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  1. Hawaii! Honolulu while you work then pick an outer island to retire. I chose Lana’i. Lana’i is always 10 degrees cooler than Honolulu, it’s quite diverse, shorts year round, venison is free but every other bit of food is expensive so a monthly trip to Costco is in order. Free golf but no pro teams at all, in fact the only sport that fills the arena is volleyball. Along with location pick an age and save for it. I somewhat agree with outside Atlanta. I’ve gone there a few times and always bring my clubs.
  2. Well it’s not a planned trip but a few people will have a pretty cool golf travel experience. Did not see this anywhere else if it’s a repeat, I’ll delete if possible. Coronavirus: Pinehurst auctions unique experiences for employee relief Not even the Cradle of American Golf is immune to the coronavirus. Pinehurst Resort and Country Club was forced to close its hotels and restaurants due to the pandemic, negatively... Anyone wanna go in for a good party? Aloha, iSank
  3. 1. Yes, in that we checked into the Encore Sunday only to find out at dinner that the whole Wynn property was shutting down Tuesday. Our Wynn GC tee time was Tuesday but seeing that only 3 groups were golfing on Monday we got our round in and had a great time. That was a fun course! 2. I hope it only helps my game because if it ends up hurting it would likely be from me catching the darn thing. Having fun in a quiet Vegas, we also played some course built after several Scottish links holes. A fun day out ending with a crazy uber ride. iSank
  4. Yea that’s a pretty good combo, Long Ashes David.
  5. Very nice! Enjoy both experiences and please share, both are something my wife and I plan on, it’s just a matter of doing it. Have fun, we’ll be playing in Vegas.
  6. You can put a kitchen sink in there as long as your under 50lbs domestically, I think it’s a bit more internationally (from experience not by reading the rules). I once put my favorite dress shoes in my golf bag on an overnight HNL-SFO-DFW to Tampa, I barely made it, and my golf bag never did. AA paid me $1500, I took a loss, and now put one of those locators when I travel with my clubs. They were a nice set, and I was young.
  7. I like it, needs electric assist, bags balanced over the back tire, tires look over 2 1/2 inch wide, baby fat tires, I’d ride it. As I get older I may look to buy one, golf cart or bicycle? There’s no question there.
  8. Not because of leaving friends but from careers changes playing less with drinking buddies and more in competition with the wife. I started caring more about my shots, and enjoyed the game a lot more.
  9. I’m in, but I walk the muni 2 to 4 times/week so I’ll pick the three favorite courses nearest me. Hope to play all three multiple times in 2020. Aloha, iSank and yes I have sank = to how many times I have surfaced.
  10. Dagolfer18 that’s beautiful. Played a lot with my brother but not once with dad or grandpa. Enjoy each moment, it’s a gift. For us, it’s Kapalua, 4 days 3 rounds, I like to go Plantation, Bay, Plantation so that’s what we will do. Not real happy about the Plantation soft fairways, I may play forward one set. But it’s Maui, I like my island better but Maui is a beautiful place. Aloha, Happy New Year! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
  11. Another vote for faster. The free course where I live has the slowest greens I’ve ever played. Now that I’m on that course a couple times a week, I really appreciate some roll. Just played Koolina Sunday and it was very nice to knock my first out 10 ft past the hole but then got it dialed in. Aloha, iSank
  12. Good for you, if it works out. My girlfriend then my wife has been a great golf partner. But heed the wise words of my predecessors, no teaching, no critiques, focus on your game and stay positive. We have loved our travels together and played some pretty cool courses. Aloha, iSank
  13. Flew over it coming from Kahului and it looked complete then I just saw this and it seems like it’s time to check it out. We are going over for a couple tourney days and hope to play a couple rounds but maybe one Saturday in December. Please tell me the weeds right side on #3 are gone. Aloha, will
  14. Just do not do 36 holes in a day very much if at all but we had a play all day rate at a pretty decent course, Manele, Lana’i if you know it. We played 18 had lunch, went back out but on the last 9 I was swinging pretty tired,so no way could I have walked it. But in my 20 and 30s we played 2 different courses in a day, all walking, feeling good to the last hole. I can give it a try, but I just haven’t done a lot of 36. Aloha, iSank
  15. Well I’ve been blessed in that earlier on, back when our love was young, my wife went to the range with me one night on a holiday, and while spanking a few she asked if we could play a game. I kept away from any instruction was just supportive. Now for your question...tough one. Looking back it was rough going for a while until one day we got paired up with another couple and the other wife was a real professional. On her game, dressed and played sharp, and I think that changed things forever with my wife. Since then we have really enjoyed playing together, but it took years. Everybody is different so you never know. Aloha
  16. Frustrating topic: when I see a course that clearly states no 5somes, I think a bit higher of that place. When they allow it, I go there less, but this course next to where I use to live would always have club play (various golf clubs by association, not by home course and club) in the morning. Last time my wife and I drive up to the on deck area, and one guy ahead of us says I hope your ready for a long day, I replied why? He states we are 6 groups ahead of you, and I reply well as long as everyone sticks to the group ahead of there will be no long day, just make sure your first group knows their responsibility. In the end we finished in 4:15
  17. Current Kirkland ball I’m hitting is the 3 piece made in China. Core, mantle, cover but the price was right so when I moved to an island with no Costco (nor McDonald’s, nor Home Depot and not even 1 stop light) I packed 3 boxes aka 6 dozen. Headed to Honolulu this weekend, maybe I’ll stop by and look for the new ball. Aloha, iSank
