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    course recommendation

    Driving along the M4 from London to Swansea we are looking for a golf game on the way. any recommendations?
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    Re: course recommendation

    Suppose the obvious one is Celtic manor! You drive past it

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    Re: course recommendation

    Depending on what time you want to play (ie how far west!) and how much you want to play...... lost of courses to chose from! close to the M4 - google whaty suits location or ask!

    - Junction 12 Calcott Park (Reading) - v nice!
    - Junction 15 Ogbourne Downs - ok
    - Junction 17 Chippenham or Bowood
    - Junction 18 - The Players Club - (nice)
    - Junction 20 The Bristol (average)
    - Junction 24 Celtic Manor
    - Junction 27 Newport (my home club... so recommend!)

    Now I start to lose knowledge of motorway junctions..and in order of heading West Radyr (near Cardiff) , Southerndown (nr Bridgend) Pyle & Kenfig, Machynyns (nea Llanelli) , Ashburnham

    The proper Welsh lads will fill in the blanks!
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    Re: course recommendation

    Newport looks very nice. Is it difficult to get a tee time Thursday afternoon?
    What's in my PING LATITIUDE bag?

    PING G10 10.5° driver
    Callaway RAZR fit 3 & 5 wood
    cobra AMP cell hybrid 2-3
    Callaway big bertha hybrid 4
    Titleist AP1/AP2 #5 to PW
    Titleist SM5 M-Grind 54°
    Cleveland CG12 60° Lob Wedge
    Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2

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    Re: course recommendation

    http://www.newportgolfclub.org.uk/diary/

    There are a few things in the diary tomorrow.. call Paul Thomas the Head Pro 01633 893271 and he'll let you know - the course is 5 mins from junction 27. (if using SatNav watch out for a little diversion as you turn into the road next to the Tesco Local! ) I'd sign you in, but I am on the Meet with this lot tomorrow
    A bit Old School, Taylor Made Woods & Ping Irons! Jetspeeds and i25s
    Scotty flat stick
    Somedays they behave, others less so!
    SLDR sitting in the garage to remind the driver, "he can be replaced!"

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    Re: course recommendation

    actually it will be on Aug 10th not tomorrow
    What's in my PING LATITIUDE bag?

    PING G10 10.5° driver
    Callaway RAZR fit 3 & 5 wood
    cobra AMP cell hybrid 2-3
    Callaway big bertha hybrid 4
    Titleist AP1/AP2 #5 to PW
    Titleist SM5 M-Grind 54°
    Cleveland CG12 60° Lob Wedge
    Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2

    handicap: 10.4

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    Re: course recommendation

    The Players is literally 2mins off the M4 (bath Junction) and is probably about 1/2 way between swansea and London.

    It is in incredible condition at the moment.

    Ian makes some good recommendations - but i wouldn't go near Ogbourne, its such a bad golf course. Bowood is brilliant, but is a good 15+ mins off the motorway.

    Calcot Park was nice, but i think players is considerably better.
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    Re: course recommendation

    Neath Golf Club is very good - but by then you are virtually in Swansea anyway

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    Re: course recommendation

    initially i planned to play at P&K but no tee time available on Aug 10th
    What's in my PING LATITIUDE bag?

    PING G10 10.5° driver
    Callaway RAZR fit 3 & 5 wood
    cobra AMP cell hybrid 2-3
    Callaway big bertha hybrid 4
    Titleist AP1/AP2 #5 to PW
    Titleist SM5 M-Grind 54°
    Cleveland CG12 60° Lob Wedge
    Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2

    handicap: 10.4

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    Re: course recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by bernix View Post
    actually it will be on Aug 10th not tomorrow
    August 10th is very quiet at Newport

    (and yes,... I hate Ogbourne, but some folk enjoy the views! )
    Last edited by IanM; 26-Jul-2017 at 13:19.
    A bit Old School, Taylor Made Woods & Ping Irons! Jetspeeds and i25s
    Scotty flat stick
    Somedays they behave, others less so!
    SLDR sitting in the garage to remind the driver, "he can be replaced!"

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