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MikeD
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
Cut my teeth on the old front 9. Broke 40 first time there. Worked as a cart boy freshman year. Rode my bike from Kirby to the course.

Hate to see how it’s declined.


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VernonPLSUfan
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
Played our state tournament there and then while at LSU. Never was pristine but never as the OP described. Is there no agronomy program at LSU that could lend a hand or is it the powers that be want it for some other use.


ColdDuck
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
I wish I would have taken pictures of the greens. Half of them were literally just sand/mud with a hint of grass. They are all shrinking, I guess because it is easier to cut more fringe and less greens. And the edges are all jagged where you can't even tell if a ball is on the green vs the fringe. Crazy bad right bad. The rough has been a problem for years, but at least the greens were puttable.


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Saucypants
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
I worked there from 08-12. I think the greens keeper who was there then had left. If you played there during that time and remember seeing hydraulic fuel lines on the greens, you’re welcome ??


beachdude
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
The “old” LSU course in the early ‘70’s was where the parking lots are now south of CEBA and east of Nicholson. There were 5 or so holes on the west side of Nicholson, some of which may have been incorporated into the current layout or they’re just part of football/baseball complex. Not sure. Anyway, with a student ID it used to cost 50 cents to play.


TigersSEC2010
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
Do they still have the old cocksucker sup that took over when Mike left or has he been fired?


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doubleb
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
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The “old” LSU course in the early ‘70’s was where the parking lots are now south of CEBA and east of Nicholson. There were 5 or so holes on the west side of Nicholson, some of which may have been incorporated into the current layout or they’re just part of football/baseball complex. Not sure. Anyway, with a student ID it used to cost 50 cents to play.


The clubhouse was near the corner of Goutier and Nicholson on the NE corner.
One was along Gourier. You teed off and hit East.
2-6 were on that side of Nicholson. Hole five ran along Nicholson Extension. The green was at the corner of Nicholson and Nicholson Ext. it was a short par 5. When they four lanes Nicholson south of Nicholson Extension they went through what was the fifth green.
Six was a par three along Nicholson with the green by the clubhouse,
My memory of 2-4 is vague, but there was a small canal and an abandoned RR spur bisecting that part of the course.
7, 8 and 9 were on the other side of Nicholson where the new Box is now. 7 was a tough dog leg four and 9 was a good par 5. Fourrier was OB right and was lined by those fir trees.

10-18 were south of Gourier and West of Nicholson. My memory of the back is hazy, but I remember one of the par fours possibly 11, being a dogleg right and you could cut the corner by hitting over a big barn. 18 was a very short five heading north. It’s there now along Nicholson. 17 was almost ax long. It was a par 4 though. It’s there now.

It was considered to be a notch above Webb back then. It was a flat but fun course. Way back when LSU hosted tourneys on it. I remember the buzz when Ben Crenshaw and Texas came to play.
Real old timers here could probably add to my post.

It’s a shame LSU is letting their student course deteriorate.


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MikeD
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
Most of your holes are off a few numbers. All of the front nine was east of Nicholson.


doubleb
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
So 9 was a par 3 ? 10 was that tough dogleg?

I was fuzzy on exactly how it went.
This post was edited on 11/22 at 1:23 pm


RummelTiger
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
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I worked there from 08-12. I think the greens keeper who was there then had left. If you played there during that time and remember seeing hydraulic fuel lines on the greens, you’re welcome ??



Hahaha...I was playing there from 08-11, and I think I vaguely remember those lines. lol

It wasn't the greatest place to play, but I lived off Highland by the Southgates, so it was an easy drive to get a quick round in.


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TigerBR1111
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
9 was the par 3 with green by clubhouse. You crossed Nicholson for the back 9. 10 was the dogleg left. 13 the par five and 14 the barn hole.


beachdude
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
You are right! There was that slight dogleg right par 4 on the back where you could hit over the barn which was tight in the corner of the dogleg. If your drive was too low, broken window. Except, there was no glass left to break. Also, the barn was full of sugar cane stubble and baggass and you could smell it from 1000 yards. Number 17 was straight, oriented north, parallel to Nicholson and basically, 30 yards west of the highway. A slice of any degree got you a car in target golf.


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beachdude
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
You are right about the abandoned RR spur across the fairway on # 4?. I have the distinction of hitting my tee shot, watching it travel down the fairway at a very low altitude, striking the 19th century railroad iron in the middle of the fairway and rebounding 150 yards directly back to my feet.


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LSUGrad9295
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re: Made a mistake and played LSU yesterday
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9 was the par 3 with green by clubhouse.


Yep. Parallel to Nicholson when it was 2 lanes. I can't tell you how many times I had my tee shot fricked up by a-holes blowing their horns as I went into my backswing


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