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  1. 5 hours ago, stuka44 said:

    We will probably play white 6100, so not that much different.  I'm glad to hear it didn't seem that narrow.  Google earth can be deceiving sometimes.  I hope I find it more open than I am imagining.

    I play two courses on a regular basis and they have pretty wide fairways and didn't look at this one and think it was narrow.

  2. 4 hours ago, stuka44 said:

    What a coincidence, I was just getting ready to post something about Lockwood Folly.  In April I'm going with a group of 20.  Lockwood is a new addition for courses.  Be the first time most of us are playing it, and it is on the last day. So our " handicapped championship" (there is no monetary prize only your name on the cup) will come down to Lockwood.  I've been trying to look at it on Google Earth.  Is it as narrow as it seems?  And I have plotted (based on google earth) several holes where it seems to me(that for me) less than driver off the tee would be wise.  Any further information on it would be great.    I'm kind of afraid that this course loosely resembles River Hills CC down there, and I watered 7 balls at River Hills, and mentally collapsed.  I want to be prepared in case I find myself in contention.

    Actually, I hit from the orange tees and not the gold.

  3. 52 minutes ago, vandyland said:

    Also, #8 looks completely insane. Water left and completely blocked out right.

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    Landing area before that large right tree is ONLY 37 yds wide and I imagine if you are behind that tree you are completely cooked/blocked out/insert word here for "in a tough spot". If you want to try to fly the tree or get past it, the landing area between the right trees and the water is 30 yds wide. I honestly don't really know what the play is here. If you layup you probably want to lay well back of the right tree so you can get over it (that tree is 220 from the white and orange tees and 270 from the tips). So you layup with a long iron and then have like 160-170 into the hole or try to blow it over the tree and risk missing right and being blocked or hitting it into the water. This hole looks like a nightmare. 

     

    That's where I went in  the water off the tee, but because I had a hard hook. i usually slice. I don't remember any fairway or hole being that narrow. Are these recent pictures?

     

  4. 3 hours ago, stuka44 said:

    What a coincidence, I was just getting ready to post something about Lockwood Folly.  In April I'm going with a group of 20.  Lockwood is a new addition for courses.  Be the first time most of us are playing it, and it is on the last day. So our " handicapped championship" (there is no monetary prize only your name on the cup) will come down to Lockwood.  I've been trying to look at it on Google Earth.  Is it as narrow as it seems?  And I have plotted (based on google earth) several holes where it seems to me(that for me) less than driver off the tee would be wise.  Any further information on it would be great.    I'm kind of afraid that this course loosely resembles River Hills CC down there, and I watered 7 balls at River Hills, and mentally collapsed.  I want to be prepared in case I find myself in contention.

    I played from the gold senior tees and the two guys the starter put me with played from the white tees, which was one back, and I and one of the other guys used a driver on everything but the par threes. I think the third guy did the same thing but I didn't pay that much attention. The course is more narrow than what I'm used to, but I didn't have any problems. None of the three of us came close to a house. I didn't look at the course and think it was narrow.

     

    I put two in the water. One on the left of the fairway in a ditch that was parallel to the fairway and one where my second shot hit and ran forward to a ditch that was a boundary between the fairway and the green. Loosing only two balls was a rare event for me.

     

    In April things will be much greener that when I was there and the course should be nice.

  5. My wife surprised me with a Myrtle Beach golf trip for my birthday, so we drove up Sunday and I played Monday and Tuesday.

    I played Lockwood Folly 1\31. It’s a nice course surrounded by homes and marsh. A number water hazards, and the course was in good shape.

    1\30 I played King’s North. It’s a beautiful, well-maintained course. The water hazards had quite a few White and Blue Herons, there were a couple of Hawks flying around and one landed close to me, and there were Fox Squirrels everywhere. I thought one of the Fox Squirrels was going to hop in the cart. There was quite a bit rain the day before and overnight, so it was cart path only. Like Tom said it’s a fun course. I got on the island, I had to try, but I wasn’t going to be able to get from the island to the green, so I hit back to the fairway and still got to the green in three on a par five.

    I was not able to avoid one of the 40+ bunkers on 18. I was able to get from the bunker to the green in one shot, a rare event for me.

