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Hey... everyone in the Portland/Vancouver area, I received an email from Golf Moose.  I signed up with them a couple of years ago, and occasionally get these special deals.  Today, it was Ti-Mountain GC in Ridgefield, WA.  Two players walking for $49.  Valid anytime 7 days a week, through April 30, 2022.  

I think you have to purchase now and get a voucher to present at the course.  I don't know when the deal is over.  Check it out if you are interested.

https://golfmoose.com/product/tri-mountain-golf-course/?utm_source=Golf+Moose&utm_campaign=a42fe1c8de-Golf+Moose_rivercourse_12_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_37376c8017-a42fe1c8de-211570577&mc_cid=a42fe1c8de&mc_eid=53e04b5847

 

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@Kenny BI just noticed you have a Shot My Age badge.. Very cool.. SO when did you shoot less than 60.. hahahahah.. That is awesome.. 

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Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

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On 11/9/2021 at 10:34 AM, Gusset said:

Hi everyone, Victor here.

  1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  Started playing regularly around '84 (HS golf team).  Mostly shot mid-high 90s. Stopped 10 years ago, then restarted this year. After seeing my swing via phone vid, I've managed to make my way down to a 17.

  2. What do you love about golf?  So many answers! The anticipation of watching a well struck ball in the air on the way toward the target. The feeling of draining a 6-10 foot putt (longer is great, also...however if I manage a 10 footer, I still tell myself it was as much skill as luck). Fresh air. Camaraderie.

  3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?  Just decided I wanted to join a forum. Seen posts in internet searches for product reviews.

  4. Where are you from? What is your home course?  Vancouver, WA area. I try to play a variety of courses, but Tri-Mountain is where I play most.

  5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?  Can't really answer...nothing to compare to!

  6. What do you do for a living?  Mechanical engineer.

  7. How’d you pick your user name?  Nickname picked up on the job. My role was to analyze and modify welded frame designs, and often all we could do to strengthen a potential weak spot was add a gusset.

Welcome Victor from North East of Seattle. Make yourself at home and Enjoy.. 

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Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedge 54* 

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58*

Snake Eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Taylormade TP-5X

 

 

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3 hours ago, Reesedw said:

@Kenny BI just noticed you have a Shot My Age badge.. Very cool.. SO when did you shoot less than 60.. hahahahah.. That is awesome.. 

Thanks!!   The first time I shot less than 60 was during my 2nd year of playing golf in my company's 9-hole league.  It was a 3-club tournament ( 5i, 9i, putter) and I shot 47.   I really didn't need all those other clubs.  🤣

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Hello PNW group, just found MGS and am loving the content. 

I'm 63 and retired about 8 years ago. Love watching these young guys on TV and it has inspired me to try and improve my game. I've been golfing since I was about 10years old but I would just go out and hit the ball but never thought about improving until recently. I'm normally shooting about 100 on 18 and I know I could do much better. Just got me some new Pings with the ARCCOS sensors and I think I can improve. 

  I live near a small executive course that has a great off season pass so I'm out there quite a bit, rain or shine and loving every minute of it.

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18 hours ago, HappyHacker said:

Hello PNW group, just found MGS and am loving the content. 

I'm 63 and retired about 8 years ago. Love watching these young guys on TV and it has inspired me to try and improve my game. I've been golfing since I was about 10years old but I would just go out and hit the ball but never thought about improving until recently. I'm normally shooting about 100 on 18 and I know I could do much better. Just got me some new Pings with the ARCCOS sensors and I think I can improve. 

  I live near a small executive course that has a great off season pass so I'm out there quite a bit, rain or shine and loving every minute of it.

Welcome to the game of imperfection and the quest to find it. I'm like you, been playing for many years but in the last few finally started to learn the game. I'm in the Sherwood area, not a member of anything but the farm card and NWGG. Don't play enough of either to win anything but I still have fun. 

 

PNW-Portland area MGS'ers should find a day to get out once a month or every two. Everyone is invited of course.  

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@HappyHacker Welcome enjoy yourself.

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Follow me on twitter @GolfCrazyWA and on Instagram @GolfcrazyWA

 

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Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedge 54* 

Cleveland RTX Zipcore Wedge 58*

Snake Eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Taylormade TP-5X

 

 

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On 2/1/2022 at 8:06 PM, HappyHacker said:

Hello PNW group, just found MGS and am loving the content. 

