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#1 MaddMaxx

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

I want to see Bubba Watson and if possible Dustin, Jordan, Jason, Justin's etc. But any of the top players and Bubba would do.
I also want to add a 2 or 3 day golf school to my trip.
I am thinking of taking in the RBC Heritage but anything closer to the East cost is preferable.
Any recommendations or warnings on the golf schools?
When are the fields announced for the 17-18 schedule?

Thanks


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

RBC Heritage gets a terrible field. I would say do the Players. East coast and probably the best field in golf outside the majors.
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

If your wanting to see a lot of top players the RBC would not be my tournament of choice. It's right after the Masters and most of the top players don't play. Not that you can't have a good time, but just be sure Bubba is actually playing.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

Not sure, but Id say Bubba doesnt play Heritage. No way for him to sling those slices through the pine trees there. Id be shocked if he plays there often, if ever.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

View PostMaddMaxx, on 07 November 2017 - 12:12 PM, said:

I want to see Bubba Watson and if possible Dustin, Jordan, Jason, Justin's etc. But any of the top players and Bubba would do.
I also want to add a 2 or 3 day golf school to my trip.
I am thinking of taking in the RBC Heritage but anything closer to the East cost is preferable.
Any recommendations or warnings on the golf schools?
When are the fields announced for the 17-18 schedule?

Thanks

To answer your question about fields, they are open  for entry until the Friday at 5pm before the following weeks event. You can of course get a general idea based on past history where and when bubba may play, but nothing is guaranteed.

Next week for example, Bubba is in the field, and you could get some time at the Sea Island performance center.... One of the best in the country.

Edited by OutBackHack, 12 November 2017 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:15 PM

Honda Classic would be a good one in Palm Beach Gardens, usually draws a good field. Plus PGA Village in Pt St Lucie has great package golf schools and a really cool practice facility. It is maybe 45 minutes to an hour away from Palm Beach Gardens

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:09 PM

The Players is one of the best events you can go to and deepest field in golf

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

I don't know how you get further east than Hilton Head.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:38 AM

View PostMatt J, on 12 November 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

I don't know how you get further east than Hilton Head.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

I don't like going to The PLAYERS.  It's a zoo out there and it's not a fun course to walk in May due to the heat and the routing of the course.  The parking lot is far away and it's enormous, making for a long walk back.  There is no seating for the driving range as well.  It basically has two things...the 17th hole and arguably the best field in any event.  

I would recommend giving Bay Hill a try.  Bubba is usually scheduled to play there since he lives nearby.  Rory has played there as well as Stenson, Fowler, Rose and Day.  They have nice bleacher seating at the driving range and you can drive to the course for parking on the practice rounds.  You can easily crossover most of the holes because of the better routing and you can sit at holes like the 4th tee where you can watch approach shots come in from #3, watch tee shots on #4 and then walk 30 yards to watch tee shots on #6.  

And there should be plenty of golf schools in the area or within a 2 hour drive.

I've been to 11 different venues and I think Bay Hill is the best overall fan experience.  Other events have stronger fields and even better courses, but for the fan walking around and getting closer access to the players Bay Hill is tough to beat.





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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

I'll second that
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Bay Hill is a great event, hopefully it will still be a draw even with Mr. Palmer's passing. 3 year exemptions more fedex cup points and serious bank should help. Although with more and more players moving to Jupiter from Orlando, and the WGC moving from Miami, it'll be interesting to see if fields keep coming back to a course that isn't a favorite among tour pros (at least ones I know a little bit, and tour officials) Chris Flynn and his staff have done a helluva job though getting that place in tournament shape it's one of the best manicured tournaments on the whole schedule in my opinion.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:05 AM

Sounds like Bay Hill is the place for a newbie.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:35 PM

People overlooking the golf school part of your question -- I'd like to hear more about that. I'm interested in a short school as well but wouldn't know where to start.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:54 AM

View PostWAxORxDCxSC, on 18 November 2017 - 08:35 PM, said:

People overlooking the golf school part of your question -- I'd like to hear more about that. I'm interested in a short school as well but wouldn't know where to start.

Orange County National, Grand Cypress, Reunion Resort, Championsgate all have excellent well known instruction and packages for instruction. Every club in the Orlando area will have a qualified instructor, whether or not they do a full golf school I do not know but those ones listed above will. The other place to check might be RitzCarlton and Shingle Creek.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

I have never been fit for clubs, had a lesson, or really worked on gapping my clubs. I did manage to get down to single digits many years ago so it s not like I am a beginner either.
Is there any recommendation for a place that  offers the above services and provide lessons as well?

Would it be better, less expensive, to separate the hardware from the lessons?

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

View PostMaddMaxx, on 20 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

I have never been fit for clubs, had a lesson, or really worked on gapping my clubs. I did manage to get down to single digits many years ago so it s not like I am a beginner either.
Is there any recommendation for a place that  offers the above services and provide lessons as well?

Would it be better, less expensive, to separate the hardware from the lessons?

Reunion does for sure I think championsgate does as well you'll have to check though. Reunion is home to the Annika Academy and one of the premier callaway fitting centers in the country. Grand Cypress used to be home to Taylormade MATT systems I am not sure about there anymore.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

View PostBNGL, on 20 November 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostMaddMaxx, on 20 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

I have never been fit for clubs, had a lesson, or really worked on gapping my clubs. I did manage to get down to single digits many years ago so it s not like I am a beginner either.
Is there any recommendation for a place that  offers the above services and provide lessons as well?

Would it be better, less expensive, to separate the hardware from the lessons?

Reunion does for sure I think championsgate does as well you'll have to check though. Reunion is home to the Annika Academy and one of the premier callaway fitting centers in the country. Grand Cypress used to be home to Taylormade MATT systems I am not sure about there anymore.

Annika Academy closed down a while ago.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

View Postiteachgolf, on 20 November 2017 - 01:33 PM, said:

View PostBNGL, on 20 November 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

View PostMaddMaxx, on 20 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

I have never been fit for clubs, had a lesson, or really worked on gapping my clubs. I did manage to get down to single digits many years ago so it s not like I am a beginner either.
Is there any recommendation for a place that  offers the above services and provide lessons as well?

Would it be better, less expensive, to separate the hardware from the lessons?

Reunion does for sure I think championsgate does as well you'll have to check though. Reunion is home to the Annika Academy and one of the premier callaway fitting centers in the country. Grand Cypress used to be home to Taylormade MATT systems I am not sure about there anymore.

Annika Academy closed down a while ago.

Damn that's unfortunate I enjoyed that place! Thanks for the bad news...lol

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