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Hi Spies! I haven't been active on here in a bit, but my wife and I just had our first child in October. But this recent warm weather has me thinking about spring.

 

Who is looking to play more, have more fun, and see a variety of courses?

 

I don't have a regular game, but always looking to play and will go anywhere within an hour. I live in near westside suburbs, so anywhere from Mentor to Ravenna, Canton to Vermillion is all in play for me. I'll try to post here or start a thread whenever I make a tee time. Hope to see some spies on the course!

 

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Hi Spies! I haven't been active on here in a bit, but my wife and I just had our first child in October. But this recent warm weather has me thinking about spring.

 

Who is looking to play more, have more fun, and see a variety of courses?

 

I don't have a regular game, but always looking to play and will go anywhere within an hour. I live in near westside suburbs, so anywhere from Mentor to Ravenna, Canton to Vermillion is all in play for me. I'll try to post here or start a thread whenever I make a tee time. Hope to see some spies on the course!

 

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Congrats on the birth of your first! Lots of great courses within an hour of your location. I assume you're in the Lakewood area?

 

FYI Sawmill in Huron was bought by Cedar Fair (owners of Cedar Point) last year and are pumping a bunch of money into it. I live in the Islands area - just over an hour away so can meet up with you. I also have access to Plum Brook CC and my home course Catawba Island Club.

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Congratulations on the birth of your first!

I play out of Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, so I'm game.

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Congrats on the kid!

I will play just about anywhere and don't mind driving to do it, so I'm game.

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Congrats on the birth of your first! Lots of great courses within an hour of your location. I assume you're in the Lakewood area?
 
FYI Sawmill in Huron was bought by Cedar Fair (owners of Cedar Point) last year and are pumping a bunch of money into it. I live in the Islands area - just over an hour away so can meet up with you. I also have access to Plum Brook CC and my home course Catawba Island Club.
Thank you! Yes I am right around there, Big Met is about 3 minutes from me, but I don't play it a ton. Head lots of great things about Sawmill, and I'd love to get out at Plum Brook, could have played it through NOGA last year but missed it. I've played Thunderbird Hills and Eagle Creek out for way.

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Congratulations on the birth of your first!

I play out of Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, so I'm game.
Thanks! I grew up out in Geauga and played tons of rounds at Windmill & Sugarbush. Any opportunity to play those is great.

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Congrats on the kid!
I will play just about anywhere and don't mind driving to do it, so I'm game.
Thank you! Sounds like your in the same boat as me. What are your favorite courses?

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32 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

Thank you! Yes I am right around there, Big Met is about 3 minutes from me, but I don't play it a ton. Head lots of great things about Sawmill, and I'd love to get out at Plum Brook, could have played it through NOGA last year but missed it. I've played Thunderbird Hills and Eagle Creek out for way.

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Let's keep in touch! 

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So made the mistake of watching WGC-Mexico and the warm weather has me wishing for the season to start. But this year I'll be picking my spots, even though there were quite a few courses that opened up. In years past, I'd be out there.

So with my mind going, what is everyone's goals for the season? Or what are you thinking about? What are you looking forward to?

Just trying to keep this thread in everyone's mind...

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2 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

So made the mistake of watching WGC-Mexico and the warm weather has me wishing for the season to start. But this year I'll be picking my spots, even though there were quite a few courses that opened up. In years past, I'd be out there.

So with my mind going, what is everyone's goals for the season? Or what are you thinking about? What are you looking forward to?

Just trying to keep this thread in everyone's mind...

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Looks like tomorrow's weather (Wednesday Feb 26th) will dampen your spirits especially for those in the snow belt.

My goals - Drop 6 off of my Index by mid summer. 

Currently working on strength and swing training.-looking to add 5 mph to my SS.  That'll get me more GIR's.

As soon as the weather warms up a bit, I'll be outside doing chipping and putting practice. 

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On 1/17/2020 at 12:30 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

Thank you! Sounds like your in the same boat as me. What are your favorite courses?

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Thanks for the bump.

Apparently I missed this post from January!