I'm 63 and retired about 8 years ago. Love watching these young guys on TV and it has inspired me to try and improve my game. I've been golfing since I was about 10years old but I would just go out and hit the ball but never thought about improving until recently. I'm normally shooting about 100 on 18 and I know I could do much better. Just got me some new Pings with the ARCCOS sensors and I think I can improve. 

  I live near a small executive course that has a great off season pass so I'm out there quite a bit, rain or shine and loving every minute of it.

Welcome youngster!!  Glad you joined us.  I'm originally from Corvallis, but I have lived 200 miles upriver from you for 53 years!!

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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On 2/2/2021 at 4:08 PM, dlow206 said:

Yeah the Snohomish range sucks for short game. Maybe I can sneak everyone in at Mill Creek CC, lol. We have a bunker, a chipping green, a pitching green, and a putting green. 

I did let Monte know that I could check to see if the Monday on course could be hosted at Mill Creek CC. Its only 15 minutes from the Snohomish range.

The positive about Snohomish is that I live close by.

During my 2 week trip to Palm Springs last month, I was sitting in the hot tub at our condo after playing golf; met a couple of "older-than-me" gentlemen, one was from the Seattle area, is 91 and still plays golf; used to be a 5 HCP, now an 18.   He is a member of Mill Creek CC.  When he mentioned Mill Creek CC, it sounded familiar and then remembered that it was your club.  I mentioned your name, and he knows who you are!!  Sorry, can't remember his name.  

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Hey guys - we are seriously thinking about moving to Vancouver, WA.  I'm originally from Bellingham but have been living in Europe for the past 5+ years (Svensk wife who I met in B'ham).

I am wondering if any of you live in the area and what courses you typically play?  Another member told me there's quite a few MGS peeps in the area. In the pictures of courses and the homes we are looking at, it seems like grass is hard to grow in that area.  So many houses with dying lawns... curious about that.

But I'm mostly looking into the golf there.  Royal Oaks looks really nice but has a $30,000 fee!!!!!

I'll be in Bellingham in March if anyone wants to tee it up and I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take a look around the areas we think we would like to live (open to opinions about that as well).

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On 2/10/2022 at 12:41 PM, Clayton said:

Hey guys - we are seriously thinking about moving to Vancouver, WA.  I'm originally from Bellingham but have been living in Europe for the past 5+ years (Svensk wife who I met in B'ham).

I am wondering if any of you live in the area and what courses you typically play?  Another member told me there's quite a few MGS peeps in the area. In the pictures of courses and the homes we are looking at, it seems like grass is hard to grow in that area.  So many houses with dying lawns... curious about that.

But I'm mostly looking into the golf there.  Royal Oaks looks really nice but has a $30,000 fee!!!!!

I'll be in Bellingham in March if anyone wants to tee it up and I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take a look around the areas we think we would like to live (open to opinions about that as well).

Hello Clayton and welcome back, to where you decide to call home. I live SW of Portland and travel for golf as there are some really nice courses and willing to drive more than 5 minutes. My brother in law lives in Washougal and is a member at Orchard Hills CC. Its a nice course and a test as some of the holes are tight and the greens always seem to be in good shape no matter what time of year it is. Not sure of the cost but I know it's a crap ton less than $30,000. If that money you want to spend, Waverly, Portland CC, Oregon Golf Club and others are in play as well. Plenty of public courses to choose from on both sides of the river. Washington side I've only played Tri-Mountain, Orchard Hills CC, and Elk Ridge GC. 

 

Good luck in your search

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On 2/10/2022 at 12:41 PM, Clayton said:

Hey guys - we are seriously thinking about moving to Vancouver, WA.  I'm originally from Bellingham but have been living in Europe for the past 5+ years (Svensk wife who I met in B'ham).

I am wondering if any of you live in the area and what courses you typically play?  Another member told me there's quite a few MGS peeps in the area. In the pictures of courses and the homes we are looking at, it seems like grass is hard to grow in that area.  So many houses with dying lawns... curious about that.

But I'm mostly looking into the golf there.  Royal Oaks looks really nice but has a $30,000 fee!!!!!

