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post #271 of 383
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Stay tuned ... we've been pretty consistent with these for the last year or more - having one basically every season - so just look out for our Spring outing coming in April or May (ish).

 

Plus stay tuned to this: always a chance of a last-minute cancellation.

 

Or we might just refuse to let @tristanhilton85 play if he keeps making the same stupid swing despite knowing better. ;-)

post #272 of 383

Thanks @Golfingdad Been itching to play again after leaving GK :D  I need competition.  Playing with myself sucks after a while.  Wait that didn't sound quite right, but you know what I mean.  LOL

post #273 of 383
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I don't expect to play well.

Maybe I can get one of those "haven't played in a long time beginner's luck" rounds :-)

 

I feel you on this.  I played 2 rounds between 10 December and 1 February.  I spent this last weekend in Phoenix and played twice...IT WAS AWFUL.  Every pitch shot was fat, and I I drove it out of bounds on five consecutive holes.

 

I did hole out a 7-iron from 175, for my highlight shot of the day.  Of course it was for par....:doh:

post #274 of 383
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Plus stay tuned to this: always a chance of a last-minute cancellation.

 

Or we might just refuse to let @tristanhilton85 play if he keeps making the same stupid swing despite knowing better. ;-)

Did I miss something?

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I feel you on this.  I played 2 rounds between 10 December and 1 February.  I spent this last weekend in Phoenix and played twice...IT WAS AWFUL.  Every pitch shot was fat, and I I drove it out of bounds on five consecutive holes.

 

I did hole out a 7-iron from 175, for my highlight shot of the day.  Of course it was for par....:doh:

 

Lol, wow.  5 consecutive OB drives might be a TST record.

 

I haven't been driving it horribly, but, yes, fat pitches are something I've been well-acquainted with.

 

If I change one letter in that sentence, it takes on an entirely different meaning :-P

post #276 of 383
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Plus stay tuned to this: always a chance of a last-minute cancellation.

 

Or we might just refuse to let @tristanhilton85 play if he keeps making the same stupid swing despite knowing better. ;-)

 

 

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Did I miss something?

LOL ... shots fired!

post #277 of 383
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Did I miss something?

 

I don't know. Did you? :-D

post #278 of 383
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Did I miss something?

 

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I don't know. Did you? :-D

Don't forget, ya'll are on the same team. ;)

post #279 of 383
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Lihu and hacker101 are coming with their kids, so I put them on the white tees.

 

Then jefkve is a high enough handicap index that I felt he might want to play the white tees.

 

If someone wishes to change tees, I'll make the change if it's reasonable (i.e. it would be unreasonable for a single digit to want to play the white tees).

 

 

Yeah, I guess I should have looked a little closer at the distribution of handicaps.  You chose the pretty obvious gap.  Though if @bplewis24 can bomb it like @Golfingdad is suggesting (have met both these guys but never been on their team/in their foursome, thus never played with either, and he called me a bomber too and I'd consider myself decently long for an amateur but not a bomber!), I'd prefer you'd chosen single- vs. double-digit as the groups for long vs. short tees so he'd be playing the short tees!

post #280 of 383
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Yeah, I guess I should have looked a little closer at the distribution of handicaps.  You chose the pretty obvious gap.  Though if @bplewis24 can bomb it like @Golfingdad is suggesting (have met both these guys but never been on their team/in their foursome, thus never played with either, and he called me a bomber too and I'd consider myself decently long for an amateur but not a bomber!), I'd prefer you'd chosen single- vs. double-digit as the groups for long vs. short tees so he'd be playing the short tees!

 

The blue tees are only 6500 yards.

post #281 of 383

Do they have a set farther back than the blues?

Just suggesting that the lower handicaps can make the playing field more fair? B-) 

post #282 of 383
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Do they have a set farther back than the blues?
Just suggesting that the lower handicaps can make the playing field more fair? f1_cool.gif  
No. You want to play the ladies tees? It can probably be arranged. ;)
post #283 of 383
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Do they have a set farther back than the blues?
Just suggesting that the lower handicaps can make the playing field more fair? f1_cool.gif  
No. You want to play the ladies tees? It can probably be arranged. ;)

 

Good thought. I'm looking at them right now. Just checking if I don't overdrive one of the shorter par 6 holes :-X

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Yeah, I guess I should have looked a little closer at the distribution of handicaps.  You chose the pretty obvious gap.  Though if @bplewis24 can bomb it like @Golfingdad is suggesting (have met both these guys but never been on their team/in their foursome, thus never played with either, and he called me a bomber too and I'd consider myself decently long for an amateur but not a bomber!), I'd prefer you'd chosen single- vs. double-digit as the groups for long vs. short tees so he'd be playing the short tees!

 

Meh, I won't be bombing many drives anytime soon.  Swing just isn't there yet.  Maybe in the summer!  So far through three rounds I think I have a total of 2 good bombed drives.

post #285 of 383
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The blue tees are only 6500 yards.

 

I know.  It's just if @bplewis24 has a few yards on me and could play from the 400 yards shorter white tees, he could bomb a few par 4s and have mid iron approaches on a couple par 5s with good drives (yes, I've already put together a yardage book/course management notes thing with Google Earth).  For example, the 6th hole is carded at 361 from the blues, but is a dogleg left where even from the blue tees it's 306 to the front edge of the green.  Someone a tad longer than me could easily bomb that green from the white tees.  Then 7 is a (late) dogleg left par 5 marked as 532 from the blue tees but from the whites a bomber could easily carry the fairway bunker and have a 7i or even 8i into the green.  There are a couple more where the yards between blue and white make a difference like that.

 

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Meh, I won't be bombing many drives anytime soon.  Swing just isn't there yet.  Maybe in the summer!  So far through three rounds I think I have a total of 2 good bombed drives.

 

Haha.  I feel you.  I've been all over the place recently too.  Though the other day I couldn't do anything but hit straight pushes and on the last hole, a 485 yard dogleg left par 5, was just like, "screw it, you're coming from the inside, just yank the face closed ugly and hook it."  Felt like the only time all day I did what I wanted, hit a booming hard draw around the dog leg to the middle of the fairway and had a 6i to the raised green.  Was playing frustrating bogey golf all day but at least I finished with a birdie!

post #286 of 383
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I know.  It's just if @bplewis24 has a few yards on me and could play from the 400 yards shorter white tees, he could bomb a few par 4s and have mid iron approaches on a couple par 5s with good drives (yes, I've already put together a yardage book/course management notes thing with Google Earth).

Love it!!!  You are almost as much of a nerd as I am. :beer:

 

This course, though, I'm not writing anything down.  I've played there once, so I'm just kind of supplementing my memory with Google Earth numbers. :-P

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I know.  It's just if @bplewis24 has a few yards on me and could play from the 400 yards shorter white tees, he could bomb a few par 4s and have mid iron approaches on a couple par 5s with good drives (yes, I've already put together a yardage book/course management notes thing with Google Earth). 

 

 

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Love it!!!  You are almost as much of a nerd as I am. :beer:

 

This course, though, I'm not writing anything down.  I've played there once, so I'm just kind of supplementing my memory with Google Earth numbers. :-P

 

Dont forget to read tips on greenskeeper, et al....Not thats its going to help me any.

post #288 of 383
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Love it!!!  You are almost as much of a nerd as I am. :beer:

 

This course, though, I'm not writing anything down.  I've played there once, so I'm just kind of supplementing my memory with Google Earth numbers. :-P

 

Just keep that in mind when you and your team are wondering how you lost to us.

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