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  • pseudoswedepseudoswede Fear the Power Draw Parker, CO 1490WRX Points: 217Handicap: 9ishMembers Posts: 1,490 Platinum Tees
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    Dancin wrote:



    Can anyone confirm that the Springs didn't get much snow today? That is what my weather app says. If so, golf might be an option on Saturday for me. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    This is what you want to look at during the day to really know if you'll be able to play: https://www.broadmoo...gallery/webcam/




    I called today. They said the Broadmoor got 3-5" of snow last night. He said if the weather warms up as expected, they may open the course next Thursday/Friday. image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
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  • brianhorne8brianhorne8  1604WRX Points: 185Members Posts: 1,604 Platinum Tees
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    ASak10 wrote:





    Sigh. I've been in California and Arizona for the past month (since Jan. 5) and I come home last night and this starts up. Between cooler temps and my work/vacation schedule, I honestly may not get a round in until April. This is killing me!




    You can at least try to hit up South Broadway CC or Fairways and get a round in that way...it's not the same, of course, but it's better than nothing!




    Or hang out with the split-grip golfers at the Radisson Aurora...




    Who knows what my swing may look like anyway. I might fit right in.
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  • DancinDancin  351WRX Points: 109Handicap: 8Members Posts: 351 Greens
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    Dancin wrote:



    Can anyone confirm that the Springs didn't get much snow today? That is what my weather app says. If so, golf might be an option on Saturday for me. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    This is what you want to look at during the day to really know if you'll be able to play: https://www.broadmoo...gallery/webcam/




    I called today. They said the Broadmoor got 3-5" of snow last night. He said if the weather warms up as expected, they may open the course next Thursday/Friday. image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    Yeah. I had looked in the morning and saw all the snow. Sorry. I am going to be out there Friday/Sat next week, so I'm hoping it does melt in time.
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  • HardrainHardrain  67WRX Points: 26Members Posts: 67 Bunkers
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    I'm assuming there will be no place open Sunday, but....any chance there are any areas that didn't get the recent snow?
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14967WRX Points: 973ClubWRX Posts: 14,967 ClubWRX
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    Hardrain wrote:


    I'm assuming there will be no place open Sunday, but....any chance there are any areas that didn't get the recent snow?




    We’re covered up north.
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  • DancinDancin  351WRX Points: 109Handicap: 8Members Posts: 351 Greens
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    Hardrain wrote:


    I'm assuming there will be no place open Sunday, but....any chance there are any areas that didn't get the recent snow?




    If you're really itching to play, the courses in Pueblo are open. Unless you're living down in Castle Rock that's a 2 hour drive though.



    I've never played Four Mile Ranch. $35 to walk/$50 with cart in winter. Their tee sheet is pretty open. Anyone interested around noon tomorrow?



    I'm probably going to wait till morning to book anything since there's a slight chance of flurries tonight.
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  • seven deweyseven dewey  559WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 559 Golden Tee
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    Anyone else hit up the golf expo?



    I bought the 4-pack to Marianna Butte for $190, Heritage Eagle Bend for $152, and Hyland Hills gold course for $140. All include cart and have no restrictions on times.



    Also won a free round to Family Sports as well as hot dog chips and a soda.



    Some other highlights include $30 off for each member of your foursome to Ironbridge which if you do the $79 twilight brings it down under 50 bucks.



    Also Keystone in June is doing all you can play for $80 on either/both of their courses. ($110 in July-August) June seems like good value when there are many hours of daylight.
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  • Joker91Joker91 Westminster, CO 572WRX Points: 279Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    Anyone else hit up the golf expo?



    I bought the 4-pack to Marianna Butte for $190, Heritage Eagle Bend for $152, and Hyland Hills gold course for $140. All include cart and have no restrictions on times.



    Also won a free round to Family Sports as well as hot dog chips and a soda.



    Some other highlights include $30 off for each member of your foursome to Ironbridge which if you do the $79 twilight brings it down under 50 bucks.



    Also Keystone in June is doing all you can play for $80 on either/both of their courses. ($110 in July-August) June seems like good value when there are many hours of daylight.




    $140 for Hyland Hills is pretty good deal.
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  • CDMCDM  1968WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 1,968 Platinum Tees
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    Anyone else hit up the golf expo?



    I bought the 4-pack to Marianna Butte for $190, Heritage Eagle Bend for $152, and Hyland Hills gold course for $140. All include cart and have no restrictions on times.



    Also won a free round to Family Sports as well as hot dog chips and a soda.



    Some other highlights include $30 off for each member of your foursome to Ironbridge which if you do the $79 twilight brings it down under 50 bucks.



    Also Keystone in June is doing all you can play for $80 on either/both of their courses. ($110 in July-August) June seems like good value when there are many hours of daylight.




