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PJCdude last won the day on July 29 2015

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  1. I'll take that into consideration. The trouble long will most likely be water!
  2. As I sit here in NYC trying to avoid all other people (non-family) it's nice to have something to imagine. LOCATION: OK, I'm thinking big here...I'm taking over Governor's Island: For those unaware, Governor's Island is a little island in NY harbor in between Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and NJ. This pic is pretty consistent with a map view (top=north). I did a quick thumb test and its slightly bigger than most neighboring golf courses on google maps.Any buildings will be demolished. Sorry guys. FEES: This will be a Public Course! It will be pricey. At least 150 for 18 plus the ferry ride. However, to appeal to the common man, there will be a daily lottery (think broadway show tix) for 4 4somes at 20 bucks a person. LAYOUT: Clubhouse will be on the North End. I want to make sure water is in play for slicers AND hookers so the 1st tee and the 10th tee will both be in the middle of the island facing south. As players make their way back north, the front nine on the west side will have water left and the back nine on the east side will have water right. DESIGN: Being in the middle of the water, this will be very linksy. Not a ton of elevation but plenty of bunkers and meandering fairway widths to make it interesting. medium fast greens (10ish?), thick rough and a few collection areas to really test people's wedge play. It's not going to be super long since there will be plenty of challenges already so the Tips will be 6800. Regulation will be 6200 and front will be 5600. Par 72. Par 4's will have a wide variety of lengths. At least one will be driveable with little challenge (270 from middle with just one greenside bunker), other will be only 300 from the middle but with a huge burranca bunker 225-250 from the tee so lay up is the play. Also a few that are around 400 from the middle. Will definitely do a little digging to make mounds that separate each fairway. If we're a success, I'll put in floodlights and be the late night NYC golfing hot spot. Par 3's will have one that is hybrid/fairway wood range inland , two that are middle irons (one inland, one on coast) and one that's 100 yds from all 3 tees on the windiest part of the property. Par 5's will have similar theme as par 3's. One that is ultra long inland, think 580 from middle/600 from back. A shorter, reachable one inland about 460 from middle and two right around 500 on each coast.
  3. See answers in bold below. Since 7i is my 150 club they are very genuine. As a 19 handicap, don't tale this as what you SHOULD do. Take this as WHAT I DO and feel free to correct me. As a lefty I will try to use universal directional designations:
  4. Chop Salad Mac and Cheese Deviled Egg Pulled Pork BBQ Chicken BBQ Ribs would find some local brewery and get a Pilsner, Stout, Session IPA and Double IPA Ice Cream Self-Serve Bar (after COVID anxiety has died down)
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    TopTracer Range

    I tried this a few years ago at a range that wasn't that fancy. It was very cold but it was pretty accurate. They even included where yardage markers on the REAL range were in relation to bunkers, hazards and the green etc to help you aim. Very cool and very accurate.
  6. Given all that we now know about what helps you score low, those 300 plus yard drives put him ahead of most of his “starting to get the golf bug” colleagues. I also happen to play regularly with a friend who was a good tennis player (not at your friends level) and he almost never goes to a range or practices but routinely shoots in the 80s. I feel like it’s a sport that translates well to the course.
  7. They are Professional YouTubers who happen to love golf and feature it on their channels. Their golf skill isn’t what gets them paid. It’s their ability to cater to an audience and get views/likes/subs. A few years ago it would seem ludicrous but welcome to today’s world. Personally, I would love to be a golf vlogger if I had the time/camera etc. Looks like the worse than bogey golf demographic is in need. Sorry @iacas I wrote basically what you did while you were writing it, lol.
  8. Anytime I bring the kids with me to the range they make me play the mini golf course first. I’ve noticed it being a nice way to “trick” me into practicing putting more. I play match play best ball me vs my two kids (3 and 5). The 3 year old gets a stroke every hole, the 5 year old every other hole. It’s actually pretty tight and simulated pressure more than normal putting practice.
  9. They keep CBS on a year by year contract. CBS is THEIR bitch, not the other way around.
  10. Started taking my now 4 1/2 year old with me to the range when he was 3 and then course a few times last year. I agree with what everyone else said, keep it fun. He loves mini golf and there’s a course at most ranges by us so while sometimes I’m aching to go work on my irons, I accept that I’m going to get some putting practice first as well.
  11. I only hit driver 230. 63/64 hundo is where I start to go downhill. A course by me, Hudson Hills is such a nice course but it's annoying that the tee boxes go from near 6400 down to 5700. I feel like a wimp doing anything less than 6000 but 6400 is too much. So picky, ain't I?
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  13. I haven't posted a lot here lately but felt the need to........because............I finally broke 90!!! I shot an 87 (43-44) at Lido Golf Club on Long Island. Played from the whites (6,126 yds-70.4 121) 8 Pars, 5 bogeys, 5 doubles 5 GIRs (ALL on the front nine, one i three putted 😞 ), 4 up and down pars, 34 putts, 1 penalty stroke (unplayble lie from a bush) I have NEVER played this course before, but unlike my usual NYC munis, they actually have a range to warm up on which was a big help. At the end of the day, this really was really a tale of two nines. The front nine is slightly shorter and I was hitting driver straight and 220-230 in the fairway (which is solid for me...not so much for the rest of this board) irons were solid and I hit 5 out of the first 7 greens in regulation. Was a little pissed cuz I three putted one of them and couldn't convert any birdies (had a few in the 10-15 foot range). The back nine is a little longer, a little tougher and my driver was NOT helping me. The only fairway I hit on the back was the fairway of number one after teeing off on ten. I had to hit a lot of hybrid second shots but thankfully by short game came alive. After warming up I decided to go with my 52* over my 58* more than usual and this strategy was key. Some holes that would have been my normal bogey turned into tap in pars. Some holes that could've been blowup holes turned into bogies. Reviews of this course claim the last 5 holes are on of the toughest stretches on Long Island but I went bogey-par-par-double-bogey. The par on 16 was especially satisfying because it is a crazy ISLAND FAIRWAY that is detailed in this article: http://www.golfonlongisland.com/teebox/2011/08/closer-look-lido-golf-club-16.html Overall, Im satisfied that I broke 90 and looking forward to having less pressure on me when I'm in that low 90's-high 80's zone.
  14. Yea I don't have a high SS (90-95) but I DO have a quick transition and I think that worked against me with the Bassara. The stiff flex felt very much like regular.
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