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Here are a few that I've played at during my travels around the states.

 

Brickyard Crossing at Indianapolis, IN. By far my favorite course to date. Extremely beautiful, and extremely unique. You literally play a few holes in the middle of the speedway.

The Fort near Indianapolis, IN. I played here because it was designed by the same guy who designed the Brickyard Crossing. Absolutely amazing course.

Niagara Frontier Country Club at Niagara Falls, NY, is a great course to play at.

Kelly Plantation near Destin, FL is a beautiful course as well. Some of the tee boxes are feet away from someone's backyard pool.

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Yale Universities home course in New Haven, Connecticut is rated as one of the hardest collegiate courses. Very fun, and difficult to play. Large greens but hard doglegs.

Played it many times when I lived in CT. Tough on LH player.

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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NW Florida. The course name is Windswept Dunes... Every hole is completely secluded. No homes, no roads, etc.... Can be short or long depending on which of 6 tee boxes you play. Excellent course!

 

 

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Driver-    Callaway GBB Epic 9.5 Aldila Rouge Max 75X 

3 Wood- Callaway GBB Epic 15 Aldila Rouge Max 85X

Hybrid-   Callaway GBB Epic 19 UST Recoil F4

Irons-      Callaway CF Apex 16'  4-PW S300

Wedges- Titleist SM6 GW/SW/LW S300

Putter-    Ping Anser Sigma G w/ Superstroke Pistol GT 2.0

Ball-        Bridgestone B330/ TaylorMade TP4/ Titleist ProV1

Grips-     Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Grey

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Worthington Manor in Urbana, MD.  It's been a 9 time US Open qualifying site and is pretty fun to play...

 

https://www.worthingtonmanor.com/course-tour

 

Also Musket Ridge in Myersville, MD...played a solstice tournament for quite a few years there.. beautiful scenery and nice elevation changes.

 

https://www.musketridge.com/club/scripts/ImageAlbum/view_albums.asp?CLNK=1&GRP=17489&NS=GC&AID=9290&APP=94

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver:  :cobra-small: F8 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag:  :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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I just got back from Arizona and have to say all of the ones I played out there were great courses.

Quintero:

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Troon North Continental:

 

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Eagle Mountain:

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and to a lesser degree Arizona Grand:

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Back in Northeast I would say Bethpage-NY, Ballamor-NJ, Galloping Hill-NJ, Blue Hill-NY, Mansion Ridge-NY, Bowling Green-NJ, River Edge CC-NJ, Granite Links-MA, Architect-PA.

 

For Private in NE area in my limited experience I would say Ridgewood CC-NJ, Baltisrol-NJ, Edgewood CC-NJ, Arcola-NJ

 

 

 

 

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If your ever in Kansas, quail ridge in Winfield is a very challenging and well kept course. Narrow fairways, thick rough and fast greens make it very challenging

 

 

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Ping G20 Driver

Bombtech hybrids

Ping G20 green dot irons/wedges

Cleveland Huntington beach 6 putter 

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I just got back from Arizona and have to say all of the ones I played out there were great courses.

Quintero:

attachicon.gifIMG_3884.JPG

 

Troon North Continental:

 

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Eagle Mountain:

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and to a lesser degree Arizona Grand:

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Back in Northeast I would say Bethpage-NY, Ballamor-NJ, Galloping Hill-NJ, Blue Hill-NY, Mansion Ridge-NY, Bowling Green-NJ, River Edge CC-NJ, Granite Links-MA, Architect-PA.

 

For Private in NE area in my limited experience I would say Ridgewood CC-NJ, Baltisrol-NJ, Edgewood CC-NJ, Arcola-NJ

 

 

 

 

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Love the pic from troon north continental. Definitely frameable.

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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I just got back from Arizona and have to say all of the ones I played out there were great courses.

