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Played a normal 18 this morning before work (which was at my office, a rarity in these COVID times) and had time after I left, so I stopped off to play a quick 9 at a track I hadn’t been at for a while.

This muni (Altadena, ran by LA county, not the city) is probably the most “unique” course I play. It’s an almost flat nine holes, not particularly well maintained (honestly, it’s a total goat track), but still fun for a few reasons. First, there are a bunch of short par 4’s. With the half dirt packed fairways giving extra roll, my Herculean 260 yard drives can almost get to the green (did it three times today). Unlike most little 9 hole tracks though, this course also has a true par 5, 510 yards from the tips. After that you play essentially the same hole, but in reverse and a little shorter at 460. Oh, but that 460 is a Par 4 (bogey today). Then you get a 190 yard Par 3 with a tall tree literally right between you and the green, 150 out from the tee. Can’t go over it, absolutely have to go around it, draw or fade (I over-drew the ball, caught the tree, another bogey). Then it’s another short 4 and normal 3 until you get to the closing 9th. 440 yard....Par 5 (they REALLY wanted it to be a par 36 course I guess). My drive caught a branch at around 220 and I still almost got home in the 2.

So Altadena isn’t going to get into the Golf Digest top 100 any time soon, but still I like it because it’s cheap and unlike anywhere else I play. So how about you all? What “unique” courses have you played?

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Driver: Honma TW747 460 VIZARD 50 S-flex
3 wood: GigaGolf TRX 15*  Grafalloy Pursuit M2T S-flex
Hybrids: GigaGolf TRX 18* and 22* UST HDX 70 S-flex
Irons: GigaGolf TRX PowerSlot 5-PW UST HDX 80 S-flex
Wedges: GigaGolf TRX 6.0 50*, 55*, 60* Dynamic Gold S-flex
Putter: Ray Cook M1 (2020) 34”

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Used to belong to a club in Philly called McCall CC. 4,700 yard par 66 that has the first nine done by Donald Ross and the second 9 done by William Flynn. 18 small turtle back greens that you need to hit and miss in the right spots. Was really cool and well with the $245 a year price tag for unlimited golf.


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PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

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33 minutes ago, Jmikecpa said:

Used to belong to a club in Philly called McCall CC. 4,700 yard par 66 that has the first nine done by Donald Ross and the second 9 done by William Flynn. 18 small turtle back greens that you need to hit and miss in the right spots. Was really cool and well with the $245 a year price tag for unlimited golf.


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Wish I could find somewhere with unlimited golf for $245. Heck, I'd be all in on $245 a month and consider it a steal.


Driver: Honma TW747 460 VIZARD 50 S-flex
3 wood: GigaGolf TRX 15*  Grafalloy Pursuit M2T S-flex
Hybrids: GigaGolf TRX 18* and 22* UST HDX 70 S-flex
Irons: GigaGolf TRX PowerSlot 5-PW UST HDX 80 S-flex
Wedges: GigaGolf TRX 6.0 50*, 55*, 60* Dynamic Gold S-flex
Putter: Ray Cook M1 (2020) 34”

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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4 minutes ago, Cory O said:

Wish I could find somewhere with unlimited golf for $245. Heck, I'd be all in on $245 a month and consider it a steal.

Move to East Tennessee. $245 a  month would get you full family membership at a private country club. Pool, tennis courts, unlimited range balls, unlimited golf with a cart. 

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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1 minute ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Move to East Tennessee. $245 a  month would get you full family membership at a private country club. Pool, tennis courts, unlimited range balls, unlimited golf with a cart. 

If I could be in East Tennessee, but still get my Los Angeles salary, I'd be half-tempted (but only half tempted, I do really love living in SoCal. I'm a transplant here, but don't see myself ever going anywhere else).


Driver: Honma TW747 460 VIZARD 50 S-flex
3 wood: GigaGolf TRX 15*  Grafalloy Pursuit M2T S-flex
Hybrids: GigaGolf TRX 18* and 22* UST HDX 70 S-flex
Irons: GigaGolf TRX PowerSlot 5-PW UST HDX 80 S-flex
Wedges: GigaGolf TRX 6.0 50*, 55*, 60* Dynamic Gold S-flex
Putter: Ray Cook M1 (2020) 34”

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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1 minute ago, Cory O said:

If I could be in East Tennessee, but still get my Los Angeles salary, I'd be half-tempted (but only half tempted, I do really love living in SoCal. I'm a transplant here, but don't see myself ever going anywhere else).

