forward to the day 2 or maybe repeating day 1.
Beat me to it. I suspected that this might be the case. Mats don't necessarily cause swing issues, but they sure can reveal them!
And for a guy only 2 months in? I didn't have clue number one at 2 months in!
What is the most difficult golf course you’ve played? For me, it’s Duke University GC right here in Durham, NC. I remember @iacas told me he’s played here before. Tee shots aren’t too hard, and you could probably get away with hitting driver quite a bit, but the approach shots will get you. This course is a nightmare if your sand play is poor. The greens are quick, and will definitely provide a stern test for the flat stick. It’s about 7100 from the tips (par 72), but 6100 from the whites where we played. I remember that I shot a very respectable 98 there last spring. Coming in close second are Croasdaile CC and Quaker Creek. Both of them have quick greens, Quaker Creek probably the fastest of all three courses I’ve listed. If you’re in the area, all three are worth a visit, but you have to know a member to get on Duke and Croasdaile.
Just realized that somebody has already created a topic on this. Oops 😬