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  1. North Bellingham is a good course, I played there for a few years. You can buy a variety of memberships. Should be on the website. Stays drier than most in the winter. Its defense is the wind and that can make it a tough track. Loomis trail is now public and it is a good solid test of golf. Haven’t played it since Semiahmoo sold it off. We usually play Shuksan a few times per year, good value and a fun track. I’m not a fan of The Homestead, but I know a lot of people that play there regularly and enjoy it.
  2. I'll jump in. I joined Meadow Gardens last year as a full member. This was partially as a result of my one buddy having joined a few years before. With Covid it was getting really tough to get a regular tee time, so I played a lot as his guest. Finally joined and I haven't looked back. It also helps that I am only a 15 minute drive away from it. Before I joined I played a lot of golf at Semiahmoo, North Bellingham, as well as locally at Northview and Morgan Creek. I have been really happy with the course, the staff are great and for the most part the rounds are 4:15 or less. The location certainly lends itself to more rain than other areas, but we played right through the winter last year. This is the wettest fall I have ever experienced in over 20 years in the lower mainland. The course has had to close multiple times due to the rain, more so to avoid damage due to play. I played Wednesday and the greens remain surprisingly fast. I haven't played Surrey Golf Course in years and it has been even longer since I last played Guildford, so I will leave it to the other guys here to answer that. I have never been a fan of either. I assume you moved here for work, this is one place in Canada where you could theoretically play all year, which is a bonus. The pandemic has certainly made everything more difficult. Once the borders open, a large amount of golfers will return to playing across the line. With a Nexus card it is pretty convenient and some of the rates there are excellent, even with US dollars.
  3. Thought I’d poke this thread. I put a JumboMax XL lite Str8 on my driver for a lark. Played two rounds with it and I think it is going to stay. I have eliminated the left side of the course. Felt REALLY weird initially, but I can swing hard now and ball is mostly straight, occasionally a slight cut.
  4. Played in the sunshine today. Our greens have held up really well and the fairways are okay, unfortunately some really wet spots here and there.
  5. I'm heading out later this morning to play. Hopefully the last few days will allow me to forgo the quicksand and mud emergency gear. 2021 has certainly been a year of years, and we were all waiting for 2020 to be over....... Maybe when this all winds down, a RSG - Lower Mainland golf day is in order.
  6. Played yesterday at Meadow Gardens, my home course. Yeah it was pretty wet, swore years ago that I would never become one of those sad looking people that I would see when driving past the golf courses, with an umbrella, enduring sheets of rain. However, I actually stayed quite dry, as I have the proper gear. Had a fun round and actually had one of my better rounds in a while. Sure, there is not much roll, but our greens have held up really well. I actually had a tee time for this morning, but the course is actually closed due to all the rain! It sure breaks the monotony of winter even if it is wet weather golf.
  7. Interesting topic. I ordered a Ping G425 max seven wood. This was somewhere in June. It has not yet arrived. I ordered it with a Tensei red stiff shaft. I ordered this without hitting it. It appears that there has been a problem with the order and there does not appear to be any delivery time in the near future. I’m thinking of changing to something that is more available. I will follow this thread carefully.
  8. It's been pretty wet here in the Pacific Northwest. Played yesterday and today, we did nine holes both days. It will take a few rounds, pretty soon we will play 18 and not even complain. Much. I feel sorry for you guys that have to shut down all together.
  9. All the best for the upcoming surgery!
  10. TW showing up for the match. TW interviewed afterwards : “You might say that. As I said, 9 and 8.”
  11. For all the cranky old guys, OP’s post is a humorous one.
  12. As always with these types of threads, there are many, many forged blades that are the softest.
  13. I finally retired my 58° Mizuno wedge and replaced it with the RTX full face 58. It’s a great wedge, highly recommend it. Not sure what would knock the zx5s out of the bag, really happy.
  14. Really enjoying my ZX5's added two Zipcore wedges, a 54* and a full face RTX 58* I see no need to change my 8-PW to zx7s as the ZX5s are doing exactly what I want from them. Playing them with the Modus 120 stiff. really starting to like those shafts.
  15. I’m not a kid anymore, started playing 20 years ago and got down to around a 13 hcp. Couldn’t improve and actually started getting worse. Recently went to see a guy who I new nothing about, except that he has Trackman and he was close. He teaches MORAD and spent a lot of time with Mac ‘O Grady. I decided what the heck and jumped down the rabbit hole. It has been both the most fun and the most difficult lessons I have had. Trending down, now an 8.4, and I’m only really getting into the swing now. Never thought that I would be getting better at this age. I think that rebuilding takes a plan, a good coach and practice, regardless of the instruction method, for the most part.
  16. Not quite as uppity as the songs posted here, but this is beyond good
  17. That visual is the ONLY thing I’ll be taking away from PXG, hopefully not for too long
  18. A great Canadian classic.
  19. Too lazy to check if this has been posted. R.I.P. Dolores.
  20. Yeah I like his original version best. I also like this original best as well.
  21. To me, most people are likable until proven otherwise. I have never met the man, but BD just isn’t part of that group. (to me).
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