""Our biggest fear should not be failure, but succeeding at things that don't really matter.""
67 years old
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Los Angeles County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Colorado
What's in Mike's Golf Bag
Taylormade M4 Driver
Taylormade Aeroburner 3 wood
Taylormade Aeroburner 3 & 4 Hybrids
Taylormade Aeroburner HL Irons 5 - P Wedge
Cleveland Wedges - SW (56), LW (60)
Taylormade Corsa putter
Last Updated: November 17, 2018
I started playing golf later in life. I was 52 when I started. I really enjoy the game and working at getting better. I love being on golf courses. My favorite part of the game is the short game. I could practice hitting chips, pitches and putts all day long! It has really helped my scoring as well. I've been very happily married for over 40 years. I have two wonderful grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I often play as a single in LA county or Ventura county.
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Mike's Golf Course Reviews
Played RR Lakes Course on Monday, 7/15. On a 100 degree day in the San Fernando Valley it was very nice playing in morning overcast and 73 degree suns... » More
Played RR Lakes Course on Monday, 7/15. On a 100 degree day in the San Fernando Valley it was very nice playing in morning overcast and 73 degree sunshine in the early afternoon. The course is in Very Good condition. Fairways, although not completely green, are in great shape. Nice cushion under your ball. Great lies everywhere. The rough ranges from 1 to 3 inches. It can be OK or a little punishing, depending on your lie. Bunkers had plenty of firmly packed sand. No problem hitting out of them. The sign near the starters shed said that the greens were 10.8 on the stimp meter. In the morning when it was damp, it felt a little slower than that. They sped up to medium speed during the afternoon. They rolled fairly well (could be a little bumpy at times), held well struck approach shots nicely, and were on the soft side. It's a nice challenge, and great weather playing this course. Right now, it's in excellent condition. I highly recommend it.» Close
Played Hansen Dam on Monday, June 3 in the early morning. Not too much to add since the review from 6/1. Fairways are in great shape. The two greensid... » More
Played Hansen Dam on Monday, June 3 in the early morning. Not too much to add since the review from 6/1. Fairways are in great shape. The two greenside bunkers I was in had enough firm sand. Good to hit from. My experience of the greens is that they are fairly bumpy and medium speed. Some greens were very bumpy (had several puts go offline) and others were OK. The greens are just OK at this point. The other noteworthy point is that the tee boxes are awful. Every single one had MANY bare areas, with clumpy grass spots. Often the best tee area was dirt. Not sure why this is so, but it was noticeable. If you're using a tee, then it was not a big problem. But it was very noticeable. Overall, the course is decent, with very good fairways.» Close
Played Knollwood as a walking twosome on Monday morning (5/20) at 7:30am. After a foursome let us play through on hole 4, we breezed through our round... » More
Played Knollwood as a walking twosome on Monday morning (5/20) at 7:30am. After a foursome let us play through on hole 4, we breezed through our round in just over 3 hours; great pace of play! Overall, the course is in excellent condition. The fairways are nice and green. They are lush, with excellent lies everywhere. This is the best condition I've seen at Knollwood in quite some time.
For the most part, the rough adjacent to the fairways is about 1 - 3 inches deep, lush and in great shape. However, there are some areas where the grounds crew hadn't cut. If you landed there ( I did twice!), your ball was 4 - 5 inches deep, and a bear to hit out of. Fortunately, there weren't too many spots like this after the first few holes. The grass around the greens is cut short and in good shape, with no bare spots that I can recall.
The greens were a mixed bag. They all ran medium-fast and were quite soft, holding approach shots nicely. However, on several holes throughout the course, they were a little bumpy. I had a couple of putts knocked off line due to this. But mostly, the greens were fine. The course is in very nice shape right now. This is a good time to play a nice track.» Close
Came back to Soule Park two weeks after my last round. I thoroughly enjoy this track. Not much to add to my last review. The course is in excellent sh... » More
Came back to Soule Park two weeks after my last round. I thoroughly enjoy this track. Not much to add to my last review. The course is in excellent shape from tee to green. Played at 9am Monday, 5/13. The green fee of $27 to walk this course as a senior is a steal. If you get a chance to play this course, don't miss it. It is nestled in between two mountain ranges. The quiet and bountiful nature surrounding this course makes it serene. And you'll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable and fair test of golf than Soule Park. I ordered one of their breakfast burritos to take with me on the course. It was delicious. Play Soule Park now, it is a joy.» Close
Played Soule Park on Tuesday, 4/30/19. Our twosome had a 10:30am tee time. We were paired with a single, who was great to play with. The weather was c... » More
Played Soule Park on Tuesday, 4/30/19. Our twosome had a 10:30am tee time. We were paired with a single, who was great to play with. The weather was cloudy and cool, with little to no wind at all. It was quiet and peaceful with abundant wildlife.
This course is a hidden gem! It was a complete blast to play. It has a nice variety of holes, with adequate challenge and scoring opportunities. Its' quiet, country setting - loaded with trees and surrounded by mountains, makes this a real get-away course.
Currently, this course is in superb condition. The fairways have full coverage. They are nice and green and wonderful to hit from. The rough is a little spotty. Some areas are 3" deep, and others are bare. But for the most part, the rough is also in great shape, about 1 - 2" deep. I was in 2 greenside bunkers. They have abundant sand that was beautifully raked and a pleasure to hit out of.
The greens were smooth and rolled well. They were very firm, but held shots with spin nicely. Due to the overcast and somewhat damp conditions, the greens were on the slowish side early in the round. By the afternoon they became quicker, medium to medium fast. Pace of play was right at 4 hours. After the third hole, we never waited on any shots. This course is in GREAT condition. The setting and layout make this a must play. If I didn't live an hour and twenty minutes from the course, I would play this a lot. Highly recommended» Close
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