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Wow! Golf photos worth a few minutes if you have time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 28, 2007.

  1. thanks for that, orville. pretty neat
     
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The Amish photo where they play with hickory shafts and gutta perchas was pretty cool. Reminds me of the course on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan where you can play with the older equipment.
     
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Not bad. Laughed at the Pebble Beach photo...notice there are five players on the green. As if the pace of play there isn't glacial already.
     
  4. Has anyone played on sand greens? How does that work?
     
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Playing in flip-flops?
     
  6. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    You hit your ball onto the green. There is a track already made on the green (where you can see the guy putting from). You pull a string from the cup to your ball, then swing that string around to the track and place your ball a similar distance from the hole. then you putt. it's pretty cool ... pretty common in the midwest where keeping the grass is kinda tough at times in the summer.
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Has anyone played Pebble Beach? It's on my dad's "Things to Do Before I Die" list, and I'd love to experience it with him.
     
  8. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Did a feature on playing sand greens in our coverage area once. Met a coach and his players at the course, where I got the chance to try it. Definitely a unique experience.
     
  9. Not Amish. It's a late 1880's period course The course is in southern West Virginia just near the Virginia border. It's a stone's throw from The Greenbrier and The Homestead. Lewis Keller, one of the men in the photo is the owner.
    It boasts being the first golf course in America. Don't know if that is true or not.
    It is not cheap. It costs about half the price of a round at the Greenbrier.

    http://www.oakhurstlinks.com/

    Start saving.
    Pebble Beach is one - if not the most expensive public courses in the nation to play. The last time I checked, I think a round was over $600. Golf Digest or someone often compiles a list of the most expensive. Pebble Beach and The Greenbrier (one of my favorites) are always high on the list.
    I've never heard anybody complain about either.
     
  10. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    A friend of mine, his company held their annual retreat at Greenbrier. He called me to say it was the best course he had ever played on and my buddy has played on some good ones.

    Loved the photos, especially the ones from Alaska! Thanks for sharing the link.
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The deal is, Pebble Beach doesn't take reservations more than 24 hours ahead of time unless you stay in one of their hotels (the cheapest is $550 a night). Green fees for hotel guests are $475 and include a cart.

    Two-night stay required. Therefore, if you want to plan ahead of time to play there, you're looking at dropping $1,500 for a round and two night's stay.
     
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