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> @jcorna01 said:

> Head kinda looks like an Eastern massasauga rattlesnake but I’m far from a snake expert. I don’t see a rattle in the picture, either.

 

> @"Go_Blue!" said:

> > @jcorna01 said:

> > Head kinda looks like an Eastern massasauga rattlesnake but I’m far from a snake expert. I don’t see a rattle in the picture, either.

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> Ya, our first thought when we saw on the tee box was that it was an Eastern Massasauga. Head was very triangular, like a viper. He was quite skiddish and afraid of us, which is another trait of the EMs. I sent in a pic to the report a sighting on Michigan.gov DNR site to see what they say.

 

I think it’s a hognose:

https://www.mlive.com/news/2016/06/here_are_the_snakes_you_might.html

 

 

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How many private courses does UM have? Snobs. Both of MSU’s courses are public. Just saying.

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> @burnsniper said:

> > @jcorna01 said:

> > Head kinda looks like an Eastern massasauga rattlesnake but I’m far from a snake expert. I don’t see a rattle in the picture, either.

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> > @"Go_Blue!" said:

> > > @jcorna01 said:

> > > Head kinda looks like an Eastern massasauga rattlesnake but I’m far from a snake expert. I don’t see a rattle in the picture, either.

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> > Ya, our first thought when we saw on the tee box was that it was an Eastern Massasauga. Head was very triangular, like a viper. He was quite skiddish and afraid of us, which is another trait of the EMs. I sent in a pic to the report a sighting on Michigan.gov DNR site to see what they say.

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> I think it’s a hognose:

> https://www.mlive.com/news/2016/06/here_are_the_snakes_you_might.html

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Sorry...forgot to follow up. Yes, it is a hognose. Michigan DNR got back with me and explained the different snakes, etc. Pretty interesting.

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> > @knickerbocker said:

> > I finally hit the G410 LST Driver and 3 Wood today and I am in love! The LST 3 Wood is easily the best 3 wood I have ever hit.

> > I have both on order.

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> I’m still getting the driver dialed in, but I really like it. The 3 wood is awesome—I seem to hit it solidly almost every time, and it’s really long. It’s also better out of the rough than any other 3 wood I’ve used, which is helpful with my game.?

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I hit the 3 wood from 255 over weekend on Par 5 to 10 feet with a shot that never left the flag. Old 3 wood was solid, but never that good.

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> @nikegolfer1983 said:

> Any recommendations for a nice public course near Ann Arbor? Looking to book something on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend

 

Pierce Lake is really fun, one of my favorites in southeast Michigan. I'm also really fond of Leslie Park in Ann Arbor. I work down the road and play there often. I hear Stonebridge is nice but haven't played it myself.

 

Then there is the semi-private UofM course (McKenzie) and Radrick Farms (Pete Dye). Definitely not cheap (at least to my standards), but I think they are gettable even if you arent a UofM student/alum/staff member.

 

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Washtenaw and Leslie Park would be top 2 public I would play in A2. I live there and just played Leslie a week ago and it was in really nice shape. Love the layout.

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Stonebridge is fine, but really just an average Art Hills course that winds through a subdivision. Pace of play has been a big problem there, in my experience (basically always on weekends). In my opinion, it’s because of how they color code the tees. If I remember right, the Blues are farthest back, at somewhere near 7000 yards. The whites are next, and it’s about 6600 from there. Then there’s gold or something next, and that’s closer to 6100, which is plenty long for most average players. Of course, a ton of people just go straight to the whites, because that’s what they play everywhere, and it’s way too long, and it plays slow as hell. Just about every time I’ve played there, I’ve been stuck behind people hitting it 180 to the right needing 3 shots to get to most par 4s. It’s been several years since I’ve been out there, because I swore it off after the last time it took over 5 hours to play.

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Been mapping the course layouts and checking out the specs for an upcoming trip to Tullymore and Bucks Run next week and have some Bucks Run questions:

 

(1) The online scorecard that I'm able to find shows both the Black and White tees at 73.0 Rating and 120 Slope...is that correct? https://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/bucksrungc/detailedscorecard.htm

(2) How could the extra ~500 yds not impact the rating & slope at all?

(3) I don't often see a course Rating higher than 72 coupled with a Slope less than 130-ish. On the map, I'm not seeing a ton of greenside trouble, but there appear to be 6 holes with water in play and plenty of others where the driving alley is maybe 40-60 yards wide. If the Slope is really only 120, why is it so low?

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> @DeeBee30 said:

> Been mapping the course layouts and checking out the specs for an upcoming trip to Tullymore and Bucks Run next week and have some Bucks Run questions:

>

> (1) The online scorecard that I'm able to find shows both the Black and White tees at 73.0 Rating and 120 Slope...is that correct? https://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/bucksrungc/detailedscorecard.htm

> (2) How could the extra ~500 yds not impact the rating & slope at all?

> (3) I don't often see a course Rating higher than 72 coupled with a Slope less than 130-ish. On the map, I'm not seeing a ton of greenside trouble, but there appear to be 6 holes with water in play and plenty of others where the driving alley is maybe 40-60 yards wide. If the Slope is really only 120, why is it so low?

 

Black M: 73.5/146

White M: 71.3/139

Gold M: 68.9/127

Red M: 65.2/118

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> @bigmoneyp said:

> > @DeeBee30 said:

> > Been mapping the course layouts and checking out the specs for an upcoming trip to Tullymore and Bucks Run next week and have some Bucks Run questions:

> >

> > (1) The online scorecard that I'm able to find shows both the Black and White tees at 73.0 Rating and 120 Slope...is that correct? https://course.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/course/course/bucksrungc/detailedscorecard.htm

> > (2) How could the extra ~500 yds not impact the rating & slope at all?

