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The Masters

For Sale: (3) three children in their 40's and (1) one ex-wife.

Asking Price: one round at Augusta National (must include 250 golf balls)

What a beautiful place!
 
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Counter offer: I'll take the ex-wife for 50 golf balls. You keep the children.
 
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Baldwin, the time of year is exquisite to say the least. Weather will not have turned hot and everything will be in bloom. Gorgeous. I'll be in Augusta the week after for political convention.
 
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The hardest ticket to get in professional sports.
 
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Counter offer: I'll take the ex-wife for 50 golf balls. You keep the children.
No can do, all or nothing.

FYI: Remember the Griswold's Christmas turkey? Bingo.


Baldwin, the time of year is exquisite to say the least.
I'll bet it is. You should drop in while there and ask if you can play a round.
 
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Old 04-08-16, 09:39 AM
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I look forward to Augusta every year, beautiful course and great history. I like Pebble Beach also but it's not televised very often.
I wouldn't want to play either one though, just getting out of a trap would take me more strokes than the 4 round average. Sad to say.
 
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I have played Pebble Beach. Expensive,at the time it was over $300, and a very tough course, especially for me. To be honest I didn't find it all that enjoyable. It was bad enough getting my butt kicked by the course but the rangers were constantly roaming the course urging everyone to pick up the pace. At $600+ for the two of us I thought we should have been able to play a bit more leisurely.
 
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No can do, all or nothing.
It looks like they will be yours for awhile.
 
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Old 04-08-16, 05:57 PM
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I'll be in Augusta the week after for political convention.
Larry - Hope you are more successful this year than we have been in past political contests. Just saying.

Not to hijack the thread - It has been a good number of years since my last golf game. But we have a Dunes course here in Virginia that just ate me up last time I played it. Picture this, the fairways were similar to most greens, and the greens were even faster. And the rough.... lets just say that there is no rough. It went from fairway to a foot and a half thick weeds like a horse pasture. If you were not in the fairway, forget it. Probably not the best course to play on a windy day like I did. I think I lost money that day and had to by rounds at the 19th hole.
 
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I looked up the greens fees for Pebble Beach. Greens fees are now over $500.

In contrast - a pic of my wife at MCAS Kaneohe. Greens fees $16 the last time we played there 5 years ago. IMO the 14th is just as awesome as the 18th at PB.

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That sure was an interesting turn.

What a great way to make a living.
 
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MCAS Kaneohe
Awesome place and maybe a little know jewel! The military is slowly giving it up, but has some of the nicest property in the world.
 
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Military bases have some nice courses as a rule. They normally have plenty of land and little restrictions. Little Creek VA had a nice place, as did Langley AFB (2 courses). The last time I played was at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. I think it was only a 12 hole course with different tee's but it was a beautiful place. My first play was a best ball with my NATO comrades and I was a bit late so I met them at the green. I sank a 40 ft putt after watching their efforts. Only good strike all day.
 
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One of the best military courses no longer available - Subic Bay. Kadena AFB, Okinawa, also nice. CW, stopped over at Kaneohe several times going and coming to WESTPAC but never had time to play the course.

Was painful to watch Spieth on the back 9; his scorecard looked like one of mine.
 
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Speith is probably going to spend the whole day today cleaning the puke off his shoes. It might be a misperception on my part, but I thought there was some sour grapes during the jacket ceremony. I did not see Speith congratulate Willett.

Here's a link to top ranked military courses. IMO Eisenhower Blue in Colorado Springs is the best (of the ones I played) but also tough to get on at times. Got my butt kicked but the location made it worth it.
 
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... I thought there was some sour grapes during the jacket ceremony. I did not see Speith congratulate Willett.
I don't think so, I think he was in shock over what just happened. Did you notice when he was walking off the 18th he asked the cameraman, "please, no cameras in front"? I think he was using every bit of strength he had to keep from bawling like a baby. I can't think of anyone that has better manners than Spieth.

If you watch the jacket ceremony Willett first walks past him without looking at him than after shaking hands with that old coot he is behind him. I'd bet the farm he shook his hand off camera afterwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tzlqEdN9g

Not to brag but I told my dog that guy in white (starting the back 9) is gonna cause some serious heartburn because he was swinging so nice and I was right. Shooting -5 on the final round of the Masters is nothing to sneeze about.

CBS Sports Network is showing a re-play right now (12-5) if anyone cares to watch it.
 
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I didn't stick around to watch the jacket ceremony, but I would agree with that assessment anyway. He's probably walking around like a zombie today. Now he gets to look forward to all the commentators mentioning his name and Greg Norman in the same sentence every Masters for the rest of this life.
 
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The "old coot" is Billy Payne Augusta National Chairman and probably really, really rich.

When Speith bogeyed 10, I told my wife that he was choking and Willett is gonna' win.

I too remember the Norman 1996 meltdown at Augusta.
 
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I turned away from it to watch/do something else since I thought the outcome was pretty much a given. Came back 45 min later and he had dropped 6 shots in 3 holes....OMG what did I miss.

Even the first 2 bogeys wouldn't have hurt him that much, but a quad on a par 3?
 
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Into the water on 12. Elected to drop at a wedge distance (80 yds hitting 3) and put his next one in the water too. It was an ugly swing, something you could see on a muni course - not at the Masters. I think his divot was the size of a flounder.
 
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His tee shot in the water wasn't the kiss of death, it was that second one in the water and the third in the bunker.
 
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The "old coot" is Billy Payne Augusta National Chairman and probably really, really rich.
Ya think? I shouldn't have said 'old coot', he's only 4 years older than myself.

He is also a Chairman of Centennial Holding Company, an Atlanta-based real estate investment concern.


I think his divot was the size of a flounder.
I noticed that too and thought oh no.....ploop.

Oh well, a lot of good young players to keep us entertained for years to come.
 
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