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  1. Here's the list of courses without the text: 1. PEBBLE BEACH (Calif.) G. LINKS 2. PACIFIC DUNES 3. WHISTLING STRAITS (STRAITS) 4. THE OCEAN COURSE 5. SHADOW CREEK 6. PINEHURST (N.C.) RESORT (No. 2) 7. BANDON (Ore.) DUNES 8. BETHPAGE STATE PARK (BLACK) 9. ERIN HILLS (Wis.) G. CSE. 10. SPYGLASS HILL G. CSE. 11. TPC SAWGRASS (PLAYERS STADIUM) 12. OLD MACDONALD 13. BANDON (Ore.) TRAILS 14. ARCADIA BLUFFS (Mich.) G.C. 15. (NEW) SHEEP RANCH 16. BLACKWOLF RUN (RIVER) 17. PASATIEMPO G.C. 18. SAND VALLEY 19. THE PETE DYE CSE. AT FRENCH LICK (Ind.) RESORT 20. STREAMSONG (RED) 21. MANELE GOLF COURSE 22. CHAMBERS BAY 23. KAPALUA (PLANTATION) 24. KARSTEN CREEK G.C. 25. HARBOUR TOWN G. LINKS 26. STREAMSONG (BLUE) 27. MAUNA KEA G. CSE 28. THE HIGHLAND COURSE AT PRIMLAND 29. MAMMOTH DUNES 30. (NEW) OZARKS NATIONAL 31. THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT (CASCADES) 32. (NEW) PINEHURST (N.C.) RESORT (NO. 4) 33. FOREST DUNES G.C. 34. STREAMSONG (BLACK) 35. THE QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE 36. SEA ISLAND G.C. (SEASIDE) 37. THE GREENBRIER (THE OLD WHITE) 38. GAMBLE SANDS G.C. 39. (NEW) BLACK DIAMOND RANCH (QUARRY) * 40. PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS) 41. FALLEN OAK 42. TORREY PINES G. CSE. (SOUTH) 43. GOLDEN HORSESHOE G.C. (GOLD) 44. THE BROADMOOR G.C. (EAST) 45. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (DUNES) 46. (NEW) YALE G. CSE. 47. WHISTLING STRAITS (IRISH) 48. MAY RIVER G.C. AT PALMETTO BLUFF 49. TOBACCO ROAD G.C. 50. SENTRYWORLD G. CSE. 51. CORDEVALLE G.C. 52. (NEW) ARCADIA (MICH.) BLUFFS (SOUTH) 53. THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY 54. COURSE OMITTED AFTER PUBLICATION 55. PGA WEST (STADIUM) 56. COG HILL G. & C.C. (NO. 4) 57. WILDERNESS CLUB 58. PAAKO RIDGE G.C. 59. THE LOOP AT FOREST DUNES G.C. (BLACK) 60. MOSSY OAK 61. CROSSWATER 62. THE CLASSIC AT MADDEN'S RESORT 63. BAY HARBOR (MICH.) G.C. (LINKS/QUARRY) 64. THE DUNES G. & BEACH CLUB 65. WOLF CREEK G.C. 66. RED SKY G.C. (NORMAN) 67. MARQUETTE (Mich.) G.C. (GREYWALLS) 68. THE G. COURSES OF LAWSONIA (LINKS) 69. THE WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY 70. CASCATA 71. WILD HORSE 72. NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT (MYSTIC ROCK) 73. PINE NEEDLES LODGE & G.C. 74. BLACKWOLF RUN (MEADOW VALLEYS) 75. OLD WAVERLY G.C. 76. PINEHURST (N.C.) RESORT (NO. 8 ) 77. GREAT WATERS AT REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE 78. THE LOOP AT FOREST DUNES G.C. (RED) 79. RED SKY RANCH & GC (FAZIO) 80. (NEW) FIRESTONE C.C. (SOUTH)* 81. PRINCEVILLE MAKAI G.C. 82. TETHEROW G.C. 83. (NEW) THE PFAU COURSE AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY 84. THE VIRTUES G.C. 85. CALEDONIA G. & FISH CLUB 86. (NEW) EDGEWOOD TAHOE G. CSE. 87. TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL MIAMI (BLUE MONSTER) 88. QUINTERO G.C. 89. (NEW) TPC COLORADO 90. WORLD WOODS G.C. (PINE BARRENS) 91. (NEW) THE BULL AT PINEHURST FARMS 92. POPPY HILLS G. CSE. 93. MID PINES INN & G.C. 94. BULLE ROCK 95. (NEW) GRIZZLY RANCH 96. (NEW) KINGSMILL RESORT (RIVER) 97. THE PRAIRIE CLUB (PINES) 98. (NEW) RAMS HILL G.C. 99. (NEW) THE MCLEMORE CLUB* 100. (NEW) SPRING CREEK G.C.
  2. She's ranked 159th in driving distance (237 yds), and 154th in greens in regulation (60%). While there have been short hitters that have had success, it's very difficult. The GIR stat is more troubling than the driving average. Inbee ranks 153 in driving distance, but still manages 71% of her greens (46th).
  3. Yes, it would certainly be a violation of the rules if the provisional was played as the original ball. A provisional should have a different marking on it. Did the player show the ball to her playing partners on the teebox? They should be aware of the difference between the two balls. Did the player locate the provisional, and pick it up? It's always possible that the first ball clipped a tree, and wound up closer to the fairway than the original trajectory would have suggested. However, the only way to know for sure is to identify the balls using the markings.
