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    Not all that harsh if you have been a member there.
    Ever since, 30 years ago, they sold lifetime memberships and made it transferable, they were
    on the decline and desperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchman View Post
    Oh dear, the member(s) that were flush with money that threw sh!t loads at the place must have run out of $ or have finally realised what a bad investment that was and wont continue to do so.
    Not sure why the club would bother to try and buy other land and build another 2 holes to replace the others. The must have 18 holes obsession is an outdated idea.
    They would be much better off chopping the place up and make 9 really good holes rather than a hand full (this might be generous by me) of good ones and rest ordinary then sell off the rest for housing. Running costs for their long term survival maintaining 9 really good holes would be much less.
    Great idea. There are some very good short courses where you play all or some of the holes twice with very different tees, double greens or two greens and different pars each time. Add a nice big public driving range. Those things are gold mines. People who don't even play golf love bashing golf balls. You see a lot of couples on dates at driving ranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flathook View Post
    Great idea. There are some very good short courses where you play all or some of the holes twice with very different tees, double greens or two greens and different pars each time. Add a nice big public driving range. Those things are gold mines. People who don't even play golf love bashing golf balls. You see a lot of couples on dates at driving ranges.
    The Public driving range idea for there would be a fantastic idea and an alternative revenue stream to playing a round. Go modern with some higher priced hitting bays that have some form of ball tracking to give reports at the end of a session.
    I'm not sure an established 18 hole course club in S.A would be progressive enough to go down this track. Too many short sighted people stuck in the 60s-70s-80s.
    People are time poor these days and one of the biggest turn offs to playing golf for the modern generation and people with young families is 18 hole club golf takes so bloody long and 1/2 if you lucky to 3/4 of a day is gone/wasted.
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    Agree with a modern, tech advanced driving range but can't just be a normal/ average range.
    Already have one at O'hallorin Hill and the one at Port Noarlunga just never went anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazamac View Post
    Agree with a modern, tech advanced driving range but can't just be a normal/ average range.
    Already have one at O'hallorin Hill and the one at Port Noarlunga just never went anywhere.
    The Range at O'H Hill closed its doors before Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadg63 View Post
    The Range at O'H Hill closed its doors before Christmas.
    Chris West works at TTG now
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecollective View Post
    Chris West works at TTG now
    A good bloke is Chris, great Pommie sense of humour! Had quite a few lessons with him over the years - he once called me the laziest golfer he'd seen due to my lack of effort lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecollective View Post
    Chris West works at TTG now
    Played with Westy in a ProAm at Victor Harbor.
    Nice guy, not very impressive from a playing perspective though as was the case for many of them I played with in 80% of the ProAms scheduled that year. Digressing from the thread title but those days are now long gone where S.A had 8-10 ProAms every year.
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    Haven't been that way since we have had a dual expressway.
    Chris is an ok fella, just never spoke a word to him after he started double booking my lessons.
    Not sure what he has done to other Pros but every pro that asked me if I have had lessons before, and I said Chris. They all said just forget everything he taught.
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    I had a "groupon" lesson with Chris a few years back. Like everyone's saying, nice enough guy but what he kept saying in the lesson made no sense in my mind (I told him at the time), and it stuffed my swing up for months. I remember telling him my main miss was a push to the right and he told me to get flatter lies on my irons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazamac View Post
    Haven't been that way since we have had a dual expressway.
    Chris is an ok fella, just never spoke a word to him after he started double booking my lessons.
    Not sure what he has done to other Pros but every pro that asked me if I have had lessons before, and I said Chris. They all said just forget everything he taught.
    That does sound familiar! When I had a lesson with Steve at The Vines, he got me to hit a few to gauge my swing and straight away said "You've been taught by Westy haven't you!?" - gave me the same advice, forget all that as too complicated!

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    I will stick with my fellow lefty Shane, thanks for the heads up guys


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    We're getting off-topic, but who else is there in and around Adelaide as far as good teaching pros go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobsYourUncle View Post
    We're getting off-topic, but who else is there in and around Adelaide as far as good teaching pros go?
    I'm a bit out of touch with who's who and current now in S.A.
    I've only ever herd good things about Gareth Jones who was at Glenelg. Not sure if he's still working from there or not?
    You might hear Troy Lanes mentioned a bit. I don't rate him myself and know of some good players at the time that he messed up big time. I always though he was full of himself with what dealings I had with him when he was working in golf shops.
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    Daniel Blackwell has a good wrap at Kooyonga. Personally didnít work for me but has for others.


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