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Manhattan (via Cleveland)

Member since 11 April 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: St. Louis Blues
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Apr 2015

If you know anyone w/ a NY state driver's license, they can register in the "system" and get a foursome but he has to play.  For out of staters, it's tough to get on without that  - there is a "black market" but no one there will admit to it there - believe it costs $200 for the loop in that case but worth it - amazing course.  I'd play but I have 3 herniated discs so it's not an option for me.   Send me your email and I'll try to get the info to you.  

Best to play on Tue - Thurs; weekends are packed and course closed on Mons.  Just an fyi, the range prohibits driver so it's tough to warm up; the greens aren't difficult b/c they try to speed up play for us amateurs; oh and the customer service is horrible.  But it is a great course, esp when you birdie a hole the pros par!  

Comment 13 Apr 2015

As a lover of the Black course (easily my favorite), please don't play from the tips.  There's a reason, it's one of the most difficult courses around and unless you can consistently go straight 225 from tee, you're in trouble - and that's from the whites!  Please don't be that guy - I've played there 10+ times when I was wife/childless living in Manhattan and the slow play is from amateurs who think they are pros.

Also, bring an extra club to 17, it looks like a short 165-170 but after walking 16 holes, you need more length.  

It is awesome though; slow with terrible customer service (bring your own water), but awesome.     

Comment 30 Dec 2014

For everyone who thinks scUM's cupboard is empty, look at the lineup of returning starters.  Even though they performed poorly as a team, they were highly rated kids in HS.  JH will have them ready to play, especially at the end of November. 

The game just got exponentially more competitive and Urban is one of handful of people living, dead, or beatified who can respond well to the challenge.

Comment 28 Dec 2014

Bar Coastal (E. 78 and 1st Ave) is a PAC/BIG bar with good wings - split fan base. 

Honky Talk on 1st Ave in the 60's is an OSU bar.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

The spread is not dead, it's contingent upon a QB and OL to provide access to the skill in space.  VT had 8 (that's right 8) guys in the box at times tonight - why?  BC we're over-rated and can't get the ball to the supposed skill sans 84 in the end-zone (ugh)

You are right that 5 stars are meaningless.  Esp with C Grant - Kwon needs to play more, a LOT more. 

Tonight was simply UGLY. 

Comment 04 Sep 2014

If you're on the Upper East, go to Bar-Coastal on 78th and 1st Ave.  Big-10/Pac-10 friendly with great wings and lower prices than around Times Square.