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ARIZONA GOLF IN THE SUMMER - The Best Time?

DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 48,042
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  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,393
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    Did it as a kid in SE WA, and later in Palm Springs and PHX. Eschewing golf etiquette, could get in 18 in a little over 2 hours, since sane people don't go outside in that kind of heat. At my advanced age, wouldn't do it now, but it always beat the shit out of 6+ hour rounds in a NW summer, for me...
  • chuckchuck Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 7,735
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    My brother and a friend walked two rounds last year when it was 120* out here. I told them to fuck off. I wouldn't go out there in a cart in that shit, much less walk it.
  • chuckchuck Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 7,735
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    I'm playing with a friend at a cheap muni in Longview tomorrow morning (mint valley). Our fourth dropped out. If anyone is nearby and interested in filling the spot I'd be up for a meet.
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 48,042
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    I've been to Top Golf when it was 114 degrees. Not quite the same thing I know
  • Bob_CBob_C Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 4,755
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    Cart girl circuit is way worse in the summer.
  • TheHBTheHB Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 1,990
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    I played nine at Lynnwood once when it was 78 and partly cloudy.
    DerekJohnson
  • Fire_Marshall_BillFire_Marshall_Bill Member Posts: 19,150
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    It gets light about 5:45. If you started at 6, it wouldn't be too bad until 9.
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  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 48,042
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    chuck said:

    I'm playing with a friend at a cheap muni in Longview tomorrow morning (mint valley). Our fourth dropped out. If anyone is nearby and interested in filling the spot I'd be up for a meet.

    In my late teens and early twenties I played Mint Valley many times. Fond memories.
    chuck
  • chuckchuck Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 7,735
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    chuck said:

    I'm playing with a friend at a cheap muni in Longview tomorrow morning (mint valley). Our fourth dropped out. If anyone is nearby and interested in filling the spot I'd be up for a meet.

    In my late teens and early twenties I played Mint Valley many times. Fond memories.
    A friend of mine just moved up that way and likes it quite a bit. He thinks it's nicer than our home course here, which is decent but charges quite a bit more. It's pretty damn low priced and I wouldn't normally be looking to drive 2+ hours for a low end course, but he's been emphatic that it's worth it. He's getting a membership.
    DerekJohnson
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 48,042
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    chuck said:

    chuck said:

    I'm playing with a friend at a cheap muni in Longview tomorrow morning (mint valley). Our fourth dropped out. If anyone is nearby and interested in filling the spot I'd be up for a meet.

    In my late teens and early twenties I played Mint Valley many times. Fond memories.
    A friend of mine just moved up that way and likes it quite a bit. He thinks it's nicer than our home course here, which is decent but charges quite a bit more. It's pretty damn low priced and I wouldn't normally be looking to drive 2+ hours for a low end course, but he's been emphatic that it's worth it. He's getting a membership.
    I also loved the now-defunct Golfgreen Golf Center in Longview. A par 3 course that holds a special place for me and I mourn its passing. It was blue collar all the way. On the very first tee, along the left-side chainlink fence was a paper mill. On the far other side of the course was a used car lot. The #8 was a 29-yard hole. Once upon a time, my late sister hit a hole-in-one with a putter, while I simultaneously double bogeyed.

    #9 was 180 yards back to the clubhouse. For some reason I always hit majestic drives off that tee. I always felt great.

    In my mid-teens, my grandma would drop me off there at 8am and pick me up at 5pm. I kept playing round after round at $3 a pop.

    @WhiskeyDawg and I discussed that course about ten years ago.

    These days, it is covered over by a church parking lot.
    chuck
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