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3 hours ago, sixcat said:

We haven't been to Myrtle Beach since Graeme McDowell won the US Open at Pebble Beach in 2010.  We used to go once a year but got burned out on it I guess.  Anyway, the golf course owned by Coastal Carolina and operated by the students is as enjoyable an experience as I've ever had in the game.  It's not touristy at all and is a very enjoyable course to play.  Those kids do a phenomenal job of maintaining the course as well.

Hopefully that hasn't changed over the past decade but that was always our favorite course in the Myrtle Beach area.

That is called the Hackler course now--- Named after Air Force Major General James Hackler. He left a sizable endowment to the University for the turf grass program which is ran out of that course. I believe he was also the commanding officer at one time of the Myrtle Beach Air Force base. It used to be called Quail Creek but was renamed Hackler about 5 years or so now.

This may be a little asinine of me but I get ticked off when people refer to it as The Hacker Course. IMHO it shows disrespect to General Hackler and his serving our country all his life and then generously leaving a lot of money for the turf grass program to carry on. Yep it is a pretty good layout and is usually in pristine shape. Our Golf Shop group used to play it all the time. In fact I met Dustin Johnson there when he was a Junior on the golf team at CCU

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I think you got it in that time frame. Not sure time frame wise but also Island Green and Heron Point

Yup , Island Green hurt 2 of my friends. They retired and bought into Island Green then a few years later closed.
Deer Track was another one that closed. I met my first Gator on Deer Track. I learned real fast what’s hit in the water stays in the water.


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Our original plan was to retire and winter in MB. I have a few Buds who live there and in Conway.


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That is called the Hackler course now--- Named after Air Force Major General James Hackler. He left a sizable endowment to the University for the turf grass program which is ran out of that course. I believe he was also the commanding officer at one time of the Myrtle Beach Air Force base. It used to be called Quail Creek but was renamed Hackler about 5 years or so now.
This may be a little asinine of me but I get ticked off when people refer to it as The Hacker Course. IMHO it shows disrespect to General Hackler and his serving our country all his life and then generously leaving a lot of money for the turf grass program to carry on. Yep it is a pretty good layout and is usually in pristine shape. Our Golf Shop group used to play it all the time. In fact I met Dustin Johnson there when he was a Junior on the golf team at CCU

Wasn’t there a military GC that went public when Air Force moved out?


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1 minute ago, Rickp said:


Yup , Island Green hurt 2 of my friends. They retired and bought into Island Green then a few years later closed.
Deer Track was another one that closed. I met my first Gator on Deer Track. I learned real fast what’s hit in the water stays in the water.


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I almost got bit by Island Green---- We had looked at several of those little octagon shaped houses on #1 fairway. For some reason the real estate people pissed us off and we decided to pass on a deal. Another guy I met through playing golf there had a condo on #7 they were from Virginia but stayed down here quite a bit and he took a bath on the deal too. Another bud of mine had a condo in those on #17 and it was for investment purposes and he used it as a rental unit. He sorta took a bath but as rich as he is and the stuff he has he shrugged it off and said "it is just a tax write off"

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I almost got bit by Island Green---- We had looked at several of those little octagon shaped houses on #1 fairway. For some reason the real estate people pissed us off and we decided to pass on a deal. Another guy I met through playing golf there had a condo on #7 they were from Virginia but stayed down here quite a bit and he took a bath on the deal too. Another bud of mine had a condo in those on #17 and it was for investment purposes and he used it as a rental unit. He sorta took a bath but as rich as he is and the stuff he has he shrugged it off and said "it is just a tax write off"

One of those friends had the Octagon shaped places, kinda weird.
Unfortunately his wife passed from cancer and he didn’t last much longer. Good time They didn’t make it to 72 in retirement.


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Wasn’t there a military GC that went public when Air Force moved out?


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Yep that was Whispering Pines over on the old AF base---- Now that turned into a can of worms and I sorta got involved with that one. The City of MB was given it by the Government. They tried to run it and it was a joke. You had city employees trying to run it and they thought their $hit did not stink. I used to book big golf packages from Charlotte usually big Calcuttas with 40 players or so. Well we booked that course and they were backed up and 4 of our group arrived 5 minutes late. They were running 30 minutes behind on tee times anyhow. The starter told the guys to check in and he would get the clubs put on etc no problem. Well the pro who was a city employee told them basically they were late and tough cookie. They came out and got me I went inside and told him what the starter said. He informed me the starter did not run that course he did. I told him who I was and I had booked the package. He told me he did not care period. I told him then he could refund the other 36 players money. He informed us no refund no raincheck. Then the Police were called and the so called pro got insulent with them. Finally one of our players who was a lawyer in NC said we will take it to court. He did get the Police Officers names and asked if a report would be made? The cop said "you are darn skippy" The so called pro told the cop any more from him and he would have him doing traffic duty.

