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  1. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    You’re last paragraph I totally agree with. I’d take it a step further and say that it shouldn’t be held at a public good course either. I’d been the biggest proponent of anyone I know that the US Open should have a rotation of clubs and the USGA is starting to adapt that. Not because of me
  2. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    For regular golf yes. For the PGA Tour and any other televised golf event the product is the players.
  3. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    And you’re not saying it sucks, you’re saying it’s not memorable. There’s a difference. I read something online about how the course would be better if they moved fairways closer to the cliffs and photoshopped about 5/6 holes with a before and after. Memorable is something different and you’re right it isn’t memorable other than that par 3 and 18 I couldn’t tell you what hole is which. one reason I’ll die defending Firestone is because it’s the BEST golf course I have ever played. It sucks on TV, can’t help that but it’s the greatest challenge tee to green I have played and Ive playe
  4. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    Golfers are the worst haha. Most every super worth his salt shares that same opine. No challenge at all, wanna know why? You’re reasonable and back up your claims with what you believe and say so in a clear concise intelligible manner. That’s something I respect we’ve gone back and forth for sure And while we might not agree I can respect what you say because you back it up.
  5. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    TBH it’s an online forum that doesn’t matter. I know my legacy in the game is cemented with a US Open and multiple PGA Tour Invitationals. Unless you read me writing “this is opinion or a shot in the dark” a lot/majority of the stuff I post is based on what I know from working with the Tour, talking to Tour players, trying to play myself, or maintaining multiple elite and championship caliber golf courses. People are free to post and think what they want but there’s times where people are telling you how it is. I assume with you pepper reference you mean @pepperturbo? He’s not the be
  6. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    I loved that tweet because it’s insane how many Course designers are on this site. Everyone has opinions and people (unfortunately) have the ability to share them with everyone else. I worked with and met some of the best designers in the world…Arnold Palmer and his crew, Nicklaus and his crew, Fazio and his crew, Norman, Beau Welling, Jan Bel Jan, Bobby Weed. As I said I worked hand in hand with a few for renovations and I made suggestions as a well informed player (washed up professional, All American college player) and superintendent about something’s that I thought were good ideas. Enlarg
  7. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    LMFAO nah I ain’t RJ. But to me there’s nothing worse than a “woke golf course architect” if that’s your schtick good for you I couldn’t care less. I see the posts here oh this place sucks there’s no verticality this place is so much better down the road or whatever. Great you’re so much better informed on golf course design. I’m still probably going to be beat you (+3.5 index) I play better courses (played Seminole, Jupiter Hills, and Bears Club this past spring on a trip got an Augusta trip scheduled this winter) and never ever once have I ever thought while walking down any of those fairway
  8. It’s amazing how much that course has changed…you used to not be able to see the course from the club house. That is how many trees that were removed…over 3500 if memory serves. That’s my legacy and I’m so proud to have been a part of an institution that’ll live on long long after I’m gone.
  9. BNGL

    2021 US Open

    I remember every hole at Oakmont.
  10. Lol just a blanket disclaimer I like it! your number jogged my memory. I was playing Frank Magees Traveling Golf Circus (AKA Moonlight Golf Tour in central Florida). Was playing at Marriott Hawk’s Landing and one of the guys I was paired with ran over my ball, not with the tires but drove over it. Ok fine no biggie, but then he does it again and that’s when I spoke up. We were waiting to hit into a par 5 I dropped off our third, ironically enough his dad was riding with him, and drove up and said basically, “you drive over my golf ball again you’re going to find yourself at the bot
  11. Not on purpose. I did though knock out one of my crew members total freaking accident. I got a call about a stick head on a green, the mowers were watering ahead of their mow. Head was stuck on so a call went out to turn it off. The hole played facing the rising sun, and I had my windshield up since it was rather chilly i came around the corner crested the hill had the sun right in my eyes and smoked my guy who was sitting in his cart. Messed up both our carts pretty bad, he was concussed and out for a little bit. It was just a freak accident with the perfect angle of the sun making it impossi
  12. Here’s my outback…as of about 8 am this morning
  13. It'll more than likely be one of the more difficult golf course that you'll play, although it won't be US Open tough by then. The sprinklers will be coming Sunday evening, rough will start to come down those next fews days, if I had to guess they'll more than likely be poking holes as well, I am not too familiar with west coast turf nor weather (Mallrat is a terrific resource) but I know with our poa post US Open when we were closed for two weeks or so we'd open everything up and get the turf growing again. Different strokes for different folks though. Definitely enjoy it as most of the infras
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