    Hit it up today and drug the wife around .... Ooooo she was in heaven. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    Picked up the Iron Bridge ball chips for $30 off. Did the Hyland Hills Gold Course deal which is killer. Looked at MB and Eagle Bend. MB is so far away so I passed, I live very close to EB but not a "fan" but the price was killer. *some of hte longest rounds I have played have all been a EB.......



    I did snag for fun/history a John Reuter jr stamped Acushnet offset bullseye putter for $10 =) Titleist (Acushent) bought out John Reuter's company (original Bulls Eye putter designer) and if you can find one that has his stamp on it they are a bit more rare. Has original shaft and grip to match the markings on the sole which shocked me The guy I bought it from had no idea that Acushnet was Titliest...........??
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14967WRX Points: 973ClubWRX Posts: 14,967 ClubWRX
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    I was there today also, didn’t really accomplish much. I don’t know the Denver courses well enough to know what are good values, so didn’t buy anything.



    The pass or value card for $39 looked intriguing, but so many of the deals were 2 for 1’s and right now my rounds are mostly solo.



    Man there were a lot of people there.
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  • brianhorne8brianhorne8  1604WRX Points: 185Members Posts: 1,604 Platinum Tees
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    Anyone else hit up the golf expo?



    I bought the 4-pack to Marianna Butte for $190, Heritage Eagle Bend for $152, and Hyland Hills gold course for $140. All include cart and have no restrictions on times.



    Also won a free round to Family Sports as well as hot dog chips and a soda.



    Some other highlights include $30 off for each member of your foursome to Ironbridge which if you do the $79 twilight brings it down under 50 bucks.



    Also Keystone in June is doing all you can play for $80 on either/both of their courses. ($110 in July-August) June seems like good value when there are many hours of daylight.




    If you don't want your chips, I call dibs!
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  • seven deweyseven dewey  559WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 559 Golden Tee
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    CDM wrote:


    I live very close to EB but not a "fan" but the price was killer. *some of hte longest rounds I have played have all been a EB.......






    Yeah I hear ya, when a course doesn’t enforce pace of play it sours me as well no matter how I feel about the course otherwise.



    GVR will likely never see another dime from me for this reason. Did the expo deal their last year and the last 5 holes took over 90 minutes to play. When we got to the tee box on 15 there were already 3 groups on the hole, so we made it 4. That is just unacceptable IMO. Never saw a marshal once. I get that Denver courses are packed on weekends but something like that would never happen at certain courses, so I think it’s reasonable to expect it at a course that charges as much as GVR does.



    Marianna is very far but it will be one of those things we’ll just make a day out of and probably play 36 in like late June. My buddies picked up a 2 for 1 at Highland Meadows so that might be a good option.



    Hyland Hills is a decent track for $35 w/cart. Just bothers me that the restaurant isn’t owned by the course and you have to go all the way up to the range to buy a beer for the course. So silly.
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  • DancinDancin  351WRX Points: 109Handicap: 8Members Posts: 351 Greens
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    Four Mile Ranch was a blast. That might be my second favorite public course in the state. It was in great condition with almost nobody out there and really fun to play with a 2 club wind. That would be a great weekend golf trip in the summer and really cheap too. $60 with cart + $15 replay rate on the weekend in the summer. Dakota Hot Springs pool after golf. Then play Walking Stick and Desert Hawk the second day before heading home.
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  • CDMCDM  1968WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 1,968 Platinum Tees
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    Dancin wrote:


    Four Mile Ranch was a blast. That might be my second favorite public course in the state. It was in great condition with almost nobody out there and really fun to play with a 2 club wind. That would be a great weekend golf trip in the summer and really cheap too. $60 with cart + $15 replay rate on the weekend in the summer. Dakota Hot Springs pool after golf. Then play Walking Stick and Desert Hawk the second day before heading home.




    Though alot of people have indicated Dakato Hot Springs has gone down hill lately. No personal knowledge just what I have heard.



    Four Mile Ranch is a fun course and always seems to blow 15-20 mph.
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  • DancinDancin  351WRX Points: 109Handicap: 8Members Posts: 351 Greens
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    CDM wrote:

    Dancin wrote:


    Four Mile Ranch was a blast. That might be my second favorite public course in the state. It was in great condition with almost nobody out there and really fun to play with a 2 club wind. That would be a great weekend golf trip in the summer and really cheap too. $60 with cart + $15 replay rate on the weekend in the summer. Dakota Hot Springs pool after golf. Then play Walking Stick and Desert Hawk the second day before heading home.




    Though alot of people have indicated Dakato Hot Springs has gone down hill lately. No personal knowledge just what I have heard.



    Four Mile Ranch is a fun course and always seems to blow 15-20 mph.