I'll be in Bellingham in March if anyone wants to tee it up and I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take a look around the areas we think we would like to live (open to opinions about that as well).

Buddy lives in Camas area so I head up on an occasion to play Camas Meadows. Nice place to play.  

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On 2/10/2022 at 12:41 PM, Clayton said:

Hey guys - we are seriously thinking about moving to Vancouver, WA.  I'm originally from Bellingham but have been living in Europe for the past 5+ years (Svensk wife who I met in B'ham).

I am wondering if any of you live in the area and what courses you typically play?  Another member told me there's quite a few MGS peeps in the area. In the pictures of courses and the homes we are looking at, it seems like grass is hard to grow in that area.  So many houses with dying lawns... curious about that.

But I'm mostly looking into the golf there.  Royal Oaks looks really nice but has a $30,000 fee!!!!!

I'll be in Bellingham in March if anyone wants to tee it up and I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take a look around the areas we think we would like to live (open to opinions about that as well).

Welcome back!!  One of our MGS members, @DPattGolf is an asst pro at Orchard Hills.  You might want to PM him and get his thoughts on what clubs in the area might meet your needs.

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On 2/10/2022 at 12:41 PM, Clayton said:

Hey guys - we are seriously thinking about moving to Vancouver, WA.  I'm originally from Bellingham but have been living in Europe for the past 5+ years (Svensk wife who I met in B'ham).

I am wondering if any of you live in the area and what courses you typically play?  Another member told me there's quite a few MGS peeps in the area. In the pictures of courses and the homes we are looking at, it seems like grass is hard to grow in that area.  So many houses with dying lawns... curious about that.

But I'm mostly looking into the golf there.  Royal Oaks looks really nice but has a $30,000 fee!!!!!

I'll be in Bellingham in March if anyone wants to tee it up and I plan to drive down to Vancouver to take a look around the areas we think we would like to live (open to opinions about that as well).

I'm in the Vancouver area. I'm not sure what to tell you about grass being hard to grow, that's not a generalization I'd make (though where I am, in the hills to the east, I've got more clay than I'd like). Last summer was a little on the brutal side, though.

I can't speak to Green Meadows or Royal Oaks, the two main private courses I'm aware of...I haven't played them since high school in the 80s when I was on the golf team.

There are a number of public courses in the immediate area to investigate. Generally what you might expect for a $40-60 green fee. Everyone will have their own thoughts, here are some of mine.

Camas Meadows is probably the most upscale and well kept public course in SW Washington. Not much margin for error off the tee. I like the layout. It's uncommon- stretched out and meandering through the local woodlands and neighborhood...not a lot of side-by-side fairways. Most tees are a 2-3 minute walk from the previous green. Only drawback there comes when I'm walking and my playing partners are riding.

Heron Lakes, just over the river in North Portland, has 36 holes. Being close to where the rivers meet, drainage isn't the best, so not my #1 option for winter golf. Good courses, tons of bunkers.

I play most of my rounds at Tri Mountain in Ridgefield. Wind usually picks up in the afternoons. They keep it in pretty good shape...only complaint I have is with the bunkers (in need of a sand refresh/replenishment).

Lewis River Golf Course, about a 30-45 minute away in Woodland, is probably my second most played course, largely because it's so peaceful and quiet. Front nine has a few holes that are a bit on the short side. #12 is the longest hole I've ever played, 620/647 from white/blue. This course recently came under new ownership, and yesterday the starter told me he's hearing mixed messages about the future.

I'll let others speak to what's over the river in Portland and further south...some really nice courses there. If you don't mind a 5 hour drive, you can also keep going south and head for Bandon.  😁

I hope this overly long post is at least a little bit helpful.

 

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8 hours ago, Gusset said:

I'm in the Vancouver area. I'm not sure what to tell you about grass being hard to grow, that's not a generalization I'd make (though where I am, in the hills to the east, I've got more clay than I'd like). Last summer was a little on the brutal side, though.

I can't speak to Green Meadows or Royal Oaks, the two main private courses I'm aware of...I haven't played them since high school in the 80s when I was on the golf team.

There are a number of public courses in the immediate area to investigate. Generally what you might expect for a $40-60 green fee. Everyone will have their own thoughts, here are some of mine.

