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  1. Lol, classic! Yea, poor you had to play in perfect weather this week at Bandon.
  2. Great pics Edaw68. New rooms worth the price:)
  3. Pretty decent sale on GG rain jacket. https://proshop.golf.com/products/galvin-green-apollo-gore-tex?currency=USD&variant=32924889284713&gclid=CjwKCAiAqIKNBhAIEiwAu_ZLDgH8wiZtinCXGxfv0ZA8m0OLQ_5hNgPDVuhjgexLhiJXrEdFWuYPkxoCqiEQAvD_BwE
  4. Indeed. Played with Spud on Saturday and second how good the course played. Impressed with the green on 3. It always seems to be in the worst shape but looked really good Saturday. I don't think I've played worse at Langdon than I did on Saturday but I couldn't blame the conditions:)
  5. Playing partner of Spud3. Getting more stoked by the day. I'll tell you, I was pretty nervous 6 months ago about the physical challenge of this event. I appreciate that Spud put together a nice training schedule for us over the past several months putting in many holes of golf. Feeling better now about walking 30 miles next week but know it will be a killer:) Looks like weather is going to cooperate with little to no rain and a cool day for us. Hope the wind stays down.
  6. Very stoked to do this with Spud although incredibly nervous about the physical test the day will bring. I'm usually toast after our 36 hole days at Bandon. Knowing that completing that will be 'half way there' is motivating me to make significant changes today to insure I'm prepared. Looking to jump start a new work out routine and drop some poundage. Working from home has not helped me in any way to stay, or get, in shape. Used to just head to the gym but that's off the table for now. Anybody have some good home workout routines they want to share:)
  7. This was a fun watch from these guys that travel around and video blog their experience. I thought the production on this one was pretty good and great interviews with legends.
  8. This is what it's like playing every weekend with @DeNinny:) Walking the fairways, listening to the ravings of a blade lover spurned by the CB community. I know he'd have more tolerance for thinning a chip shot across the green than hearing a player tell him he can't play blades because they're too unforgiving.
  9. I took a day trip from Portland down to Pronghorn this weekend. My first time on the course. Went as a single just to get out of dodge for the day. Really enjoyed the course and the facility. No doubt everyone is correct about the condition of the course. Pristine. Showed up early for my 3pm twilight tee time. Spent time eating a $17 turkey wrap, hitting a bunch of range balls and putting. Bought a couple items in the pro shop. Was able to get out a little early and play the front nine with another single. My playing partner unfortunately had not played in some time and was spraying them way right off the tee. Easily lost at least one ball on every hole. The desert is unforgiving with scattered shots. Not sure if he was planning to only play nine or if he ran out of balls but he was gone after 9. Pace of play was fine as I was in no hurry. Played a couple of balls for the back 9. Good mix of hole designs. Truthfully was expecting a little more from the finishing hole. The ghost tree is cool but I expected the green to be surrounded by something dramatic. Very unassuming, especially when several other holes on the course have a bit of the Wow factor. A bit of a long day with the 7 total hours driving back and forth but I'd do it again. $175 rack rate right now but $100 for twilight.
  10. You were on fire @DeNinny. Unfortunately, I couldn't miss on the front nine and took a big lead. Was a great day out at Heron Lakes. Love my blade lessons from you each time we get together.
  11. Say hello to my little friends! Well, DeNinny was kind enough to part with these babies and have officially replaced my Cobra King Forged Tour's. I was never in love with the looks of the Cobra's but they felt great. They were the first set I ever got fitted for. I enjoy the priviledge of walking many courses with DeNinny as he waxes on about the greatness of Miura. Most of his science flies over my head as I'm more of a 'grip it and rip it' type of player. But he convinced me that I would love these guys if I gave them a try. After a round this weekend and an hour on the range, I have to admit, he was right. Not only do I absolutely love how they look in the bag and, especially, behind the ball, they also feel like no other club I've hit. I guess most surprisingly, is how well I am hitting the long irons. The blade really suites my eye. I had heard that many found the smaller head more intimidating, but for some reason, it just looks great and inviting to me. I haven't played them enough to see how different yardages I'm getting but I certainly don't think I've lost any distance with them. I didn't carry a 3i with my old set but I'm scorching my new 3i 220yrds. At least at the range:) We'll see if I can get it to translate on the course. I've spent hundreds of hours on the Bandon WRX threads as I've been making the trek for several years now. Looks like I've got a new thread to keep me busy over the summer.
  12. Was just looking at that deal today. Playing the South tomorrow at Reserve. Curious to hear what you think about being a member.