    Lockwood Folly was about an hour’s drive from where we were staying and I wouldn’t make to drive to play the course again, but I would play it if I were in the area.

    King’s North I would definitely play again anytime I was near Myrtle Beach.

  6. 6 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

    I've played Kings North. That was a fun course. When you get to the par 5 hole called "The Gambler" you should play to the fairway island. That is nerve racking. But it is so unique you have to try, instead of playing around the lake.  There were a lot of unique holes on this course. An island green with two traps in the design of "S" ands "C" next to each other to represent South Carolina. I also remember hole 18 there must have been over 40 sand traps on that hole. No joke. Amazing that I didn't go in one.  Without a doubt I would recommend playing this course.  

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    Thanks for the info.

     

  7. On 1/25/2023 at 1:28 PM, stuka44 said:

    1989 Pontiac Sunbird...  And it was an LE...To this day have no idea what that meant, manual transmission.

    And since then I've owned 3 other vehicles.  1990 Ford Ranger 2WD pickup, 2000 Nissan Frontier 4WD pickup, and 2017 Mini Cooper.

    AND NO the Mini is not my wife's hand me down, that I was ordered to drive. Its a clubman, and my golf clubs fit nicely in the back with the back seats folded down.  Not that I'm touchy about the subject!!!🤣  AND NO its not really that small!!🤣🤣

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    I had a ’06 MINI convertible and was walking from the parking lot to a grocery store and a lady stopped me and asked me how I liked the car. I told her I loved it. She told me her son wanted one, but she wasn’t sure if he could drive it because at 6’4” he was taller than me and he played golf and she didn’t think he could get his clubs in the car either.

    I pointed to my son-in-law that was walking towards us and told her he was 6’8” that he had just gotten out of the passenger seat, that he had also driven the car in the past and we had just left the golf course and there were two sets golf clubs in the car. She was surprised.

     

    I went from that car to a ’11 Clubman.

     

  8. 19 hours ago, TheOther1 said:

    My daughter's boyfriend gave me this for Christmas. 

    The pen is a cavity back, so it's easier to write with for newbies than those hard to use blade pens!

     

     

     

     

    Cute gift, but...

    He's still not good enough for her! 😆

     

    They never are.

    Although I'll admit my daughter found a good guy and he is one heck of a good golfer and a great dad to my grandkids.

  9. 10 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

    That was one heck of a Gator Bowl and comeback by the Irish.  We can only hope the remaining contests are as well matched and entertaining. 

    That was a good game. The Sun Bowl was another good one.

  10. 7 hours ago, AzRoger said:

    My experiment using New Balance trail running shoes while golfing didn't work out like I had hoped. I have wide feet and have trouble finding wide golf shoes that fit good, even the wide Footjoys seem too narrow in the toe box. I always walk when playing my home course and the NB TR shoes were very comfortable to walk in, and gave good traction while swinging, but they just weren't built for the stresses that are placed on a shoe when golfing. The outside side seams on the left shoe (right handed golfer) where it meets the sole started ripping after a couple months.

    I have wide feet and I found Skechers in extra wide fit me well.

  11. 3 hours ago, Bobbers said:

    Just found out we have a PGA Super Store opening here in the Milwaukee area next weekend.

    Up to now we've had a Golf Galaxy; the smaller shops were more or less driven out of business.

    I think I'm happy to see them arrive, GG has been pretty low across the board on a LOT of inventory (grips, etc.) and the level of customer service has been getting lower by the day.

    Based on your actual experience, how would you characterize/summarize the difference between the two operations?  What should I look forward to?

    Thanks in advance.

    I used to live near a PGA Superstore and worked near another. I would stop in either store from time to time. The PGASS had lots of nice stuff and usually lots of it.

    I’ve never been in a Golf Galaxy, but there is a Dick’s (owners of Golf Galaxy) near where I live now and it’s the only place around to shop for golf stuff. Dick’s has a lot of nice stuff, but not as much volume as the PGASS.

     

    To me walking into a PGASS is like walking into the airport. You can get help from the appropriate person at whatever counter you need help from, but you must flag or track them down; it’s impersonal.  Staff in the Dick’s where I go are friendly and helpful, regardless of the department and usually track me down and ask if I need help.

     

    If the PGA Superstore and Dick’s were side-by-side I would go to Dick’s first.

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