Camas Meadows is probably the most upscale and well kept public course in SW Washington. Not much margin for error off the tee. I like the layout. It's uncommon- stretched out and meandering through the local woodlands and neighborhood...not a lot of side-by-side fairways. Most tees are a 2-3 minute walk from the previous green. Only drawback there comes when I'm walking and my playing partners are riding.

Heron Lakes, just over the river in North Portland, has 36 holes. Being close to where the rivers meet, drainage isn't the best, so not my #1 option for winter golf. Good courses, tons of bunkers.

I play most of my rounds at Tri Mountain in Ridgefield. Wind usually picks up in the afternoons. They keep it in pretty good shape...only complaint I have is with the bunkers (in need of a sand refresh/replenishment).

Lewis River Golf Course, about a 30-45 minute away in Woodland, is probably my second most played course, largely because it's so peaceful and quiet. Front nine has a few holes that are a bit on the short side. #12 is the longest hole I've ever played, 620/647 from white/blue. This course recently came under new ownership, and yesterday the starter told me he's hearing mixed messages about the future.

I'll let others speak to what's over the river in Portland and further south...some really nice courses there. If you don't mind a 5 hour drive, you can also keep going south and head for Bandon.  😁

I hope this overly long post is at least a little bit helpful.

 

Many thanks for taking the time.  Camas Meadows is a bit of a question mark after looking at as much internet information as possible about it.  Looks nice but "unique".  I'd guess I would golf at all of these places a few times a year and have some favorite for whatever reason.  I also think that in WA I won't get to golf as much as I do now with my current situation and will probably build a pretty nice simulator to keep the golf up.  I've been working at a Trackman simulator place for a while and while I don't think I'd choose trackman for indoor, I'm completely addicted to playing simulator golf now.  Hated it 15 years ago when my pops and I tried it but it's so cool and fun now.  I just need to see if it helped my golf for "real outdoor golf" or not.  Again - thanks for taking the time to reply Gusset.

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Hey guys, fellow Washingtonian here! Bend playing golf off and on for about 18 years now, don’t really have a handicap, but if I were to guess it would be 15-20, I just try to keep it under 100 haha.

What I love about golf is how quickly you can see changes within your game when you practice. I love the feeling of a pure golf shot. I love how you can have a horrible round and have one shot that will keep you coming back!

I was brought here just from reading reviews of random golf things and noticed there was a forum, so I decided to join! 
 

I grew up in the greater Seattle area, through your high school I would say my home course was a tiny 9 hole called Wellington Hills in Woodinville WA. Now most of my rounds are played at another 9 hole called Blue Boy West, in Monroe. I enjoy cheap golf!!!!! Lol

Worst thing about golf in the area is obviously the amount of rain. Best part is all the rain makes you enjoy the sunny rounds even more!

I make my living as a Kia mechanic and have been doing that for almost 13years now.

username is nothing special or unique haha, just a combo of letters within my name.

Looking forward to posting and reading more throughout the forum!
 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Jschifferl said:

Hey guys, fellow Washingtonian here! Bend playing golf off and on for about 18 years now, don’t really have a handicap, but if I were to guess it would be 15-20, I just try to keep it under 100 haha.

What I love about golf is how quickly you can see changes within your game when you practice. I love the feeling of a pure golf shot. I love how you can have a horrible round and have one shot that will keep you coming back!

I was brought here just from reading reviews of random golf things and noticed there was a forum, so I decided to join! 
 

I grew up in the greater Seattle area, through your high school I would say my home course was a tiny 9 hole called Wellington Hills in Woodinville WA. Now most of my rounds are played at another 9 hole called Blue Boy West, in Monroe. I enjoy cheap golf!!!!! Lol

Worst thing about golf in the area is obviously the amount of rain. Best part is all the rain makes you enjoy the sunny rounds even more!

I make my living as a Kia mechanic and have been doing that for almost 13years now.

username is nothing special or unique haha, just a combo of letters within my name.

Looking forward to posting and reading more throughout the forum!
 

 

 

Welcome to the forum from east of the Cascades!  Glad you joined us.  there are several Spys near you, and hope you can get together for some fun.

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1 minute ago, Kenny B said:

Welcome to the forum from east of the Cascades!  Glad you joined us.  there are several Spys near you, and hope you can get together for some fun.

I hope so!

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