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2 hours ago, Thin2win said:

There will be a live YouTube Stream of any Eagle Putts that @gavinski91attempts. We want to world to celebrate in his victories, and wallow in his defeats.

My game has matured and become less aggressive - I haven't had an eagle attempt in 9 months. We'll see if the big stick is behaving though - I'll do what the people want!

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4 Hybrid - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Mitsubishi MMT 80 S

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44 minutes ago, gavinski91 said:

My game has matured and become less aggressive - I haven't had an eagle attempt in 9 months. We'll see if the big stick is behaving though - I'll do what the people want!

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Hard to miss a fairway at Wine Valley; never done it.  But if you do... good luck!!

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4 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Hard to miss a fairway at Wine Valley; never done it.

Challenge accepted!

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Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
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12 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Hard to miss a fairway at Wine Valley; never done it.  But if you do... good luck!!

I've done it... 😔. All that cheet grass in my shoes the rest of the round. I give balls away when I go out now.

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On 3/3/2022 at 7:06 AM, Tiftaaft said:

Born and raised in Yakima WA.  I grew up a block away from Suntides GC. I may have to plan a trip to visit family in June!!   A lot of really good courses around the Yakima/Tri-Cities area!  

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On 5/19/2022 at 1:40 PM, Shankster said:

Can you all face time or zoom call me from wine valley?  Just kidding, but please take some pictures.  That is making my TOP 5 must play of 22/23.

Have you played much central/ eastern Washington golf? There are some great tracks.  Gamble Sands. Wine valley,  Palouse Ridge, Circling Raven,  Suncadia and Desert Canyon are the big names,  but a number of good fun courses.

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5 hours ago, Thin2win said:

Have you played much central/ eastern Washington golf? There are some great tracks.  Gamble Sands. Wine valley,  Palouse Ridge, Circling Raven,  Suncadia and Desert Canyon are the big names,  but a number of good fun courses.

Gamble Sands is top of the list for courses I want to play. 
Suncadia is incredibly beautiful though. This is the view from the 10th tee. 
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8 minutes ago, gavinski91 said:

Gamble Sands is top of the list for courses I want to play. 
Suncadia is incredibly beautiful though. This is the view from the 10th tee. 
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Here's a pic the 10th tee I took in 2014.

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And don't forget Bear Mountain Ranch!!!  But don't play on a windy day!!

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Bear Mountain is a conundrum for me.  It's has some of the best golf holes I've played,  and some of the absolute worst. But it does do views really well.

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1 hour ago, Thin2win said:

Bear Mountain is a conundrum for me.  It's has some of the best golf holes I've played,  and some of the absolute worst. But it does do views really well.

I totally agree, so it's not just you since we don't have similar games!!  😂

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

I totally agree, so it's not just you since we don't have similar games!!  😂

Having grown up 3 miles from it,  I think it is surprisingly well done. The course wasn't designed by any known golf designer,  it was laid out by the property owner who was trying to sell houses built around it.   holes,  #1, 5,8, 9, and 18 are just bad. Like,  bad.  But holes, #2,3,4,6,7,12,14,16 are all really great.  Very few average golf holes.

@Kenny BCourtney and Xander will come down for the round at Wine Valley.

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20 hours ago, Thin2win said:

Have you played much central/ eastern Washington golf? There are some great tracks.  Gamble Sands. Wine valley,  Palouse Ridge, Circling Raven,  Suncadia and Desert Canyon are the big names,  but a number of good fun courses.

Haven’t played any.  I played one course on Whidbey Island, but that was forever ago before i took golf seriously.

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My Air Force career gave me 3 years in Spokane, really loved the courses over on that side of the state. The Creek at Qualchan was my home course. Also a big fan of Circling Raven over near Coeur d'Alene.

The only one I'm familiar with near the tri cities is the TPC at Snoqualmie. Did a stay and play there and the course was fantastic.

Now that I'm an east coaster again, it's tougher to get over there.

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1 hour ago, GregB135 said:

My Air Force career gave me 3 years in Spokane, really loved the courses over on that side of the state. The Creek at Qualchan was my home course. Also a big fan of Circling Raven over near Coeur d'Alene.

The only one I'm familiar with near the tri cities is the TPC at Snoqualmie. Did a stay and play there and the course was fantastic.

Now that I'm an east coaster again, it's tougher to get over there.

My memories of Fairchild AFB was 3+ weeks of SERE school. Sleeping in a snow cave lined with fir tree boughs, mock POW camp, and near drownings in a non-heated swimming pool is grossly overrated. 😆

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On 5/26/2022 at 10:15 AM, GregB135 said:

My Air Force career gave me 3 years in Spokane, really loved the courses over on that side of the state. The Creek at Qualchan was my home course. Also a big fan of Circling Raven over near Coeur d'Alene.

The only one I'm familiar with near the tri cities is the TPC at Snoqualmie. Did a stay and play there and the course was fantastic.

Now that I'm an east coaster again, it's tougher to get over there.

Spokane city and county courses are nice and very reasonably priced.  My wife grew up there and started playing golf in 1964.  Spokane Country Club (now Kalispell G&CC) was her home course.  I love Circling Raven and we have played it every year of the PNW Spy Meet-Up.  

Only one problem... The Spokane courses are all closer to the TriCities than TPC Snoqualmie!!  😂

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On 5/18/2022 at 8:10 PM, Kenny B said:

It's getting down to crunch time to play with the stalwart PNW MGS crew in our annual outing.  I need to have commitments by the end of next week.  After that, the tee times that we don't use will be turned back to the courses.

Players committed so far for the outing June 23-26:

Kenny B and Martha  (all days)
@Thin2win    (all days)
@fixyurdivot  (all days)
@gavinski91  (June 23-25) and brother (June 23 only)

Again, the courses are:

June 23   Apple Tree GC in Yakima
June 24   Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick
June 25   Wine Valley GC in Walla Walla
June 26   Wildhorse GC in Pendleton OR

If I have missed anyone, or if someone wishes to play on any or all days, please let me know ASAP.

Anyone who has not committed to joining us in 3 weeks at the 2022 MGS PNW Meet-Up at any of the above locations must commit by the end of today!!!  Please let me know!!!

We still have room for more players, but tomorrow I will notify the courses of the final number of players and reserved tee times not used will be given back to the courses.

 

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4 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Anyone who has not committed to joining us in 3 weeks at the 2022 MGS PNW Meet-Up at any of the above locations must commit by the end of today!!!  Please let me know!!!

We still have room for more players, but tomorrow I will notify the courses of the final number of players and reserved tee times not used will be given back to the courses.

 

Wish I was able.  Will be spending the next 365 days looking forward to next year. Take dead aim!

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Yeah wish I could make it out there also ... those dates just don't quite work out this year... 
(..plus I went ahead and stoopitly injured myself so not even playing golf right now)

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Separately, and just as an fyi / academic exercise...
I've been tracking the (basic economy) airfare from NY to Seattle for about two months by getting fare alert emails from Google and then putting it into a spreadsheet ...

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Obviously the fare gets higher as the date of the flight gets closer, but - in this one specific case, anyway - the lowest fare within 80 days before the flight was available at 72 and 73 days prior; the highest fare so far was at 35 days prior - and it was more than DOUBLE the lowest fare!! Also, the biggest day-to-day price changes, so far, are a -$86 drop and a +$107 increase.

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On 6/1/2022 at 8:38 AM, GrumpyGolf said:

Wish I was able.  Will be spending the next 365 days looking forward to planning next years event in Boise. Take dead aim!

Fixed it for ya... no pressure 🤣.

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