Any Phoenix AZ RSG'er's?

Any Phoenix AZ RSG'er's?

Post by IcUrdazedandconfuse » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:41:18


Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
some golf before and after, if we can.  
We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
away.

Thanks!

 
 
 

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Post by Dene » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:54:42

Quote:

> Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
> championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
> some golf before and after, if we can.
> We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
> recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
> away.

> Thanks!

Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

Have a great time, you bum!  ;>

-Greg

 
 
 

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Post by scabbardgir » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 04:36:44

Quote:

> Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
> championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
> some golf before and after, if we can.  
> We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
> recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
> away.

> Thanks!

One thing - unless you're staying at one of the hotels directly next to
the TPC and planning to eat only at those hotels, you're really going to
want a rental car.  Phoenix/Scottsdale is very spread out.  It's going
to be expensive to do only taxis, I think.
The courses around the TPC would be:
Greyhawk
Troon North
Legend Trail
Talking Stick
Kierland

Those are the ones that pop up in my head.  Perhaps some RSG'ers who
live in the area can give some more.

 
 
 

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Post by IcUrdazedandconfuse » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 04:40:50


Quote:


>> Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
>> championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
>> some golf before and after, if we can.
>> We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
>> recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
>> away.

>> Thanks!

>Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

>Have a great time, you bum!  ;>

>-Greg

Yeah, what a pain.  The guy has free EVERYTHING, and he jacks me
around for the plane fare.  What a rip!!
:)

Hope it's half the game the Boise State / OU game was...

 
 
 

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Post by glfna » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:52:47


Quote:
> Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
> championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
> some golf before and after, if we can.
> We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
> recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
> away.

> Thanks!

The one's already mentioned are good.

Troon North and Greyhawk will be very expensive, as will the TPC Stadium
Course.--$250.00 or so.
Ledgend Trail, Talking Stick, and Kierland will be slightly less. $150.00 or
so.
The Sancuary at Westworld may be the best deal. It's narrow and sporty.
About $80 - $100.
http://www.sanctuarygolf.com/

Wildfire has 2 courses. It's just West of Greyhawk a bit.Probably $150.00

For lower end golf, --meaning 6000 yard type courses, just basic golf -- try
Starfire and Silverado managed by In Celebration of Golf.
Here's a link to their tee times page--they run specials on tee times not
yet taken. These are not great courses, just basic golf.
http://www.incelebrationofgolf.com/corporate/home.html
Then hit the 'tee times' button.
You should be able to find last minute deals for around $45 or so.

 
 
 

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Post by annika198 » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:42:06

Quote:

> Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

Maybe if you're lucky you can score some tix to the Firebirds game.
I hear Glfnaz's kid, Cy, is pitching both games of the double-header.
He's gonna be a regular Hoyt ***in Wilhelm.
In fact, Daddy's already booked the trip to Cooperstown.
Let's just hope that Lil' Koufax has the same motivation after the
pubes come in.

The pubes change everything.

 
 
 

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Post by glfna » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:14:24


Quote:


>> Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

> Maybe if you're lucky you can score some tix to the Firebirds game.
> I hear Glfnaz's kid, Cy, is pitching both games of the double-header.
> He's gonna be a regular Hoyt ***in Wilhelm.
> In fact, Daddy's already booked the trip to Cooperstown.
> Let's just hope that Lil' Koufax has the same motivation after the
> pubes come in.

> The pubes change everything.

Lil' Glfnaz threw a 3 hitter and 4 hitter at Nationals.
The team ended up 2nd, losing the Final in a close game against a really
fine team from California.
He's a really nice kid, he had a lot of fun.
How'd your son spend his Holidays?
Counting his pubes?
 
 
 

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Post by Birdie Bil » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:26:55


Quote:


> >> Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

> > Maybe if you're lucky you can score some tix to the Firebirds game.
> > I hear Glfnaz's kid, Cy, is pitching both games of the double-header.
> > He's gonna be a regular Hoyt ***in Wilhelm.
> > In fact, Daddy's already booked the trip to Cooperstown.
> > Let's just hope that Lil' Koufax has the same motivation after the
> > pubes come in.

> > The pubes change everything.Lil' Glfnaz threw a 3 hitter and 4 hitter at Nationals.
> The team ended up 2nd, losing the Final in a close game against a really
> fine team from California.
> He's a really nice kid, he had a lot of fun.

Congrats, Brad, you have every right to be proud.

And sometimes these athletic brats beat all the odds
and get NCAA Div 1 scholarships, and maybe even go farther
with it.

Best of luck!

 
 
 

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Post by Dene » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:33:53

Quote:


> > Chris Stricker (gordo) and Brad Greer (glfnaz) both live in Phoenix.

> Maybe if you're lucky you can score some tix to the Firebirds game.
> I hear Glfnaz's kid, Cy, is pitching both games of the double-header.
> He's gonna be a regular Hoyt ***in Wilhelm.
> In fact, Daddy's already booked the trip to Cooperstown.
> Let's just hope that Lil' Koufax has the same motivation after the
> pubes come in.

> The pubes change everything.

Bret,

Why do you ride Brad so hard about this.  The kid loves to play ball
and fortunately he lives in Az. where he can play all year round.  I
seriously doubt if Brad forces him.

Conversely, Brad loves to watch his kid play.  So do I.  What the
problem?

-Greg

 
 
 

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Post by IcUrdazedandconfuse » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:39:53



Quote:



>> Just got a call this morning, and got free tickets to the BCS
>> championship out there, and my benefactor and I would like to play
>> some golf before and after, if we can.
>> We're staying in Scottsdale; Can you give us some course
>> recommendations?  We will have to take a taxi, so it can't be 50 miles
>> away.

>> Thanks!

