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jbslicer
02-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Info for the limited number of golf fans on this board.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/golf/2004171956_webchambers08.html

lothar98zag
02-08-2008, 01:10 PM
what are the odds it'll rain? :p

RenoZag
02-08-2008, 02:44 PM
That is quite the coup ! Congrats to the Pierce County mucky-mucks for pulling that one off !!

Of course, this means the greens fees for non-residents will at least double by the time those events roll 'round.

RenoZag
06-02-2008, 03:10 PM
CNN-SI Story (http://blogs.golf.com/presstent/2008/06/chambers-bay-a.html)


Chambers looks a bit like Whistling Straits, but I liked it better. It's built into the base of an old sand and gravel mine, in a bowl, really. The place looks like it was hit with a meteor, and course architect Robert Trent Jones II created water views on every hole. Train tracks border the course and the coastline, with freight cars and the occasional Amtrak rumbling by to add even more British Open flavor. As in the U.K., it's all about the wind here. If the breeze never materializes, Chambers can be had.

jbslicer
06-02-2008, 03:49 PM
Chambers Bay has a $69 greens fee for twilight tee times (after 3:30) Sunday to Thursday for the month of June. This is for everyone. Not just residents of Pierce County.
That is pretty darn cheap for that course.

mtzaga
06-03-2008, 07:39 AM
Chambers Bay has a $69 greens fee for twilight tee times (after 3:30) Sunday to Thursday for the month of June. This is for everyone. Not just residents of Pierce County.
That is pretty darn cheap for that course.

Don't forget to add the minimum $30 caddy fee and $50 forecaddy fee. Tipping is appreciated.

jbslicer
06-03-2008, 08:16 AM
Hey mtzaga, you don't have to have a caddy. You can carry your own sticks.

HIT THE WEDGE!!

LongIslandZagFan
06-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Info for the limited number of golf fans on this board.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/golf/2004171956_webchambers08.html

Not sure how tough Chambers Bay is, but Bethpage Black was brutal before RTJ went to town on it. It had been and now still is one of the most difficult public courses around.

I really love this trend of the US Open going to more municipal courses. Just because it is a muni course, doesn't make it easy. For me, I'm such a duffer that Bethpage Yellow would be difficult for me and that is by far the easiest course of the 5 in Bethpage State Park (http://www.nysparks.com/golf/info.asp?golfID=12).

mtzaga
06-03-2008, 05:07 PM
The US Open at Torrey Pines should be a good one. 7,600 yards. The USGA has done a great job the last two years at Winged Foot and Oakmont. Touch but fair.

Tony Romo won't break 85.

229SintoZag
06-05-2008, 01:01 PM
And one rumor was that Uber's old man had a hand somehow in bringing Chambers Bay to fruition.

RenoZag
06-05-2008, 01:23 PM
Then we should give Uber positive rep to pass along to his Pop. . .

mtzaga
06-07-2008, 10:47 AM
The US Open at Torrey Pines should be a good one. 7,600 yards. The USGA has done a great job the last two years at Winged Foot and Oakmont. Touch but fair.

Tony Romo won't break 85.

Tony Romo shot an 84. I was close.

A 6-hour round. That had to be torture.

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news?slug=ap-torreypines-celebritychallenge&prov=ap&type=lgns

GoZags
06-15-2008, 05:52 AM
And one rumor was that Uber's old man had a hand somehow in bringing Chambers Bay to fruition.

I heard another rumor that it was some guy's uncle who was a playa in the deal.