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  1. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Cant believe we haven't talked that much lately about the Kings game. No Trump meaning meant there Dave. Anyway, I was out in SDiego back in Sept '19 For the Kids Grad From MCRD SDIEGO. they had already started construction/improvements for the 2021 US Open. I'll post a few pics. When I was stationed out there, played the South about 30 times, North about 5. Shoulda played the North more cause it's about 5 shots easier. The South is brutal. And when they get done with their prep for Torrey in June, this Municipal course will a test for the best in golf. Its hairy, it's long, and then add in US Open specs. Will be fun to watch.
     
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    AJ, how many military courses did you play? My favorites that NAS Patient River in Maryland had a great course on the Chesapeake Bay. McGill AFB had a great course on Tampa Bay was a good one too. NAS Pensacola was a good one too. Many were ordinary but they had some really good ones too.
     
  4. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Camp Pendleton....gipper played with me!

    Awase Meadows Okinawa, Japan....where Lee Trevino cured his game.

    Cherry Point, NC

    Admiral Baker in SDiego

    29 Palms, CA...the Devils backyard

    Camp Lejeune, NC

    The old Navy Lodge 9 hole course by NTC SDiego....Doc's been there!

    Scott AFB, IL

    And a 9 hole course at an old Army Depot in Alton, Illinois

    My favorite was the Sea and Air course on North Island in the SDiego Bay. We called it the poor man's Pebble. The Warthog pilots used to bark their engines on purpose when they could see you lining up a putt on 17.
     
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  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    That 9 hole is still there even though NTC isn't.
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Base golf tournament was always at Admiral kid, chief who ran it always made sure there was cold beer in your cart and everybody won something even if it was a sleeve of balls.
     
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    Watched the Farmers this weekend. Torrey is the last course I walked 18 holes on. I enjoy the view from the third tee. That almost makes up for the gut wrenching chore of playing 11 and that bastard 12. Mary used to have a yearly meeting at the hotel there. Great opportunity for the little man.
     
  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    What do you think about the the Patrick Reed situation? PGA Tour said he did everything right, Faldo was not in agreement and seems like more than a few fellow tour players think he took advantage
     
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    Players are told, don't pick it up until after you talk to the rules official. Wonder why he didn't.
     
  10. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    He complains that McIlroy did the same thing but nobody seems concerned. It would seem that at the very least it was ill advised to pick up the ball before bringing his playing partners over and asking them. It just seems to further the reputation that he plays fast and loose with the rules.
     
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    Terry, I happened to be watching the tournament Saturday and Sunday. I love watching certain tournaments because of the surrounding scenery. My takeaway is that Reed sullied his reputation because of an earlier incident and compounded his problem with his most recent controversy. Everyone who commented on it, all of whom are respected voices, blasted him in so many words. It was clear to me that he's a persona non grata regardless of his ability and accomplishments. I don't know how or if he ever can rescue his reputation. I guess time will tell.
     
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    Yeah, I can't believe you would be allowed to pick your ball up to determine if it was embedded? Did Reed do it without anyone else witnessing it? I heard that McIlroy did the same thing.
     
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    Rory asked Sabatini about the ball and he signed off on Rory getting the drop with out inspecting the lie.

    Reed marked the ball and then picked it up, l think he then asked his playing partners and a Marshall if it bounced nobody saw it bounce and then he called a rules official. If he had left it in the mark and called the official over I don't think there would be any controversy. PGA Tour doesn't think he did anything wrong.

    It was reasonable for both players to conclude -- based on the fact that they did not see the ball land, but given the lie of the ball in soft course conditions -- that they proceed as the rule allows for a potential embedded ball," the Tour said in a statement. "They marked, lifted and assessed the situation to determine if the ball was embedded.
     
  14. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Bottom line is that fellow players respect Rory, not so much Reed.
     
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    What happens if you pick up your ball and then determine that it wasn't embedded?
     
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    Ask Reed, that's what he did.
     
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    That was a good explanation including the part where only Reed knows if his ball was embedded before he lifted it.
     
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    Yeah that would be why he should have called in his competitors and the officials to remove that doubt. Not the smart way to handle the situation but then this is not Reed's first questionable situation.
     
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    The foot wedge is the ultimate utility club. So many of these controversies can be avoided, egos salvaged and pace of play increased with proper usage. And you arrive at the 19th hole faster! This is how my playing friends and I roll.
     
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