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  1. View this round on GAME GOLF Three bad holes, but pretty decent golf otherwise for such a long course. My putting has been amazing for the last month or so, and pretty good all year really. What was once a glaring weakness became my greatest strength this season.
  2. 93 on Friday. 6600 yard course though, and couldn't hit my driver to save my life on the back nine. Handicap will drop yet again on the 15th!
  3. Another fun hole here that utilizes the nature ravine. I think the front 9 uses both natural ravine/creeks on the property with 2-7 using the more interesting ravine. Giles is correct, #5 was a fan favorite (along with #9 and #15) for those who played Memorial on a regular basis. Honestly though, #5 was just kind of meh to me previously. The Tee shoot did have a chute of trees to drive through, but it often backed up play because so many people couldn't hit it through the chute. And as stated in the video, anything hit right was a total mystery as to what your shot had done once it landed. It was a pretty hole, but not worth the praise it was given IMO. This hole looks fun to me now. I am not entirely sure if I will be playing blues or orange tees (whatever is in the 6200-6500 range) but the typically harder ground and the slightly downhill grade will make for some interesting shots out of that bunker for anyone that hits driver her. I actually think most players will land far short of the bunker, but good players and long hitters will have to at least think about the risk. I wouldn't be surprised if its a 3-wood hole for me, followed by a short iron approach.
  4. Sadly that’s about it for Alabama. Few others I have heard were good, I played Kiva Dunes and I enjoyed the round and resort. The design is a bit overrated though.
  5. Well even then the border is pretty large so don’t know exactly whereabouts your interested. However, if your anywhere near Lagrange Georgia then I would try Fields Golf Club. If your more south on the borderline, then Grand National in Alabama is the only other I know of. Bring your wallet to that one.
  6. I’m not from NC, and I’m just utilizing my interest in GCA to say that Charlotte CC is probably the best quality architecture. Quail hollow and Carolina GC are other good choices. I have no idea what they cost or what you can afford. I can only comment on the perception of the golf by those who appreciate good architecture.
  7. I assume you mean near the border of Alabama/Gerogia?
  8. If you are staying at the resort then either the magnolia or the Buena Vista courses are probably the best, though they are just slightly above average golf courses at typical disney prices. I think @Vinsk lives in Orlando (or near it). He might have some good suggestions that are far better than the Disney courses.
  9. I used to lose a lot of balls. Couple of sleeves wasn’t impossible. Now my worst days I lose 3. Usually 1-2. But first the first time ever this year I have played multiple rounds where I have also lost none!
  10. I hear the course at UNM is pretty good. Paa-ko-ridge is ranked high, but I hear its overrated and quite difficult for high cappers.
  11. 80% of the time I play 18 holes. 20% of the time I play 9. Sometimes 9 just isn’t enough and sometimes it feels just right.
  12. Agreed. Least favorite of international competitions. Though I’m still a sucker and will watch it.
  13. Wow what golf hole! Playing from the correct set of tees, a player will have to have strong and accurate tee shot to have a reasonable chance of hitting this green. Looks like the play is up the left side to have the best angle. The green complex is the best I have seen so far (though there have been some good ones!) and the ravine in the background makes this hole stunning and dangerous if one gets too cute with a back or right pin position. Plenty of room to bail out left though.
  14. Pretty cool tee shot for the back two boxes. The rest of the hole is good, but doesn't wow me. From what I can tell the fairway bunker won't come into play for me no matter what tees I play. I like how Doak has "opened up the course" not from a corridor perspective but from course cohesion perspective.
  15. I say 1-3, but maybe I don't have as much club face feel as I think I do.
  16. Yes the Muni in Wilmington is probably the best play, but if you are willing to drive a little bit I hear Ocean Ridge Plantation and Rivers Edge are good choices.
  17. View this round on GAME GOLF Putted great, hit driver well, struggled a lot with my 3 wood. Should have just kept pounding driver. Handicap is once again at an all time low!
  18. Wow this is one of my favorite holes thus far. #2 was a fairly simple short par 3 before, but now geez what a great short par 3! That makes one short par 3 on the front as well as the back. This larger ravine is supposed to be in play on holes 2-7, so I am very excited to see the other holes and how they utilize it.
  19. Woohoo!! Finally got a big decrease in the handicap! After another good month of Golf I am down to 18.7 (from 19.5)! Broke 90 more times this year then I have the rest of my entire golfing life. I’m just gonna keep working at it!
  20. Shot 93 (72.2/132) for ~17 differential. 6500 yards is a lot of golf course for me or at least it used to be. Didn’t really feel the length at all though this time around. Played a new course in the Austin area with a friend. I’d give it a 4 on the Doak Scale, but plenty challenging.
  21. I miss this topic...so here is another one! Underrated or Overrated #20 - Tiger chasing Sam Snead PGA Tour wins record
  22. Ah the first hole. One of my favorite opening tee shots (probably my favorite actually) in all of Houston with some of the skyline in the background. The playing corridor looks the same for the most part, but the hole bends more left than it used to. I am glad they drained that stupid lake that seemed to never been in play unless you bombed the ball or hit a worm burner on your second shot. I like the contouring of the hole instead. Really glad they moved the green site a little more to the left, and brought the ravine into play. I don't agree with Kibbe that it will come into play on long second shots for the weekend guys...I think it will come into play more with bladed wedge shots on the third shot into greens. Ready to see more of those ravines!
  23. You and me both buddy. I can actually make really solid contact but it usually is a major push fade. I tried it once in a scramble yesterday, but no dice. I stick with the hybrid...
  24. View this round on GAME GOLF View this round on GAME GOLF Played on two separate days, and the course is under renovation so played the front nine both times. But broke 90 if I combine the rounds so thats nice! Handicap is trending down again...
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