  18. I played a course in New Zealand that was 6 holes, So maybe 999,996 but I made my guess and I’m sticking to it.
  19. Lana’i has 45 so if that’s 45 holes for 3200 people than the world population being what it is, I’ll go with 985,915.5: the .5 is an inexcusably short par 3. Aloha, iSank
  20. I had an eagle on 2 consecutive days, same course different holes but both par 5s, long enough where I had never even made it to the green in 2 previously. It was a nice 3 days at Manele Golf on Lanai. But they were not HIO’s!
  21. I did when I was 13, in fact it was a school field trip about every 3 years right along with Fort Ticonderoga and Cornell glass co. Turning Stone is about an hour or so and I can easily say 2 of the 3 courses there are great. Wish that would have been a field trip. Aloha, iSank
  22. Hawaii Best Courses You Can Play 1. Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 45 m) 2. Four Seasons Resort (Manele), Lanai (No. 65 m) 3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC, Kona (m) 4. Princeville Makai, Kauai (m) 5. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona (m) 6. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Poipu Bay), Kauai (m) 7. Wailea (Gold), Maui (m) 8. Turtle Bay Resort (Arnold Palmer), Oahu (m) 9. Wailea (Emerald), Maui (m) 10. Kapolei GC, Kapolei (m) 11. Ocean Course at Hokuala, Kauai (m) 12. Kapalua (Bay), Maui (m) 13. Mauna Lani (North), Kona (m) 14. Wailua Municipal, Kauai (m) 15. Royal Ka’anapali, Lahaina (m)* *= new to list (m): modern (c): classic Well they are all pretty decent courses. A couple Big Island private clubs routinely take the top spots but the only we get to play those are if you bid on them in a charity auction. so for what’s listed. It’s just so happens that my two favorite courses that I love to play are the Plantation and Manele. Turtle Bay and Kapolei are over rated, while Mauna Lani and Hokuala are under rated. 14 and 15 do not even belong on the list. Also I would move Hualalai up to 3rd, that course is fantastic and just a good bit better than Mauna Kea and Princeville. And yes I have played each of them multiple times except the Muni on Kauai, I have been there many times at the course just never cared enough to play it. I have played the muni on Maui and that was worth it. Aloha, iSank
  23. Are you going thru Taco-stand withdrawal? Returning your shopping cart is appreciated by your peer shoppers. Last time vertical camping, absent of solo on WFLT, we had to rappel 1200 ft to get more beer. Since then I just like to keep moving. Hey I’m playing Turning Stone in a couple weeks, your welcome to join us, just a 2 ball my wife and I. Aloha, iSank
  24. Pretty cool story. You know Mom must trust her husband and friend to keep the young one tied in. 5 days is about average pace, I just wouldn’t like to get stuck behind them. Vertical camping is overrated, do everything in a push.
  25. Well it’s been a while but it’s still a solid video. When you climb El Cap, there is frequently a retired gentleman, Tom Evans, ElCap Reports ElCap Report by Tom Evans Reports of rock climbers ascending El Capitan in Yosemite. down by the bridge with some pretty impressive camera equipment. He’ll take some photos of you when you climb then you give him a few $$’s and he’ll give you a dvd full of your images. Before you take off he will encourage you to wear bright colors of which red is perfect. Greys, brown do not pick up well on a sea of granite. Alex took what a few hours? Took my buddy and I 23 hrs, and I was beat. Also Jimmy Chin is quite an incredible guy. Aloha, iSank
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