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TigerTom

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  1. Was reading Golf Digest's Under Cover Caddy on Do tour Pros Cheat and came across this: "Yes, we all have stories. Hard not to after nearly a decade out here. But it’s not as prevalent or excessive as some might believe. Even the players who carry less-than-stellar reputations, or have been dinged before, are not as bad as they’re portrayed. In my estimation, and talking with other caddies, these guys often make unintentional mistakes that rarely happen twice. Well, save for one international guy. Just an absolute nightmare when it comes to law-breaking. Whatever trick you can imagine—fudging
  2. Thanks, Burnsniper. Pullman looks great but it's a ways away from Marrakech. Noted for the next trip to Morocco.
  3. Unfortunately, we will miss each other by a week. I am going to be in Marrakeche the 11/15-19. Would have been great to have company for the round. Was doing some more research and have landed on Assoufid or Noria. They seem to be top notch and have a local element that I look for when I play away from home. In this case it's views of the Atlas, a desert feel or memorable architectural takes. Atlas and Montgomerie are actually very close to where I will be staying but the first is 9 holes and the second seems great but unoriginal in the sense I mention above. Time to roll the dice.
  4. Heading out to Marrakech for a long weekend and would like to play a round as I have heard it has great tracks. Any tips or preferences? If you can only play one course which would it be? Noria, Assoufid, Montgomerie, Royal Marrakech?
  5. I have played in some of the destinations you are looking at. From Australia to Costa Rica and Brazil and from Spain to Dubai with stops in Ireland and Scotland. If your trip was pure golf Ireland/Scotland would be a no brainer but in order to keep your girlfriend happy I would go elsewhere. Based on your criteria I would say Mauricias, maybe Dubai, southern Spain or Belek but would have to agree that Portugal is the best call. Great weather, pristine beaches, the food (especially the fish and seafood) and wine is unbeatable. And you’ll play some brilliant courses like: Palmares, Vale do
  6. There is definitely substance in his game. Not taking away from his winning the Players, Deutch Bank and a couple others. And he is currently ranked 9th OWGR. While that is no small feat it is also not notable or even memorable. Media and networks drool over him as if he is still a rookie ready to blow up the golf scene when he has been around for a while and so far his greatest impact has been on golf attire. And can't say I love the duck bill cap or the bright orange – but that is neither here nor there. So, being the 9th best golfer (by ranking) on the entire planet, out of countless
  7. There is definitely substance in his game. Not taking away from his winning the Players, Deutch Bank and a couple others. And he is currently ranked 9th OWGR. While that is no small feat it is also not notable or even memorable. Media and networks drool over him as if he is still a rookie ready to blow up the golf scene when he has been around for a while and so far his greatest impact has been on golf attire. And can’t say I love the duck bill cap or the bright orange – but that is neither here nor there.
  8. Saw a tweet yesterday with a Sunday red shirt next to a Sunday orange shirt asking which one it was going to be. From what I have read Rickie Fowler seems to be a great guy. And he is probably the best marketeer on tour but we keep putting him on the list of notables and I really don't think he belongs there. I get the feeling that the SB2K16 persona is great to sell Puma caps but won't be enough to endure the test of time. When the cameras turn off what remains are the Ws and on that score he is less than notable. Then again Paige Spiranac is getting golf endorsements left and right f
  9. It looks like you are in for a treat. Just got back from a similar trip. Was in the Bay Area for work and tacked on a long weekend of golf. I played TPC Harding then drove down to Monterrey stopping at Halfmoon Bay (Ocean). Was lucky enough to walk onto Pebble and played Pasatiempo on the way up based mostly on feedback from this forum. I guess I could have played Spyglass as well but decided to hit Pasatiempo instead – don´t regret it. From your schedule I would only say that Harding is nice but not spectacular so you may be better off going straight down to Monterrey and playing there. As
  10. JuJust got back from playing in the Bay and also looked into renting clubs. I ended up using ClubHub. They ship TaylorMade M2 clubs to your hotel or golf course and then they pick them up. No hassle at all. I think it was $69 for the first day and $20 for the following days. Having said that, depending on the clubs the give you, $25 for renting at the course is a good price. I’ve seen courses charge $50 and above for a round.
  11. Doesn’t look like a golfers movie. The main character is played by Shannon Elizabeth (famous for one scene in American Pie) and it looks like she doesn’t know how to play. Throw in the fact that Greece only has 5 or 6 courses total and absolutely no golf tradition and we probably get a family friendly film about girl power and rediscovering roots with golf as an afterthought. Trailer:
  12. Just finished my mini tour. Club Hub worked great and Pebble was all I expected and more!
  13. Im playing Harding and Pasatiempo, maybe Half Moon Bay. Looking to role the dice and see if I can get a slot at Pebble. If it doesnt work out will probably tee it up somewhere else in the Monterey peninsula. Managed to get a couple days off at the tail end of a business trip so have to put it to good use. Would have loved to play San Francisco, Olympic or Cal Club but as a European with no connections in the Bay Area dont think that is going to happen.
  14. Thanks aloha.b. Club Hub was top of my list. Am looking to find a better deal then renting at the clubs as I will be playing 3-4 rounds at different courses and it adds up.
  15. I will be travelling on business to San Francisco and want to play some golf over the weekend. Usually I take my own clubs but that doesn’t really work on this trip so I am looking into renting. Have found a couple options online but wanted to ask if there are any recommendations or places that I should stay away from.
  16. Would recommend Portugal. The cost of living is comparatively low so you can get some great hotel deals and the food is amazing. In terms of golf you have top notch championship courses and some cheaper ones that are great nonetheless. In Lisbon area, top courses: Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longa, Praia del Rey, Troia. Good buys: AroeiraI and II, RibaGolf I and II, Beloura. In the Algarve, top courses: Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Plamares, Monte Rey, Quinta da Ria. Good buys: Vale da Pinta and Gramacho among others. But as someone already said. If you have taken the time to get here you mig
  17. I don’t understand what all the hype is about, see no controversy and think that sportsmanship doesn’t play into it. Moon raked the ball back before Shepard could say anything – no ambiguity, no discussion. It appears that Shepard wanted to concede the putt after the fact but the rules are clear on this too and as such it is beside the point. We can discuss whether the rules should be changed to make it mandatory to hole out in match play but I think that would take away one of the more interesting elements of gamesmanship in golf. As they stand the rules are clear – tap it in or wait for th
  18. Hard to trim the list down to only 5. Here is a shot at it in alphabetical order. Emirates Golf Club – Majlis (Dubai) Lahinch (Ireland) Palmares – Praia/Lagos (Portugal) Pebble Beach (CA, USA) Valderrama (Spain)
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