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  1. How would you guys handle the tornado damage at the Ocean Ridge course in Brunswick County, N.C.? One aerial photo I saw showed downed pines scattered across a fairway, lots of others snapped off or stripped of branches. Do you call in a logging crew? Do you replant? How much does insurance pay?
  2. For those with courses that have removed a lot of trees, did you just cut them down and chip them up or did you work with a logging company to sell them? If you sold them, was it a good return?
  3. This article last year about Pete Dye noted his lawyer father-in-law told him he couldn't advertise himself as a golf course architect because he didn't have an architecture degree. So he called himself a designer. So no, you don't have to take any courses in architecture or pass any test to design golf courses. Though through his achievements he did eventually become a fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Pete Dye's Final Chapter - Golf Digest And I have a question: What does it mean when a course is a "signature" course? I assume the name person didn't really do any des
  4. > @CHuntsman said: > Georgia: Bobby Jones, Tommy Aaron, Davis Love III, Larry Nelson. Love was born in Charlotte.
  5. > @RobS14526 said: > Do you think privately, Jack resents that his invitational didn’t become as highly regarded as Bobby Jones? No, but if there were to be fifth major, the Memorial would be more worthy of that than the Players.
  6. > @LICC said: > > @bermuda said: > > The question should be what is the Tour Championship the championship of? It has a 30-man field. The winner of it is not necessarily the FedEx champion or the player of the year. If the Tour Championship is the championship of the PGA Tour, what is The Players the championship of? > > > > Here's how the modern four majors got designated: > > After winning the 1960 Masters with a fantastic finish, Palmer spoke about wanting to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. He didn't mention it at Augusta, but because the Briti
  7. The question should be what is the Tour Championship the championship of? It has a 30-man field. The winner of it is not necessarily the FedEx champion or the player of the year. If the Tour Championship is the championship of the PGA Tour, what is The Players the championship of? Here's how the modern four majors got designated: After winning the 1960 Masters with a fantastic finish, Palmer spoke about wanting to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. He didn't mention it at Augusta, but because the British Open was going to be played at St. Andrews, he had that tournament on his schedul
  8. > @Bad9 said: > > @new2g0lf said: > > People should be intelligent enough to know that if they are just playing a friendly game of golf they shouldn't emulate what the pro's are doing. There's no need for 20 practice swings, multiple walks across a green, etc, take a few practice swings if you have to and hit the **** ball. I watch H.S. baseball and football games all the the time, their games don't take as long as the pro's, not sure why golfers think they need to emulate what the pro's do when it's likely they have no idea even why the pro's do half the stuff they do. &
  9. I feel bad for the guys playing with him who had to watch that. It had to affect their games.
  10. We have a couple of neighbors who play in the local PGA team events, and my son wants to play next year, and I'm all for that. I'm just curious, though, on the rules in these tournaments. I've played with them and the younger kid whiffed quite a bit, moved his ball around and didn't add up his strokes exactly. Not criticizing him as he's just a kid, but just wondering are whiffs and inadvertent ball movement penalized in tournaments, and who keeps up with the score, because it can get up into the low teens on some holes? Seems like you'd have to have one adult for each kid to count all the str
  11. After seeing the "do pros use broken tees on par-3s" thread on tour talk, it reminded me that I greatly prefer to use a found broken tee on any hole I'm not hitting driver than an unbroken one from my pocket. I'll scan for one for 5-10 seconds before pulling out a whole tee.
  12. > @dlygrisse said: > I watched Trevino smack the ground to create a dirt bump to tee it with a fairway wood. I saw Laura Davies do this at the '96 US Women's Open at Pine Needles. I think she was hitting driver.
  13. I played with a guy years ago who was built like a bodybuilder, probably not more than 3 percent body fat (really big and strong, not a "Rory McIlroy is built like a defensive back" deal) and it might have been only the first or second time he had ever played golf. In a 150-yard par-3 he pured a pitching wedge over the green. As for the OP, yeah, it's irritating not to hear the full story about how they're hitting "8-irons" 200+ yards.
  14. What's wrong with the bunkers? Did they wash out or have they gotten hardpan or is grass/weeds taking them over? Drainage problems?
  15. > @"15th Club" said: > > @bermuda said: > > Kinda funny how the USGA tweeted Woodland's approach on 14 yesterday, saying "Gary isn't scared." In 2010, that ball would've rolled down the USGA's scalped slope. But in 2019 it's a great shot. > > > Yes; interesting. > > 1. I'm not thrilled with the USGA's trying to keep up with the apparent norms of current social media in that fashion. > 2. I expect that Woodland might well have considered a different shot if the green complex was the way it was in 2010. > 3. The USGA admits John Daly was rig
  16. > @NoodleSalad said: > The argument for Pebble isn't so much the course (which is nice) but the weather. Hot & humid isn't really ideal for a major. And everything East of Colorado is hot & humid in June. Now, if you had the U.S. Open in mid-September every now and then the East and Midwest would be superb. Yeah it would step on the Fedex Cup and so forth but I'm sure there's a workaround. Just curious, as someone who lives in the Southeast, why is hot and humid bad for a major? If cold wind and rain (frequent PB and British Open weather) are OK, why not make heat part of the
  17. Kinda funny how the USGA tweeted Woodland's approach on 14 yesterday, saying "Gary isn't scared." In 2010, that ball would've rolled down the USGA's scalped slope. But in 2019 it's a great shot.
  18. So it sounds like the players and coaches are saying John Daly was right in 1999 at Pinehurst.
  19. In the mid-90s, probably 95, there was serious talk of putting him on the Ryder Cup team in his 50s. I remember a Golf Digest article in the 1980s where he talked about his competitiveness. One thing that stuck with me was when he said he didn't try to run up the score, but he always wanted to put as much distance between himself and the second-place guy as possible. Ever since, when I hear commentators in any sport talking about a player or team "trying to hang on for the win," I remember what Irwin said. Don't "try to hang on." Score more.
  20. Looking at the list of sports recipients as an auto racing fan, Richard Petty is there and should be. AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney deserve to be there as does Roger Penske. Too bad Gurney's would be posthumous.
  21. > @bladesoshanter said: > Left knee degenerative osteoarthritis and torn meniscus; trigger fingers galore, elbow, wrist.... Swells, aches, sucks. Stepped up my activity this winter. I bike, spin, lift, swim, do yoga, pilates, stretch daily, and have a shovel in may hands sometimes for 8 hours. This winter I hit 3-5-700 balls a week at the range, plus am now (since it is warming up) able to shag bag chip, pitch, bunker 2-300/wk. I'm only 56 so gotta figure arthritis is going to level me eventually, but I'm not going to let my hobbling, aches, pains keep me from trying to make the best of
  22. I haven't played in about 14 months due to time and budget but still read about and talk about and watch golf. I'd like to start playing again but don't see it happening more than 1-2x/yr.
  23. > @AmazinBlue said: > I think they need to move the 13th green and the tributary to Rae's Creek back about 45 yards and the tee back about 25 yards. Since moving the green and the creek is nearly impossible, They should back the tee up about 70 yards and move it to the left. The hole has become ridiculously easy. Everyone that lands their tee shot on grass can get there in 2. It is supposed to be a risk/reward hole. Moving a creek and green is extremely easy, especially with Augusta's resources. About all you need are an excavator and a bulldozer.
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