I was lucky. Got to keep my NY salary in a relocation to TN.

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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I have played over 150 courses but one that always stuck out in my mind was "The Witch " in Myrtle Beach. The course had over one mile of wooden bridges. The course was built in a swamp and many of the holes were their own islands with the bridges connecting them.  There were also island greens. Had a bunch of gators too. 

71.2/ 133 rating. Totally a different experience.

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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3 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Move to East Tennessee. $245 a  month would get you full family membership at a private country club. Pool, tennis courts, unlimited range balls, unlimited golf with a cart. 

That sounds awesome!


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11 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Move to East Tennessee. $245 a  month would get you full family membership at a private country club. Pool, tennis courts, unlimited range balls, unlimited golf with a cart. 

Tempting, but too late in my life to move.  My best friend lives near the Nolichucky River off Frank Stanton Rd.


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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Tempting, but too late in my life to move.  My best friend lives near the Nolichucky River off Frank Stanton Rd.

Thats funny, I live just off the Nolichucky River. But he lives in Limestone. I'm 30minutes down river. Good smallmouth fishing.

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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I was lucky. Got to keep my NY salary in a relocation to TN.

Slowly working on moving south from NY. Right now the panhandle of FL and Nashville are in the lead.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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7 minutes ago, Jmikecpa said:


Slowly working on moving south from NY. Right now the panhandle of FL and Nashville are in the lead.


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i don’t care what direction i go - i just wanna get away from queens/long island. 

already have my winter spot down in Boca. working on moving out primary residence up into putnam county 

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i don’t care what direction i go - i just wanna get away from queens/long island. 

already have my winter spot down in Boca. working on moving out primary residence up into putnam county 

Have my place in Suffolk County and dumped my place up in the Catskills end of last year. Deciding now if we want to move the kids or just get set up for when they leave the nest.

 

 

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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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1 minute ago, Jmikecpa said:

Have my place in Suffolk County and dumped my place up in the Catskills end of last year. Deciding now if we want to move the kids or just get set up for when they leave the nest.

 

 

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catskills would be nice for a vacation home. putnam is juuuust close enough to live there full time. plus a dollar goes a long way up there 

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Most unique course I’ve ever played was Tobacco Road in NC. And I hated it.


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Driver:  :cleveland-small: Classics XL 10.5 - Miyazaki Tour Issue 6 S-flex

Fairway:srixon-small: f65 15* - Miyazaki Kaula Mizo 5 R-flex

Hybrid:Hogan: 18* - Proforce V2 Stff

Irons:Hogan: PTxPro 4-PW - UST Mamiya Recoil 780 F4

Wedges:Hogan: Equalizer 50 Recoil F4, 56 and 60 with KBS Tour 90 Stiff

Putter:  :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red Sightline - double-bend black steel 34"

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Palmer Course at La Cantera... Ridiculous number of blind tee shots....

Timberton in Hattiesburg. Same thing. Rinky-dink.


Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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10 hours ago, Jmikecpa said:


Slowly working on moving south from NY. Right now the panhandle of FL and Nashville are in the lead.


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I lived in right next to you in Babylon for about 10 years but grew up in Elmont. The traffic in Nashville is the same as Long Island. Nashville area is also pretty expensive.


Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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12 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I lived in right next to you in Babylon for about 10 years but grew up in Elmont. The traffic in Nashville is the same as Long Island. Nashville area is also pretty expensive.

i’m in Franklin Square. what’s up neighbor?!

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My wife and I played the  "Lost Farm' course at Barnboogle when we visited my daughter in Australia. It's 20 holes and two of the holes were marked A and B, as in 18A and 18B. My wife said as much as we were paying to play there, we"re playing all 20. Made sense to me as I really enjoyed this links course right on the Bass Strait. . 

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:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
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:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
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4 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

i’m in Franklin Square. what’s up neighbor?!

 That's funny, my brother lives in Franklin Square.

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Sub 70 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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