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  1. On a golf trip, especially to a special or premium place, most golfers will want to play their own ball. That leaves best ball, low net, stapleford type matches. One day can be best ball of partners, another best 2 balls of 4some. If you replay an extra 9/18, then you can try a scramble or shamble.
  2. TeeTimesUSA.com is a good source for FL packages.
  3. At any southern destination with bermuda grass, you have to investigate when they overseed. Fairway overseed can lead to CPO. Greens overseed causes slow greens. Many courses with modern hybrid greens don't overseed them. If FL, they may overseed after mid Nov, but check.
  4. I agree with hand size as a guide. Suddenly going left a lot could indicate grip is too small.
  5. You could have group handicaps, using scores from group play. Or you could handicap the sandbagger off of his group scores. Or sandbagger isn't in the matches. You are correct in addressing the situation.
  6. If heading from the Lancaster area to the course, Wyncote or Glen Mills can be kinda on the way. If staying near the airport, you can be to Rock Manor in DE in about 35 minutes. Glen Mills is the most unique. You could also add a day.
  7. Franks is considered the best in the area. It has a outside and a inside. For Italian; GIO's
  8. In the case of booking for 3, getting paired up with a single and having your 4th added later to the 3some behind you, any reasonable starter would swap the singles. I have had plenty of starters bump me up or back a group, because they felt it would be better for me and those I was paired with. If the course is busy to full, playing alone or as a 2some will mean that you wait around all day and can't kill time putting/chipping, because the group right behind you is ready to hit. It's fun to play alone sometimes, but it doesn't usually happen when we want it
  9. Wherever you end up going, you can arrange it that some golf every day, some golf 1 day and some don't golf. If your serious golfers want to play Pinehurst #2, you have to stay at a couple places. Some others know Pinehurst well and can recommend a packager. If you have party guys who want a variety of bars, GC, beach, etc, consider Myrtle Beach.
  10. I don't go to MB in the summer, but I see the beach hotels are expensive in the summer, due to beach vacations. Some good names are Ocean Reef, Caribbean, Breakers. Higher end are Grande Dunes Marriott and Island Vista. You can walk out of the hotel onto the beach. Some golf course condos like Legends, Myrtlewood, Barefoot, World Tour, are common condos, that still may be cheaper than on the beach. Higher end off the beach are Grande Dunes Marina Inn and Barefoot Yacht Club. This is a good golf packager: [email protected] 844-706-7
  11. It's one thing if wild tee shots go into the other fairway, but when golfers aim there on purpose, then that is a reason for internal OB. If they will stop aiming right, if the tree is removed, do that. If they will still aim right to avoid OB, than the new OB is proper. Also consider making #4 into a par 3, cutting tree down and a new tee at whatever yardage makes sense, maybe short to help avoid OB left.
  12. It would be easier to give you ideas if you added more criteria and decided on the location. In MB in August, room rates are high and golf prices are low. Golf will have a wide range of rates, between premium courses and lower cost courses. You probably want to avoid the cheapest courses. A golf course condo may be cheaper than a room at a beach hotel.
  13. Maybe he was tolerable and got worse over time. In a tournament, especially a private course affair, your partner should not embarrass you with non-golf stuff and should have tried to have his game in shape. If a partner plays badly, it happens, but it shouldn't be because he was out all night or didn't have time to play/practice for a month. He may still be ok with casual rounds, where it isn't considered a party.
  14. Myrtle Beach is like one big resort. You can stay at a beach hotel and drive to wherever you want. Which you pick might be based on your son's age. If a teenager, he will probably like MB better than HH.
  15. There are a lot of courses that have the markers up one tee box, could be some days or most of the time to try to speed up play. I have seen courses actually change the card to match the one up tee box, where all the white yardages are what the SR was before. Then the blue tees are where the whites were. A lot of players play the white tees without thinking. Avid golfers will notice and play the blues, if that fits their yardage ability.
  16. That guy did something weird and fooled you. I never heard of or saw a divot mix jug used to save a spot on the range. Many courses don't even allow carts to the range (some do). It's also rare/strange to leave 5 balls and come back. He could have nicely said "I left 5 balls to complete my warmup" and nobody would argue with him. I do look around and try to wait awhile before taking abandoned balls, of course scroungers may beat you to it. I see guys leave balls at the range all the time. I never see them come back. Usually they leave their clubs if th
  17. White Clay Creek + Rock Manor are in excellent condition right now. White Clay is challenging, so generally it's easier to get a tee time there. Rock Manor has become very popular, so it's harder to get tee times there, if not in advance. Broad Run + Glen Mills are good choices, but I don't know current conditions. Inniscrone in Avondale is interesting and challenging. I Don't know the conditions.
  18. Kinda private is Bald Head Island, boat ride to the course. Mid level courses are Crow Creek, Brunswick, Pearl. Oyster Bay, Big Cats, Sea Trail, Brick Landing often have condition issues. Three of the best in the area are Rivers Edge, Glen Dornoch, Tidewater. Ask about green aeration in the summer around Myrtle Beach.
  19. Brian is excellent to book with. I know he has Grande Dunes Members. I wanted to see if there were any more that do. Thanks!
  20. Mesh golf shoes look like a bad idea to me, especially white. I stick only with black leather. Easier to keep clean. For range practice, I use an older pair that is good enough for that, but no longer used on the course. This save wear and tear on a gamer shoe.
  21. Thanks for a good report! What procedure or where/how did you book the Grande Dunes Members course?? I am aware it's available for resort play, but few packagers can book it. Thanks!
  22. Golfers may not look at those small details, but they notice them when they are done. Edging sprinkler heads is good, if they have yardage on them. It can speed up play also. I have seen some courses circle the sprinkler heads with yardage with orange spray paint. With the growth of lasers/GPS many courses have stopped maintaining yardage on heads. A 150 Pole is more useful than a plate, to be visible from a distance. Edging tee plaques is good. Cart paths don't need fresh edges, but occasionally is good. Trees limbed up is good. Also trim branches that
  23. If you bring say 10 range balls to the chipping green, I feel it's OK to leave them there when done practicing. If someone hit an entire bucket of balls onto the chipping green, then it is rude to leave them there. However this is probably rare. I have never seen it. Someone who chips that many range balls probably has a unlimited range membership. There are some guys out there who would pick the flooded chipping green and use them on the range, so it can benefit others.
  24. The men's club champ is 1 or 2 weekends, and doesn't need to be all day. You should be able to play on weekends. My observation is that ladies groups at courses have a very high number/% of SR/retired ladies playing. They are probably happy to play on a weekday. There may not be enough younger/business ladies to field a decent weekend ladies tournament.
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