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  1. As a beginner, I always played twilight golf. Course was cheaper, and I'd usually get paired with other, less experienced golfers. I find early morning golfers to be more serious, and the course management is also a little more eager to push things along, because a slow early-morning group can/will ruin the entire day for dozens of other groups. Also, as a beginner, don't be shy about improving your lie a little, especially in thick rough or behind trees, etc. You're primarily there to have fun and improve your swing. The high degree of difficulty shots can wait until you can consistently mak
  2. Trip report. We arrived Friday afternoon (Sept 18), greeted with tons of rain. Concerned with forecast for the rest of the weekend, and potential conditions at the courses. Day 1, Saturday - The Home Course. Very nice course, excellent condition considering the amount of rain they received the day before. Only managed 1 1/2 rounds due to late start time (10:30). Staff was really friendly and helpful, apologized for not having open clubhouse due to COVID. My rank: 7/10 Day 2 - Gold Mountain, Cascade and Olympic courses. Fabulous courses. Up in the mountains, surrounded
  3. Thanks, I'll look at all these and make some decisions.
  4. Coming to Tacoma Friday Sept 18, to play Chambers Bay Sept 21 & 22 (Mon & Tues). Looking for courses near SeaTac/Tacoma for Saturday and Sunday. Preferably not too far from Tacoma, don't want to drive more than about 45 minutes each way. Ideally somewhere with 2 courses, so we can play morning and afternoon.
  5. Many, many good options. In Roseville/Rocklin/Lincoln, Morgan Creek, Whitney Oaks, Turkey Creek are all good tracks, in very good to excellent condition. Whitney and Turkey are definitely challenging. Tree lined fairways and places to lose your balls, so if you're not driving straight scores are going to skyrocket. Auburn has The Ridge and Darkhorse, both excellent courses. I haven't played Ancil or Haggin in years. Haggin was overpriced for what it is relative to the others in the area, and Ancil takes forever to play. Its also far from my house, so another strike against it. Feel f
  6. That's a great 1 & 2 combo. Highly recommend taking a caddie. I played as a single a couple years ago, and the guys in my group had one, and he was extremely helpful in pointing the way, showing where to aim and where to miss. For the most part the course is in front of you, but there are more than a couple blind shots, and local knowledge is very helpful.
  7. Minesh/Sacramento, CA Callaway Mack Daddy 3 (50/54/58) I would choose 52, lowest bounce option
  8. I know this is an old thread, but wanted to give my experience. Went on a buddy's trip to Inverness area of Scotland in Sept. In Scotland for 6 days, we played a total of 9 (yes NINE) rounds of golf - Castle Stuart 2x, Brora, Golspie, Royal Dornoch 2x, Nairn 2x, and Moray. We stayed in combination of inexpensive hotels (Premier Inns), and an AirBnb, moving to be closer to the various golf courses. Rented 2 cars (I've been to UK many times, don't mind driving there). Total cost for golf, hotels, food, cars & drinks = 2200. Airfare from San Francisco to Inverness = $600. We got good de
  9. Hey, I'm Minesh and live in the Sacramento Area in Northern California, but come to Medford every 2-3 weeks for work. Been playing for about 24 years. I play quite often. In normal times, around once a week from March-October, sometimes twice. In "winter" months it slows down a bit, just due to lack of daylight and rainy days. Sometimes hard to line up free time with breaks in the weather. Still much better than being in snow country where courses completely shut down. How long have you been playing golf? 24 years. Bought my first clubs at age 29. What’s your handicap
  10. Hey, I'm Minesh and live in the Sacramento Area in Northern California. Been playing for about 24 years. I play quite often. In normal times, around once a week from March-October, sometimes twice. In "winter" months it slows down a bit, just due to lack of daylight and rainy days. Sometimes hard to line up free time with breaks in the weather. Still much better than being in snow country where courses completely shut down. How long have you been playing golf? 24 years. Bought my first clubs at age 29. What’s your handicap or normal score? GHIN=18-20
  11. Minesh - Medford, OR Handicap 14.6 Current irons: Mizuno JPX900 Hot Metal Carry distance of 7 iron: 150
  12. Your first name Minesh Your home state/province/country California USA Your handicap 21 Your current irons set/shaft Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal Stiff Your PING choice - i210 or i500 i210
  13. Minesh/Sacramento Callaway Epic/Hzard 55 Stiff 95/18 12.5/Stiff
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