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betarhoalphadelta

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« Reply #11270 on: January 17, 2022, 05:16:06 PM »
btw; is it me or why does it seem that every 'executive' golf course I've ever played is one of those where you feel like you need a helmet?  the routing is awful,  you're always on guard and there's constantly people from other holes playing from your fairway (or tee!) or you're doing the same to others.
Well, the defining feature of most exec courses is that they simply don't have enough available land to be "real" courses. If they had more land, they'd be full-length courses. So they're trying to get the most compact routing they can. 

Because they're so short, they don't tend to attract a lot of "expert" golfers. Rather, they attract all manner of hackers, duffers, and general novices. So not only is the routing compact, you have a TON of players that couldn't find their own fairway anyway. 

So compact routing + bad golfers = danger.

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« Reply #11271 on: January 17, 2022, 05:28:00 PM »
no question about it.   It also seems to bring in the pull cart crowd.   ... now I'm just being snobby.     I do love playing some of the purposefully designed par 3 courses.    There's one in the Black Hills which is spectacular, and I can think of a few beauties in WI and MI.

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« Reply #11272 on: January 17, 2022, 06:00:02 PM »
no question about it.  It also seems to bring in the pull cart crowd.  ... now I'm just being snobby.    I do love playing some of the purposefully designed par 3 courses.    There's one in the Black Hills which is spectacular, and I can think of a few beauties in WI and MI.
Hey, I resemble that remark!

Walking a course is the proper way to experience golf IMHO. Given that caddies are expensive [and not like you could find one] and that carrying ones own bag is a lot of work, pull-carts (or push-carts in my case) are a way for people who enjoy walking the course to continue to do so. 

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« Reply #11273 on: January 17, 2022, 07:15:01 PM »
When Erin Hills first opened (it wasn't ready, orignal owner was bleeding money and had to open) he offered pull carts for us calvary players, as there were no signs up, no forecaddies or caddies yet andhad to look at a hard copy satellite map of 9 pages to locate tee boxes with the tall fescue obscuring view otherwise.   Wo the pull carts we would have died.    Such a memorable round.    I love walking my rounds.  Easier to find your ball and frankly cart golf isn't any faster unless solo.  

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« Reply #11274 on: January 17, 2022, 07:51:40 PM »
Hey, I resemble that remark!

Walking a course is the proper way to experience golf IMHO. Given that caddies are expensive [and not like you could find one] and that carrying ones own bag is a lot of work, pull-carts (or push-carts in my case) are a way for people who enjoy walking the course to continue to do so.
When I was in college I worked at a golf course. Cashier, picking up range balls, cleaning clubs, washing carts, grunt work.

Anyway, the pro there at the time would tell young kids the way to properly play golf was to walk the course.  However, he got a cut of the cart revenue that came in so anytime someone showed up and wanted to walk he would get annoyed and sometimes be noticeably rude to them.

The irony of his dueling outlooks on walking  was always lost on him.  I’ve seen him talk about the virtues of walking and then cuss a walker “as a cheap motherf*****” within a span of 10 minutes.

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« Reply #11275 on: January 17, 2022, 08:37:12 PM »
Got the kids. I'm off (as they are), but my wife has to work. So I couldn't get out to play golf with my son.

I sent him off for his first solo round at the little exec course.

Seems a bit surreal, despite the fact that when I was his age (14) I was riding my bike 5 miles each way, starting before 6 AM, during the summers to get to the job at the golf course where I worked. And before that it was my bike to get me to my caddie job the previous summer.

Different times.
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« Reply #11276 on: January 17, 2022, 11:59:02 PM »
Caddyshack (1980) Filming Locations - The Movie District
That movie was made the year I was born.

Met a smokin hot blonde a year younger than me at Purdue named Lacy. Assume the name came from the film. Sadly, the story didn't get any more interesting than that :91:

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« Reply #11277 on: January 18, 2022, 12:33:31 AM »
Ya,well when she saw your blog Unapologetic Prick (or what ever) she concluded you weren't a rock of journalistic credibility. Now if you could play like TY and had checks for 35K laying around you might have had a puncher's chance
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« Reply #11278 on: January 18, 2022, 09:41:39 AM »
This is the current picture on the front page. I get scared when I see this picture. They look scary. One of them looks like she's ready to bite off a dick. I have bad dreams about this picture.

How do we make it go away?

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« Reply #11279 on: January 18, 2022, 10:06:41 AM »
you must be getting old, those girls wouldn't have scared me back in the 80s or 90s

I''d wade right in

but then, I'm Fearless
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« Reply #11280 on: January 18, 2022, 10:21:13 AM »
you must be getting old, those girls wouldn't have scared me back in the 80s or 90s

I''d wade right in

but then, I'm Fearless
BOO!

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« Reply #11281 on: January 18, 2022, 10:23:40 AM »
That movie was made the year I was born.

Met a smokin hot blonde a year younger than me at Purdue named Lacy. Assume the name came from the film. Sadly, the story didn't get any more interesting than that :91:
she didn't enjoy skinny skiing?
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« Reply #11282 on: January 18, 2022, 10:25:30 AM »
BOO!


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I'd prefer her as a brunette, but I'm not that picky
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« Reply #11283 on: January 18, 2022, 10:26:18 AM »
Desperados seldom are
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