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MDH713

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  1. Theres some helpful info here https://forums.golfwrx.com/topic/1622972-anyone-played-near-destin-lately/
  2. Im at about 7 rounds this year. As a Golf Course assistant superintendent working 28 days out of the month. The last thing I really want to do is stick around the course for another 2-4 hrs playing golf(9 or 18 holes). I always say to myself today is the day im sticking around and playing and then the end of the day comes and I quickly toss that idea out. Tired from working out in the hot sun all day. Out of those 7 rounds 3 of them were last week when I was playing down in Destin on vacation. That was a nice break. I have a nice private club I can pretty much play at anytime I want im just having trouble getting motivated to play. My motivation has kind of peaked a little more since I played 3 times down in Florida so hopefully I can make it out a couple more times before the season ends.
  3. Just got back from Destin last week and played 3 times. Regatta Bay($110- 7:50am), Emerald Bay($78- 9:00am), Kelly Plantation($115- 11:50am). All tee times were booked through Golfnow. RB was in the best shape followed closely by KP. EB greens were rough and very bouncy. Looked like they had punched holes a few weeks ago but needed to roll them very badly. Our group was pretty disappointed with EB cause it was always one of our favorite courses when we go down and play on our yearly Destin trip. I'd definitely recommend Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation.
  4. Pretty much every RN Thompson course budget. On a side note I played The Players Club in Yorktown a couple weeks ago and it was in really good shape.
  5. Im heading down to Destin next week and always wanted to play Burnt Pine. Have played just about every course down their but this one cause I always thought it was private. After reading these posts I may have to give them a call and try to get on.
  6. Cool idea! I'll share mine when i pick one up tomorrow.
  7. How much are the fees for golf now? I haven't used the site in about a year. I may try using it in about 3 weeks.
  8. Interested as well. I'll be down in Destin the week of Oct. 2-10.
  9. I work at a private club in central Indiana as a assistant superintendent. Been doing it for 11 years and I love every bit of it.
  10. I guess I"ll start things off with the posts. Congrats on 1,000. Heres to a 1,000 more!
  11. Ebay has become all about protecting the buyer. That's why I rarely sell anymore and just buy a few things here and there that are cheap items and I cant get shafted(pun not intended) out of a lot of money. The Fees are just getting higher and higher over the years. You lose a lot of your money after PP and Ebay fees.
  12. Fishing! Unfortunately its Indiana and the fishing here isn't all that great.
  13. My home course - Also the course I work at(asst. superintendent). Hawthorns Golf and Country Club Fishers, In [attachment=2930750:Matts iphone6 backup 168.JPG] [attachment=2930754:Matts iphone6 backup 155.JPG]
  14. [quote name='bcflyguy1' timestamp='1440550677' post='12208882'] [quote name='MDH713' timestamp='1440548464' post='12208632'] [quote name='TwillDog' timestamp='1440396776' post='12197370'] Played Windswept Dunes. It is as advertised - in GREAT shape, very fine course. LONG. Play the right tees or else. And even from the right tees, it's a broad shouldered course. Well worth the trip and the $. [/quote] I'm going down to Destin Oct. 3 - 10. Is this course close to destin? If not, how far away and how much is the weekday rates? [/quote] About 40 minutes away from the Destin Commons. Spring/Summer rate (w/ cart) is $68 or $58 after noon. Don't know fall rates. It's worth the drive. [/quote] Thanks
  15. [quote name='TwillDog' timestamp='1440396776' post='12197370'] Played Windswept Dunes. It is as advertised - in GREAT shape, very fine course. LONG. Play the right tees or else. And even from the right tees, it's a broad shouldered course. Well worth the trip and the $. [/quote] I'm going down to Destin Oct. 3 - 10. Is this course close to destin? If not, how far away and how much is the weekday rates?
  16. Same picture was being posted on the fishing forum I visit. Voted best thread on that website to date. [url="http://www.bbcboards.net/bbc-lounge/316201-tried-taxidermy-what-ya-think.html"]http://www.bbcboards.net/bbc-lounge/316201-tried-taxidermy-what-ya-think.html[/url] Hopefully its ok to link other forums. If not please delete.
  17. The spraying that will be going on up close to your house will be a lot less than what is sprayed on the fairways, green and tees. The Rough(which separates your house and fairway) will probably only be sprayed once a month and that's just for broadleaf(clover, dandelions) They will probably put a fertilizer app down in the rough but you don't have to worry about spray since most of the time its a granular. This is all speculation and will vary by course. My course we will spray all the way up to property line if need be but its generally not a lot sprayed or very often because its not really a main area of play. The fairways, tees and greens at my course are sprayed bi-weekly. Fairways and tees one week and then greens the next week. This happens all season long(March-oct). On average we are spraying about 6 or 7 days a month. This all depends on the courses budget and how much they can spend. Some might only be able to due the bare minimum. We can spray up to 200 gallons(one full tank) on one hole depending on the size of it. Depending on the wind that day some drift could possibly reach but I would say it would be very very minimal. Most applications are sprayed very early in the morning so they can be done before the golfers start. Restricted Use Products(RUP) are what you have to worry about. Those are the very dangerous ones that could harm your health overtime. We do not use any of those at my course so I don't have much knowledge on them. Hopefully this will help you out some. If you need any more help just ask, I'm sure I've forgotten something. Just remember this is how my course does it and all courses will be different in some way. Courses mostly use all the same common chemicals though. It would be best to contact the superintendent if you can and talk to him to see exactly what is used and how dangerous it could be.
  18. I am a spray tech for a private club on the north side of Indianapolis and I would say you do not have much to worry about with the vapor or drifting. It looks like you are far enough away that the chemicals will dissolve before they even reach your property. I have been working where im at now for 3 years and the houses on my course sit a lot closer than what yours does and I've never had a complaint.
  19. Thanks BC. I am going to try both next week.
  20. Has anyone played Baytown or the Raven? I am heading down to Destin next Saturday for a family vacation and me and my brothers were thinking of trying one of these two along with Kelly plantation. Last year we played Regatta Bay and Emerald Bay so we are looking for a couple different courses we have not played yet. Any other courses in the destin area you can recommend I would much appreciate. Thanks
  21. [quote name='Bob Cat' timestamp='1410797078' post='10120385'] [quote name='MDH713' timestamp='1410641062' post='10112585'] Very nice course. They have bent fairways and tees. I would choose this course over the 2 local greenfield courses every time. It has been a few years since I have played at it but from what I hear it is still a great course. I would definitely recommend it. I think the rates are like 40 weekend and 25 weekday. [/quote] LOL. Very helpful first post! Welcome and thanks for the heads up (you too, Paul) as I'll definitely check it out in a couple weeks. [/quote] Haha I have been lurking around for a while and finally decided to make an account.
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