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10 hours ago, ballplayer002003 said:

I was going to play #4 last year on our annual trip, but they wanted close to $350 or 375 I think for it and just figured if I am going to pay that, I might as well play #2 again.  I have not heard one bad thing though about 4, maybe I need to find a member down there who can get us on as guests for cheaper.  That's typically what we do to play 2, we know a guy. hahahaha. 

I too like Mid Pines, the greens always roll great and the course is never in bad condition.  It is a fun course to play and you are right, you need to have a lot of shots in the bag to do really well there.  It's not a stupidly hard course but knowing what direction the ball is going is a must. 

We're headed down in a couple of weeks, and have friends who are members at PH.  We're hoping to get a chance to play #4, either this trip or at Thanksgiving.

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Reston, Virginia

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Arcadia Bluffs - Arcadia, MI
Virginia Beach National - Virginia Beach, VA
The Gailes - Oscoda, MI
The Medalist - Marshall, MI

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH -  Project X EvenFlow 60 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

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Virginia Beach National - Virginia Beach, MI


Is this supposed to be Virginia?
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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
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Just now, cnosil said:

 


Is this supposed to be Virginia?

 

OOOPPSSS!!!

Isn't geography one of those optional courses in school now?

Thanks for the catch!

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH -  Project X EvenFlow 60 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Rangefinder: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

We're headed down in a couple of weeks, and have friends who are members at PH.  We're hoping to get a chance to play #4, either this trip or at Thanksgiving.

You know I will want full details!  What courses are on the agenda for this year...obviously Talamore and I would assume Mid South?

   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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1 minute ago, ballplayer002003 said:

You know I will want full details!  What courses are on the agenda for this year...obviously Talamore and I would assume Mid South?

Always Talamore and Mid South.  We'll check on availability and pricing at Mid Pines and/or Pine Needles, maybe look at Southern Pines (good reports since the new ownership is in place), Tobacco Road, Dormie Club, and almost certainly get a round in with our friends at Pinehurst.  

:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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Just now, DaveP043 said:

Always Talamore and Mid South.  We'll check on availability and pricing at Mid Pines and/or Pine Needles, maybe look at Southern Pines (good reports since the new ownership is in place), Tobacco Road, Dormie Club, and almost certainly get a round in with our friends at Pinehurst.  

That's one hell of a plan!  As always, I'm jealous!  We did not get a chance to go down there this year due to Covid.  We will hit it up again next year for sure! 

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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1 hour ago, palvord said:

Arcadia Bluffs - Arcadia, MI
Virginia Beach National - Virginia Beach, VA
The Gailes - Oscoda, MI
The Medalist - Marshall, MI

Love the Michigan representation!

I haven't played too many courses, but for what it's worth my 1 and 2 are The Gailes in Oscoda, MI and Diamond Springs in Hamilton, MI, respectively.

The Gailes gets pretty good run, but I think Diamond Springs is severely underrated. There's all sorts of super interesting topography, as well as some high risk/reward holes. I'm not gonna do it as much justice as Andy Johnson did from The Fried Egg, I'd highly encourage checking his course review out: https://thefriedegg.com/diamond-springs-golf-course/.

Arcadia is on my bucket list for sure!

 

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Driver: 9° :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

2 Hybrid: 18° :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

3/Driving Iron: 18° :Hogan: UiHi Iron (KBS Tour V 110g shaft)

Irons: 4-GW :titelist-small: T100 irons (Nippon Modus 120 X-Stiff shafts) (2021 MGS Official Review here)

Wedges: 54° & 58° post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour OR TP5X

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Erin Hills in Wisconsin - site of the 2017 US Open.  I've always wanted to play a true American-style links course and this really checked all of those boxes for me (not sure if its the architect's intent, but more so my interpretation of it).

Spanish Bay and Monterrey area of California.  Spanish Bay for its sheer beauty and breathtaking views of the ocean, with that links-ish feel to it on some holes.  Many folks put Spyglass above it, but I'm in the minority there in stating I like SB better.  Another good one on that 17-Mile Drive area is Poppy Hills.

Best public course under $100 I've ever played was Black Horse on Fort Ord Army Post in California.  

 

 

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3 wood:  :ping-small: G410, Alta 65 S-flex

Hybrids:  :ping-small: G400 19* & 22*, Alta CB 70 S-flex

Irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX-900 5-GW, Proj X LZ 6.0

Wedges:  :titelist-small: SM7, 54*/S; :callaway-small: MD4, 58*/S

Putter:  :odyssey-small: White Hot Pro Black 2.0 #1

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@AceBino we have stayed in @DaveP043 place at Talamore a few years ago.  Small world right?!

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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26 minutes ago, ballplayer002003 said:

@AceBino we have stayed in @DaveP043 place at Talamore a few years ago.  Small world right?!