>The one's already mentioned are good.

>Troon North and Greyhawk will be very expensive, as will the TPC Stadium
>Course.--$250.00 or so.
>Ledgend Trail, Talking Stick, and Kierland will be slightly less. $150.00 or
>so.
>The Sancuary at Westworld may be the best deal. It's narrow and sporty.
>About $80 - $100.
>http://www.sanctuarygolf.com/

>Wildfire has 2 courses. It's just West of Greyhawk a bit.Probably $150.00

>For lower end golf, --meaning 6000 yard type courses, just basic golf -- try
>Starfire and Silverado managed by In Celebration of Golf.
>Here's a link to their tee times page--they run specials on tee times not
>yet taken. These are not great courses, just basic golf.
>http://www.incelebrationofgolf.com/corporate/home.html
>Then hit the 'tee times' button.
>You should be able to find last minute deals for around $45 or so.

Thanks.  I want to stay away from the $250 courses, that's for sure.
Is there any of the courses near Scottsdale that are at the foothills
of the mountains?  (Within a reasonable distance?)
 
 
 

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Post by JJK » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 15:36:41

Quote:

> Thanks.  I want to stay away from the $250 courses, that's for sure.
> Is there any of the courses near Scottsdale that are at the foothills
> of the mountains?  (Within a reasonable distance?)

I second The Sanctuary. I played there a few Novembers ago (in high winds
but scored well) and liked the course.
 
 
 

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Post by annika198 » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 15:39:32

Quote:

> How'd your son spend his Holidays?
> Counting his pubes?

No, my boy blew out his knee and had to go on the DL last week.
http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/72282372
 
 
 

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Post by annika198 » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 16:12:35

Quote:

> Why do you ride Brad so hard about this.

Because he embodies many of the traits of the typical over-bearing
Little League parent trying to re-live his past glories and fantasies
through his kids.

Softball is big around these parts and they often have tournaments with
teams from all over the country.  Some of the teams have practices
until 10:00 - 11:00 PM, even on school nights.  And these leagues don't
start in June like they did when I played baseball.  Some of them start
in February when the temps are usually in the 40's.
The worst are the "Select Teams."  These are composed of kids that must
try out for the squad.  After all, you don't want just any old 6-year
old on your team of would-be All-Stars.
I just think that's sick.  Why drag your kid all over the country to
play in Select Tournaments when there are plenty of teams to play at
home?

Now I'm not saying that Brad is exactly like this, but I do think the
3-mile runs at 5:30 AM and the two-a-days are a little much.

Also, Brad puts just a wee bit too much emphasis on winning and his
kid's stats. Geez, let the kid have fun. What is he,12?
I don't wish this to happen, but can you imagine the impact if one day
the kid fires a fastball and does a Dravecky and his arm pops?  I know
that's a sick thought, but my point is that from my vantage point it
appears that the kid's entire existence is structured around baseball.
What if it doesn't work out for him?  Or maybe the kid will be burned
out by the time he's 16?  And what will dad do if the kid wakes up one
day and decides he wants to play the piano instead?  Think daddy will
buy him a B?sendorfer?  I kinda doubt it.

I heard of an interesting study someone did that determined that it was
impossible to predict success for youngsters who play sports at an
early age.  The findings were that a kid had the same liklihood of
becoming a star no matter whether he started playing at age 4 or age
12.
So if you took identical twins and started one at age 4 and the other
at age 12, after a short time they would be equal.  My point is that
the emphasis should be on the participation and the love of the game,
rather than the kid's E.R.A.

Quote:
>Conversely, Brad loves to watch his kid play.  So do I.  What the problem?

No problem so long as you don't get too close to Brad's kid.
 
 
 

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Post by Dene » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 17:32:33

Quote:


> > How'd your son spend his Holidays?
> > Counting his pubes?

> No, my boy blew out his knee and had to go on the DL last week.
> http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/72282372

So you raised the dough....glad to hear it!

-Greg

 
 
 

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Post by cja » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 23:16:50

Quote:


> > Why do you ride Brad so hard about this.

> Because he embodies many of the traits of the typical over-bearing
> Little League parent trying to re-live his past glories and fantasies
> through his kids.

It's not just little league either. There are lots of kids in golf
academies in FL, and many parents who haul their kids around the
country all summer to play in AJGA tournies. I like to think the kids
play, golf, baseball, softball, whatever, because they enjoy it, but I
know that's not always the case.

I believe Lil Glfnaz is having fun, at least for now. He may burn out,
or lose interest. It's a long road to MLB, but if he has that kind of
talent it's a good career path. Crazy money out there.

Quote:
> Now I'm not saying that Brad is exactly like this, but I do think the
> 3-mile runs at 5:30 AM and the two-a-days are a little much.

Who do you think he is, Marc O'Hair?

Quote:
> I heard of an interesting study someone did that determined that it was
> impossible to predict success for youngsters who play sports at an
> early age.  The findings were that a kid had the same likelihood of
> becoming a star no matter whether he started playing at age 4 or age
> 12.

I believe this. My parents didn't want me to play organized football
until I was in high school. I ended up having more success than most,
including all the guys who played Pop Warner.

Soccer and Ice Hockey are popular sports around here. Often parents and
coaches think their kids need to choose a sport at an early age and
play only that, if they are to succeed, and some play soccer or hockey
virtually year-round. I think kids should play a variety of sports. The
good athletes will be good, and don't need to play just one sport.

I started basketball and baseball in the 3rd grade, added football in
9th and played all three sports throughout HS. Having seasonal sports,
I never got burned out. I was also good enough to be recruited to play
college football (didn't go there), and played baseball in college.
Would I have been better if I focused on one sport? I don't know, but
if I had it to do over I wouldn't change it.

 - cja