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2020 PacNW MGS Championships

Where to golf 2020?  

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  1. 1. Spokane again for Circling Raven, Coeur d'alene and Qualchan or off to Boise for something new?

    • Boise
      3
    • Spokane
      0
    • Bend
      3
    • Lake Chelan
      1


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Hey PacNW golfers:

@fixyurdivot@Canucklehead @Kenny B @MmmmmmBuddy @Har in the Hat @Reesedw @PING Apologist #9 @No3PuttLaLa @Jbmullin @Tomcat @jayjay0808 @DPattGolf @Joyzee10 @jadams505 @Mike McDonald @pulledabill @CouveGolfer @CarlH @MarkCrose @Drumdog @Rittern @TheSandwedgeChef @Justin T. @BoomerGolfAnon @Michael M. @Hecaviator @dlow206

 The 2019 event was fun in Spokane and I am up for doing it again. I know we had people from Calgary, Montana and from Bellingham, so it worked out to be fairly central. But, if we wanted to do Bend or Boise for a change of pace I could easily be convinced of that too. Another option would be Lake Chelan in Central WA, it would be Bear Mountain, Dessert Canyon and Gamble Sands. 

Last year we did mid July, I wouldn't mind going for a little earlier this year, the sun can be a laser beam at those locals in July.  I don't know how Harry played in long sleeves...

Anyway, I tagged a lot of you that I know are in the area, if I missed someone that you are aware of, kick this at them. Really, this is to see who is interested and where the group wants to go this year. 

Happy New Year to you all. 

--EDIT--

Confrimed, this year will be June 25th, 26th and 27th in Bend. Will update here with courses as that is determined. read the rest of the thread for more witty banter.

 

--EDIT-- Confirmed list of Attendees , send me an IM if you are in and I don't have you up here, or just responded to the thread. 

@Thin2win

@fixyurdivot

@pulledabill

@Kenny B

@DPattGolf

@CarlH

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I guess it all depends on where people are from that want to come.  I'm willing to go to any location since I'm fairly central to all of them.  I've played all the courses in Spokane area, and I've played all of them around Lake Chelan.  I go to Bend most every year, but I have many courses that I haven't played yet.  I have not played in Boise, but since most Spys will likely be west of the Cascades, traveling to Boise might not be the best choice.

The hardest part of this trip will be getting people to commit to the trip and agree on dates.  We all seem to have a lot going on different weekends.

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I would love to make it, but I work weekends so it probably won't happen for me.  My days off are Wed/Thr so it might work out possibly for a couple rounds depending.  I do have vacation end of June.  I would be willing to drive 8-10 hours to play.  What is the cost to play some of these courses people have on their minds?

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Chris, I voted Boise but Spokane would be my second choice (which seems the best midpoint for most).  Wouldn't mind a second crack at the KP trophy on that up the mountain, where's the flag, #17 par 3 at Meadow Wood 😉.

45 minutes ago, pulledabill said:

What is the cost to play some of these courses people have on their minds?

The Spokane courses were very reasonable and good value considering quality.  Kalispell CC eats up a $140 bill but it's gorgeous and definitely worth it IMHO.  I played Banbury GC (Boise) last summer and it was $50.  Excellent value and a fun, challenging track.  I haven't heard much from Rob on the forum of late and sure hope he can join us.  He lives just outside of Boise and has the scoop on courses there but pretty sure they're all well under $100. 

 

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Being on the southern end of the spectrum, I'm liking Bend 🙂

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7 hours ago, CarlH said:

Being on the southern end of the spectrum, I'm liking Bend 🙂

I was in bend for the first time last month, got there two days after that big snow storm... Not enough snow to ski, but too much to golf or bike. But it was a pretty area. 

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We will see if anyone else ways in over the next few days. But Boise is the leader in the clubhouse. There looks to be a ton of options there. 

 

I'm looking at June 18-21 as a good option for me, how would that work for you all? 

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8 hours ago, Thin2win said:

We will see if anyone else ways in over the next few days. But Boise is the leader in the clubhouse. There looks to be a ton of options there. 

 

I'm looking at June 18-21 as a good option for me, how would that work for you all? 

I can make those dates.  Also, Boise and Spokane are the same for me distance wise, so depending on who we end up with I'm fine with either location. Thanks for heading this up Chris!  

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Obviously as a resident of Bend I would be all for it here!

Wish I could have made it last year. Looked like a blast


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21 hours ago, DPattGolf said:

Obviously as a resident of Bend I would be all for it here!

Wish I could have made it last year. Looked like a blast
 

Prices in Bend are high in June.  However, I love the area.  I usually go in late April, but if the group wants to go then, I'll postpone my trip.

