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Been scoring in the low 70s for some time, but I had never broke 70 before. Today was the day that I finally did at Klein Creek. My putter had been hot for some time and it came through for me to get

I played the Preserve at noon on the 4th. The course is in great shape. I played really well on the front, 37. Then lost three balls on the back to shoot 46, ouch. They have to add some water coolers

I gave Sanctuary a call and they were open for walking only so I got in 18. It was pretty soggy in some spots but most of the snow they got last week was melted. My driver was not as consistent as it was two weeks ago, but Sanctuary is open enough that it wasn't a huge problem. There's a temporary green on 14 but every other green was the same as they use for the regular season. I shot a 76 but could have gone a bit lower. The fact that I hadn't played in two weeks was noticeable. I'm looking forward to next weekend. Hopefully some other courses open up earlier than usual.

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Are there any open outdoor ranges?

 

Green Valley driving range in Hanover Park. They share the same building as Chicago Bills Pro shop. Just put new grips on my cheaters Mr.Gary. :)

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No putting green at the practice center at St Andrews. Their mats have longer than normal artificial turf. Almost like hitting out of the first cut. Still, good range!

 

Putting greens are nearby the first tee(s), other side of the clubhouse from the range. They don't have a practice green dedicated to the range. Doubt they were open or worth visiting as nothing is growing yet.

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Big time shout out to our friend climate change for the fact that the season is going to start about a month ahead of schedule this year. It might be responsible for melting polar ice caps and raising sea levels, but it's great for golf in the Midwest.

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Honma TW747v 4-10 w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

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No putting green at the practice center at St Andrews. Their mats have longer than normal artificial turf. Almost like hitting out of the first cut. Still, good range!

 

Putting greens are nearby the first tee(s), other side of the clubhouse from the range. They don't have a practice green dedicated to the range. Doubt they were open or worth visiting as nothing is growing yet.

 

Actually there is a practice putting green west of the chipping green/short game area by the shed. It's small in width but probably 40-50 feet long.

 

Are there any open outdoor ranges?

 

Green Valley driving range in Hanover Park. They share the same building as Chicago Bills Pro shop. Just put new grips on my cheaters Mr.Gary. :)

 

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^^^^^^^ Putting the non conforming Wilson driver in play. I picked up 3 of them off the Bay...I kidd :)

2017 WITB is All conforming baby!

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Got an email that Pine Meadow was open this weekend. Not sure what else is going to open but hoping a few more.

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You guys have fun this weekend. I'm heading to Carlsbad, CA tomorrow for 7 rounds. The highlight should be two rounds at Pelican Hill GC. Of course the weather there looks worse than it will be here, with temps in the low 60's and scattered showers. Oh well, at least the conditions should be decent.

 

I managed to win two of the charity auctions: Flossmoor and Twin Orchard. Thanks again to the club members for offering up their courses! I'm looking forward to getting out in mid-summer. I'll likely be looking for four players to fill out the groups.

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Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
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Coyote Run in Homewood is open this week as well. I have a feeling that all courses will be packed this weekend, I'm looking forward to playing Monday though.

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You guys have fun this weekend. I'm heading to Carlsbad, CA tomorrow for 7 rounds. The highlight should be two rounds at Pelican Hill GC. Of course the weather there looks worse than it will be here, with temps in the low 60's and scattered showers. Oh well, at least the conditions should be decent.

 

I managed to win two of the charity auctions: Flossmoor and Twin Orchard. Thanks again to the club members for offering up their courses! I'm looking forward to getting out in mid-summer. I'll likely be looking for four players to fill out the groups.

Enjoy! What other courses are you playing?

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You guys have fun this weekend. I'm heading to Carlsbad, CA tomorrow for 7 rounds. The highlight should be two rounds at Pelican Hill GC. Of course the weather there looks worse than it will be here, with temps in the low 60's and scattered showers. Oh well, at least the conditions should be decent.

 

I managed to win two of the charity auctions: Flossmoor and Twin Orchard. Thanks again to the club members for offering up their courses! I'm looking forward to getting out in mid-summer. I'll likely be looking for four players to fill out the groups.

Enjoy! What other courses are you playing?

 

Arrowood, Aviara, La Costa Champions, The Crossings at Carlsbad, Pelican Hill North and South, and Oak Creek. I may have time for an 8th round, but it'll be tight.

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TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
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Foxford Hills is also going to be open this weekend. There aren't many other courses off of 90 that are open though, except for GCI, Highland Woods, and St. Andrews.

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Titleist 917F2 18° w/ Fujikura Evolution II 661 Stiff

Titleist 816H1 21° w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 Stiff

Honma TW747v 4-10 w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Honma TW W4 50°(9°)/54°(10°)/58°(8°) w/ Nippon Modus 125

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whisper creek in huntley is open today (farther out on 90)

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Golf Center Des Plaines is covered with heaters.

 

went for my first practice session of 2017 last night

TM SIM 10.5* - Ventus Velocore Blue 6S
TEE  CBX119  2h  17* Aldila Rogue Black 85TS 
TEE  XCG7B  4h  22* Aldila Rogue Black 85TS
TEE  XCG7B  5h  25* Diamana Thump i465ct 4iron shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) DG120 S300
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56/60 Wishon Smooth steel Stiff
2013-2016 SC Futura X5R 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

2012-2013 SC California Sonoma 33" -SS Flatso 2.0
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