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Closed: Round of Golf (and more) at the Course at Yale SaintsRest, OverGuapo & AvgReds!


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#1 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

You are bidding on a round of golf with EdRalphRomero and two other SoSHers at the Course at Yale. Winner will get all greens fees and cart fees paid as well as a good meal, a good cigar, and all the beers that it would be a good idea to drink while driving a motorized vehicle. Yale was recently named one of the top 50 most difficult courses in America. It is a cool old course with lots of unique holes. We'll play a relaxed and fun round. I'm about a 21 myself, but I am very happy to bring anyone from a scratch golfer to a guy who doesn't always "make contact with the ball." You can bid on just one round or all three. We'll work out when to play among the three winning bidders. I am open to weekdays or weekends. Three rounds are available.



Estimated retail value: $125 per round
Minimum bid: $50

Auction begins: 7/6/09
Auction ends: Thursday, 7/16 at 7:30 pm

Donated by: EdRalphRomero

Winner must pay for item via PayPal within 24 hours or item will go to next highest bidder, unless other arrangements have been made. An existing PayPal account is not required. Secure payment options include MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX, Debit Card, and Bank Account direct debit.

Click for payment!

Edited by EdRalphRomero, 06 July 2009 - 09:46 AM.


#2 Average Reds


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:55 AM

I won this auction last year and here's my perspective: The course is in terrible shape and not worth playing. ERR really isn't good company. Food sucks. Hell, even the beer tasted bitter.

I strongly urge everyone to avoid this thread.

$75

Edit: I have no idea what Skrub is implying, but I feel compelled to match his bid for one of the three spots in any case.

Edited by Average Reds, 08 July 2009 - 07:00 PM.


#3 Sille Skrub

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:09 PM

Your ruse is up, AR.

$75

#4 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:07 PM

Hey there are three spots here. So at the very least Skrub and AR and I need a 4th. Intimidated by the obvious athleticism of the three of us? Can't swing a golf club with a beer in one hand? Pony up SoSH.

#5 The Four Peters


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:12 PM

I'll match for $75 as well. I'll show Skrub how it's done.

Edited by The Four Peters, 09 July 2009 - 03:13 PM.


#6 Sille Skrub

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (Average Reds @ Jul 6 2009, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: I have no idea what Skrub is implying, but I feel compelled to match his bid for one of the three spots in any case.

I usually don't know either, haha.

You were discouraging bids, so I bid.

#7 biollante


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

Do I need my own clubs ?

Is this Yale as in New Haven ?

#8 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (biollante @ Jul 9 2009, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do I need my own clubs ?

Is this Yale as in New Haven ?


Nope. I will be happy to rent a set for you at no charge. And yep, it is Yale as in New Haven. It's out past the Yale bowl by Hopkins if you know the New Haven area.

#9 Average Reds


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE (Sille Skrub @ Jul 9 2009, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You were discouraging bids, so I bid.


I would never do such a thing.

I was merely attempting to protect the membership from the near-certain disappointment that a winning bid would bring and advising them not to compete rigorously in this auction. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I'm acting as something of a consumer advocate for this particular auction item. So when I end up matching/exceeding the winning bid so that I'm guaranteed one of the three spots, it's only because I'm so altruistic that I've put the welfare of the board ahead of my own personal happiness.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it....

Edited by Average Reds, 10 July 2009 - 06:00 AM.


#10 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:18 AM

$85

#11 biollante


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:35 AM

$85.00

Will need clubs. I make contact but where it ends up is anybody's guess.

#12 Average Reds


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

OK, the lack of action from serious golfers here has me concerned that people took anything I said in the first post seriously.

Yale is one of the great old courses in this country. In the last few years, the university decided to restore it and it now plays up to it's reputation. (At least it did last year when I played.) It's truly a great outing on a spectacular layout.

