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1 Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:44 pm

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We're on the cusp of starting golf season again in Manitoba, after a very short 4 month break. It's hard to believe that we golfed as late at the last week in November and we're starting up again, likely near the end of March. The more days to golf, the merrier!

Of course, the 2010 Masters begins Thursday, April 8, about three weeks from now. I'm predicting record viewership, particularly if a certain somebody is in the lead!


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2 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:46 pm

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How much snow do you have left on the ground?

3 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:03 pm

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4 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:23 pm

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Triniman wrote:
Of course, the 2010 Masters begins Thursday, April 8, about three weeks from now. I'm predicting record viewership, particularly if a certain somebody is in the lead!

I hope a certain someone misses the cut and the people ride him like a wild pony out of the old west (Hard)

5 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:54 pm

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Friends of ours have a tee time tomorrow at Kingswood in La Salle. Too bad hubby can't make it, our grand daughter's first birthday party is tomorrow afternoon.


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6 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:56 pm

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holly golightly wrote:Friends of ours have a tee time tomorrow at Kingswood in La Salle. Too bad hubby can't make it, our grand daughter's first birthday party is tomorrow afternoon.

Please tell us what kind of condition the course is in if you find out.
(Snow on course, wet, etc.)
I am also anxious to go out.
Thanks.

7 Re: Golf season begins again! on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:40 pm

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Cold and windy

8 Re: Golf season begins again! on Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:42 am

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Outsider wrote:
holly golightly wrote:Friends of ours have a tee time tomorrow at Kingswood in La Salle. Too bad hubby can't make it, our grand daughter's first birthday party is tomorrow afternoon.

Please tell us what kind of condition the course is in if you find out.
(Snow on course, wet, etc.)
I am also anxious to go out.
Thanks.

Coincidentally, #1 son played at Kingswood on Sunday. Says the course is not bad, dry, greens not bad (not green yet) only a couple in rough shape. He was supposed to start work (at a golf course) for Thursday, but that might be on hold for a week.

9 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:09 pm

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So far, I've played Blumberg, Tuxedo,Transcona and yesterday, River Oaks. All are playable. The greens will get better, of course.

I'm off to my best start ever, score-wise.

I also bought sleeves of some new balls:
TaylorMade Penta. This is their 5-layer ball. Haven't hit it yet.

Bridgestone 330-RX. Haven't hit it. It's meant for people with slower swing speeds than most pros.

Srixon Z-Star X Yellow. This is a bright yellow ball. Haven't hit it.

Callaway Tour i(z.) Fantastic ball. I was first blown away by Callaway's Tour iX ball, but they've discontinued it and this is one of the two replacements. Great distance and feel when you hit it. Apparently, Phil Mickelson plays this ball. It doesn't feel as firm as one of my favorite balls, the Titleist Pro V1x, but the feel is very appealing.

Nike Crush. At just over a buck a ball, these are about 1/4 the price of the other balls, but they are supposed to be lower-spinning and thus straighter than a typical pro ball. For an average player, these would more than suffice. I wouldn't buy them again as I prefer balls that have better feel to them.









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10 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:41 am

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Triniman, I see that you are very particular when it comes to your balls.

11 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:45 am

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One must be very careful as unpredictable cold weather has an effect on one's balls.


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12 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:47 am

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So what would be the best way to keep one's balls warm in cooler temperatures in order to achieve peak performance.

13 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:57 am

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Hubby and I went to Mars Sandhills yesterday. Course is in great shape for April, greens are running quite fast. Had a great day. Each year I set one specific goal to reach by the end of the season and now I have to maintain that goal because I reached it on the very first round. He has played at Blumberg, Kildonan (twilight during the week only), Cottonwood so far this year and all have been in decent shape. Kildonan this weekend was absolutley ridiculously backed up...that is why we never go there on the weekend unless he is in a cash tournament.


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14 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:06 am

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Is your green running? Better go catch it. Ba dom bom. I'm here all week. Try the veal.

I like your signature hg: "Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs". Am I on your list?


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15 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:23 am

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My list changes from day to day GOM so today you have not yet made it but keep it up ...
There are only two people from this forum on my permanent list of "slinkies" and I think that either one of them or both would be on most people's "slinkie" list.


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16 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:01 pm

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Freeman wrote:So what would be the best way to keep one's balls warm in cooler temperatures in order to achieve peak performance.

apparently kissing them works


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17 Re: Golf season begins again! on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:19 pm

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holly golightly wrote:Hubby and I went to Mars Sandhills yesterday. Course is in great shape for April, greens are running quite fast. Had a great day. Each year I set one specific goal to reach by the end of the season and now I have to maintain that goal because I reached it on the very first round. He has played at Blumberg, Kildonan (twilight during the week only), Cottonwood so far this year and all have been in decent shape. Kildonan this weekend was absolutley ridiculously backed up...that is why we never go there on the weekend unless he is in a cash tournament.

I played three rounds at Mars Sandhills, last year. Teriffic course. Cottonwood is a place I may play once every five years as it isn't one of my favorites. Played Kildonan for the first time last year. It's very similar to Windsor Park. I hope to play it once this year.


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18 Re: Golf season begins again! on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:12 pm

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As soon as I saw this thread title, I thought it was a thread about the Toronto Maple Leafs.

19 Re: Golf season begins again! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:32 am

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Heading out for three rounds today!


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20 Re: Golf season begins again! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:51 am

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The weather is nice for that. Three rounds in one day? Using a golf cart?


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21 Re: Golf season begins again! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:52 am

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why is this thread in the sports section?


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22 Re: Golf season begins again! on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:55 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:The weather is nice for that. Three rounds in one day? Using a golf cart?

Yes, two power carts for my foursome.

We teed off around 7:50 am, played 27 holes before breaking for lunch, then 27 more holes. Finished around 6:30 pm.

Cost was 37.50 for moi and around $32 for the other guys in my group as they qualified as seniors.

The course was mostly quiet. We never waited on people ahead of us and no one waited on us.

La Verendrye golf course is an hour away which may discourage Winnipeg golfers, but to golf nuts like us, it's an easy, worthwhile drive.


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23 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:21 am

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An hour's drive...meh...just long enough to warm up your balls. Wink

24 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sun May 02, 2010 8:39 am

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“I had a lot of issues out there trying to figure out where my balls were going to go.” — Tiger Woods, after a bad opening round at Quail Hollow on Thursday. Winnipeg Sun


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25 Re: Golf season begins again! on Sun May 02, 2010 8:41 am

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