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Old 01-31-2014, 08:27 PM
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Elitist republican! You and your bud obammy should go play...don't let him take a mulligan and don't let him have more balls when he loses all his in woods
Don't know if they will let Obama play Shoal Creek,,,,,,,,,,,just kidding Charles
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:30 PM
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Who says Im for Government determining the labor price for cutting greens. I just said that personally I would want a drug addict doing it , and 9$ per hour that about all your gonna get.

Every tea time is worth 400$ to 700$ it does pay to have the best staff that you can get.
Totally different market here. I think our course is charging around $35 right now. In the peak season we get around $60 a round.

You must be talking private courses. Whole different ball game than the daily fee courses here in Myrtle Beach.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:39 PM
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Totally different market here. I think our course is charging around $35 right now. In the peak season we get around $60 a round.

You must be talking private courses. Whole different ball game than the daily fee courses here in Myrtle Beach.
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Absolutely right. I play every weekend and every weekend I wonder how the heck these courses open at the rates they charge. It's got to cost a fortune to maintain theses courses. Seems to be a combination of low employee wages and a high volume of golfers.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:45 PM
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http://www.rtjgolf.com/greensfees/

http://www.limestonesprings.com/rates

Theres some cheaper, but if you want to play on Bent Greens you have to pay
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:56 PM
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http://www.rtjgolf.com/greensfees/

http://www.limestonesprings.com/rates

Theres some cheaper, but if you want to play on Bent Greens you have to pay
Cost a lot more to maintain bent than Bermuda greens. I think there are two or three courses around here still hanging on to their bentgrass, most have switched to some hybrid Bermuda.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:02 PM
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Cost a lot more to maintain bent than Bermuda greens. I think there are two or three courses around here still hanging on to their bentgrass, most have switched to some hybrid Bermuda.
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Some greens have huge fans to keep them cool in the summer, its crazy I know, but they putt nice.

Its hard to get Burmuda greens fast.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:44 PM
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Absolutely right. I play every weekend and every weekend I wonder how the heck these courses open at the rates they charge. It's got to cost a fortune to maintain theses courses. Seems to be a combination of low employee wages and a high volume of golfers.
Just wanted to take a moment to point out the ironic similarity to the rest of the industry. You're talking about the "lowballer" of golf courses. There's a place for both business models
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:44 PM
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I just said that personally I would want a drug addict doing it , and 9$ per hour that about all your gonna get.
So if you make $9 per hour you must be a drug addict?
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:28 AM
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The mexicans have dominated the golf course labor trade from city course all the way East Lake around my area. You still see a few retired/college aged people filling the labor gaps on the crew. Even the Asst Super salaries are low.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:36 AM
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Not in Myrtle Beach unless you are a landscaper or super. Courses pay minimum wage to around $9 an hour and don't give raises.
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Did you know that Myrtle Beach SC is the epicenter of low wage's for the entire green industry in the US?
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