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Live, from................Strawberry Farms

Posted by Galfur on July 14, 2011 at 12:22 AM

No, not Strawberry Fields, Strawberry Farms. A little galf course in Irvine owned and run by former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces. Had a chance to get out and play on this business trip. Perfect day in SoCal. Put up a good score (anytime you break 80 is a good day), even racked up an eagle on number 8 (drove the green and knocked one down.

So, how about Doug DeCinces? Talk about a guy who landed in a tough spot. How do you replace a Hall of Famer like Brooks Robinson. That's what Doug did.  No way he could have ever measured up to Brooks, but he was a decent enough player and held down the position in Baltimore for nine years after Brooks hung em up. His best year with the Os was 1978 when he batted .286 and banged 28.

When his welcome ran out in Baltimore, he finished his career with the Angels, including his best ML year, 1982, when he batted .301 and banged 30 with 97 ribbies.

And just to make this Galfur envious of his charmed life, he now owns and operates Strawberry Farms Galf Course. So I figured, rather than just being envious, I'd go partake in his charmed life. Twas a good day. A few pics in the gallery.

Another day in SoCal tomorow, then home for the weekend. Big Apple on Monday. Cheers all.

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Reply Ark_Razor
12:42 AM on July 14, 2011 
You flyin out of LAX or John Wayne?
Reply Mac D
2:25 AM on July 14, 2011 
Sounded and looked like a great day. Glad you got to enjoy it finally! I think you mentioned it before or it was another former player in California
Reply Ark_Razor
3:07 AM on July 14, 2011 
I finally got your handle...... duh. I figured it would have been "gopher"?!
Reply vapor5
6:49 AM on July 14, 2011 
galf- O's fans were tough on Doug D. I liked the guy and thought he was decent player. I used to shake my head during home games @33rd St when fans would say "Brooksy would've had it" --He!! no one would've caught that one. :wink:

Sounds like Tiger will be your caddie soon.
Reply Galfur
8:30 AM on July 14, 2011 
In and out of LAX this trip Ark. Gotta get out before Carmageddon. I'll be back the week of August 15th.....going to take in an Angels game (Rangers?). Could be back the last week of July but it will only be an overnighter, I'd be flying in for dinner at Montage or Javiers in Laguna Beach and then returning.

Well Vap, however hard Os fans were on Doug, he's living the dream in SoCal now. We should all be so fortunate. Galf is the blind squirrel game.......every now and then we all find a nut.
Reply vapor5
8:50 AM on July 14, 2011 
galf- I guess Doug has adjusted to his back problems.

Hope those nuts don't drop.....too low :wink:
Reply Galfur
9:03 AM on July 14, 2011 
Mac D says...
Sounded and looked like a great day. Glad you got to enjoy it finally! I think you mentioned it before or it was another former player in California

Strawberry Farms is no Pelican Hill but it is a nice enough public course and a decent rate. Just to make sure there were no complaints on the work front, we took two clients. One from Toyota. One from Honda. And there were no fist fights either. Success!!!
Reply vapor5
7:58 AM on July 15, 2011 
galf- Da^n, blue water still exists in the USA :wink:
Rattlesnakes sign- nice touch.

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