Please note that on December 22nd, 2018, we upgraded our site and unfortunately were not able to bring the user ids and passwords from the old site. So if you were a previous member of MBGT, unfortunately you must re-register on this site. Your old user id and password will not work. When you re-register, please use your user id (display name) from the old MBGT site. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
On April 22nd, our hosting provider suffered a very serious cyber attack (some of the details can be found here – https://www.a2hosting.com/blog/windows-service-update/). As part of the recovery process, they had to perform a system restoration which has caused us to lose about 1 week of posts (plus the week we were offline so that is why recent posts are saying 2 weeks old). We are still trying to get back the archive site; however, that is looking doubtful at this point in time as the software had some vulnerabilities and may not be permitted to be turned back on even if they can recover the data.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
Update – May 31, 2019
We are happy to announce that almost all functionality has been restored and we have migrated to a new platform which will also speed up the site (something that has been asked for). Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to securely host the forum archive, so it remains offline for now.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding.
Supergilbys Golfapalooza 2019 - Long Bay (04/29/2019)
Another great day for golf in Myrtle Beach on this Monday, with wall-to-wall sunshine, light winds and a temperature that reached 25 degrees Celsius. So, perfect for a rendez-vous at Long Bay, a "creature" designed by Jack Nicklaus!
We called that a "creature" because it's a golf course that will absolutely test all your skills and where there are no boring holes! Moreover, at this time of the year, the conditions were almost perfect. Same thing for the way we were welcomed by the staff, eager to please you, very laid back, happy to see us (or see us again, whatsoever… it was our fifth visit up there) and with a sense of humor that we enjoyed.
Long Bay is a course that can be considered quite permissive ... for your tee shots. Then, things can get tough, specially for your second or third shots, when it's time to aim for the greens. Then, it can become almost diabolical, with the numerous sand traps always "well" placed, as well as mounds that surround many of these greens. It is during these moments that you will have to master the art of short approach shots, otherwise, there will be no salvation.
Speaking of the greens, one of the main characteristics of Long Bay, in addition to being pretty fast, is that they are both shallow and have a lot of undulations, a situation that will favor golfers whose ball trajectory is very high and that are capable of making the ball bite when landing.
But all in all, Long Bay is a great golfing experience and the more you play Jack Nicklaus courses, the more you can enjoy them and improve your scores.
Long Bay: we do strongly recommend!
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