  13. This may be an interesting option for our NW rainy season and Bandon trip. I have used the HotHands hand warmers, but once they get wet, they stop working. If you are playing in heavy rain (often at Bandon), a wand warmer would be so nice. I most often have my rain golf gloves on and they just soak the hand warmer in my pocket. These Celestron Elements might be a good option as they say they are water resistant. I wonder if you have any experience using them with a wet glove.
  14. Put me on your list of potential partners!!!! Would love to be a part of this day.
  15. That was Grant Rogers you were following. He is a legend. I had the great privilege of playing the Preserve with him on my trip this past February. He told me (and he makes all his teaching Pro's at all the courses do the same) that he always carries his bag and never leaves a club behind. He carried his full set when we played Preserve. He said he would never want to make one of his clubs angry with him for leaving it behind:) He is also an artist on the course and loves mixing up his shots with all of his clubs. He is a magician out there
  16. Wowza! Those pics are amazing. Course looks immaculate. Great write up. Keep em coming.
  17. Enjoyed a round this week @ Waverly Country Club. Good friend that is a member at Pumpkin was able to arrange a round for us. Waverly being one of the two prestigious clubs in Portland, this was a rare opportunity to get to play. I arrived an hour early for our 3pm tee time. Beautiful long driveway through the million dollar homes to get to the clubhouse. The staff was very welcoming and showed me to the driving range. I brought my clubs on my personal pull caddy and they asked (I really had no choice) if it would be ok if they put my clubs on their standard pull cart. Not sure why, but all 3 of us were asked to do this. We figured it may have something to do with bringing other grass or weed seeds onto their course but likely it was just a uniformity protocol. Range had as many balls as needed, no mats and was huge. I could see some additional practice areas in the far distance of the range. The course was nearly empty at this time and they said to play whenever we wanted. One of our players was preparing for the upcoming senior tour qualifier that is being held at Waverly next week, so he wanted to play from the tips. I joined him with our 3rd playing from the blues. What hits you right off it the sheer beauty of the surroundings. The Willamette River is visible from nearly everywhere on the course. There are mega mansions directly on the other side of the river that are ridiculous, and all the houses you pass by lining the course are magnificent. The course itself was in near perfect shape. We all thought they could take the fairways down another cut along with the greens. They perhaps had this plan in place for the tourney next week. I found the course to be very challenging. Very unique holes with either blind tee landing areas, undulating fairways and sloped greens with the possibilities of some really tough pin placements. Several greens I putted very defensively in an attempt to meekly walk away with a two putt (didn't work). Another green I chipped onto, hit the side of a tier and rolled 40 feet down and off the green. Other times, the course played very getable. I had several birdie chances that I didn't take advantage of, but put together stretches of easy pars. Fairways were huge but driving always seemed challenging with the way they would lay the hole out. Lots of trees next to the tee boxes made it feel more narrow. No doubt if I play there more often (likely not going to happen) I would figure that part out and feel more comfortable. Overall, the course was the best I've played in Portland and got me thinking lots about where it would place amongst the best in Oregon (coming off my first trip to Bandon this past February, there is stiff competition). In a fluke of good fortune, I was invited by my playing companion to join him the Monday at Portland Golf Club for a shotgun tournament. I live around the corner from the course and drive by it nearly daily. Always been a dream to get out there and now I get to. Report to come next week:)
  18. I have no answers or advice for your post but just got on the wait list for 2019. Looking forward to reading from others if they have completed this awesome event.
  19. Yea, I don't know how that shot gets topped. So perfect! Was tracking the whole way. So glad I was there to see it. Agree with course conditions today. Greens rolled true and quick. Very fair and the weather was perfect. Good time out there today!
  20. Lots of mowers at work while I played the back nine at Langdon early this morning.
  21. I've been rolling the black tour for about a year now and mostly love it. As some have dealt with, my insert is getting damaged, I'm assuming from the sand on the greens at times, to where the grooves are really wonky. Is it possible to replace the insert?
  22. It was a great day out at Langdon yesterday, even though I 4 PUTTED 18 for a bogey to lose the match!!! Wish I could blame the greens but that was all me. Langdon is spoiling other courses for me. I love playing the course. It is always in great shape, even in the winter. It's challenging but forgiving. Never a bad time.
  23. Played it yesterday. It was my first time on the course. It was soggy in several spots but you'd only notice if you walk the course. They punched the greens last week but were in good shape. The holes they punched appeared to be half the size of the Langdon punches. Putts were rolling nicely and surprisingly quick. I decided to walk and carry my clubs. Pretty challenging walk. I just hate the 'cart path only' days as you seem to do just as much walking when you have to go back and forth to the cart path. In between hole walks is where it really got me. I liked the course though. I'll certainly be back soon.
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