The lawyer got in touch with one of his lawyer buds down here and the human deification hit the  rotating air mover so to speak. I actually had a meeting with 2 city council men. It never went to court we got full refunds. But the press got to investigating and found out the city was loosing about 350,000 a year on the place then the mess really hit the fan. BTW the "Pro" lost his job.

Well the city caught so much flack over the money loss the city proposed closing it as a golf course. Then the Feds stepped in No no no! it has to stay a golf course. They ended up leasing it to the guy who used to own TPC but sold it to the Founders Group. It is still a goat track always was when the Air Force did not own it. Played it about a year ago and will never go back period!!!

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13 minutes ago, Rickp said:


One of those friends had the Octagon shaped places, kinda weird.
Unfortunately his wife passed from cancer and he didn’t last much longer. Good time They didn’t make it to 72 in retirement.


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Right there is one of the reasons I am hopefully retiring this April at 62 years old---- My wife retired in April of 19 she is 9 months older than I am

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Right there is one of the reasons I am hopefully retiring this April at 62 years old---- My wife retired in April of 19 she is 9 months older than I am

Retire as soon as you can afford it. I had to wait until 65 due to Health Insurance for my wife. Paid out of pocket for her for 1 1/2 years.
My Buddy in Conway wife past about 8 months ago (cancer) @ 73. Too freaking young.


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1 hour ago, BIG STU said:

Right there is one of the reasons I am hopefully retiring this April at 62 years old---- My wife retired in April of 19 she is 9 months older than I am

I'm with Rick on this one - retire as early as you can afford it. You'll be amazed how much stress relief there is when you're not working - at least there was for me. 

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I heard years ago that the US had 13% of the was Left Handed.


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I heard years ago that the US had 13% of the was Left Handed.


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Higher than I thought. I always used the 10% rule but stand corrected. Wonder if the 13+ % will make a difference to the big box stores, especially in the golf glove aisle.


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Higher than I thought. I always used the 10% rule but stand corrected. Wonder if the 13+ % will make a difference to the big box stores, especially in the golf glove aisle.


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About 15 years ago I heard the 13% number from a a Lefty golf Pro. I always figured it was close.
I was also under the impression that Canada had a lot more Lefty’s than the US. I probably came to that conclusion due to Hockey Players and their LH shots.


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Just had the urge to buy a pair of Vans, and an Element board with independent trucks, bones bearings, spitfire wheels, and shorty’s hardware...

What an odd thing.

Looks like I’m going to try and embrace my inner Tony Hawk... we share a birthday... pretty much brothers.

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4 hours ago, Shankster said:

Just had the urge to buy a pair of Vans, and an Element board with independent trucks, bones bearings, spitfire wheels, and shorty’s hardware...

What an odd thing.

Looks like I’m going to try and embrace my inner Tony Hawk... we share a birthday... pretty much brothers.

Don't hurt yourself!

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Want to thank @00sportsman for the nice gift he sent me. He told me that a percentage of the proceeds go to help the animals injured due to the bush fires back home.

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Want to thank [mention=76176]00sportsman[/mention] for the nice gift he sent me. He told me that a percentage of the proceeds go to help the animals injured due to the bush fires back home.

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That’s Awesome


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Don't hurt yourself!


Oh... I’m sure it’s going to happen.

My youngest wants one... what better way to teach him than showing him...?

It’s been about 18 years since I was on my last skateboard. Remember that day vividly, I was 18, hadn’t skated in a few years, went out and bought one all tricked out... went to my favorite skate park, fell on my you know what, found the nearest kid and handed it to him and never looked back.

Hmm... something ain’t right upstairs to make me think I can try that crap again... 18 years later... great.
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In another installment of “you can’t make this stuff up”, Hunter Mahan’s wife is suing her brother in law for a 500k life insurance policy. The brother in law is SMU head golf coach Jason Enloe. Enloe’s wife died of leukemia in 2018. Which was the sister of Mahan’s wife.

 

Hunter Mahan has just shy of $30 million in career earnings. I guess they need that additional 500k for an 11th bathroom addition, a Kobe mural in the family gym and a 17th car!

 

 

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I know we've got a few musicians in here, so I thought I'd share my winter project. I picked up this Special Edition Strat for $33.01, it showed up covered in sticker residue, dust and all other sorts of junk. The electronics were shot, but the neck and the body were in great shape (aside from one chip on the body that I didn't see until I cleaned it).

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Some elbow grease and Goof Off later, it looked way better. The neck, while straight, was bone dry and it looked like someone had stuck a pick in the high strings and left it there for at least 10 years or so. Look at the first fret, you can still see discoloration after 3 applications of lemon oil.

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I wanted to go a bit retro and upgrade the pickups, so I ordered an aged white pearl pickguard with some lower level Alnico V pickups. Once that I came in, I soldered and installed it and here's the final product.

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Total cost: less than $60. New these went for around $325, and they're great because they have full size necks and bodies unlike a lot of newer Squiers. It's not as good as my buddy's American made Fender Strat, but I can't play guitar well either so this one does me just fine. 

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