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#1 kenway

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

Hey Golfwrx,

Any chance of getting photos of Kevin's yardage book for Harbour Town?

Please & thank you if you can

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

did anyone ever get one? playing next week and would be cool to have.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

They sell a yardage book in the pro shop.  Have a good round!
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Take a caddie - I'm sure it's more expensive than a yardage book but more helpful and will add to the experience.

Edited by TNTlefty, 04 November 2012 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

View PostTNTlefty, on 04 November 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

Take a caddie - I'm sure it's more expensive than a yardage book but more helpful and will add to the experience.

They require you take a forecaddie, but in my experience they've always been pretty bad.  Hopefully Number 1 doesn't still have a temporary green on it.  That was a little frustrating paying all that money to play there and the first hole isn't its true self.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

The reason I wanted a 'pro' yardage book was for the greens/breaks, not necessarily distances as they're marked out fairly well. I lost more strokes in my putting the last time I played as I'd consistantly be on the wrong side of the green. Having a bit of 'fore' knowledge that's actually reliable info would be welcome via the pro books vs a forecaddy just throwing numbers out and not knowing much about the greens.

The forecaddy I had a couple years ago...

1) Was off on distance a majority of the time by 10+ yds (one time as much as 20 yds, as I was standing over a yardage marker and the pin was pretty much dead center)
2) Was really off on reading breaks (when he did.. fortuantely it was the other guys that did the asking, but I was never in the right spot anyways)
3) Was more of a 'here'caddy and not a forecaddy (Had a really hard time actually being ahead and after the first few holes usually just stayed with the other two I was with and would ride the cart to our balls after hitting)... never mind losing sight of balls.

The last time I played was also my 1st time and truth be told, I was a bit overwhelmed with what to expect, and I'm a much better player today than last time too. ;)

As far as #1 being temp, didn't know that. Don't know if that will throw me tho, knowing ahead of time. I can understand getting there and finding that out... may warrant a call to the ProShop to inquire.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

A yardage book isn't going to help you with breaks as much as you actually looking at the putt.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostAnimal Chin, on 05 November 2012 - 08:46 AM, said:

A yardage book isn't going to help you with breaks as much as you actually looking at the putt.

No but it will help you with your approach shot and knowing where to leave the ball for the best putt.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

as will the yardage book in the shop.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Ok. I'll take your word for it. Most yardage books provided at courses only have the W x D and shape of green.

Not slopes/direction, minutae.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Well, if you have a caddie then you should just ask him where to hit your approach shots.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

The greens are so small at Harbour Town - I would suggest just aiming for the middle.  Knowing which side of the fairway to be on is much more important.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostAnimal Chin, on 05 November 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

Well, if you have a caddie then you should just ask him where to hit your approach shots.
:facepalm:

you may want to read what I wrote earler.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

I had a really good forecaddie a few months back - prob just luck of the draw...

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

View PostImp, on 05 November 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

View PostAnimal Chin, on 05 November 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

Well, if you have a caddie then you should just ask him where to hit your approach shots.
:facepalm:

you may want to read what I wrote earler.

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So because you had one bad experience now all the caddies there are no good?

Sounds like you need to ask your caddy more questions.....       Like, "where do I want to hit this?"


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

I'm not the only one either in this thread or have talked to in person that had shared the same view, but definitely noted.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Is there one here?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

View PostAnimal Chin, on 06 November 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:

View PostImp, on 05 November 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

View PostAnimal Chin, on 05 November 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

Well, if you have a caddie then you should just ask him where to hit your approach shots.
:facepalm:

you may want to read what I wrote earler.

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So because you had one bad experience now all the caddies there are no good?

Sounds like you need to ask your caddy more questions.....    Like, "where do I want to hit this?"

Sometimes its not what a player didn't do, but what a caddy does do that ruins the caddy experience for me.  When they spend the whole round pitching business ideas or basically asking for you to help them get into your field it can become tiresome.  Sometimes it can be when you tell them on the first hole "I like to clean my own ball, I don't like handing my clubs over to a caddy, and I'll read my own putts" yet they blow off all those preferences by the 3rd hole.

I've played plenty of rounds with a caddy at resort destinations and I would have to say 4 out of my 6 rounds at Harbour Town were not as enjoyable because of the caddy I had.  They are the least professional of any that I have had.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

Why is everyone biting off his head because he wants a Tour yardage book?  It seems very true to form for a GolfWRXer to be prepared and to have every advantage possible.  That's what golf aficionados do!

Knowing the "unseen" breaks is what can lead to more made putts and lower scores.  That comes from prior knowledge, or experience.  A good caddie can provide that, but how do you know they are good at reading greens?  Good putters or know the speed in which you putt?  Most PGA pros have good putting rounds on courses they know or from good charting from practice rounds or experienced caddies.

Asking for a Pro Yardage book is similar to getting fit for your clubs, and we all know if you don't do that, you will be chastised by the online community.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

YEAH! Take THAT! neener!

I've been on various on-line forums for 13-14 years. I have thick skin. :lol: I never take much without a grain of salt, or few. ;)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

View Postpracticetee, on 07 November 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

View PostAnimal Chin, on 06 November 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:

View PostImp, on 05 November 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

View PostAnimal Chin, on 05 November 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

Well, if you have a caddie then you should just ask him where to hit your approach shots.
:facepalm:

you may want to read what I wrote earler.

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So because you had one bad experience now all the caddies there are no good?

Sounds like you need to ask your caddy more questions.....       Like, "where do I want to hit this?"

Sometimes its not what a player didn't do, but what a caddy does do that ruins the caddy experience for me.  When they spend the whole round pitching business ideas or basically asking for you to help them get into your field it can become tiresome.  Sometimes it can be when you tell them on the first hole "I like to clean my own ball, I don't like handing my clubs over to a caddy, and I'll read my own putts" yet they blow off all those preferences by the 3rd hole.

I've played plenty of rounds with a caddy at resort destinations and I would have to say 4 out of my 6 rounds at Harbour Town were not as enjoyable because of the caddy I had.  They are the least professional of any that I have had.

Then you should report them to the shop.

Probably CMI caddies.  I haven't heard many good things about them.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Kenway try looking at TPKgolf.com. George Lucas sells tour yardage books on this site.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

Can you buy the Tour Sherpa, Inc yardage books? Or are they not available to the public?

The email on the first page is seve@attglobal.net

Otherwise the yardage book in the pro shop seems pretty good.

And when I played in January, there was no forecaddie required. So maybe now that it's the "off season" you can go it alone? The Town's conditions in January were better than most of the courses in CT all year!




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