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Good for you man. Sounds awesome!
Played Peeble Beach, Torey Pines, Shinnicock Hills, the ocean course @ Kiawah Island, Princeville and Popui on Kauai, Medinah # 3 in Chicago, Oakmont Hazeltine and all the Pinehurst courses and Tobacco Road several times. Also have had 5 holes-in-one over the years. I'm just one lucky bastard!!
I'm no golfer and I really don't have any "great" moments while hacking up the course, but I do have a pretty memorable and kind of funny memory. I was golfing with my buddy and we hooked up with another two-some in order to speed things up. I actually had the honors at the tee box (I chipped in from the rough to save par) and got set to drive. I crushed it right into a tree about thirty or so yards away. It bounced once and I caught it with one hand right where I stood. After all four of us got a good laugh, I was allowed to take a mulligan and try that drive one more time!
My greatest golf experience hasn't happened yet. I am going to bandon dunes this year with a group of 8 or 9 drunks. If you have never heard of these courses check them out. The flight to Oregon actually is almost the same as going to Ireland.
I have to say one of the funniest and best experiences was playing Sawgrass. We were playing a scramble for a company that I working for at the time. The VP of sales was in my cart and all day long he was talking about my butt puckering when we got to #17. We had just birdied #16 and then I proceeded to put eight straight shots in a row in the water at #17. People were tossing me balls and laughing.
Then we went to #18 which if you have played there is a bitch of a hole. Our group birdied the hole using all 3 of my shots including the chip in from the fringe. That to this day sums up my ability to golf.
I have been extremely fortunate to have played Torrey Pines, Doral (Blue Monster), Oakmont, TPC in Las Colinas, Pinehurst #2 and #8, The Colonial, TPC Scottsdale, Harbor Town and Prairie Dunes. This year I am hoping to scratch off the Congressional and Merion.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
I agree with this. My only change would be to replace Scotland with Ireland. Although I guess Scotland would make more sense especially since my bucket list trip would be to St Andrews for the Open...might as well play two or three times while over there ...so that completes the trip.
As to the OP....this week's Honda Classic reminds of me of playing and winning the Pro-Am (or sharing the trophy) when the tourney was in Ft Lauderdale at the TPC Club there. Really a great time. Great golf, steaks, cigars....was a good week. Damn, that seems like a long time ago now!
I dont have to many cool golf stories, so id have to say playing with my dad and grandpa and hitting balls with my grandpa in his backyard when i was younger. Im a somewhat new serious golfer so i havn't really done the whole golf trip thing but im looking forward to that. I will never forget playing with my dad and grandpa because my grandfather got sick and passed shortly after that. Ill always be thankful i got to experince that.
Man, I gotta disagree with TJM on this one. Maybe because I live in SD and get to play Torrey all of the time. Pebble >>> Torrey. So much nostalgia at Pebble and the course is kept in much better shape.
If you come to SD Bebucks, check out Maderas in Poway. My favorite in SD. It's a Troon run course meaning you can eat off of the fairways.
I did a Scotland trip 3 years ago with 8 guys right before we started having kids. Played 11 rounds in 7 days. Unbelievable time. Old Course twice (drilled the hotel of course and lipped out birdie on 18 twice since I was above the hole). New Course. Muirfield. Kingsbarns. Carnoustie twice in the same day with 60 minute break which the caddies said they never saw before. Legs and back were in so much pain.
Euro 2008 was going on so every night we bet on soccer and ate at the pub. I rolled 20 pounds up to about 400 pounds during the week - couldn't lose. So, I bet all of it in St. Andrews on Germany to beat Turkey by 2-1.....at 12-1 odds. I am sticking with my story that I have 20 pounds on it to my buddies until Germany goes up 2-1 around half time. Of course, when I should everyone the Ladbrokes ticket, they understand why I was going nuts the whole game....especially with the pound at 2.10 dollars. Lehmann let in an easy goal in the 89th minute and I lost.
But, I will always miss playing Sunday mornings at the crack of dawn with my dad, grandpa, and their 2 buddies starting when I was 5. I hit a few, putt and chipped on all the holes. Now, my grandpa and his buddies have passed, but am looking forward to playing in a few weeks with my dad and his two new hips again. Hopefully, my 2 boys will be able to join us soon.
My other favorite was playing the Golf Club at New Albany with my dad and grandpa. The course pro stopped us after 18 to ask my grandpa how old I was. He said 13 and the guy said I really wasn't allowed to play because I was too young and would slow play (for the 8 foursome that play a day there). Grandpa quietly says, "Kid shot 82 from the back tees". "Come any time son". Best round I have ever played. Scored better, but I was lights out that day.
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We flew out to Dublin to and played the European Club. The course itself is one of the best in the world. We had a gps and found this out of the way pubs in the middle of the woods where I believe no American has ever set foot in. After mass quantities of Guinness and food we punched in golf courses nearby and proceeded to play another 18. It usually took us to courses you don't hear about and cannot find in magazines or travel packages. The courses were amazing. We did the same schedule for a week.
I have played Pebble, Spyglass and some great courses in Hawaii but this trip to Ireland tops the last as the perfect "guys" golf trip.
Either making my high school team my senior year (after coming up short the previous two years) or making a hole-in-one back in 04. Beavercreek Golf Course, hole no. 6, 196 from the tips, I hit a 5 iron. I honestly caught it a little thin but it was right at it the whole way. Landed about 10-12 ft short and rolled in like a putt.
Best tourney I've watched... I still remember the 97 Masters, so it ranks up there, but I'd probably go with Tigers last major win at Torrey Pines against Rocco. His British Open wins at St. Andrews were impressive as well.
Been to the Memorial a few times as well... I'd love to play that course just once! It would be cool to see Tiger win there this year.
The CHASE is on...
Isn't Shadow Creek just wild? You're in the middle of the desert, and it looks and feels like your playing back east.... It's crazy!
Played Pebble Beach and Cypress Point in back to back days in the early 80's.Still remember it like it's yesterday. Most unbelievable scenery I've ever seen.
2 years ago in our league championship, 4th hole par 3 and a bunker on left right and front, I hit the ball and it's headed for the right bunker but hits off the rake, rolls across the green and drops in for a hole in one. Our league had a $1000,00 pot the golf course put up for the first hole in one, I won it and me and my partner won the championship for another $1000.00 to split.
WWW.WTSAC.ORG Woody & Tony's Strokes Against Cancer.
Played with Jerry Rice.
crazy, no doubt... some of the holes have those tall grasses like something you would see in coastal carolina, and other holes have these towering pines, very mountain west.... all in the middle of the desert....
our caddy had worked at Pebble for several years before coming to Shadow... he thought Shadow was better
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
-- Dean Wormer
once again, never played Pebble or anything like that, but I always think of this 9-hole dogpatch my dad took me to for my first time; Donnybrook (in Hubbard) maybe someone recognizes.
I put the place down for years growing up. Now dad's been gone for 5 years and I want to go play there all the time!
Just checking bucknuts from Scottsdale on a gold trip and just got done with round at troon north. Now not my beat golf experience but just wanted to let you know it's a hell of a course. Golf and bucknuts nothing better
I grew up and worked less than 15 minutes from Donnybrook. I used to work at Yankee run and now work at a golf course in Plymouth, ma.
Yankee = very nice, and tough! You score there, you can score anywhere.
Ouch! I assumed that you at least made par. Now I feel bad for putting you on the spot!
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