  4. Interesting leaderboard. Not surprised to see Pajaree or Eun Hee up there, but the others don't contend on a regular basis. Maria has a nice round going. Can she keep it up? On the opposite end, what is with Bianca? +5 today?
  5. Nice thing about Streamsong is that one flies into Orlando or Tampa. So, in addition to the three courses there, one can bookend the trip with rounds in Tampa (e.g. World Woods) and/or Orlando. You might also save some money by flying in to one city, and back from the other. There is often an imbalance in rental cars between the two cities, so I saved some serious cash on one trip by renting a car one way.
  6. I picked up my new 0311XP Gen3 6 iron on Monday, and got a chance to play three rounds with it this week. 'Not too shabby. First, I didn't realize that in addition to being 2 degrees stronger than the Ps, they're also 1/2" longer. Thus, the 6 iron is an 1 1/8" longer than my 0311P 7 iron. Could make for a gapping issue, but I haven't noticed it yet. The club is obviously larger than the Ps. Slightly longer in the toe, a thicker top line, and slightly wider sole. However, it doesn't look like a big ol game improvement iron at address. I probably wouldn't bag a full set of XPs, but I could live with them if I had to. Ball flight is a little lower than my old P 6 iron due to the stronger loft, but it's acceptable. With the increased MOI, it feels very solid at impact. I'll see how it goes over the next few weeks. My 6 irons have always been a weak point in my game, which is why I bagged a 6 hybrid for years. I assume I'll hit my share of good and bad shots with it, but it'll be a keeper.
  7. Absolutely gorgeous morning today at Glencoe. Plenty of sunshine. Light winds. Cool temps. Days like today are why I love fall golf. The course looked fantastic. Fairways were lush. Rough was thick, but cut to a nice height. Sand was groomed. Greens look like they were aerated a week or more ago using the small tines, and were nearly healed. Speed was a little inconsistent, running between roughly 9 and 10. Pace was great once the threesome in front of my group quit after nine holes. We played the front in 2 hours, and 1:35 on the back. Good day with the driver, but the irons and wedges were off. One birdie and seven bogies. 'Had a few nice par putts, but otherwise struggled with the speed. A few pin locations were tricky with a little more slope than I've seen before. Highlight of the day was my drive on the 18th. With a helping wind I hit a high straight ball that barely missed the big tree on the right, and finished 280 out. One of my better drives on the hole in a while.
  8. An interesting take on our Milky Way galaxy. Astrophotographer Zhong Wu took two years to digitally stitch together this view of the Milky Way from images taken in China and New Zealand. The top of the ring is the galactic bulge at the center our galaxy. Image: Zhong Wu
  9. No kidding. Ever seen someone riding at the St Andrews Golf Links? You'll see plenty of trolleys in use.
  10. The containers may also be stuck on an intermodal train parked in a inland terminal. The trucking companies that haul containers from the intermodal yards to the customer have serious driver shortages. As a result, loaded containers that were unloaded from the ships, and transported to cities around the country, are stacked up waiting for a driver to pick them up. https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/up-suspends-inbound-international-container-shipments-to-chicago-for-a-week/ BNSF restricts flow of containers from LA and Long Beach to Chicago - Trains
  11. You're simply transferring the pressure from the person to the wheeled cart. The 20 lb bag and 18 lb pushcart has ~9 square inches of surface area, or 4.2 psi. That 20 lb bag on the 200 player carrying is spread across ~8 square inches each time the player takes a step, or an additional 2.5 psi on top of the 25 psi the walker applies. I don't believe the extra 1.7 psi of the pushcart amounts to a hill of beans.
  12. An enjoyable fall morning out on the course today. I wasn't quite sure what the wind and rain was going to be doing this morning, so I wound up heading over to Marovitz for 18 holes. It was much nicer than I expected. Winds were brisk, but not crazy. Heck, we even got a few peeks at blue sky. Tee to green the course was in OK shape. Fairways had a few bare patches, and the rough was scruffy on spots. Greens were soft, and look like they had been aerated a few weeks ago. However, they were 95% healed, and rolling 7 to 8. Ballmarks were few. The bunkers were surprisingly good. They dumped a load of new sand in most of them. Unfortunately too many players decided it was too much effort to pick up a rake, so lies could be problematic. Pace was very good. The first trip around took just under two hours as there were a lot of diehards out there. The second time was a bit faster as the crowds had thinned out by mid-morning. Solid round with 1 birdies and four bogies. Even downwind the 4th was playing tough with a back pin. Greens were too slow to have serious birdie chances. It felt like I was smashing the ball to get it to the hole.
  13. Isn't that walker carrying 20+ lbs of gear? If pushcarts caused damage they'd be banned on practically every course. Instead, push carts are allowed on what, 99.99% of courses?
  14. I'm going with Anna this week. After a month's rest, she should be recharged after her major win. She finished 2nd here last year. Austin earned her 2nd career victory here last year after a dry spell of 6 years. My dark horse pick to win her 2nd tournament is Jenny Shin. Her only win came 5 years ago at the VoA. She finished T5 here last year.
  15. Huh? There are plenty of resorts on the list that don't have all their courses included. Pinehurst has only 3 of 9 courses on the list. Kiawah 1 of 5. Doral has 1 of 4. The Greenbrier has 1 of 3. Big Cedar Lodge has 1 of 3. Bethpage 1 of 5. TPC Sawgrass 1 of 2. PGA West 1 of 5 (public). Lawsonia 1 of 2. Reynolds Lake 1 of 6. World Woods 1 of 2. Kingsmill 1 of 2.
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