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I am biased as a member of BCCC, but I find it much better than the Moors. The final 3 holes at the Moors ruin the course and conditioning has fallen off in recent years with membership declines.

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G410 LST 3 Wood w/ AD-DI 8
20* Callaway XR Pro Hybrid
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged w/ Steelfiber 110
Taylormade Milled Grind Antique Bronze 54 and 58 w/ Modus Tour 120
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Del Mar

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Made some major progress today

Headed to the UP in June to play Sweetgrass and Greywalls.  I can't wait. 

I just played last week as well for first time, and is also my new favorite course.  My two minor complaints would be... 1.  One of the iconic holes (hole 12 I think) is under construction, and t

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Just stumbled onto Arcadia rates for 2020. All of April is $90. Assuming we try to go late April, does anyone know if it’s still a great experience at that time? It’s a bucket list course for me that if I can still get a solid experience for $90 bucks I would love to do.

Driver: Taylormade SIM Max 10.5 - Diamana D+ 70x

3 wood: Taylormade SIM Max 15 - GD ADVR 7x

hybrid: Taylormade Sim Max Hybrid 19 - Tensei Pro White 90x

irons (4-pw): Ping iBlade - Project X rifle 6.5 +1"

wedges (50,55,60): Vokey Sm7 - Project X rifle 6.5 +1"

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 36"

Ball: Z star XV

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They discount the early season rates for a reason up there. It depends on the year, but northern MI courses often aren’t able to open until mid to late April. That early, right on the lake, there’s a very good chance you’ll be playing in some nasty cold/wind. I’m not sure what their cancellation policy is, but if you have some flexibility and can cancel if the weather sucks, it probably doesn’t hurt to play it by ear, and maybe you’ll luck out and find a nice early spring day.

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I might be inclined to drive up to the South course at Arcadia in April. Stay off the water.

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Titleist TS3 15 deg VA Composites Vylyn 75 Four
Titleist 818 23 deg VA Composites Slay 85 Four

Miura PI-501 5 iron Steelfiber 95 stiff

Miura CB-301 6-7 Steelfiber 95 still

Miura MC-501 8-pw Steelfiber 95 stiff
Miura HB 50 deg S400

PXG 56 Milled 56/ ZULU 60 deg S400

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Thanks for all of the tips on Arcadia. I think we will wait till at least May for the Bluffs and I will look into the South as a possible April alternative. I was much more confident on April play before the weather for this past week came in...

Driver: Taylormade SIM Max 10.5 - Diamana D+ 70x

3 wood: Taylormade SIM Max 15 - GD ADVR 7x

hybrid: Taylormade Sim Max Hybrid 19 - Tensei Pro White 90x

irons (4-pw): Ping iBlade - Project X rifle 6.5 +1"

wedges (50,55,60): Vokey Sm7 - Project X rifle 6.5 +1"

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 36"

Ball: Z star XV

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Taylormade Sim2 10.5 VA Composites Vylyn 65 Four
Titleist TS3 15 deg VA Composites Vylyn 75 Four
Titleist 818 23 deg VA Composites Slay 85 Four

Miura PI-501 5 iron Steelfiber 95 stiff

Miura CB-301 6-7 Steelfiber 95 still

Miura MC-501 8-pw Steelfiber 95 stiff
Miura HB 50 deg S400

PXG 56 Milled 56/ ZULU 60 deg S400

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Ever been to http://www.manisteegolfandcc.com/ It's not Manistee National but it's a old course right on the Dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. It's definitely nothing "special" but it's pretty old school in the sense that it's not super long and the tee boxes are tucked up against the greens. It's fairly cheap and you get some awesome views. Great spot for a warm up round that won't break the bank but still have a great time.

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So this is happening, which is pretty exciting—only a year to go...

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Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 46.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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I doubt we'll take caddies. The times I've taken one, I've never felt particularly comfortable. I'll probably look at course tours about 500 times between now and when we go, so I feel like I'll know my way around pretty well

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Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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I walked and carried my bag at Pebble and it was great.

Enjoy!!!

I am starting to plan another Scotland Trip.

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G410 LST 3 Wood w/ AD-DI 8
20* Callaway XR Pro Hybrid
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged w/ Steelfiber 110
Taylormade Milled Grind Antique Bronze 54 and 58 w/ Modus Tour 120
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Del Mar

Ball: -ProV1x

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Yeah, I'm definitely planning to walk all 3 rounds. Now I need to become best friends with someone who could get us out to Cypress Point, and it would be the trip of a lifetime! Not that it won't be awesome already, because we're planning to bookend it by spending some time in L.A. beforehand and a few days in Napa/Sonoma afterward.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 46.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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I've gone to the Genesis at Riviera 4 times (not this year), and I'd kill to get on there (Same with LACC or Bel-Air, etc). Going to the tournament again is part of what we're planning for the L.A. part of the trip. Oakmont would be amazing. I've been fortunate to play at a couple of fancy clubs (Muirfield Village, Conway Farms, Kirtland CC) through contacts at work, but those opportunities don't come up very often, unfortunately.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 46.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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