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    Golf Course Question

    I would like to hear your experiences detecting on golf courses. I am working on a permission for an abandoned course that is going to be developed into an neighborhood of stand-alone homes and condos.

    If you have worked a golf course what successes have you had? Do you have suggestions as to where to detect (tee boxes, greens fringes, etc.)?
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    Iíve had the most luck working the fringes of the greens. Edges of the tee boxes are pretty good too. Try to find the spots where carts pull off of paths to park for tee off or putting. Donít forget to search any grass around the club house or cart shed.

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    Old greens. Golfers use to mark their balls with dimes. When I used to caddy, I remember seeing a lot of them just toss the dimes or miss their pockets. And if there was a caddyshack...definitely check there. We used to do LOTSA gambling in and around ours and there was always the occasional knockdown drag out fight. If it was an 18-hole, there was probably a halfway house around the 9th or 10th. Lotsa cash passed around there.
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    Search what was once the grass fringes of the parking lot.
    And, as 'Ogre' mentioned above, search the 'half way' refreshment area.
    Don........
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    If you get it let me know! I live in the same area and would love to go with you. I'm still trying to figure out how they're going to build houses there when older houses were condemned for being over mine shafts! I loved playing that course.
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    I've found more rings in the fairways than near the greens, where I find more silver coins.
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    Good luck on your 18-hole search!
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    I got on one on really historic ground as it was being bulldozed and reworked. I didn't find a thing but a few pull tabs and trash and odds and ends which told me I wasn't the first guy itching to get out there. It sucks when you're sure you're going to get into it and there's nothing out there. I didn't have permission except a friends yard that backs up to the course so that counts right? Funny thing I found a half cent in his yard that got me excited the course a few feet away would have something. Best of luck.
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    An old golf course was recently (1 year ago) opened as a park - I found a walker, but other who were there early got many great coins.

    Marker coins were found too - like large foreign coppers, ect.

    Areas near the greens were best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I've found more rings in the fairways than near the greens, where I find more silver coins.
    Must be some good golfers there. I canít seem to find the fairway
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    Hit the driving range (if they have one )

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    Golf tee off area where they reach in thier pocket to pull out a tee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre1190 View Post
    Old greens. Golfers use to mark their balls with dimes. When I used to caddy, I remember seeing a lot of them just toss the dimes or miss their pockets. And if there was a caddyshack...definitely check there. We used to do LOTSA gambling in and around ours and there was always the occasional knockdown drag out fight. If it was an 18-hole, there was probably a halfway house around the 9th or 10th. Lotsa cash passed around there.
    Ah, the great memories of being a caddy. The movie wasn't too far off the mark. Younger kids got harassed, always at least one guy who thought he was a real "hood", and lots of gambling with our hard earned money. Our caddy shack was close to the club pool, so we used to sneak glimpses of the rich girls whose Daddy's were members. LOL.
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    its been awhile since I hit one - but I got some nice wedding bands and did alright with old silver too
    Ive been told of other lost wedding bands at other courses but some are still in operation and aren't gonna let me dig
    hit it all over and see if theres a pattern to your finds - you never know - guys good lose change taking a tee out of their pocket
    ive heard of guys losing rings while throwing their ball out of frustration or because ball got damaged - like others said - guys used to use barber dimes to mark balls yrs ago
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    Not sure if its the same course I'm thinking of, but the one I know of use to be a camp that housed Japanese before moving them to an internment camps. It sucks because there are no plaques or anything about the history of the land.

 

 
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