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Old 07-03-2019, 09:26 PM
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Doesn't matter how good they get they will never be as good as the courses that "those in the know" played up north, or on the CC they belonged to. Yet, they still play them here.
As I get older and don't hit the ball as far anymore, I much prefer the Villages courses to those up north. I have been getting my A$$ kicked up north lately, with the longer courses (the white tees up north are typically much longer than the Villages), deep rough, nasty hazards, inconsistent sand traps, very narrow fairways, uneven lies everywhere, poison ivy and ticks, etc..... The only thing I like more about the courses up north is that the grass on the fairways is not cut so short that there is almost nothing under the ball but dirt. However, a tight lie in the Villages, as opposed to up north, is much easier to hit since the soil underneath the ball is sand, which explodes and does not jar the wrists. Golfing at the Championship Courses in the the Villages is really very good for seniors.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:06 AM
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Bunkers are in sad shape at most of the courses. My pet peeve.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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I am happy with the courses. Only wish would be a little more grass on the collar around the green. That would take away putting from 10 yards for my opponents (lol)
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:08 AM
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I am happy with the courses. Only wish would be a little more grass on the collar around the green. That would take away putting from 10 yards for my opponents (lol)



Augusta National has no collars................hate to say, but I've putted from 20 feet off of their greens. Just close your eyes and pretend you are in Georgia.





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Old 07-04-2019, 07:30 AM
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Great to hear!
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:06 AM
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Augusta National has no collars................hate to say, but I've putted from 20 feet off of their greens. Just close your eyes and pretend you are in Georgia.
I putt from as far out as seems workable. I putt out of sand traps if there is no major lip. Played with a friend who decided to tease me by putting from 95 yards out. One of those fairways with very short or no grass. He put it on the green in birdie distance. He's rethinking his approach to the game.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:14 PM
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Bunkers are in sad shape at most of the courses. My pet peeve.
We have a rule, if the sand is caked or almost not there, we pick up the ball and rake the sand for a lie then place the ball.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:27 PM
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We have a rule, if the sand is caked or almost not there, we pick up the ball and rake the sand for a lie then place the ball.
Same here, especially with the rain we've been having. We always play lift, clean and place for the same reason.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:59 PM
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I am happy with the courses. Only wish would be a little more grass on the collar around the green. That would take away putting from 10 yards for my opponents (lol)
Just more grass for the people with the RA tags to pack down as they drive well within the 15' they are required to keep their carts away from the greens.
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we have been away for two months.
Played Churchill Saturday.....very obvious there is a change in condition....for the better.
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