Quintero:

attachicon.gifIMG_3884.JPG

 

Troon North Continental:

 

attachicon.gifIMG_3867.JPG

Eagle Mountain:

attachicon.gifIMG_3775.JPG

 

and to a lesser degree Arizona Grand:

attachicon.gifIMG_3715.JPG

 

Back in Northeast I would say Bethpage-NY, Ballamor-NJ, Galloping Hill-NJ, Blue Hill-NY, Mansion Ridge-NY, Bowling Green-NJ, River Edge CC-NJ, Granite Links-MA, Architect-PA.

 

For Private in NE area in my limited experience I would say Ridgewood CC-NJ, Baltisrol-NJ, Edgewood CC-NJ, Arcola-NJ

 

 

 

 

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Quintero is one of my faves. Great choices in AZ. Another if you are out there is Stoneridge in Prescott.

 

 

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Quintero is one of my faves. Great choices in AZ. Another if you are out there is Stoneridge in Prescott.

 

 

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Thanks! Already planning my next trip out there. This is now on my list! Any other recommendations say within 1 hour of Phoenix?

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Thanks! Already planning my next trip out there. This is now on my list! Any other recommendations say within 1 hour of Phoenix?

 

I've taken back to back summer golf trips to the Phoenix Area and here are some of my favs:

  • Troon North
  • Boulders
  • Quintero
  • Gold Canyon - Dinosaur Mountain
  • We-Ko-Pa
  • TPC Scottsdale - Stadium (It's worth it one time just for the back 9 if you haven't played it already)

In the Sun Mountain 4.5LS 14-way bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M2 10.5° :: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 6X Blue
Fairway: :taylormade-small: M5 19° :: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 7X Blue
Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS2 21° :: Mitsubishi Black 80G50
Irons:  :taylormade-small: P790 (5-AW) :: KBS Tour 110
Sand Wedge: :cleveland-small: CBX-2 54° :: KBS Tour 110
Lob Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX-3 58° :: TT Dynamic Gold
Putter: :odyssey-small: Metal-X Milled #2
Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS

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I've taken back to back summer golf trips to the Phoenix Area and here are some of my favs:

  • Troon North
  • Boulders
  • Quintero
  • Gold Canyon - Dinosaur Mountain
  • We-Ko-Pa
  • TPC Scottsdale - Stadium (It's worth it one time just for the back 9 if you haven't played it already)

Thanks! Yea a couple posts back I posted some pics for Quintero and Troon North so I hit those already but totally agree on them. TPC Stadium was closed for overseeding so will look for it next time for sure! We-Ko-Pa I looked up too. Defo on the list. Boulders and Gold Canyon are new to me. Will look them up Thanks!

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Thanks! Already planning my next trip out there. This is now on my list! Any other recommendations say within 1 hour of Phoenix?

 

Wickenburg Ranch in Wickenburg, about a hour outside of Phoenix. Beautiful course, played it for the first time last week. Superb condition and greens. About 30 min NW of Quintero. Another is Rio Verde Golf and Social Club in Rio Verde. About 15-20 NE of Troon North. Great layout and open Mountain View's. Both great tracks.

 

 

 

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Hmmm, not sure what the criteria is, but here goes...

 

I grew up in Monmouth County, NJ back in the 80s. The parks system courses there are really strong. Hominy Hill got most of the recognition back then, hosting a USGA Publinx and landing on GD's top 100 public courses. Howell Park is also a good course. Shark River (my HS home course) was adequate. Charleston Springs was not open back when I lived there.

 

I headed south to Williamsburg, VA for college. As poor college students, we'd drive down to Deer Run in Newport News, VA. The Cardinal course there is fun, and the Deer Run course is stout. Both were bargains then and still are.

 

After college, I moved to Norfolk, VA. Sleepy Hole in Suffolk and Stumpy Lake in Virginia Beach were two of my favorites in the area.

 

I now live in the Richmond area. The real hidden gem around here is a private club, Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club. It's a classic Donald Ross course, and it while it's pretty short, it's not for the faint of heart. If you can find a way to get on, play it.

