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mrcaddie heads to Bethpage IRL

Sat, Jun 10 2017 12:11 PM by YancyCan. 42 replies.
  • fatdan United States
    3,237 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 12:07 PM

    Cool, congrats to you guys!

     

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  • bubbsboy United Kingdom
    6,696 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 12:57 PM

    WigerToods2010:

    An opportunity to hit an approach at the 15th pin is all I ask...  they can bury me thereafter (probably need to dig me out the sand 1st though). :-))

    Hope y'all had a grand time.

    *Jealous as*

     

    Jaaarny, are you sure we not brothers (you of course be the ugly one)....

    Below is a part thats copied from our web forum where we share a litlle bit WGT info...

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    Fav Course : Chambers Bay

    Fav Hole : 15th BPB.......but only if pin at front as love the 2nd to it. Or numerous at Chambers.

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    Glad you lot enjoyed it Caddie.

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  • WigerToods2010 United Kingdom
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    Fri, Apr 28 2017 3:04 PM

    bubbsboy:
    Jaaarny, are you sure we not brothers (you of course be the ugly one)....

    Hahaha!

    You're welcome to the pretty boy looks, wee man.

    Yours,

    LJ

     

    :)

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  • bubbsboy United Kingdom
    6,696 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 3:09 PM

    Long alright....i shared a shower with him in Dusselforf ;-)

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  • opyeuclid United States
    5,774 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 3:32 PM

    Mr Caddie .   If you do this next year I would like to maybe join you for the day .

    OPY 

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  • mrcaddie United States
    2,360 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 4:30 PM

    OK, here we go guys... with a quick backstory first-

    A couple of years ago a few members of the Deviations CC ( lvietri, fuzzygazz & beachedmulligan) were getting together to play IRL and they asked me to join them, which I did. We played at Casperkill Golf Club in upstate NY and we all got along great and had lots of fun.

    Last year we decided to do it again, but BM had moved away, so we invited my friend/co-worker eingmund to join us and this time we played at Great River Golf Club in Connecticut and once again we had a blast.

    We all wanted to get together again and this year we decided on Bethpage. We quickly realized that as much as we'd like to play the Black course, we didn't really feel like carrying our bags all over that course (as they don't allow golf carts) so we settled on the Red course ( for those of you that don't know, Bethpage is a New York State Public Park consisting of five courses- Black, Red, Blue, Yellow & Green) and the Red course is supposed to be the second most difficult course next to Black. Unfortunately Fuzzy wasn't able to join us this year so Lou (lvietri) asked his friend David to join us as he was just 20 mins from the course.

    So, we had an 11:08 tee time and we all had to be checked in one hour prior to our tee time or our reservation would be canceled. Lou made it there first and had breakfast in the clubhouse in this room-

    This picture doesn't do it justice, but it was pretty impressive. The halls of the clubhouse reminded me of something out of the movie "The Shining".

    Erik (eingmund) and I showed up next after getting lost in a funeral procession, but we made it. David showed up shortly thereafter and we checked in and then we all hit the driving range before we had to tee off.

    We then teed off about 20 mins early and all I can say is WE HAD A BLAST! There was a heavy fog as we teed off but it seemed to burn off at the turn and the sun came out. David played great golf and Lou was a close second. I hit my drives like there was no tomorrow but my short game failed me and unfortunately Erik was just having a bad day. David won the day!

    The whole place was incredible to look at and the fairways and greens were perfect, it was amazing!! I would definitely play there again with these guys!

    Here are a few pics of our day-

    Here is a shot from the clubhouse overlooking Black #1

    Here is a shot from behind the 18th green from the clubhouse looking out to the tee box. Off to the left is the Red course #1 and off to the right is the Black course #1.

    Here is a tribute to A.W. Tillinghast the original course designer and Rees Jones. A.W. Tillinghast originally designed the course and Rees Jones redesigned it to welcome the first US Open at a public golf course.

    and here we are

    (L to R) David, Lou, Erik & MC

    I'm exhausted, I'll fill you in on more details this weekend.

    MC

    PS- I'll be sending out a gift from the Bethpage pro shop to someone that responds to this post.

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  • opyeuclid United States
    5,774 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 5:08 PM

    Thank you Sir ,  I got my gift .  The gift of watching a friend from WGT land from over the years bring something back to the game .

    Merry Christmas .

    OPY 

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  • renniw52 United States
    5,358 Posts
    Fri, Apr 28 2017 7:54 PM

    MC you old bugger, that made my tail twitch. I would love to play a real round with you and just get to know each other. It would probably get my bag out of the sand after 65 years.

    Renni

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  • gonfission United States
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    Fri, Apr 28 2017 8:23 PM

    As always Wayne, a class act.

    Nice to see some realism in here for a change, great pics, better story

     

    Joe

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  • mrcaddie United States
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    Fri, Apr 28 2017 8:31 PM

    renniw52:
    I would love to play a real round with you and just get to know each other.

    Rich, I would love to play a round of golf with you irl. Maybe later this year when Lou, Fuzzy, Erik and I plan our next trip maybe you can join us and maybe we can add Opy as well.

    I'll keep you posted as to where we're planning on playing later this year and hope you can join us.

    MC

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