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Old 10-20-2018, 10:49 AM   #1641
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Corica South is a Gem!

Played Corica South for the second time this week. It’s in Alameda, CA & has been open for < a year after the recent renovation. Wow, I love this course! Just wish I didn’t have to drive an hour through Bay Area traffic to get there. But, still worth it. There’s serious talk of them hosting a 2019 PGA event. Steph Curry plays there a lot & is promoting having an event there so, I think the PGA is trying to find a way to use his popularity & get it done. I can tell you they won’t have to speed up the greens any; they were 11.5 when we played this week; they’re always that fast. But, honestly, I love those greens because they’re very true. They had some pace of play problems when they first opened but, that seems to be fixed now; one of my golfing buddies is a Marshall there, and says they’ve been focusing on that.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:26 AM   #1642
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I have decided to move up to forward tees. Due to a combination of factors, it's clear that my distance has dropped. I don't enjoy hitting driver off the tee, then 3 wood from the fairway, and still end up 50 yards short on some of the holes I play.

Recently I played "combo tees" at my course, which move the tees to the senior tees on the longer holes. Much more fun. Then I played a short course, and enjoyed hitting a wedge on nearly every hole, occasionally a mid-iron.
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Played Corica South for the second time this week. Itís in Alameda, CA & has been open for < a year after the recent renovation. Wow, I love this course! Just wish I didnít have to drive an hour through Bay Area traffic to get there. But, still worth it. Thereís serious talk of them hosting a 2019 PGA event. Steph Curry plays there a lot & is promoting having an event there so, I think the PGA is trying to find a way to use his popularity & get it done. I can tell you they wonít have to speed up the greens any; they were 11.5 when we played this week; theyíre always that fast. But, honestly, I love those greens because theyíre very true. They had some pace of play problems when they first opened but, that seems to be fixed now; one of my golfing buddies is a Marshall there, and says theyíve been focusing on that.
I played there in August. I really liked the course and the greens were the best I've played all year. Fast and true!!! My only issue is the price. It was $55 walking and $70 riding for weekday NCGA members. My back has been bothering me since May so I had to ride. It's relatively high priced compared to golfmoose specials and weekday senior rates at others courses.
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I played there in August. I really liked the course and the greens were the best I've played all year. Fast and true!!! My only issue is the price. It was $55 walking and $70 riding for weekday NCGA members. My back has been bothering me since May so I had to ride. It's relatively high priced compared to golfmoose specials and weekday senior rates at others courses.
I know; if youíre not an Alameda resident itís a bit pricey. I got a good rate both times I played; pays to know the right people.

Iím glad you also like the greens; best Iíve played this year too.
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Yeah, for sure. Switching my playing partners and time to a later morning tee time as well. Looking forward to the changes
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Golf season is winding down here and the last few weeks have been miserable weather. I finally got out on Thursday and the course was already prepping for winter and all the tees were moved forward shortening holes by up to 100 yards in some cases.

While I'm not yet ready to move to the forward tees, it was nice to play a round where I had a wedge into most of the par 4's.
Yeah, the first time I played the forward tees was with my BIL on a wet day. He's a four years older, and the starter suggested the tees. I have to admit I enjoyed it. All's well no matter what
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So, who's going to pay $20 to watch the Tiger/Phil match? Not me! Phil is becoming quite the huckster as he gets older, seen him in a promo pushing some new ED supplement, even got his wife involved. Very strange for someone making ~$50M/year.
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Thatís a beautiful course & you should score well. Hopefully, you wonít have any pace of play problems, which can be an issue there. Enjoy!

Iíll be near there next week, playing Pacific Grove (the poor manís Pebble Beach) on Monterey Bay. Staying walking distance from the course & looking forward to it.
Had a great time playing Pacific Grove; highly recommended for a short multi-round trip. The front 9 is OK but, nothing special. The back 9, however, is spectacular; winding thru the natural dunes with beautiful ocean views from every hole. And, although I didnít have a lot of exploring time, Pacific Grove the town is quite charming.
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I’ve never done PPV for any event, and if I did it wouldn’t be to watch Tiger v Phil.
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I played today at my club here in Texas. I eagled the 2nd hole and birdied the 3rd and was 3 under after 3 holes. I should have quit then. I ended up shooting 80 with 6 three putts. Could have been a career round but that darn putter let me down.
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I played today at my club here in Texas. I eagled the 2nd hole and birdied the 3rd and was 3 under after 3 holes. I should have quit then. I ended up shooting 80 with 6 three putts. Could have been a career round but that darn putter let me down.
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So, who's going to pay $20 to watch the Tiger/Phil match? Not me! Phil is becoming quite the huckster as he gets older, seen him in a promo pushing some new ED supplement, even got his wife involved. Very strange for someone making ~$50M/year.
How many times have we've heard the PGA tour talk about 'Growing the Game'? How is this going to help grow the game when its a ppv? Not only that, the gallery will be made up of a private list of invitees. Joe Blow can't buy a ticket and take his son to it.

But as they say.....they are independent contractors and can certainly do whatever they want. I have no desire to pad their bank acct.
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Abunch of cow-orkers pitched in to watch Tyson/Spinks. Lasted about 90 sec. But we continued to party!
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Abunch of cow-orkers pitched in to watch Tyson/Spinks. Lasted about 90 sec. But we continued to party!
Thatís the Ďticketí ! Find nine likeminded golf fan friends & pay $2 each. Iíd pay $2 to watch Tiger & Phil. Hell, the trash talking is worth that.
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Wow really?! I had no idea this was a pay-for-view. I was considering not watching it even if it was free. What is this - the loser's bracket for the Ryder Cup

I saw both Tiger and Phil many times over the years up close. I was a fan of both, but lost respect for them. Tiger more than Phil.
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Not $20 to attend the event live, but $20 pay per view on TV? Seriously? Hutzpa.
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While I really like Phil, IMO his best days are in the rear view mirror. I predict that Tiger will clean his clock.... but on any given day... who knows. Not paying $20 to watch it.
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I know most folks here have said theyíd NOT pay $20 to watch the match and, neither would I. But, I would consider getting together with 10+/- other golfers to watch it & pay my $2 portion. I think that would be fun.

Hmmm...now I just need to find a golf buddy dumb enough to ďhostĒ this get together.
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I was actually thinking of that too.
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