Off the top of my head, some of my favorites are

Boulder Creek in Streetsboro (I like the layout, but don't like the price so I don't play there often)
Windmill Lakes in Ravenna (good test)
Good Park in West Akron (really good test - very mature trees make fairways play narrower)
Turkeyfoot Lake in South Akron (best greens in the area, IMO)
Roses Run in Stow (not terribly popular anymore, with rumors of sales/closing, condition not as good as it once was, but I always enjoy it)
The Quarry in East Canton (really nice course, but pricey)

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Thanks for the bump.
Apparently I missed this post from January!
Off the top of my head, some of my favorites are
Boulder Creek in Streetsboro (I like the layout, but don't like the price so I don't play there often)
Windmill Lakes in Ravenna (good test)
Good Park in West Akron (really good test - very mature trees make fairways play narrower)
Turkeyfoot Lake in South Akron (best greens in the area, IMO)
Roses Run in Stow (not terribly popular anymore, with rumors of sales/closing, condition not as good as it once was, but I always enjoy it)
The Quarry in East Canton (really nice course, but pricey)
I agree with you on all that. Boulder you can find deals during the week. It's sad to see Roses Run go downhill a bit, but it's still a great layout and not overpriced. Turkeyfoot is always a good time. I also like Fox Den, just seem to always play well there.

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1 minute ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

I agree with you on all that. Boulder you can find deals during the week. It's sad to see Roses Run go downhill a bit, but it's still a great layout and not overpriced. Turkeyfoot is always a good time. I also like Fox Den, just seem to always play well there.

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My league plays at Fox Den. Even though it's pretty short, you generally have to be pretty accurate to play well there.

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Looks like tomorrow's weather (Wednesday Feb 26th) will dampen your spirits especially for those in the snow belt.


Grew up out in the snow belt, but the west side doesn't get nearly as much snow. Still this is Ohio and I know not to get my hopes up till around Masters weekend.

This year is all about IDGAF golf. With the baby, practice time will be hard to come by, so just gonna try to play weekly. I just want to go out and enjoy it, whether with family, friends, spies, or alone. Forget competition, just play baby.

If there's anything specific to work on it's FW & Hybrid play, and maybe putting. I was an Evenroll tester, so see if that can unseat my current Odyssey #7.

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My league plays at Fox Den. Even though it's pretty short, you generally have to be pretty accurate to play well there.
The Quarry I haven't been to yet, maybe that can be a destination this year.

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My goal is to play with you fellas, a few times if possible. Also, try and play a couple of time a week rather than once a week.

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14 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

The Quarry I haven't been to yet, maybe that can be a destination this year.

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It's apparently owned/operated by the same people as Shale Creek in Medina, if you've ever played there. I haven't, but have heard nothing but great things about it.

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Played Shale once, but same, it's expensive. It was very nice and I'd like to go back.

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Favorite courses west of you @Tsmithjr9

Eagle Creek in Norwalk and previously mentioned Plum Brook and CIC. All three are pretty challenging and unique in there own way. FYI the Regional USGA Open qualifier will be at CIC the first week in May. 

Also, I met one of the managers from Sawmill a few weeks ago. She mentioned that Cedar Fair was pumping a couple of million +  into the course. They're redoing 2 of the lake Erie adjacent holes plus all of the bunkers. It'll be interesting to see the improvements. 

 

 

 

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Favorite courses west of you [mention=69826]Tsmithjr9[/mention]
Eagle Creek in Norwalk and previously mentioned Plum Brook and CIC. All three are pretty challenging and unique in there own way. FYI the Regional USGA Open qualifier will be at CIC the first week in May. 
Also, I met one of the managers from Sawmill a few weeks ago. She mentioned that Cedar Fair was pumping a couple of million +  into the course. They're redoing 2 of the lake Erie adjacent holes plus all of the bunkers. It'll be interesting to see the improvements. 
 
 
 
Anything around Elyria or Lorain? Or is that a bit out of your usual range? I know there's not much south of there. There's the new Valley of the Eagles. It's Nicklaus design (not Jack himself, but his company)

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