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A combination of two things:

I. Continuing my quest for a single-digit handicap. 

II. My senior golf season. 

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Match Day #1

The first match was yesterday, and we all felt good about our games. So we pulled up to The Preserve at Jordan Lake with high hopes. After a good range session and a solid 15 minutes of putting, we began. It was shotgun start, and the seed you played determined the hole you started on. Because I played No. 4 on our team, I’d start on the fourth hole. We played the white tees, scorecard below: Actually a pretty solid start, although I did three-putt the fourth green. After a par on the

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dagolfer18 in Match #1



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