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Local Scoop - Shaft...
 

Local Scoop - Shaftesbury Glen (08/22/2019)  

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1putt1
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08/22/2019 4:47 pm  

Played Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club today.

The Good:  New greens had good turf quality and root depth. Greens were also very receptive to approach shots. Often times with new greens they're hard as a rock at first and only soften over time, not these. Although the greens were still slow being new, me & my playing partner made pretty much everything under 12 feet, so I think going from Bent to Sunday Bermuda was a good idea and come the fall these greens will have potential. Fairways and tees were being cut while we were playing, and the ones that were cut were looking real nice with good turf quality.

The Bad:  Course still doesn't drain well despite past efforts to improve in that area. Today it was very muddy out there, the 5th hole we both almost lost our balls that buried deeply in the fairway. Yes we've had rain in the past week and the lake levels on the course were high, but after a rainy stretch it may be wise to choose a course that drains better.

The Indifferent:  They've taken out some bunkers this summer and added more waste areas (which double as cart paths). Some golfers like that, I'm not much of a fan of the look, at least not on every hole. Plus they're a maintenance nightmare cause you know that much sand won't be raked regularly when golfers walk in it or when areas get washed out after heavy rains.

What really sucked:  Was shooting 72 and having to pay $10 for losing both nines, but it was nice seeing my buddy shoot a bogey-free 68.


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08/22/2019 6:34 pm  

Good report and great shooting by both of you. Shaftsbury is a good course - they have some very tough holes - 9 and 18 come to mind. Not my favorite, but I don't mind playing it.

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08/22/2019 10:10 pm  

Sounds good. 

Thanks for checking out the renovations. 

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Skippy
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08/23/2019 12:07 am  

Thanks for the report. Surprised to hear the new greens are receptive...do you think part of that might be how much rain you've had recently?

The Shaft has been our our go-to course for opening day the last couple years. Liking the wide fairways as we try & knock some rust off our swings.


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08/23/2019 10:45 am  

I was waiting this report UGP. New greens will do the job in the future. 

Feel bad for you. Losing 10$ with a 72! Too much talent in Myrtle Beach!


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1putt1
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08/23/2019 1:04 pm  
Posted by: @skippy

Thanks for the report. Surprised to hear the new greens are receptive...do you think part of that might be how much rain you've had recently?

Well surely the rains may have helped, however the greens at Shaftsbury are mostly elevated well above the fairways so they drained fairly well. I could feel when fixing ball marks that the grass felt "thatchy" or spongy, so I think that's the main reason why they were so receptive. I wonder if the greens were sodded rather than sprigged.

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08/23/2019 1:11 pm  
Posted by: @s333h

I was waiting this report UGP. New greens will do the job in the future. 

Feel bad for you. Losing 10$ with a 72! Too much talent in Myrtle Beach!

I'm not UGP, but you can call me OAG (Overt Amateur Golfer 😀 ).


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08/23/2019 1:12 pm  
Posted by: @mbgt-golf-gourse-reviewer

I'm not UGP, but you can call me OAG (Overt Amateur Golfer 😀 ).

An excellent reply OVG

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08/23/2019 2:26 pm  

Good read the new greens at Shafesbury are doing well.  Have to ask, when do you not make anything from 12 feet or closer 😀 your the best putter I have played with in MB.


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08/23/2019 10:01 pm  
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Have to ask, when do you not make anything from 12 feet or closer 😀

When I'm playing golf with a gorgeous girl that can play golf, LOL. Around 20 years ago the first time I ever played with a female mini-tour pro (she was drop dead beautiful) I was incredibly nervous. After bogeying the first two holes I had a little 18-inch putt to save par on #3. I hit that putt so bad it never got within 6 inches of the hole, LOL. Probably the worst putt I ever hit!!


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08/24/2019 4:42 am  
 I could feel when fixing ball marks that the grass felt "thatchy" or spongy

That's good to hear.

The recent times I've played new greens in MB (Arcadian Shores, Panthers Run, Crow Creek), the greens were so hard and thick ,I couldn't get my repair tool 1/2 inch  into the ground. The ball marks were very shallow also.

Thanks for another local scoop.

 

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08/24/2019 10:38 am  

@mbgt-golf-gourse-reviewer

Hear you there Bob.


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langille5
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08/26/2019 11:34 am  

Thanks for the report. Some good shooting in your group. Too bad about the drainage.


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