"I don't always one putt... but when I do, its usually for double-bogey"
53 years old
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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Sacramento Area; Fresno Area; Bakersfield Area; Modesto Area; San Luis Obispo Area; Las Vegas Area
What's in Chuck's Golf Bag
13' Cleveland Launcher
15' Cleveland Launcher
19' Hyb Titleist 909h
22' Hyb Dunlop
5-6 W/S FGv4 irons
6-PW First Flight FX-101
55' W/S PMP tour grind
58' RTX4, low bounce/grind
Putter: Anser knockoff
Last Updated: September 26, 2020
I don't mind 'bad dad' jokes.
No less than 9 tracks within 40 miles of me, have shuttered in the last 15 years. Support your local tracks!
Practice puts brains in your muscles. Sam Snead
It's the archer, not the arrow... I need lessons or a shrink.
oritur spes aeternae
When your fade goes awry, like a big pizza pie, that's a bogey...
And when scores seem to climb like you've had too much wine, that's a bogey...
Your phone will ring, ting-a-ling-a-ling, in your backswing...what a perfect pUull hook...
Oldfarts will say, fast pace o' play, git outa da way...or we will call the mAaarshall!
Right now, my clubs, are recognized and known as toxic to the state of California, let alone known to cause madness and birth defects.
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Chuck's Golf Course Reviews
Played MMeadows 10/18, following behind thier men's club. Had a fun match with roarksown1, mcantos and kassper7. First time there for me. I like the l... » More
Played MMeadows 10/18, following behind thier men's club. Had a fun match with roarksown1, mcantos and kassper7. First time there for me. I like the layout; mature trees, plenty of elevation changes, doglegs, minimal water, and some key features that can't be taken lightly(holes 10 & 13). Putting green closed(d@mn), range open(mats), outside seating, no cash, and saw the drink cart twice. Clear skies and warm(the other GKer's all drove through 'pea soup' fog to get here).
Tees, we played the blues, level & healthy enough, and not too chewed up.
Fairways, healthy all around. Courses with this much elevation change usually have thier extra challenges of thin/bare spots and wet/soggy areas. We saw some of these, but there aren't too many(let's all avoid driving over and through them so they have a chance to heal).
Rough, you will see it all here...penal to short, and don't count on getting the good 'member's bounce' from the hillside rough. Choose your weapon wisely to hit from it.
Bunkers, sand. Pretty decent overall, I had some trouble getting out of, but that is all me. Why can't more courses have bunkers like this?
Greensides, in good shape all around, no problem for short recovery shots.
Greens, softer side and med speed. You can get the surfer's 'cresting wave' ball mark to fix. I had trouble reading the break more than the speed(I'll blame C19 and the closed practice green). I 3 putted way too much. Foam sleeve in cups. About a third of the holes had more extreme pin placements...red pins as far forward and blue pins as far back as possible(probably for the men's club).
I think we finished in a little over 4.5 hours. Overall, happy with the conditions, and it was a pleasure competing here as well. Thanks to Robert and the guys for setting up this round here! Recommended.» Close
Played 10/10/2020 1:12pm in 4.5 hrs. Only north most putting green open, but range fully open from the mats. Check in, bar, cart loading and starter a... » More
Played 10/10/2020 1:12pm in 4.5 hrs. Only north most putting green open, but range fully open from the mats. Check in, bar, cart loading and starter all on duty and made for swell customer service and beginning to round(did I just use the word swell?!?!).
Played with Uncle Jimmy, and paired up with an awesome local couple for a fun and enjoyable October round. BTW, Yucaipa has the best golf course bloody mary's...period! Ashwood is a very close second! You get the same quality bloody mary from the beverage cart as you do from the bar! It's grandma's recipe, don't ask, they won't share it to you. ;-)
Tee boxes mowed tight and lightly fertilized, but level and without issues(we played the whites and reds).
Fairways were great, just a few soggy spots here and there around some sprinklers. Divot scalps were uniform and healthy.
Rough was good, some areas were friendly, and some not so much. Either way, it kept run out off fairway under control. Some courses bring the fairway cut right to thier fairway bunkers. Yucaipa gives you a fighting chance by averaging 2- 4 yards of rough between the fairway cut and bunker. We still found our fair share of bunkers anyway.