Did you really stay in the one I own?  I'm trying to remember if I've ever shared which unit is mine.

:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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5 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Did you really stay in the one I own?  I'm trying to remember if I've ever shared which unit is mine.

Yes, a while back you and I talked about owning the condo then you sent me a screen shot of my name.  There is no better place to stay down there then Talamore! So, next round is on you!!!  hahaha

   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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2 minutes ago, ballplayer002003 said:

Yes, a while back you and I talked about owning the condo then you sent me a screen shot of my name.  There is no better place to stay down there then Talamore! So, next round is on you!!!  hahaha

Happy to do it, but you're not staying in my place when I'm there!

 

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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My all time favorite has to be the Pete Dye course in French Lick, Indiana. Challenging but absolutely stunning in the fall. The course is just immaculate. The French Lick resort has done a nice job with their courses (Donald Ross, Sultan's Run, etc.), but the Pete Dye is head and shoulders above anything I've ever played. Volcano Bunkers were a sight that just blew me away!

Here's a photo I snagged off the web. I hope to get up there again this fall and play!

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick | French Lick Resort

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3 Wood: :callaway-small: Epic Flash 3W X-Stiff
Irons: Nickent 3DX Pro 3-PW Stiff
Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey Spin Milled 52.08* , 56.10* :cleveland-small: CG16 60.12*
Putter: :odyssey-small: WhiteHot RX-7
Ball: Testing Snell MTB-Black & MTB-X
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3 hours ago, cdstall said:

My all time favorite has to be the Pete Dye course in French Lick, Indiana. Challenging but absolutely stunning in the fall. The course is just immaculate. The French Lick resort has done a nice job with their courses (Donald Ross, Sultan's Run, etc.), but the Pete Dye is head and shoulders above anything I've ever played. Volcano Bunkers were a sight that just blew me away!

Here's a photo I snagged off the web. I hope to get up there again this fall and play!

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick | French Lick Resort

I've heard this place is really good.  The picture is gorgeous!!!!

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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I honestly do not recall the name of the course but it was in the Lake Tahoe area.  My Dad took me on a weekend trip and we played a couple of courses over a weekend.  I recall it having a couple of super high elevated tees and the grounds and views just gorgeous. Plus I got too drive the cart 🤗.  I was about 14 years old at the time and it was just one of those great memories I have with him golfing. 

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

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:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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10 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

I honestly do not recall the name of the course but it was in the Lake Tahoe area.  My Dad took me on a weekend trip and we played a couple of courses over a weekend.  I recall it having a couple of super high elevated tees and the grounds and views just gorgeous. Plus I got too drive the cart 🤗.  I was about 14 years old at the time and it was just one of those great memories I have with him golfing. 

Could it have been Edgewood? I'm heading out to Tahoe in a few weeks and plan on playing there!

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Driver: :callaway-small: GBB Epic Sub Zero 10.5* X-Stiff -- Currently borrowing an Epic Flash, as the GBB was damaged during practice, and loving it
3 Wood: :callaway-small: Epic Flash 3W X-Stiff
Irons: Nickent 3DX Pro 3-PW Stiff
Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey Spin Milled 52.08* , 56.10* :cleveland-small: CG16 60.12*
Putter: :odyssey-small: WhiteHot RX-7
Ball: Testing Snell MTB-Black & MTB-X
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11 hours ago, ballplayer002003 said:

I've heard this place is really good.  The picture is gorgeous!!!!

It's truly unbelievable. If I get up there this fall I plan on staying in the West Baden (once the largest man-made dome in the world) and trying to play more than one round. Hopefully that will let me snag some sunrise and sunset pics with the leaves changing. I'll be sure to post them here.

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Driver: :callaway-small: GBB Epic Sub Zero 10.5* X-Stiff -- Currently borrowing an Epic Flash, as the GBB was damaged during practice, and loving it
3 Wood: :callaway-small: Epic Flash 3W X-Stiff
Irons: Nickent 3DX Pro 3-PW Stiff
Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey Spin Milled 52.08* , 56.10* :cleveland-small: CG16 60.12*
Putter: :odyssey-small: WhiteHot RX-7
Ball: Testing Snell MTB-Black & MTB-X
RH

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On 7/29/2020 at 2:11 AM, cdstall said:

My all time favorite has to be the Pete Dye course in French Lick, Indiana. Challenging but absolutely stunning in the fall. The course is just immaculate. The French Lick resort has done a nice job with their courses (Donald Ross, Sultan's Run, etc.), but the Pete Dye is head and shoulders above anything I've ever played. Volcano Bunkers were a sight that just blew me away!

Here's a photo I snagged off the web. I hope to get up there again this fall and play!

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick | French Lick Resort
https://au.edubirdie.com/assignment-provider

it's incredibly beautiful.

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