Contrary to my original post, ERR was a great host last year. In fact, he couldn't have been any nicer, although his post in another thread describing some of our conversation proves that he may not be as nice as I first thought. But no matter - the reality is that I was the one who was not the most sociable when we played, if only because it's hard to carry on a serious conversation with your playing partner when you're outdriving him by 75 yards on a consistent basis. (Seriously Sean, you need to be able to keep up with me this year.)

Time to man up and get the value of this round up where it should be.

$150.

Edit: to match the current high bid

Edited by Average Reds, 15 July 2009 - 06:26 AM.


#13 Williams Head Case

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

I'm too poor to afford this, nor am I on the right coast at the moment, but I went to Hopkins and know the area well. It's a great course and anyone in the New Haven area with even a slight interest in golf should bid on this.

#14 biollante


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:05 PM

Now I feel insulted just because I suck at golf. $95.00

#15 The Long Tater

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:27 PM

Clearly the only way I'd ever get into Yale.

$125

#16 Freddy Linn


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

I am on the wrong coast now, but one of the strangest greens of all-time is #9:



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If you are in the pit or on the wrong tier it is a huge mindfuck. Worth the price of admission alone.

Edited by Freddy Linn, 10 July 2009 - 09:06 PM.


#17 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (Freddy Linn @ Jul 10 2009, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am on the wrong coast now, but one of the strangest greens of all-time is #9:



Profile:



If you are in the pit or on the wrong tier it is a huge mindfuck. Worth the price of admission alone.

Worth $150 then

Edited by Over Guapo Grande, 10 July 2009 - 09:43 PM.


#18 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (Freddy Linn @ Jul 10 2009, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am on the wrong coast now, but one of the strangest greens of all-time is #9:



Profile:



If you are in the pit or on the wrong tier it is a huge mindfuck. Worth the price of admission alone.


Yep. And you hit from an elevated tee over a lake to that green. I watched a good golfer 5 put that green last year. It is fun.

#19 Candy LaChance


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:26 AM

Ends tonight!

#20 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:10 AM

So just because the three spot process makes the bidding a little confusing the current winners would be:

(I don't think I'll ever be) Over Guapo Grande $150
Average Reds $150
The Long Tater $125

Right?

#21 Koufax

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:31 AM

I have no desire to win this bid, but will go if I do. I am just trying to get Mr. Tater to up his bid so that he is not in the embarassing position of having paid less than the others. I am sure he would not want it that way. I, however, have no such scruples.

$140

#22 Saints Rest

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:28 PM

$150.

Good enough for golf at my (summer) home course with JulE6 and that gang. Might as well do the same here within 90 minutes of my winter home.

#23 LoweTek

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:42 PM

It's Saint's Rest, OverGuapo and AverageReds. $150 per, Thank you! Click Here!

#24 Average Reds


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:43 PM

Looks like we are closed and have our foresome, but I'll lurk until the official word comes down from above....

Edit: And the word came down "from above" quite literally as I was typing, so that's a good thing.

Edited by Average Reds, 16 July 2009 - 06:44 PM.


#25 LoweTek

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:54 PM

AR is paid, thanks.

#26 Saints Rest

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:20 PM

Paid.

As we start to consider a date and time, I'll throw out some conflicts.

Bad:
now thru 7/26
9/4-9/19
9/25-27
10/2-4

In general, I can play a weekday as easily as a weekend. Between now and the middle of September, weekdays are possible, but tentative at best. After 9/19, my weekdays become very open for the most part.

I live in NYC and would either drive up or take MetroNorth.

#27 LoweTek

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Saints Rest @ Jul 16 2009, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paid.
You're good, got it.

#28 LoweTek

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:26 PM

And OGG makes three. Thanks guys.

#29 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (Saints Rest @ Jul 16 2009, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paid.

As we start to consider a date and time, I'll throw out some conflicts.

Bad:
now thru 7/26
9/4-9/19
9/25-27
10/2-4

In general, I can play a weekday as easily as a weekend. Between now and the middle of September, weekdays are possible, but tentative at best. After 9/19, my weekdays become very open for the most part.