Bunkers were fine, no issues sweeping for distance, or wedging for flight n bite.
Areas around greens were mostly playable and predictable to wedge from. Every green with a nearby water hazard, had patchy growth between the hazard and fringe.
Greens, night and day better than 2018/2019. Way better than early 2020. Slightly better than July 2020. Holes 7, 8, 17 & 18 still have green acne issues(7 & 18 being the worst). They were rolling fast, with very little break, as they are mowed very tight. Still, you get what you want from lofted/normal/forwardpressed putts now(been awhile since this could happen here). All those wonderful approach shots I witnessed by sbogey in Feburary, would have a fighting chance to bite and hold now ;-)
We let a fast 3 some play through, and offered the same to a 2 some on hole 15( they declined). Group spacing felt covid comfortable. Good to see continual improvements.
Played twilight round Sat 9/26 with Uncle Jimmy, his first round back from 2 months off of knee replacement recovery. We match up and he takes the bac... » More
Played twilight round Sat 9/26 with Uncle Jimmy, his first round back from 2 months off of knee replacement recovery. We match up and he takes the back 9 to my front 9, by two, for 2 points to my 1... d%mn ! I suggest Colton GC for his benefit as first game back, and my practice for team cup...Jeez, 2 months off and he takes best advantage of strokes on last three holes on me! Well, at least I secured a birdie on hole 3 for our birdie chain. He bought the loiter lagers on hole 19.
Played da blues, par 57, 3108/54.2/82, for a busy round at 3.5 hrs POP(everyone was here!) Range is open, mats and turf. The putting greens, and pitching greens are all open, but without flags/pins. Tees are rough and ridin' hard, but always flat(I'll take that). Mainly par 3's, so go ahead and leave your tees in your pocket and get as much kikuya lie approach practice as you want. Greens here are just as flippin' covid 19 soft as everyone else's greens...med initial roll speed with med2slow break. Greens are small, and always rewarding when you get a GIR and birdie opp. This place can either irritate you, help your game...or both.
First time here, played a really smokey and windy, but fun round at D. O. on Sep 8th.
Typical C19 features like foam in cups, no flags on practic... » More
First time here, played a really smokey and windy, but fun round at D. O. on Sep 8th.
Typical C19 features like foam in cups, no flags on practice green, no rakes, and no indoor loitering(outdoor loitering ok). D.O. is mostly straight forward tree lined golf, however, at least a third of holes have challenges that should be respected and given attention. From the tees, some par 5s and 4s had elevated LZs or a rise to hit blindly beyond. And still, other holes have pretty good side slope to the fairways, that even a well placed drive with roll out might flirt with the fairway rough(reminds me of some holes found at places I like...Diamond Bar, Jurupa Hills & Mt Woodson).
The tees were good, I played whites, except one, that all you needed to do was move closer to the left marker or just move deeper from the tees.
The fairways were good, mowed well and lush to hit from.
Rough was both good and penal, but mostly good. Rough is used more than fairway bunkers here, and should be respected.
Traps were in good shape and predictable to hit out of, no issues.
Greens, accepted shots well, especially high rpm shots from within 150. Greens were rolling at a medium pace and only the side break was tough to master.
Areas around the greens, were very healthy and could be found at many different cuts and depths...read these lies carefully.
We warmed up on the range and saw that we were starting with a full club headwind. By the turn, we were dealing with 1 club side wind and 2 club headwinds! I lost two in the rough and one in the drink, but still shot a few strokes above my average. We enjoyed good customer service and many cold loiter lagers. Price is right and recommended.» Close
Played in the GK plays event here at Mt Woodson and had a great time. This was my first time here. Wow, what a setting and layout of holes. I can see ... » More
Played in the GK plays event here at Mt Woodson and had a great time. This was my first time here. Wow, what a setting and layout of holes. I can see why many in GK, hold this course in high regard. Come see for yourself.
I think conditions overall were good, as was customer service. POP was way less than 4.5 hours, respectable for a prime mid-moring weekend slot. Woodson will challenge you as well as reward you, and have you wanting to come back again for more. Recommended.» Close
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