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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


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About iSank

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  1. Thanks for sharing the local knowledge. We'll spend more time on the east coast in a few years, this is kind of an impromptu trip, I'm off and her company is sending her. We heading back east a few weeks later for Thanksgiving and a couple football games, south east that is. So we wanted to keep it simple and the Holly package seems simple, plus it includes a 2 hour rental of an Acura. Not sure what that's about but there's gotta be a nice drive somewhere nearby. Mahalo!
  2. So I'm dining with the wife (#1 golf partner) she says the company wants to send her to Charlotte, NC for training. When? During my fall break. OK we go. So now we are booked, still working on overnight accommodations but The Holly Inn looks agreeable. The deals are daily golf but to play #2 = +$190 each. We have 4 or 5 other games so let me ask in the negative, what are 3 least favorite courses of the 9? yea it's been a hell of year, I just look for opportunity. I tried to stay at the village while she went to training but that wasn't received as warmly as I'd hoped. Mahalo & Aloha, Will
  3. Very cool! Flying out of Copenhagen to Reykjavik a few years ago, and there was not a cloud in the sky as we flew over Norway. I was glued to the windows, such a beautiful place from above, so I told my wife maybe we should look at a Hurtigruten cruise; hope they have clubs onboard. Good fun, thanks for sharing!
  4. Where are we?

    On my wedding day, my brother and I tee-d off into a fog on the Experience at Koele. The look was similar, you would lose your ball into the clouds,only to find them later. That course is now closed, and I Walked the back 9 on my home a few months ago. It's sad to see.
  5. Where are we?

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/golf-in-iceland "Westman Islands Golf Club, Iceland's southernmost course, sits on a volcanic island reachable by 30-minute ferry." Or in our case a cruise ship, which was in port just long enough to play 18 and enjoy 2 beers.
  6. Where are we?

    I only took 3 foto's on this day....
  7. There are but the distance between the heaters means it's gets cold for most.
  8. Where are we?

    We do not play golf on a cold rainy day in Hawaii. Good guess though because there are geological similarities. This might give it away...
  9. Where are we?

    Does anyone know from my photo what golf course we are on? Will post one of my wife tee-ing off as a second clue. Have fun! & Aloha
  10. Our little trip to Scotland

    Thanks! We had a beautiful day and didn't feel the wind too much until the 18th and then we were straight into a stiff breeze. The one thing I remember, and I'm hardly qualified for any golf advice, is that there were several 'run outs' on the fairways. 2,3,5,7,11 and I don't recall each but on the 3rd I had my best drive only to end up on the steep rough leading out of the gully, making it tough to reach the green 148 yds away. Have a great tournament! Aloha, will
  11. Describe Your Bad Shot/Great Result Moment

    Hickam AFB par 4 2nd shot sliced badly to the right, hits a tree root and flies up in the air, and floats over to the green 5 ft from the pin = birdie Funny to see spieth and his caddy laughing after the shot.
  12. Our little trip to Scotland

    Mahalo @dennyjones @bkuehn1952& @DaveP043 We went into town for lunch at the pub and as it was graduation week, there was no parking any where near, we found a spot on the street but it wanted lbs, we searched the car, no lbs, so we had lunch at the Castle Course clubhouse. Graduation was the day we left, and it was a good day to leave. have enjoyed Glenmorangie in the past, just haven't found one that I'm a fan of but I did have a dram that night and raised my glass to the 16 men of Tain. Fully agree on Tain and RD. Being that I've spent a few moments on the ocean, the Links fairways look like a moment in time, a snapshot of what the ocean surface is, and while St Andrews is a nice easy breeze small waves, Tain is a small craft advisory. Big 10-15 ft surf, We had the course to ourselves, but at Royal Dornach players were stacked. As far as my ocean analogy on Royal Dornach I would say mostly 10-15 knots with an occasional Tsunami. Its a good day for golf!
  13. Aloha good people of The Sand Trap, We took a few weeks in beautiful Scotland and here's some of the details. First of all it's a long flight from Honolulu, took a little time with the TA to make sure there was only 1 over night flight and minimal layover time. After 2 days in Edinburgh we headed to Gleneagles, and what a resort this is, great food, service, and 3 courses, we played 2. Here's us on the PGA course and thought we'd wear the red, white and blue even though the US did lose that one. This course was downright fun and good challenge. Then too long of a drive to Skye but in the end was well worth it. There is now 3 nice bottles of Talisker at home. Then we headed north. One night in Tain after playing Tain, then we stayed in Dornach for 4 nights. Stayed at the Links House and loved it. We had a mini-fridge outside of the room, stocked with bottled water, with a coffee machine on top. They also had an "honesty bar" where you poured and recorded your own drinks. Met 4 US guys who go here every year, they love Dornach and called St Andrews a circus. What a course it is, but first Brora and then Royal Dornach, here's the start of Foxy, boogied it. Tough course but would love to play it a dozen more times. Then we went down to St Andrews, stayed at the Fairmont, it's ok. Played the Eden, New and the Old courses plus the Kittocks at the hotel. About getting on the Old Course...We entered the raffle last year, then entered the ballot 4 days in a row, when no luck I decided to go standby, my wife stayed in bed, and at 7:50am I heard my name being called, the 3 ball was already on the tee, my heart was pounding, paid my $$, introduced myself and then all of a sudden it was my turn. I tee up, heart still pounding, I try to relax, take a deep breath and ripped it, best shot of the group. Then I could not stop smiling for the next 4 hours, shot a 92, played with the same ball until the 17th where I put that dear ball on someone's balcony so I got to tee-off twice on the 17th. What a game, you meet the best people, have a fun set of times, face a challenge, and enjoy the fairways & fresh air. After 20'years of marriage it's still very fun to experience such a trip together. We rented a car so it was easy to get around, except for a few very skinny roadways. And at the end of the trip, we got onboard a plane a flew to Hawaii If your thinking about going...do it! Aloha will
  14. Is your Summer slipping away?

    Haven't worked since May 30 and it's been an enjoyable summer. Students return in 2 1/2 weeks in Hawaii so yes it's coming to an end but the work is engaging then ten weeks later is fall break! Yes @DaveP043 I'll get the tr up shortly. About the birthdays, I cant say it was fully intended but the though crossed my mind when got married real close to her birthday. So it's an Us week and her day. Aloha, iSank