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  1. Played these "major" courses": St Andrews Carnoustie Royal Troon Turnberry Royal Birkdale Royal Lytham and St Annes Pebble Beach Torrey Pines plus Royal Melbourne Kingston Heath Barnbougle Cape Wickham Sand Hills Ballyneal Spyglass Hill Pasatiempo Harding Park Bandon Dunes Pacific Dunes Sunningdale Swinley Forest Walton Heath Kingsbarns North Berwick Royal Dornoch plus another 150 or so.
  2. The worst is when you are 3 shots ahead in the monthly medal coming to the last and you take 4 to get out of the greenside bunker.
  3. First pic looks a tad like the 12th at Augusta.
  4. My first second and third holes in one were all on the same hole in a space of 6 weeks - and all in competitions . After the third one I called the pro and asked him was it possible. He told me to take a cold shower. Not an easy hole either - 175 yard with bunkers both sides. The 4 iron and the 3 balls are now under glass. I completely lost it after the 3rd one and shot over 100.
  5. My back has been dodgy since an accident in the 80s, my knees are shot after running marathons way back when and my shoulders are stuffed from too much heavy lifting so it's a push trolley for me although maybe carry a small bag on occasions like 9 holes at dusk. Carts are for horses.
  6. The dryer is one of the best off-course features at Bandon. You can leave totally wet stuff there and they return it to you all nice and dry. That and the in-room shoe warmers.
  7. I would swap the first round at Bandon to the next morning so you have one morning and one afternoon round there, and bring Old Mac from the morning back to the afternoon. So you will have SR/OM and then BD/BT which is a better mix in my view. ie Ocean side/More Inland each day which means nicer wind conditions. PD and BD on the same day is ok too - hopefully a nice sunset for you.
  8. Chanceman


    Excellent news. Sagebrush will be an excellent place to stop en route to Banff being 3 hours drive from Vancouver, stop overnight, then a further 3 hours to Revelstoke where the other new course is being built by the Cabot people. That trip is very long so great to be able to break it up.
  9. Agree that both Torrey and Harding are over-priced but you would not know unless you had played them would you?? For the record I think TP is miles better than HP - like 7/3.
  10. Wondering if there might be some good golf courses along the route of the original Oregon Trail? Seems to be a fairly well posted track from St Louis to Portland.
  11. Perfect. Must be a good course as the price is not cheap. Still, it is a Pete Dye design.
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