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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

After a short lunch break, we moved by shuttle from Pacific Dunes over to Bandon Trails.  Although our caddy wanted to rejoin us, we decided to forfeit our advantage and go it alone.  It was a tough call as we both played well with Joe’s help and his advice certainly saved us strokes, but there [...]

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Day two was on us before we knew it and despite putting back a few crispy Stellas the night before (to drown the sting of a 91), we were hangover free and pumped to play 36!  Since we knew it would be a long day, we had a caddy reserved to give us some advice [...]

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Bandon Day 1 – Bandon Dunes

Before I get started:  I was informed that there were some users who registered but either didn’t receive confirmation emails or the emails were bounced to junk folders and deleted.  I tried to manually add all those users who I knew weren’t spambots.  If I missed any of you and you still follow this site, [...]

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I’m Back!

I’m back from my trip to Bandon, OR but I’m still in recovery mode. I’ll be posting up some thoughts on the trip tomorrow or the next day when I get my energy back. The two second summary is that the courses are simply spectacular and like nothing I’ve ever played before. We had every [...]

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For whatever reason, the growing call for change has become a chorus this week.  Apparently, no topics are out of bounds and we have heard the players weighing in on anchored putters, 460cc drivers, and the general effect of technology negating the skills of the pros at the highest levels. Here we go… ————————————————— First [...]

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If Ben Hogan was the most enigmatic golfer of all time, then his disciple John Schlee wasn’t far behind.  By all accounts a loner more interested in  astrology than women and booze, Schlee wrapped himself in a golfing bubble that never burst until he passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on his 61st birthday.  A Hoganite [...]

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When it comes to respecting the methods, ideals, and intentions of the architects of the Golden Age, you’d be hard pressed to find two greater champions than Geoff Shackelford and Gil Hanse.  In 2007, the Los Angeles Country Club retained Hanse to renovate and restore the course based on the 1920′s era redesign by “The [...]

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