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I'm not ignoring this, I was hoping that some more people would weigh in, especially those that participated last year. I am open to Bend as well.

 @fixyurdivot bend is a significant haul for you, what are your thoughts on it? Based on @Kenny B's note above, I could do a Bend trip in April. if @DPattGolf can coordinate some discounted rounds someplace I could be even more convinced. 

 

There rest of you PNW golfers, chime in! lol. 😅

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I'm in for a Bend excursion.  There are just so many options, and none of them are bad...  Juniper in Redmond is great. Crooked River Ranch is fun,  Pronghorn, Brasada Ranch, Tetherow, Eagle Crest, Broken Top, Bend CC,  Crosswater.... the list goes on and on and on and on...  

summer is obviously the busy season for me, but if the days work right, I should be able to sneak over for a few rounds..

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8 hours ago, Thin2win said:

I'm not ignoring this, I was hoping that some more people would weigh in, especially those that participated last year. I am open to Bend as well.

 @fixyurdivot bend is a significant haul for you, what are your thoughts on it? Based on @Kenny B's note above, I could do a Bend trip in April. if @DPattGolf can coordinate some discounted rounds someplace I could be even more convinced. 

 

There rest of you PNW golfers, chime in! lol. 😅

Bend is a long haul for me.  Lodging costs there tend to run pretty high as well.  Not out of the question, just not my top pick.  We've not heard from Harry (@Har in the Hat) lately and, presuming he plans to attend, that's quite a drive for him.  Also, an April event may be an issue if my cross-country trip to The World Golf Hall of Fame and RTJ Trail courses pans out... both my driver and my driving ass will be well worn 🙂.

 

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Hey all adding @diamondato the thread. I sent @DPattGolfan IM to see if he can work some deals for the Bend area as it looks to have the most interest. Looking at the end of April as a good time for most. Who all would be in for that?

 

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12 hours ago, Thin2win said:

Hey all adding @diamondato the thread. I sent @DPattGolfan IM to see if he can work some deals for the Bend area as it looks to have the most interest. Looking at the end of April as a good time for most. Who all would be in for that?

 

I will be driving back from SoCal on April 8-11, but I could make the trip at the end of the month.  My wife will likely come too.

My preference would be something around Redmond/Sisters, but Bend is OK.  I hope to get into my condo at Eagle Crest.

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No time off for me at the end of April, but I could do a Tuesday evening, all day Wednesday and all day Thursday if any of you all are there on those days. Only vacation time  took this year was June 21-28 and a few random days for tournies in the spring and summer. 

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Okay, looking at the 22nd of April through the 26th in Bend, who all would that work for? golf could be 2 or 3 days of that. probably the 23rd, 24th and 25th. 

How does that look for everyone?

@fixyurdivot@Canucklehead @Kenny B @MmmmmmBuddy @Har in the Hat @Reesedw @PING Apologist #9 @No3PuttLaLa @Jbmullin @Tomcat @jayjay0808 @DPattGolf @Joyzee10 @jadams505 @Mike McDonald @pulledabill @CouveGolfer @CarlH @MarkCrose @Drumdog @Rittern @TheSandwedgeChef @Justin T. @BoomerGolfAnon @Michael M. @Hecaviator @dlow206@diamonda

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I am in for part of it.  Coming over from Salem so I would come over the afternoon of the 21st in time for 9 at say Black Butte or Aspen Lakes.  Then all day the 22, and 23rd if anybody is around. 

 

There is a fairly big spring tournament over in Central Oregon and they use Aspen Lakes, Eagle Crest, and Im not sure what else...maybe Black Butte?    Not sure of the dates though.

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Okay, I found the golf tourney info and there is possibly a conflict depending on the treks you want to play.  Bend isn't always wonderful weather wise in April .  I had a number of buddies who did this event last year and they said the weather wasn't very good. 

 

https://www.centraloregonshootout.com/outings-a-events/central-oregon-shootout-2019

 

2020 Central Oregon Shootout

April 23-26, 2020

The Central Oregon Shootout (COSO) began in 2003 and has grown to be “the” spring event in which to participate in Central Oregon. COSO treats participants to a round robin, 3 course weekend outing.
The courses again this year will be Black Butte Ranch, Eagle Crest, and Aspen Lakes. With a limit of 150 two-person teams and daily formats including Best Ball, Chapman and 2 Person Scramble, COSO maximizes player enjoyment and gives an excellent opportunity to be “in the money” with over $20,000 in payouts. Join us, won’t you? But don’t wait, if the last 16 years is any indication it will reach maximum capacity quickly!

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