    I've never been to it. It looked a little sketchy from the road driving by, but the parking lot was full so some people still like it.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3421WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,421 Titanium Tees
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    CDM wrote:

    Dancin wrote:


    Four Mile Ranch was a blast. That might be my second favorite public course in the state. It was in great condition with almost nobody out there and really fun to play with a 2 club wind. That would be a great weekend golf trip in the summer and really cheap too. $60 with cart + $15 replay rate on the weekend in the summer. Dakota Hot Springs pool after golf. Then play Walking Stick and Desert Hawk the second day before heading home.




    Though alot of people have indicated Dakato Hot Springs has gone down hill lately. No personal knowledge just what I have heard.



    Four Mile Ranch is a fun course and always seems to blow 15-20 mph.


    Canon City may have the mildest winters in this state.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14967WRX Points: 973ClubWRX Posts: 14,967 ClubWRX
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    Couple 50 degree days this week, hopefully it melts enough to maybe make the end of the week a possibility.
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  • seven deweyseven dewey  559WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 559 Golden Tee
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    Couple 50 degree days this week, hopefully it melts enough to maybe make the end of the week a possibility.




    I don’t like that we seem to be stuck in this cycle of nice days for just long enough that you want to play but then more snow and cold hits and you have to start the process all over again
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  • seven deweyseven dewey  559WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 559 Golden Tee
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    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.
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    Couple 50 degree days this week, hopefully it melts enough to maybe make the end of the week a possibility.




    I don’t like that we seem to be stuck in this cycle of nice days for just long enough that you want to play but then more snow and cold hits and you have to start the process all over again




    Yeah, you watch the extended forecast and it always looks good a week or so out. Then gets progressively worse as you move through the week.
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    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.




    I’ll probably stay with the Schnell Red this year for my primary. But I think I’ve got a few dozen older TM Tour Preferred, Srixons, and TP5 that I’ll use in casual rounds.
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  • ASak10ASak10  181WRX Points: 64Handicap: 10.1Members Posts: 181 Fairways
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    Speaking of, has anyone ever done a ball fitting, either at PGA SS or elsewhere? I'm kind of all over the place with ball selection. I've played Vice and Snell options, liked both. I've played the Chrome Soft a lot, different Srixon models, TP5, and, most recently, I've been playing the Bridgestone Tour B. And of course the occasional ProV that I either find or get a sleeve as a gift. Wondering if I should just keep my scatter approach or just pick a ball and stick with it.
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  • stoneydukesstoneydukes  397WRX Points: 99Handicap: 8-10ClubWRX Posts: 397 ClubWRX
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    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.




    I really like the BS E6 Soft personally. Usually I buy 5A used ProV's and the E6 work a bit better all around for me
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  • CDMCDM  1968WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 1,968 Platinum Tees
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    I have tried a ton of balls in th last few years also but seem to always settle back on either the TP5 or TP5X. Seems like all the top balls are great, just depends on what you need for you game. It is fun to test though =)
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  • Joker91Joker91 Westminster, CO 572WRX Points: 279Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.




    I got 4.75 dozen QSTs for this year. I really want to give the Snell black a try though.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14967WRX Points: 973ClubWRX Posts: 14,967 ClubWRX
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    Joker91 wrote:



    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.




    I got 4.75 dozen QSTs for this year. I really want to give the Snell black a try though.




    I’ll look and see if I have any more. If I do I’ll get you a sleeve to try.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3421WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,421 Titanium Tees
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    Also have a box of Snell red to try, as well as 2 boxes of Duo Urethane, a 5 pack of TP5's, and 2 dozen Callaway Chrome softs, TM Tp's left over to use up. Really want to try the ERC ball.
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  • pseudoswedepseudoswede Fear the Power Draw Parker, CO 1490WRX Points: 217Handicap: 9ishMembers Posts: 1,490 Platinum Tees
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    As long as I can occasionally get Srixon Z-Star XVs for $20/doz, I have no reason to switch. I believe I have about 7 dozen. I also have a 2-3 dozen Pro V1x's in my garage waiting to be used.
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    Patty Jewett was open on Sat. We played, it's a decent track. I'd play it again for sure. $33 to walk, easy flat walk.
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  • Joker91Joker91 Westminster, CO 572WRX Points: 279Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    Joker91 wrote:



    Random question, but anyone considering a ball change this year? Or at least trying something different out?



    The $30-$40 a dozen balls seem to be my sweet spot, but there are so many options in that price range now. Really impressed by the Tour Soft despite it being a 2 piece. I’m intrigued by the new ERC despite those goofy lines. Played the project a for most of last year and really liked them.



    Will still likely use either Chrome Soft or TP5 for “important” rounds.




    I got 4.75 dozen QSTs for this year. I really want to give the Snell black a try though.




    I’ll look and see if I have any more. If I do I’ll get you a sleeve to try.




    Awesome, thanks. I might be able to help you out with that 14 way UA bag too.
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