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Match Day!!


dagolfer18

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Hey y’all! Been a long time since I’ve posted in this blog in my quest to get into single digits, but I have made some good progress: my handicap is currently 11.3 and everything feels good right now. However, something has cropped up: a coworker and I are going to play an 18-hole match Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what we were thinking:

•We play Croasdaile, the course where we both work. After a fair bit of discussion, we decided to play the blue/white hybrid tees (6241 yds, 70.8/133). 

•Because our handicaps are about even (mine 11.3, his 12.6), we’ve decided to play straight up. We’ve had some short game contests and it’s pretty much a coin toss as to who wins.

•We want to put something on the line for this match, and here’s what we came up with: the winner would get a dozen golf balls of their choice and lunch of their choice, which amounts to about a $60 match.

I’m feeling pretty good about this match, will definitely keep y’all posted!

 

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Loser buys the dozen balls, winner buys lunch.  Loser gets one sleeve out of the dozen.  Still a challenge, but keeps everything equal, more or less.  And everyone's a winner... lunch, balls... what could be better?  Winner still gets bragging rights, until the next match.

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On 10/15/2021 at 12:21 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

Well? How did it turn out?

Who has the thinner wallet?

It never happened unfortunately. Something came up last minute and we weren’t able to play.

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