Tentative Las Vegas jaunt!!

Discussion in 'Trip Planning & Meetups' started by far out, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. von duck, Mar 26, 2019

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    I'm not Superstitious, but I don't think April,1st, is a good day to meet with your wife, make her wait till you get back from Vegas. :D
     
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  2. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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  3. ChequeMate8, Mar 26, 2019

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    VonDuck,

    I have been single for probably too long to turn over control of my life to anyone again, not bitter, didn't ever get divorced. Just not much interested in jumping through hoops for somebody unless it's my idea.

    Cancer took my girls' mother from them almost 10 years ago.
     
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  4. ChequeMate8, Mar 26, 2019

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    Hey James,
    Are you saying you're going to be in Vegas also? ?
     
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  5. ChequeMate8, Mar 26, 2019

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    James,

    ... Or, - just Not superstitious ??
     
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  6. von duck, Mar 26, 2019

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    What does the "billion dollar globe" actually do?
     
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  7. TDVegas, Mar 26, 2019

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    Sadly, the dynamic has changed. Good gamble, good drink and good food for reasonable pricing has gone the way of the dodo bird and Benny Binion.

    Bring back the mob and shit can the bean counters. :)

    Gambling is still a draw...but big shows, pool parties, nightclubs and celebrity chefs have taken over. Even the conventioneers are finding time to do things other than gambling.

    Golf apparently is not one of them.

    We've lost 3-4 golf courses in the past 2 years. No one wants to spend 4-5-6 hours on the course anymore. Quick, instant gratification is the agenda now. The grand Fertitta compound is now surrounded by dead grass until a plan is developed for the abandoned golf course.
     
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  8. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    I'm saying I'm not superstitious.
     
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    a friend of the family has a brother who goes to vegas with a group, of around 8, they go for 7-10 days at a time. All they do is play golf until they drop. I know the group doesn't go with the wives, and the group is a bunch of affluent big wigs, attorneys, financial guys, doctor or two.....my guess is golf is just one of their daily activities, along with some gaming.
    I always thought golf was a huge draw for vegas, especially in the cooler months. Im surprised a few courses went bye bye in recent years.
     
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  10. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    Go to Vegas to play golf????
    They can play golf at home.
     
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  11. von duck, Mar 26, 2019

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    Most can gamble at home now, also. Who needs Vegas anymore? They are NOT going there to play GOLF, Sir, but their wives don't know that, or, maybe they do. What do you reckon, the wives are doing, while they are "playing golf"? :cool:
     
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  12. TDVegas, Mar 26, 2019

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    It’s been a nationwide phenomenon.
    Golf has declined. Could be a few reasons.

    People are working more and more hours and have less time to devote to extracurricular activities. Golf will be the first to suffer as it can be an all day affair.

    This article touches on some of the issues. It’s about 5 years old but the downtrend is still there.

    Golf has been suffering here. Just not enough players to make it worthwhile for owners.

    http://money.com/money/2871511/golf-dying-tiger-woods-elitist/
     
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  13. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    I don't know , but I have heard of cases where husbands would
    come home a day early JUST TO CHECK.
     
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  14. von duck, Mar 26, 2019

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    This article is all bullshit, I'll tell you what happened to golf.
    1. It got too expensive, even at the municipal courses. Cities, like mine, that built their courses with federal grants, on land gifted to them, started charging resort course rates, so they could fund their entire recreation departments, at the expense of the golfers. Lighted softball fields, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, were all free, because the golfers were footing the bill. And the golf courses were being neglected, because they were being managed, behind the scenes, by city councilmen, who knew nothing about golf.
    2. The USGA handicapping system. Golfers quit working on their game to get better. Instead they hung out at the handicap computer, entering false scores, to get their handicap up, so they could acquire more strokes, in competition. The system rewarded poor play, and it was just like asking somebody, "how many strokes do you want". The system was completely unfair to the good players. It is 100X easier for a ten handicapper to shoot 75, then it is for a scratch player to shoot 65.
    3. Courses were designed, so as to necessitate riding a cart, so people no longer walked the course. The social structure of the game changed, and it became impersonal. The courses also became generic, or gimmicky, in an effort to speed up play, and reduce maintenance. It just wasn't intriguing anymore.
    4. The GD "scramble" format for tournaments. :confused: WTF. Open house, for any YAHOO, that could find his way to the course. The course managers loved them, because the filled the course with fee payers, but the good golfers hated them, because it totally F'Ked the game up, with shit like "mulligan packages", and people that knew nothing at all of "golf etiquette", a VERY important part of the game. :confused:
    There is much more, but I don't have time, right now.
     
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  15. HornHiYo, Mar 26, 2019

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  16. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    Where you been Horny HI YO ???
    Banging away at the old 40/40 program ????
    Have you quit playing yet?? are ya still trying to??
     
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  17. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    This picture is quite cute and unusual
    Is it one f your baby pictures? You were certainly an ugly baby.
     
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  18. James Hall, Mar 26, 2019

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    I don't play golf anymore, I did play a lot when I was in my late teens and twenties, but then something happened, I had to support my family and worked most of the time.
    I know that a lot of people who move down south to florida in my age bracket are moving to golf and tennis communities, and like duck said, its really expensive. while the condos/homes are affordable , to play golf and tennis in the clubs cost 50-100 grand a year to be a member.

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  20. HornHighBLEVE, Mar 27, 2019

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    Right an 18 rd of golf takes to much time.

    I belong to a public 9 hole course, 350 a year 10 minutes away. In the early morning I cruse over and walk a couple 3-4 holes; even jump holes that are empty.

    That's enough for me, if I'm not ''on'' I call it a day and either go to the casino or do some outdoor chores.

    To me it a real luxury to just golf a couple 3 holes daily, I only carry 4 clubs. I'm done dicking around with league play...it just took to long with all the waiting around.
     
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