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jw11
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10/06/2020 5:49 pm  

Always nice to get out with some forum members.

Miracle01 and UGP are great to golf with. If you ever have a chance to golf with these guys take it.

 

The Dunes.

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What a special place. It's probably my choice for best course in the MB area.

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The conditions were very good.

The greens were heavily sanded this morning but they rolled fast... I'm guessing an 11.

It was a little disappointing to putt on sandy greens, since I only play here once every 20 years.

But the putts did roll true...and fast. A couple of us stated we just like to see all green when putting.

The Fairways were very good. Not great.

The Bunkers and Cart paths were perfect.

An awesome golf course!

 

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Good to golf with a couple guys that love golfing as much as I do.

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Miracle01 with a conventional style,and..

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..UGP  putting some English on his ball

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Up next.. tomorrow..

Arcadian Shores with Goodman, Yank and UGP.

This one should be on pay-per-view.

jw11

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10/06/2020 6:46 pm  

I'm sincerely happy for you John!

What a way to begin a MB golf trip!

Thanks for the pics... and the topo!

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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10/07/2020 5:56 am  

Always enjoy JW's annual trip to MB - great fun by all despite the fact that UGH showed up at the Dunes. That was the heaviest top dressing I have ever seen and it made putting difficult - the greens ran 12 to 13. Here's a few more pics. Dunes is the top layout in MB  

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jbshepherds
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10/07/2020 7:47 am  

Thanks for the pics and the beautiful course. Wish i was there playing now also. 

Playing with good people always makes it better. 

Let the Big Dawg Bite!!!


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10/08/2020 12:07 pm  

What a great way to begin your trip, golfing the nicest MB course IMO, rest of your trip should be a good one.


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10/08/2020 3:24 pm  

Thanks for the report, enjoy the rest of the trip


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10/08/2020 7:11 pm  

Great golf venue! Never a dull moment on the Dunes...thanks for the videos & pics. Now to get down there and join in the fun.


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10/09/2020 3:30 pm  
Posted by: @jw11

Always nice to get out with some forum members.

Miracle01 and UGP are great to golf with. If you ever have a chance to golf with these guys take it.

 

The Dunes.

20201006 095109

What a special place. It's probably my choice for best course in the MB area.

20201006 095118

The conditions were very good.

The greens were heavily sanded this morning but they rolled fast... I'm guessing an 11.

It was a little disappointing to putt on sandy greens, since I only play here once every 20 years.

But the putts did roll true...and fast. A couple of us stated we just like to see all green when putting.

The Fairways were very good. Not great.

The Bunkers and Cart paths were perfect.

An awesome golf course!

 

20201006 100804

Good to golf with a couple guys that love golfing as much as I do.

20201006 113924

Miracle01 with a conventional style,and..

20201006 110947

..UGP  putting some English on his ball

20201006 112353
20201006 104018
20201006 104004

Up next.. tomorrow..

Arcadian Shores with Goodman, Yank and UGP.

This one should be on pay-per-view.

jw11

Good thing it wasn't on pay per view. LOL!


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10/09/2020 9:08 pm  

Unfortunately the Dunes topdresses their greens heavily seemingly every week or two (on Monday or Tuesday). If playing here I recommend Thursday through Sunday to avoid the sand greens. Since they do it so often it becomes tiresome because it's very difficult to read the break on greens that are white where you can't gauge the slopes or read the grain of the grass. I played the same day you did, and when I played the Surf the next day on perfect greens with the same partners I joked that the only thing missing from these Surf greens is a thick layer of topdressing, LOL.


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10/10/2020 10:08 pm  
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Unfortunately the Dunes topdresses their greens heavily seemingly every week or two (on Monday or Tuesday). If playing here I recommend Thursday through Sunday to avoid the sand greens. Since they do it so often it becomes tiresome because it's very difficult to read the break on greens that are white where you can't gauge the slopes or read the grain of the grass. 

Checking some tee times at The Dunes, on Mon/Tues where there are
enough open tee times to decide, I see some weeks a single tee on
Mon + Tues.   They are probably single teeing off #1, while sanding
the back 9, then reversing that the next day.      

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10/11/2020 10:04 am  
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Unfortunately the Dunes topdresses their greens heavily seemingly every week or two (on Monday or Tuesday).

Top dressing is critical to smooth greens, and while I've never seen them done that heavy, I would never question the Dunes maintenance - they are very successful.

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10/19/2020 10:40 am  

Thanks for the update on a great course and playing with some great people. 

Let the Big Dawg Bite!!!


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10/19/2020 12:36 pm  

Glad you were able to get out on this one JW.  


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10/19/2020 3:03 pm  

Like UGP, i would never question the Dunes maintenance. As a premium golf course, they have hire probably one of the best superintendant in the state. They have the money to do that.

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10/21/2020 5:38 pm  

Played with the Dunes head pro a couple times the past week. He said this week was the last topdressing for the year.


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