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  1. The PGA plus the Open made the career of John Daly. You could argue the Open for David Duval as well.
  2. In many places I played when I played serious golf, an unexplained WD by storming off the course got you a "please don't come back" letter ... Injury was no issue. A bad day, especially if you were in a twosome, was really frowned upon Not a rules issue, per se. It was the Committee saying "we don't really want you here again".
  3. I would hope that such a player would be denied entry into future events.
  4. I use single-vision contact lenses for playing golf. I also carry a pair of cheap readers so I can see the scorecard/yardage book/phone as needed. I tried to play with progressives, and it was an epic fail.
  5. I'll second the "skip Pasatiempo". It's a fabulous Alastair MacKenzie course, and super strategic. That said, it's slow, and it's really not worth the $325 they're asking for public play. I'd skip Poppy with the two temporary greens and shortened 12th. Bayonet & Black Horse are solid but difficult. If you want something less pricy with spectacular views, try Pacific Grove. The first nine is "blah". The back nine is pure links golf along the shores of Monterey Bay. From 11 tee through 18 tee, you get stunning views, and a suprisingly interesting golf course. Not crazy hard, but if the wind is blowing, it's the full links experience. Quail Lodge is a nice golf course, very resort style. It has a couple of quirky holes, but also fun.
  6. Wild swings happen to every player, including Tour level players. Virtually every PGA TOUR/LPGA pro is capable, on any given day of shooting 60. They are also capable of shooting 80. Seems to me Will Zalatoris last week had consecutive rounds that went 71-61-72 or something like that ....
  7. The answer to some extent depends on where you're coming from. Trying to get to scratch for the first time means you're probably doing SOMETHING golf related every day, for a couple of hours. Full swing, short game, putting, playing ... you need all of those things to be essentially reliable. You don't get there without putting in the work? For someone that used to be scratch, getting back there is probably more in the 2-4 days a week doing something. For someone going from +4 to scratch? Just pick up the clubs and play ...
  8. Troy Burne is a FUN track! Any reason Whistling Straits (Straits or Irish) are not on the list? Both worth the time and money!
  9. In a small stakes game, you just stop playing for money. In a larger or group game, you point it out. In an actual event (club tournament, local/regional tournament) you protect the field. On marking the ball ... "you should probably replace that correctly. You don't want a penalty for playing from the wrong place" On "finding" the wrong ball .... "gee, that's not what you were playing on the tee, and it doesn't have your markings on it". You CAN shame a cheater into fixing it, by pointing out EVERYONE is aware. And if you can't, find other partners.
  10. If you play golf, you are my friend ....
  11. I've played 19 of these. Wouldn't be hard to add Corded Valle, since I live probably 15 minutes from there. Also haven't played Edgewood sadly. Surprised to see Grizzly Ranch on there. Great place, and some outstanding holes, but some really quirky ones too (especially the par 5 holes)
  12. My Footjoy TourX shoes are my go-to pair when I need comfort and performance. I have a couple of pair of the FJ Traditions too, which are comfy for days I don't care as much about traction. Super surprised that there's no love here for Squairz. They add distance ... and it's proven, with SCIENCE.
  13. In Northern California, private clubs have initiation fees ranging from $30,000 to $400,000. Monthly dues tend to run between $900-$1500. Most have monthly or quarterly F&B minimums as well (ours is $250/qtr).
  14. That must be Casta del Sol! I lived in Mission Viejo 40+ years ago, and played it a few times when I was in high school. I still remember that hole .... We were members at Mission Viejo CC, so only played there sporadically. We might have had a high school match or two there against one of the other local schools.
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