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  1. In Seattle, one of the less expensive private options with unlimited golf (not sure about practice), and bus options not too far away is Glen Acres Golf and Country Club in South Seattle. It is a nice course with some challenging holes, and several people from my office are members just for the golf. I don't know about current pricing, but it is next door to a nicer club (Rainier), so seemed to have its niche market more in the reasonable/accessible side (while Rainier had a slightly better site and much better maintenance, but also costlier). I like the Newcastle courses, and
  2. slocagolfer - do you have any thoughts/experience with the SLO country club in comparison to your other recommendations? I make it down to SLO a few times a year and usually go to the Morro Bay course, but at some point want to visit a few more nearby courses.
  3. The California-wide edict is that a hotel is supposed to check your essential service credentials before you can check in, and you are supposed to be on essential business. That said, private condos/housing is not tightly controlled with respect to following these regulations. I was talking with someone from Palm Springs last week who mentioned it has one of the highest C19 spread rates in the nation.
  4. I had a putter that I choked down on an inch, and went into a fitting to buy a new putter, and after watching my stroke and body position the fitter observed that the extra inch was effecting my arm position and posture. He cut the shaft, changed the head weights and I’ve continued to use my old putter. I’d wait to buy until you find a putter that fits.
  5. I’m trying to understand what you are saying (and admittedly am not the sharpest tool in the shed). Are you saying the ball creates a much deeper depression in a birdie ball mat than it does in grass greens (which I assume also have a ball depression but it might vary with green hardness), or are you just observing that Putt Out has less of a depression than Birdie Ball? And you are saying the depression is so deep there’s no way to roll the ball on Birdie Ball, it can only bounce out of the depression? Thanks.
  6. Bandon State airport is close, but at 3,600 feet is too short for most jets and many turboprops. I’ve flown in there a few times in 4 and 6 place props, back when I windsurfed in the area. It is a former military field, so well built, and there is a small flying club that sells 100LL (no Jet A). Daylight only ops. And abnormally WINDY!!
  7. The 2 rounds totaled about 9 hours (so says my watch!). I turned it off for a long lunch break, then on again for an adjacent course. This was my first use....so as someone said above....maybe the battery life changes over more use cycles. My V2 drained much faster....and even drained slowly when it was turned off.
  8. I received my V3 a couple of weeks ago, and played 36 holes Saturday, using gps+track, and from 100% charge to syncing after the rounds it was down to 3% charge. In my experience that much improved battery life over the V2, but a little more margin wouldn’t hurt.
  9. I’ve been a member at a semi-private course for 4 years. It was substantially less expensive than a comparable private course, and had many of the attributes/benefits others have listed above. It is a great challenging course, phenomenal views, and a covered heated range in the winter and the alternate end was grass for the summer. However, being public it was also very popular for corporate events and charities, so became harder to get tee times and some days were totally blocked out at the range and course. These events also left the course in “fatigued” conditions by mid summer So nex
  10. Most of the private jets fly into North Bend if they can (weather and runway length dependent) so there is still a drive, but at least with private you can be assured your luggage/clubs are on board. There is a nice former military airport just a couple miles from Bandon, but there is no support and the runway length is more for a prop or turboprop than a jet.
  11. My club uses an app called ForeTees. Very user friendly and intuitive. www.foretees.com
  12. Ron- the Washington Golf site linked in posts above has a recent radio interview of Gov Inslee asking the golf opening questions. While the response is granular (something like... if we allow people to golf, then they are going to drive their car, and get fuel, and interact at the gas station, and each interaction has the potential to increase spread of Covid 19), the State decisions are not driven now by finances but by the people in the white coats (medical and data scientists) as well as a component of political pressure. There’s no logic in May 5 except it corresponds to an outdated mod
  13. Inslee announced that one of his next steps is to open up more recreation(with social distancing), and this likely includes golf. He’s trying to align with restrictions in California and Oregon, that allow golf. He didn’t name a specific date, but it is likely on or before May 4.
  14. thru at least April 8th. Have you tried Idaho? No WA, OR. No access to Canada.
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