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Discussion in 'Health, Sports and Fitness' started by PACKER, Mar 4, 2016.

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    Taken this AM on my walk...one of the 3 courses is closed till Sept while new greens grow in...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I live an hour from pinehurst...lots of good courses here in NC... I had to practice or play every day to be able to compete with scratch golfers...they fall out of bed and make birdie..lol
     
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    Its verified and actually happening, Wynn Golf Course will close on December 17th.. I don't think it's out to the public yet..
    I will make it a point to get there before closing. Is been a good, fun ride. Thank you wynn CC..
     
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    I was considering playing Shadow for the first time on my December trip.
    However i am currently undergoing a swing change.
    Any opinions on if it would still be worthwhile?
     
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    Play it. Always worthwhile. I'm a pretty serious golfer but it isn't all about your score or how your swing is on any given day. Shadow is about the grounds, flowers, trees, locker room, driving range, service, food (great for what it is and where you are), making that turn into the driveway observing the beauty and finally the unbelievably manicured Fairways and greens. Take in every minute and take pics so you can remember. Dolphin graves, i don't know what to say about that. But yes OP go. Who cares how you play.
    Still 500 bucks by the way unless you get it comped. per pphold from last week.
    All of that being said, it's no pebble (different) but well worth the jaunt..
     
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    For you golfers, Sadly i was right. Wynn golf closing December 17. Adios rolling out of bed of stumbling on to the golf course..
     
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    Maybe he will build one across the street
     
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    Anybody taking any trips to play golf this summer?
     
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    I live in (and on) 54 hole private development so golf is usually not on my vacation schedule - I need to maximize slot time :)
     
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    I will be playing Cypress Ridge Friday. It’s a Peter Jacobson track on the central coast of California. Will probably play a little executive 12 hole par 3 at Monarch Dunes Saturday before heading home.
     
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    Give me a shout if ever in Raleigh area
     
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    Searched for this topic, glad to see this thread. Never golfed as a kid, and my first time on a course was a graduation gift from my boss in college. He had a lifetime membership to a course from when they went from a 9 hole course to an 18. That was kind of an interesting story. At the time annual dues were just over $200. They wanted capital to fund the expansion so they did a one time offering of lifetime membership for $6000. Only two people took them up on it. It was prorated for $300 per year for 20 years if you opted out. Anyway everyone said he was crazy, but he figured he could always golf. Less than 10 years later the annual dues were approaching $1000 and then everyone said he was genius to take advantage of the offer back then. I had fun so I ended up buying a set of clubs then and went regularly for a few years, then it sort of fell by the wayside.

    So in a couple of weeks my 30yr HS reunion is coming up, and there is going to be a golf outing. We had a lot of fun on the 10 year, I missed the 20 year, so I decided to pull the clubs out of the shed where they were sitting undisturbed for at least 5 years and check out the range. I went a few times and surprisingly I was hitting more consistently than I had previously. This is most likely a side effect of my recent weight loss, much smaller belly to try to swing around!

    I also decided to look at some new clubs. I was going to get a new complete starter set, and even went to the store to hit them a couple of times. When I asked about trade in value, in case I really enjoy it again and wanted to upgrade again, they said there basically is none on the starter sets. So I decided I was just going to go with a new driver and use my old clubs for a bit. The salesman then got out the clubs for sizing and with new technology irons, with the proper length shafts I was hitting the ball much farther and much more consistently (for me). So I ended up ordering a new set of Taylormade M4 combo irons, which is a 3 and 4 hybrid and 5-PW. Per their measurements I got 1.5in longer shafts on the irons and 3/4in longer on the hybrids, and the clubs heads are several degrees more vertical. I haven't heard from the salesman so they should be in next week. I also chose a M2 driver and when I hit that true it is easily 40 yards further than my old driver. 25 years of technology is a lot.

    I looked around and from what I can find the standard length of a 9iron should be from 35.5in to 36in. My current clubs were marked as longer shafts when I bought them but when I measured them the other day, the 9iron was just a touch over 35in. So I dont know if standard lengths have increased, but I wouldn't be surprised. I am really looking forward to getting clubs that are fit to me. I went to a different range last night that has actual grass you can hit off of. I was much less consistent than I was on the mats, but I did manage to hit several good shots and finished on a great shot.

    I am going out with some coworkers this afternoon for my first actual round in years. I am sure that I will be the worst of the group, but it is fine with me. I am not good, but I can hit every golf shot, my problem is that I cannot string them all together for very long. Hit a great drive then chili dip the approach, or dribble the drive up to the front tees then smash a 3 wood straight and long. But all it takes to make it an enjoyable round for me are a good hole or two, or even a few really good shots. In fact I am pretty sure that if I were to ever get very consistent then it would likely become less enjoyable because I would start to focus on the bad shots instead of the good ones.

    Anyhow, I am really excited about getting back out on the course, and hope to do so consistently again. As the saying goes, golf is like sex, you dont have to be good at it to enjoy it.
     
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