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94th PGA Championship, Kiawah Island, SC Ocean Course


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Dude this is awesome... I think this is the best spot I've ever been in... Helping the pros find their ball over on this side of #2. Just talked with Padraig Harrington.

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Dude this is awesome... I think this is the best spot I've ever been in... Helping the pros find their ball over on this side of #2. Just talked with Padraig Harrington.

good for you......sounds like you had a great time.

I'd love to tee it up there.

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Looks like it would make a fantastic Paintball Scenario field.

Could build some forts on the low cut grass, good area for bunkers.

Sure, bunker down with some of the lowcountry's resident Gators! They are EVERYWHERE at that course....

It would be fantastic though....

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good for you......sounds like you had a great time.

I'd love to tee it up there.

Yes it was a pretty good time... My assignments were cake and I was either in the shade or wind so I stayed cool. Yesterday I worked the ropes between 2 tee and 2 fairway and had a perfect view of #1 green.

We didn't go today mainly because it was such q huge pain getting on the island.

So we came home and watched on TV... Rory kicked ads, I didn't think he had it in him... He's got the talent but idk he had the will...

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Rory was amazing. His putting today was magical.

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How bad was it to get to the island? Where did u stay when u were there?

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How bad was it to get to the island? Where did u stay when u were there?

Pretty bad... we stayed in North Charleston near the airport and it generally took us about 45 minutes to an hour to get to the parking lot, wait for the bus, 30 minute bus ride to the bus depot near the clubhouse, then minimum 15 minute walk from there... and I was on #2. #4, #5 and #13, #14 were a solid 30 minute walk from the bus depot.

When we left Thursday and Friday it was worse than that... 30+ minute wait for bus, 30 minute ride, find your car, 1.5 hours to hotel... traffic was much worse in the afternoon leaving.

Which is why we decided to come home yesterday instead of spending 4+ hours commuting to the course and back then have a 3 hour ride home...

Overall there's not really much else they could have done... there's only one way in and out of Kiawah.

My impression of the tournament was much less than that of the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow... the people that run that tourney have it down... there's no waiting on buses, there's no super long walks, it's much, much better organized and the course is much more friendly to spectators. Kiawah is a mess... hot, sandy, bugs, always windy (and Friday it was a downright gale), alligators, nowhere to sit... not a great place for the players or spectators. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome golf course with great views, but for a tournament like that it's not nearly as good as some of the other courses I've been to.

I was downright shocked that they let people get so close to the gators with no warnings, fences or anything... there were 6' to 8' gators within 5' of people crossing bridges on the course.

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