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Help Playing Oakmont

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RKS31RKS31 Members  3WRX Points: -5Posts: 3 Starters
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Hello,

I am a very avid golfer, 8 handicapper currently, and am trying to cross off as many bucket list courses as possible.. I have played approximately 10 or so thus far and am wondering/looking for help getting onto Oakmont. Living in the Pittsburgh area it is killing me not to get on a course so revered thats right in my backyard. There is no price I wouldn't pay to be able to play here, any help/tips/suggestions would be appreciated!

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  • hurley999shurley999s Members  845WRX Points: 422Posts: 845 Golden Tee
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    Not to rain on your parade, but since you live there, why not network and make some contacts? Develop a relationship with your pro even.

    Giving you the benefit of the doubt with your sincerity but look at it objectively - you’re a stranger here. 2 posts in and asking for help with Oakmont. Surely if you’re an 8, you should have some network in the Pittsburgh golf scene that will help you out much more than here.

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  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 ARIZONAMembers  3404WRX Points: 469Posts: 3,404 Titanium Tees
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    Win the Forebatten auction for the Oakmont 3some next year!

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  • ronnbeeronnbee Members  1163WRX Points: 118Posts: 1,163 Platinum Tees
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  • cassel191919cassel191919 Members  221WRX Points: 68Posts: 221 Fairways
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    Plenty of auctions out there with a spot at Oakmont a 3 some will cost you about 3 to 6k, shouldn't be an issue if price isn't a factor.

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  • NCLancerNCLancer was Northern NY now The NC Triangle Members  327WRX Points: 199Posts: 327 Greens
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    Another one of these "can't hurt to ask" threads regarding a bucket-list hook-up...do they ever pan out? Fairly ballsy IMHO to join the site just to try to get on a top course.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21788WRX Points: 5,777Posts: 21,788 ClubWRX
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    Silliness.

    Years ago some guy kept putting up thread after thread because he wanted to play some high end private in Palm Springs.

    “I’ll pay anything to you to have me as your guest.”

    LOL.

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  • Luke.SuttonLuke.Sutton ClubWRX  151WRX Points: 68Handicap: 3.7Posts: 151 ClubWRX
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    Google Oakmont charity auction. They do quite a few every year. You could probably even call the pro shop and ask who hosts charity events there.

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  • jrg75jrg75 Members  78WRX Points: 93Posts: 78 Fairways
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    You missed Winged Foot East and West, I know they are prepping for a US Open but if you're in NY, might as well......just saying.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14087WRX Points: 2,899Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,087 Titanium Tees
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    OK JRG, bring the Rolls and the Grey Poupon old boy

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  • Luke.SuttonLuke.Sutton ClubWRX  151WRX Points: 68Handicap: 3.7Posts: 151 ClubWRX
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    Winged Foot has adopted the UK model. It’s now public on Monday’s for $3400/4. I’m not joking....

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1522WRX Points: 308Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,522 Platinum Tees
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    All prepaid plus caddie if available. Also I think playing the east is also available same day for another $350 per player.

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  • 88alphaK1NG88alphaK1NG Members  4WRX Points: 5Posts: 4 Starters
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    curious to hear more about the Winged Foot option. Just call to arrange? I assume you'd still have to have your pro(s) sponsor you

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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6527WRX Points: 203Handicap: 19Posts: 6,527 Titanium Tees
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    You have a couple things to try.

    1. find a member and become friends
    2. find someone that works there, bribe, or be friend them
    3. Become a member
    4. get a job there, caddie, dish washer or such

    I was lucky enough to have friends that are members and a friend that worked there to get me on. I have playing it 2 to 3 dozen times. It is a great place to play, throw out the handicap it is a darn hard course.

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  • kidcloudkickerkidcloudkicker Members  70WRX Points: 50Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    Anyone know what the guest fee is?

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  • blitzgolfblitzgolf Members  31WRX Points: 18Posts: 31 Bunkers
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    sometimes CharityBuzz sells off Oakmont groups. Usually about 1K$ a guy but deductible.

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1522WRX Points: 308Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,522 Platinum Tees
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    Don't forget caddie fee and tip.

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    oakmont and lots of other great golf plus a chance to play with Tom Coyne

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