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#1 Love2golf

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi all,

 

This is my first post and I'm excited at the fact that it will be about joining a local golf club.  I have recently got back into my golf and have really been bitten by the bug.

 

I live in Earlwood which means both Marrickville and Bexley golf courses are nearby.

 

The price to join either club is roughly the same and so I would really appreciate anyone's comments on which one I should join.

 

From what I can tell from my research and playing on both courses is there isn't much between the two of them.

 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

Welcome L2G  someone will pipe in here shortly Im sure- that know the two facilities.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:19 PM

Both courses are similar and both get a fair bit of public traffic.

If Chris Miller is still the pro at Marrickville, he is a champion. Was a good player and is a good coach.

I'd maybe play an open day at both courses and have a drink afterwards and get a feel of each club, not just the course.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Thanks MaxxOn, I spoke with Marrickville yesterday and they said that Chris and Kylie are their two pros.

 

Your suggestion of an open day makes sense.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

Hi L2G, welcome

 

I reviewed those two, plus Eastlakes and Kogarah.

I decided on Kogarah, which is about an extra 10mins drive only, and a bit pricier but a great course.

 

Bexley and Marickville are both short courses, so before you committ, make sure that's what you want. At first I thought I would, but the more I played, the longer and more variation I decided I needed

 

If I had to pick one, I think it would be Bexley but it's a close one, they're both fun courses and in good condition. Marickville is nice but very short, some good holes though and water along the way
I don't like the two blind holes they have though, going up the hills

If it has to be one of the two, do what max said, play, beer and play again until you get a feeling
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

Thanks MaxxOn, I spoke with Marrickville yesterday and they said that Chris and Kylie are their two pros.
 
Your suggestion of an open day makes sense.


Kylie was a good player too. They are good people.

They do a lot of work with juniors. If you have kids at all.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

Thanks SSA, I have thought about Kogarah and the price is one of the considering factors.  I also have two young kids and will only be able to get out once a month so that is why I had crossed Kogarah off the list.  Maybe when the kids are a bit older and I can get out more frequently I would consider a course like that.

 

The blind holes up hills were also a turn off for me but Marrickville is actually at the end of my street.



#8 Love2golf

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

Maxxon your comment around juniors has sparked my interest.  I have an 18 month old and a 3.5 year old who I both hope take up golf.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

Maxxon your comment around juniors has sparked my interest.  I have an 18 month old and a 3.5 year old who I both hope take up golf.


Just pop down and have a chat with Chris and Kylie.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

Go to marickville then, if it is at your street

 

If that was me, I'd be up at 5.30am every second morning and go down for 5 or 6 holes before work and kids get up (I do that now at Kogarah, but it's just a 5 min drive)

 

My son is 6yo and he loves havign a hit, yours may end up being on tour, kids living near courses often are

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Finally, when you become a member, you'll play more than that, I do now, especially with how close you are.


Back on the rebound


Goals for 2016:

  • Single figures by 2077 (current 10.1) damn chopper

 

  • Single figures (official GA) finally!! 9.4

 

What’s in the Bag?:

  • Nike Covert 2 - with stock stiff
  • Taylormade UDI ... 3 iron back in the bag 
  • Cobra Fly Z 3/4
  • Mizuno JPX 825 pro 4-pw with KBS Tour Shafts
  • Cleveland RTX 588 tour wedge - 58 wedge bent to 60 degree
  • Mizuno MP T4 - 50 degree and 56 degree wedges
  • Taylormade spider putter
  • Clickgear buggy
  • Ball :
  • Vision 808 Pro Soft
  • Titleist NXT Tour 

Red = new / changes to set up

Achievements:

- GA in single figures finally!

 

 


#11 Bladerunner

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

Thanks SSA, I have thought about Kogarah and the price is one of the considering factors.  I also have two young kids and will only be able to get out once a month so that is why I had crossed Kogarah off the list.  Maybe when the kids are a bit older and I can get out more frequently I would consider a course like that.

 

The blind holes up hills were also a turn off for me but Marrickville is actually at the end of my street.

 

About 14-15 years ago I lived in Beauchamp St (practically opposite the 4th green) and I was a member there. Greg Stewart was the pro back hen - top bloke and the pro at Byron Bay GC these days. Loved Marrickville - tight little course with very friendly members. Back then it also had some of the best Reschs on tap in Sydney as well!



#12 OnaBogeyTrain

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:52 AM

Don't forget Bardwell Valley! Or maybe you should...

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:19 AM

Don't forget Bardwell Valley! Or maybe you should...


Or Beverly Park sits in the same kind of category, and radius
Wasn't a bad little track I guess

Back on the rebound


Goals for 2016:

  • Single figures by 2077 (current 10.1) damn chopper

 

  • Single figures (official GA) finally!! 9.4

 

What’s in the Bag?:

  • Nike Covert 2 - with stock stiff
  • Taylormade UDI ... 3 iron back in the bag 
  • Cobra Fly Z 3/4
  • Mizuno JPX 825 pro 4-pw with KBS Tour Shafts
  • Cleveland RTX 588 tour wedge - 58 wedge bent to 60 degree
  • Mizuno MP T4 - 50 degree and 56 degree wedges
  • Taylormade spider putter
  • Clickgear buggy
  • Ball :
  • Vision 808 Pro Soft
  • Titleist NXT Tour 

Red = new / changes to set up

Achievements:

- GA in single figures finally!

 

 


#14 keithblake

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

Don't forget Bardwell Valley! Or maybe you should...

In my opinion I think Bardwell Valley is harder than either Marrickville or Bexley...  :)

 

They also have a $450.00 membership which entitles you to 20 comp (@ Bardwell Valley) games but give an AGU Handicap so you can play open days elsewhere but also give you unlimited social / practice rounds at the Valley...

 

Pretty good value if you are on a budget or don't play many comp games..



#15 winniereds77

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

like bladerunner above i live opposite the 14th green

 

im there most afternoons during daylight saving practising as 4 holes are seperate from the rest of the course

 

the choice depends on where you are with your game

 

marrickville will most definately improve your long irons and irons in general as they have small greens and LONG par 3's

 

not much call for the big dog at all

 

bexley on the other hand gives you a lot more opputunity to hit driver

 

i have been amember at both during my early years and love both courses

 

either way enjoy your golf


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