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About Chanceman

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  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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    Melbourne , Australia

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  1. Your Final 10 Rounds

    Well OK then....Pebble Beach, Kingston Heath and Traralgon
  2. Hole in one stories!

    Oh well, here goes. Three holes in one on the same hole with the same club in three consecutive months, actually seven weeks from first to last. I played about 20 rounds in that time. No cinch either - 180 yds with bunkers both sides of the green. And I am not a low handicapper so just got lucky. Had one since too but on a different hole.
  3. Finally doing that trip to Bandon Dunes for 7 days in November. And the Sheep Ranch. Then driving back to SFO via Yocha Dehe.
  4. Started golf 10 or 11 years ago, and had 3 holes in one in 2012 (same hole, 180 yds) and another one in 2014. They thought the hole was too easy if I could go in one three times so they changed the whole green and bunker layout.!!
  5. Book recommendations please

    "War on the Shore" was good. I also liked "Battle of Brookline".
  6. I101. the places I have in mind are San Geronimo, Northwood and Yocha Dehe.
  7. My lady and I are off to Ireland next year and my list of possible gems is: Castle (near Dublin) Ardglass (near County Down) Strandhill (near Sligo) Dooks (Ring of Kerry) Tramore (East Coast). Should be fun.
  8. Your Final 10 Rounds

    Great question. Augusta National, St Andrews Old, Royal Dornoch, Sunningdale Old, Meadow Club, Cape Wickham, Royal Bled, Carnoustie, Pasatiempo, Royal Melbourne. Never played Bled, Dornoch or Augusta but the others are magic.
  9. Seems to me as an Aussie that Trump has not actually done much to deserve all the crap. His rhetoric though is very harshly judged and seems to upset the academic and media types and lots of people dont seem to like his persona. Having said that I would not want to play his courses if they are so blatantly commercialised with his name. On the other hand that would not stop me playing Turnberry which is on every golfers bucket list.
  10. Barcelona Spain

    Agree you must play PGA Catalunya which is 50 miles north . Also try Sant Cugat which is a half hour train trip from the Placa Catalunya in Barca.
  11. After a week in Bandon Dunes we are heading south to SFO. Are there any good courses to play on the way? Places like Eureka or Mendocino are on the route.
  12. I am also interested in this topic. Near Girona, PGA Catalunya is a Top 100 course so is a must play but I am not too sure about any others.
  13. San Francisco Bay Area Courses

    I really liked San Juan Oaks. A very well laid out course with the front nine in the flat valley and the back nine winding around the hills. Some great holes on the back. The 13th "chute" tee shot, the split fairway hole, the canyon hole up over a ravine (where I found about a dozen ProVIs) and the spectacular downhill 17th. Well done Freddy. Also reasonably priced, and a cool clubhouse. Definitely one to go back to.
  14. San Francisco Bay Area Courses

    Have just returned from a similar trip to SFO and played Harding Park, Presidio, San Juan Oaks, Wente Vineyards, Cinnabar Hlls and Sonoma. Of these i rate Presidio as the best, Sonoma close behind and Harding park as overrated. I would play all again at the right price. Golf Now deals are the way to go if you are not fussy about tee times.
  15. Yes, you can only reflect on the courses you can play. And having played Pebble Beach and Turnberry, I urge any golfer with the means to travel to go to King island off Australia and play their equal - Cape Wickham. While there play Ocean Dunes which is 5 minutes away and then a short flight to Barnbougle Dunes and its little brother Lost Farm. All just awesome. And all publicly accessible.

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