NYT article on Sweetens Cove
Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:34 PM
Edited by cvhookem63, 16 August 2017 - 02:35 PM.
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Taylor Made M2 3 Hybrid
Taylor Made PSI 4 Iron - Approach Wedge
Titleist Vokey SM5 54* & 60*
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5
Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:53 PM
3W: Ping G400, Ping Tour shaft
Hybrid: Callaway XR 19 degree
Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 4-PW
Wedges: Vokey SM6 52, 56, 60
Putter: Bettinardi Queen Bee 8 is the most likely option
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07 Burner TP 17.5 // Devotion 04-85
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Kia Ma Maranello Carbon
Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:16 PM
I had heard about Sweeten's Cove via podcast and Golf Club Atlas and just new I had to make the relatively short drive from Atlanta and I am so glad we did. I wanted to take my 7 year old son on his first golf trip so I started with something that would be close but we could stay overnight. My brother also came along with us, just the 3 of us. Our 4th was watching over us as my dad just passed away about a month and half ago after a short 3 month battle with cancer.
This place was amazing! You show up at the course and immediately you can see this thing of beauty staring at you, and you can tell it's no frills and all about the golf and boy they do not disappoint. Especially if you appreciate good golf architecture.
Sweetens was incredible. I don't know the last time I've played a course as fun. The holes had me constantly thinking of how I wanted to play a shot. The green complexes are outstanding, you don't usually see greens that are so dynamic with that many fair places to put pins. I didn't find it too difficult to play, but it made you pay if you got overly aggressive and didn't pull off the shot. Number 5 for instance I hit driver all 4 times I played it. I drove it once and 3-putted, I hit one green side left to the short mown swale and I got up and down for birdie, I drove one long and left and lost it in the crap behind the green and made double, and I drove it right of the green and was blocked by a tree and made bogie...
The 9th hole was a lot of fun, pin was back left and that allowed you to use the slope and funnel everything back towards the hole. I was 2-3 inches from making an ace!
I thought the 2nd hole was terrific. I love the lone fairway pit bunker.
The 7th hole gave me the most trouble, I couldn't seem to figure out what to play off the tee, but it was still fun trying to figure it out.
I thought all of the holes were really well thought out. I should have mixed up the tees, we played the back tees the entire time but it would have probably created even more options mixing up the tees.
I had a blast, made a bunch of birdies, had a couple holes jump up and bite me,but all in all it was a great experience. I play to a 6-7 index and shot 77-78 in my two rounds so I definitely felt like it was very playable. I'll be making the 2 hour drive from Atlanta again that's for sure.
Big thanks to Patrick for his hospitality and promoting the play of juniors, our future of the game!
Make the trip and tell some friends!
Sometimes golf trips aren't just about the golf...
Creating our own Junior Tee box so he could drive over the bunkers!
3rd hole Par 5
Legendary club house! You better be coming for the golf!
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