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cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1197WRX Points: 210Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,197 Platinum Tees
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Im sure no one is really open yet but with the good weather starting to approach I figured this would a good place to post as courses open
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Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
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19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
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  • pc158pc158 Members  51WRX Points: 68Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    captains today at 10am
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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1197WRX Points: 210Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,197 Platinum Tees
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    pc158 wrote:


    captains today at 10am
    Im off tomorrow trying to get there after I see my accountant in RI
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    Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
    50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
    54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.0
  • Fellow CompetitorFellow Competitor Members  60WRX Points: 65Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    Newport National says they're open as of Thursday.
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  • TBD203TBD203 Members  508WRX Points: 64Handicap: 10.1Posts: 508 Golden Tee
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    Anyone aware of courses (besides fairchild wheeler) that are open today/this weekend in Connecticut? Thanks in advance New Englanders
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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers  1986WRX Points: 435Handicap: 8Posts: 1,986 Platinum Tees
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    3/25 OPENING DAY - UPDATES to be emailed.. if any!
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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1197WRX Points: 210Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,197 Platinum Tees
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    Played Hyannis today still a little wet greens rolled somewhat ok



    Waverly Oaks email says they are opening next Saturday
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    Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
    50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
    54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.0
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  • Pearson10MPearson10M Members  136WRX Points: 48Posts: 136 Fairways
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    Played The Bay Point Club today (March 16). Beautiful day, but course is like a day or two after snow thaw and it rained last night. Everything was soaked. I was very, very surprised they allowed carts as there were many areas of ponded water and areas of supersaturation. Some of the cart path exits from the blacktop were muddy wheel ruts.



    3 or 4 temp greens. Other greens were difficult to putt on, lots freeze/thaw bumps.



    Generally typical very early Spring late winter transition conditions.
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  • G-SepG-Sep Members  1WRX Points: 9Handicap: 20Posts: 1 Starters
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    Newton Commonwealth GC is open today.
    Maplegate is planning on Sunday, 3/24

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  • medicoreMAgolfermedicoreMAgolfer Members  281WRX Points: 66Posts: 281 Greens
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    Weather forecast for this coming week is very encouraging. Highs will bottom out on Tuesday in low 40’s but by the weekend - will be approaching 70 with limited precipitation until chance of rain on Sunday. This should do wonders for greenskeepers and hopefully will mean we see a lot more replies in this thread

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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers  1986WRX Points: 435Handicap: 8Posts: 1,986 Platinum Tees
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    Got an email from Shining Rock, they were supposed to open today but delayed until Thursday due to the snow the other morning.

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  • gjc985gjc985 Members  22WRX Points: 19Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    Played sandy burr today and the place was a wet mess. So mad they ran out of hotdogs.. I was just happy to get out there....

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  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members  3853WRX Points: 383Posts: 3,853 Titanium Tees
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    Looks like this coming weekend will be the official beginning of the 2019 season in most of New England...

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  • ImpImp Fueled Members  6211WRX Points: 284Handicap: 12.6Posts: 6,211 Titanium Tees
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    Played Swansea yesterday (aka Swampsea). 3 hours for front 9, walked off. Couldn't take it. Very wet/soggy conditions (not good when you have high bounce wedges and can't get any bounce - just cut under the ball all the time).

    --kC

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  • BigchaddyBigchaddy Members  29WRX Points: 32Handicap: 25Posts: 29 ClubWRX
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    Windham CC is open, Scottish Highlands open this week, friday I think. Sure more will be announcing soon

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  • thewizardofrozthewizardofroz South Shore, MAMembers  3WRX Points: 19Handicap: 17Posts: 3 Starters
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    Was at Braintree last week and they are aiming for this weekend or next at the latest.

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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1197WRX Points: 210Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,197 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @thewizardofroz said:

    Was at Braintree last week and they are aiming for this weekend or next at the latest.

    I play there Sunday afternoons after work

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    Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
    50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
    54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.0
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    On -, @Imp said:

    Played Swansea yesterday (aka Swampsea). 3 hours for front 9, walked off. Couldn't take it. Very wet/soggy conditions (not good when you have high bounce wedges and can't get any bounce - just cut under the ball all the time).

    --kC

    From Titleist Guru Bob Vokey:
    High bounce wedges are those with more than 10° of bounce, designed for softer turf, fluffy lies, and bunkers with soft sand.

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  • ImpImp Fueled Members  6211WRX Points: 284Handicap: 12.6Posts: 6,211 Titanium Tees
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    (Thought is was the opposite).

