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#31 BigLeftyinAZ

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

View Postj0npeterson, on Nov 1 2008, 11:56 PM, said:

Amazing.

You're very lucky! Enjoy it man!

After watching the build -- do you think it was something you would've been able to do yourself?

Maybe a much smaller one,but I doubt it.Doesnt look like something , I'd recommend to do with no experience.


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#32 BigLeftyinAZ

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

View PostQWKDTSN, on Nov 2 2008, 03:56 PM, said:

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 1 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

View Postepixep, on Nov 1 2008, 09:34 AM, said:

First off, very impressive!

But no bunker :(

I've thought about it,But didnt want the maintenance of sweeping the sand off the green all the time.Plus,I dont need to practice that shot.


I guess playing in the desert you don't need much practice hitting out of sand!

There is a major difference between the desert and bunker sand.  :partytime2:

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:49 PM

"There is a major difference between the desert and bunker sand."

I concur...take a few rocks out of your garden...throw it on your concrete driveway...drop a ball in the middle of it all and hit it...=Desert golf...a whole new level of "hardpan"

I think us Az people should lobby the USGA to allow 15 clubs....14 good ones and a "desert" club

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:33 AM

I just think the fairways and rough should be just as wide as you would find on a normal course

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 2 2008, 07:56 PM, said:

View PostQWKDTSN, on Nov 2 2008, 03:56 PM, said:

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 1 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

View Postepixep, on Nov 1 2008, 09:34 AM, said:

First off, very impressive!

But no bunker :(

I've thought about it,But didnt want the maintenance of sweeping the sand off the green all the time.Plus,I dont need to practice that shot.


I guess playing in the desert you don't need much practice hitting out of sand!

There is a major difference between the desert and bunker sand.  :partytime2:

A lot of courses (TPC Champions comes to mind) in Scottsdale have bunker sand that is about 1/4 of an inch deep, then hard clay. Not a fan of some courses because of it.


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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

freakin awesome

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:26 PM

View Postepixep, on Nov 11 2008, 03:58 PM, said:

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 2 2008, 07:56 PM, said:

View PostQWKDTSN, on Nov 2 2008, 03:56 PM, said:

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 1 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

View Postepixep, on Nov 1 2008, 09:34 AM, said:

First off, very impressive!

But no bunker :(

I've thought about it,But didnt want the maintenance of sweeping the sand off the green all the time.Plus,I dont need to practice that shot.


I guess playing in the desert you don't need much practice hitting out of sand!

There is a major difference between the desert and bunker sand.  :partytime2:

A lot of courses (TPC Champions comes to mind) in Scottsdale have bunker sand that is about 1/4 of an inch deep, then hard clay. Not a fan of some courses because of it.

Atleast they have sand. The few courses,ive played since my move-I wouldnt call sand.Its more like hard packed dirt with a ton of rocks to pebbles.Its disgusting

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:43 AM

That's pretty sweet, though the little flags would go in the trash if it was my setup.  I hate those things, and always take them out when I practice.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:06 AM

Greg,

Your green is perfect.  Great speed, the lines roll true and consistant.  The sand fill would make it check more realistic on pitch shots, but you can't get everything you want when you are doing a synthetic green.

In case you guys can't tell, Greg has one portion on the opposite side of the green that has synthetic grass that is about 1 1/2" long that will allow for a tee to be placed in it.  Greg put a tee in the ground and I was blasting drivers over his wall into the desert.  It was actually quite cool.  It is also pretty sweet when it comes to hitting full irons with resistance that is as close to a real fairway as you can get.  

It is an awesome setup to say the least and I am truly envious.  I got to spend a few hours on putting on it a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:30 PM

Jim, It was a blast to have you over.Anytime you are out this way,you will always be welcomed.


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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:36 PM

Dude...What do you do for a living and how do I do it?  That is SWEET!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:27 PM

Wow thats the best Ive seen don. Congrats man.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

You, my man, are one lucky dog. Sweet setup and great view. Your wife has to be pretty friggin' awesome to let you build your dream backyard. I nominate her for the golfwrx.com wife of the year award... :clapping:

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

Thanks guys, Going overboard with the yard was her idea.I just said if we are spending this much money on the makeover,we could atleast have a putting green in there.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

Putting green looks amazing! Puts my DIY job to shame.

http://www.golfwrx.c...;hl=Cherry hill


How much did the whole putting green/tee area cost you?

I also agree with the chipping thing though, although I threw a thicker layer of sand between the turf and the crushed stone to get shots to stop better.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:11 AM

View Postitalianstallion, on Dec 8 2008, 08:39 PM, said:

Putting green looks amazing! Puts my DIY job to shame.

http://www.golfwrx.c...;hl=Cherry hill


How much did the whole putting green/tee area cost you?

I also agree with the chipping thing though, although I threw a thicker layer of sand between the turf and the crushed stone to get shots to stop better.

Your two holes look really cool.


Lets just say it wasnt cheap

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:59 PM

GREAT stuff there man. I'm definitely going to be installing a green when I get out there and buy a house. I'm not looking forward to paying for it though. Posted Image

View PostBigLeftyinAZ, on Nov 11 2008, 11:33 AM, said:

I just think the fairways and rough should be just as wide as you would find on a normal course

I agree! Friggin' desert golf can be annoying. Miss it left...in the desert. Miss it right...in the desert. Bleh. :( I still love it out there though and can't wait to get back to AZ (Phoenix or Tucson...not sure yet) after I retire from the USAF later this year.  My friend works out at the Ritz-Carlton. I can't wait to check that place out.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:40 AM

un-freakin-real!  Nice job BigLefty!  Extremely jeaous here!  So is it safe to assume you have a huge putter collection too?  :D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:15 AM

@BigLeftyinAZ, just to let you know, my Fiance really doesn't like you.  I was looking at stuff like this and when I saw this the other day I said "MY FUTURE BACKYARD" and she grumbled and mumbled some stuff that would be starred out on the forums.  :butcher:

Edited by madjsp, 22 October 2009 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

AMAZING... simply amazing... One can only dream of such a yard living in the Great White North.. :(


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Wow old thread

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

that is bad a** setup!! fantastic looking!




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