> > (3) I don't often see a course Rating higher than 72 coupled with a Slope less than 130-ish. On the map, I'm not seeing a ton of greenside trouble, but there appear to be 6 holes with water in play and plenty of others where the driving alley is maybe 40-60 yards wide. If the Slope is really only 120, why is it so low?

>

> Black M: 73.5/146

> White M: 71.3/139

> Gold M: 68.9/127

> Red M: 65.2/118

 

That seems more like what I'd expect! Thanks @bigmoneyp

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> @knickerbocker said:

> > @"3 Jack Par" said:

> > > @knickerbocker said:

> > > I finally hit the G410 LST Driver and 3 Wood today and I am in love! The LST 3 Wood is easily the best 3 wood I have ever hit.

> > > I have both on order.

> >

> > I’m still getting the driver dialed in, but I really like it. The 3 wood is awesome—I seem to hit it solidly almost every time, and it’s really long. It’s also better out of the rough than any other 3 wood I’ve used, which is helpful with my game.?

> >

> >

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> I hit the 3 wood from 255 over weekend on Par 5 to 10 feet with a shot that never left the flag. Old 3 wood was solid, but never that good.

 

eagle?

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> @nikegolfer1983 said:

> Any recommendations for a nice public course near Ann Arbor? Looking to book something on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend

 

If you are actually in Ann Arbor and don't want to drive 30 minutes, I like the Leslie Park and Washtenaw Golf Club recommendations. Washtenaw might be less crowded and slightly better pace of play. Neither are 7,000 yards from the tips so if you want that experience, consider driving to Pierce Lake, Majestic or Moose Ridge. I have lived in Ann Arbor over 30 years so I hope I know what I am talking about.

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> @tjblue said:

> > @reperna said:

> > Me and some buddies are heading to eagle eye in a couple weeks. We planned on playing 18 at hawk hollow also but it looks like they have something going on. Do you guys recommend playing anything else near by? Were coming from metro detroit.

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> Timber Ridge

I live in Lansing and play my league out at Eagle Eye/Hawk Hollow. I can also second Timber Ridge. Hawk Hollow properties just took over ownership this year. Really nice layout and I have heard rumors about vastly improved conditions this year (have not played it this summer). Also the Emerald in St. Johns would be my top choice besides Eagle/Hawk. It is about 30 minutes away with corn fields all around but it surprisingly has great topography and great greens.

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> @"Timbo Slice" said:

> I have a rare day off Thursday and want to know what I should play between Hemlock or Bucks Run. They're both about an hour and a half away from my house and here really good things about both of them. Eventually I'll play them both this year but what should be higher on the list?

 

That's a tough one. I think it really comes down to personal preference because they are on a equal level imo. Buck's run has a much nicer clubhouse if that matters.

 

Hemlock has some really interesting holes with sand formations mix with traditional up-north style wooded holes. Buck's is your traditional up-north wooded course. Both are pretty difficult.

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> @51phantom said:

> Hi Guys,

> Can anyone suggest a good course to play between Port Huron and Treetops. Heading to treetops for a guys golf weekend and thinking of playing along the way. Any suggestions are welcomed. we will be going I69 to I75

 

It's a bit South of I69 off of 75 but Shepherd's Hollow is always a good stop. Would probably be a half hour there and half back to 69 so maybe an hour total out of your way. Forest Dunes is in Roscommon which is fairly close to Gaylord but would be a great option too.

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> @51phantom said:

> Hi Guys,

> Can anyone suggest a good course to play between Port Huron and Treetops. Heading to treetops for a guys golf weekend and thinking of playing along the way. Any suggestions are welcomed. we will be going I69 to I75

I would look into The Dream or The Nightmare in West Branch. My group always plays there on the way up north. I have heard great things about Apple Mountain in Freeland.

 

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> @51phantom said:

> Hi Guys,

> Can anyone suggest a good course to play between Port Huron and Treetops. Heading to treetops for a guys golf weekend and thinking of playing along the way. Any suggestions are welcomed. we will be going I69 to I75

 

Eagle Glen in Farwell is pretty much on the way if you take a route 10 minutes slower according to current traffic conditions.

 

Edit: just saw the route you’re taking so nevermind!

 

 

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> @51phantom said:

> Hi Guys,

> Can anyone suggest a good course to play between Port Huron and Treetops. Heading to treetops for a guys golf weekend and thinking of playing along the way. Any suggestions are welcomed. we will be going I69 to I75

 

Forest Dunes would by my top suggestion. Dream/Nightmare or The Quest for more budget friendly options.

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> @newoodky said:

> > @tjblue said:

> > > @reperna said:

> > > Me and some buddies are heading to eagle eye in a couple weeks. We planned on playing 18 at hawk hollow also but it looks like they have something going on. Do you guys recommend playing anything else near by? Were coming from metro detroit.

> >

> > Timber Ridge

> I live in Lansing and play my league out at Eagle Eye/Hawk Hollow. I can also second Timber Ridge. Hawk Hollow properties just took over ownership this year. Really nice layout and I have heard rumors about vastly improved conditions this year (have not played it this summer). Also the Emerald in St. Johns would be my top choice besides Eagle/Hawk. It is about 30 minutes away with corn fields all around but it surprisingly has great topography and great greens.

 

And way overpriced now

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