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Forest Green)
Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
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Monmouth definitely still has some great County courses


In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft I
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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Monmouth definitely still has some great County courses

jlukes - Do you know if they've done anything with the Shark? It definitely needed some love back in the late 80s.


What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Forest Green)
Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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jlukes - Do you know if they've done anything with the Shark? It definitely needed some love back in the late 80s.

You know that's one I haven't played. I've heard it's in great shape though. I grew up in Somerset County and live in Mercer County now. So much great golf in this area

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft I
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
SuperSpeed Forum Tester
Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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You know that's one I haven't played. I've heard it's in great shape though. I grew up in Somerset County and live in Mercer County now. So much great golf in this area

A lot has been done to Shark, sounds like you have not been there in a long while, for me it's my favorite Monmouth County course, you really need to think about what club to hit off the tee on almost every hole. Since your time they have switched 10 to the starting hole and hole one to number ten, a few holes have been completely redesigned/ changed and in most cases made a bit longer, they continue to add new bunkers or change out the sand to new white fine sand, I am hearing they are going to be doing some additional changes and reworking this winter/ spring. Check it out if your ever in the area I bet you would not even recognize it.

 

 

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So, if you're coming into Upstate I've got a few tracks I think you should check out, based on where you're going to be. Note, I'm going as far West as Rochester and as Far East as Cooperstown, as that is where my experience is.

 

Southern Tier/Binghamton: Links at Hiawatha Landing, maybe my favorite golf course near Bing. Also, En-Joie, which hosted the old B.C. Open on the PGA Tour. Downside is that it floods a lot in heavy rain or after bad meltdowns.

 

Rochester area: Ravenwood, maybe not so hidden but it's awesome. Links at Greystone is up there too. A lot of large greens, so second shot at a premium.

 

Utica/Rome region: Obviously the big stuff out this way is Turning Stone and it's three major courses. I also recommend Seven Oaks at Hamilton College, one of the best courses around. 

 

Cooperstown: One course of note here and it's Leatherstocking. Again, maybe not hidden in the traditional sense, but it's so far out of the way that most don't ever play it. You should if you're up here.

 

Adirondacks: Thendara Golf Club, close to my heart since I played it a bit in high school and just never figured it out. It's an original Donald Ross front nine and the tree-lines back nine. Worth a trip if you're up that way toward Old Forge or Boonville NY.

 

CNY: My personal stomping grounds. Let's get the usual out of the way. Timber Banks is the only Nicklaus design in the area and it always well maintained, it can be pricey. Going off the beaten path leads me to two personal faves. Radisson Greens always used to be the best public course in CNY, it underwent a sale and some renovations to bring it back to former glory and man is it. Highly recommended. Lastly, The Marcellus Golf Club was my favorite course to travel to in high school, a weird links style course that was wide open, but with 6 par 4, 6 par 3, and 6 par 5's it was always a fun challenge and the rates can't be beat. 


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 :755178188_TourEdge:  CB4 Tour 16.5*, Aldila RIP 70-S

:cobra-small: F7 ONE 5-S, UST Recoil 680 F4 in 5 iron, KBS Tour R+ in rest

:cobra-small: KING ONE 60*, KBS Tour FLT 

:nickent-small: Pipe

:srixon-small: Q-Star Tour... For now

:CaddyTek: Caddylite 15.3 V1

 

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A lot has been done to Shark, sounds like you have not been there in a long while, for me it's my favorite Monmouth County course, you really need to think about what club to hit off the tee on almost every hole. Since your time they have switched 10 to the starting hole and hole one to number ten, a few holes have been completely redesigned/ changed and in most cases made a bit longer, they continue to add new bunkers or change out the sand to new white fine sand, I am hearing they are going to be doing some additional changes and reworking this winter/ spring. Check it out if your ever in the area I bet you would not even recognize it.

I'm really glad to hear that they've given the Shark some much needed TLC. So many fond memories of that course...


What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Hybrid - Titleist 585 (17*) - Titleist 4175 ( R )
4i - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Forest Green)
Ball -  :Snell: MTB-X
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Twitter - @meovino
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