I live in NYC and would either drive up or take MetroNorth.

9/19-26 is bad for me, as I'll be on the left coast. Weekdays are doable, I will just need enough advance notice to get a hall-pass from my boss.

#30 Average Reds


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:05 PM

To be honest, I bid specifically because ERR indicated that weekends were fine with him. (Weekdays are almost impossible for me.)

In August, I can do any day on the last two weekends: the 22nd, 23rd, 29th or 30th. If any of those days works, let's try to lock it down. If not, I start to get into soccer season and that's a pain, so I hope one of those will work for you both.

With enough notice, I may be able to do a weekday, but September is just a tough month in general. I'd be extremely pleased if we could find a day in August.

One last thing - I do understand that we won't be paying for golf, drinks or cigars, but if both of you have established handicaps, bring your wallets in any case, since the odds of us having some action on the side are very high.....

Looking forward to playing with you both.

Edited by Average Reds, 16 July 2009 - 08:06 PM.


#31 Saints Rest

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:26 PM

I think, from this point, any of those weekend days would be fine for me.

By the way, I'm playing to a 25.3 right now, but I'm hoping to get it down under 24 by the end of the summer, as I feel like I have made some progress lately on my swing. Regardless, I play quickly and with great spirit and am never afraid of a few bets. My buddies insist that my game improves when there is money on the line!

I'm sure this will be an excellent day, whenever it is.

#32 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (Saints Rest @ Jul 17 2009, 12:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think, from this point, any of those weekend days would be fine for me.

By the way, I'm playing to a 25.3 right now, but I'm hoping to get it down under 24 by the end of the summer, as I feel like I have made some progress lately on my swing. Regardless, I play quickly and with great spirit and am never afraid of a few bets. My buddies insist that my game improves when there is money on the line!

I'm sure this will be an excellent day, whenever it is.

Those should be fine for me, as well.

#33 biollante


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

Missed the close out date on this one. Hope everyone has fun !

#34 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

Thanks to all who bid and particularly the three winners. I have sent you all PMs so we can get the date sorted out. Sounds like there is a pretty good consensus around a couple days in late August.

We're gonna have some fun.

#35 Saints Rest

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (Average Reds @ Jul 6 2009, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I won this auction last year and here's my perspective: The course is in terrible shape and not worth playing. ERR really isn't good company. Food sucks. Hell, even the beer tasted bitter.

I strongly urge everyone to avoid this thread.

Average Reds nailed it. I suggest no one get sucked into the thread for this so-called "item." For the good of SoSH, I will make sure that only two of you will have to go through this day of horrors next year, by making sure that I have one of the high bids.

</Sausage at the 19th Hole>

#36 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE (Saints Rest @ Aug 31 2009, 10:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Average Reds nailed it. I suggest no one get sucked into the thread for this so-called "item." For the good of SoSH, I will make sure that only two of you will have to go through this day of horrors next year, by making sure that I have one of the high bids.

</Sausage at the 19th Hole>

And for the love of all things good, do not stand do yards in front of and 10 feet to the right of Saints Rest on the 18th, unless you have a vertical leap >23 inches.

#37 JulE6


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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Over Guapo Grande @ Aug 31 2009, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And for the love of all things good, do not stand do yards in front of and 10 feet to the right of Saints Rest on the 18th, unless you have a vertical leap >23 inches.
And that's why the next day I applied for my gun permit

#38 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (Over Guapo Grande @ Aug 31 2009, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And for the love of all things good, do not stand do yards in front of and 10 feet to the right of Saints Rest on the 18th, unless you have a vertical leap >23 inches.



We almost lost a good man that day, Over Guapo Grande.

#39 Over Guapo Grande

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE (EdRalphRomero @ Sep 1 2009, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We almost lost a good man that day, Over Guapo Grande.

I don't think I'll ever be Over Guapo Grande