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  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers  1986WRX Points: 435Handicap: 8Posts: 1,986 Platinum Tees
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    Shining Rock opens Thursday, Butter Brook Friday, HighFields Saturday. Cyprian Keyes won't be opening until the following weekend most likely.

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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1197WRX Points: 210Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,197 Platinum Tees
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    Going to try Waverly Oaks tomorrow

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    Driver Ping G400 Max Hzrdas Yellow
    3w Titleist 915 Aldila Silver
    19 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    22 degree Titleist 818 Tensei White
    5- Pw Mizuno HMP Nippon Modus 120
    50  Vokey 50 Sm7 F grind
    54  Vokey 54 SM7 S grind
    58    Vokey 58 SM5 S grind
    Putter Scotty Cameron Newport Select 2.0
  • nandersennandersen Boston, MAClubWRX  196WRX Points: 93Handicap: 6Posts: 196 ClubWRX
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    Playing William Devine (Boston, city) on Sunday! George Wright is also open for the season. Going to post updates as they come!

    Happy to play with any and all near the city, just shoot me a message!

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    i like japanese clubs

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  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members  3853WRX Points: 383Posts: 3,853 Titanium Tees
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    Putterham opens tomorrow...wear your boots...

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  • Pearson10MPearson10M Members  136WRX Points: 48Posts: 136 Fairways
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    Played two over the w/e: Acushnet River Valley and South Shore CC. Both were with GolfNow Deals.

    Carts were allowed at Acushnet and the conditions were very good for late March. Greens were patchy colored and somewhat bumpy, so there were no or inconsistent reads and breaks. Overall pleasant day and for $30 with cart for 18, a bargain.

    South Shore CC was a whole different deal. $22 for 18/walk, but I only played 9. Conditions were marginal at best with only one set of tees with a set of mats on one hole. Not a big deal, but 3 out of the first 9 holes were temp greens and not mentioned by the starter or Pro Shop. There was a sign on the Pro Shop that Hole 14 had a temp hole, but no others were mentioned. The guys I were playing with were not happy with the conditions as there were charged $30/18, also not told about the course conditions and were going to complain to the shop and asked for 9-hole comp.

    I really like South Shore, but today's experience left me with a little sour taste in my mouth. Will go back, but later in summer when carts are allowed and the course is in better shape. I can't walk this course. Too much elevation changes for my legs.

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  • Bnelly428Bnelly428 Members  21WRX Points: 30Handicap: 17.2Posts: 21 Bunkers
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    Played William Devine Saturday. $40 walking only. Was in good shape for the time of year. Greens were recently punched and filled with sand so putting was basically an automatic 2 putt. some soft/wet areas in fairways and low areas, good overall with considering the time of year.

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  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members  3853WRX Points: 383Posts: 3,853 Titanium Tees
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    Played Leo J after work on Friday. Turf conditions probably as good as they will be all year. Weeds are still dormant and bare spots are at least soft...

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  • Pearson10MPearson10M Members  136WRX Points: 48Posts: 136 Fairways
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    Played Crystal Lake Golf Club in Haverhill April 6th - Teed off on time, Carts but Cart Path Only, but pretty frustrating on the course. It was extremely wet and mushy in the fairways. Good long drives would plug in to the fairways as well as iron shot with any decent elevation. No way to find them. "lost" 8 balls. Greens were in pretty decent shape and rolled well. Interesting course, first time I played , won't go back until has some chance to dry out, and I mean a lot.

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  • medicoreMAgolfermedicoreMAgolfer Members  281WRX Points: 66Posts: 281 Greens
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    On -, @raynorfan1 said:

    Played Leo J after work on Friday. Turf conditions probably as good as they will be all year. Weeds are still dormant and bare spots are at least soft...

    You're a glutton for punishment. But I give you credit
    (Separately, I thought there was still residual snow out there?)

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  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members  3853WRX Points: 383Posts: 3,853 Titanium Tees
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    Little bit of snow on 1 and 6 from the ski track.
    Hitting off snow is a better turf condition than August will be...

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  • nandersennandersen Boston, MAClubWRX  196WRX Points: 93Handicap: 6Posts: 196 ClubWRX
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    William Devine is a little patchy but it's in great shape. Braintree is the same, and Sandy Burr is soaked. Leave that one alone for a month...

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    i like japanese clubs

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  • gjc985gjc985 Members  22WRX Points: 19Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    Butter Brook is in great shape. Affordable this time of year as well

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