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Played Downing today, shot 70 for a differential of -0.7, and birdied 1, 2, 10, and 16… which are all duplicates on my composite away course scorecard.

@NatalieB shot 79 from those tees. The rating is something like 77.2 for her from those tees. Very impressive round at 6650 yards.

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Birdied #4 last Saturday, and par'd 11 and 16, to finish off the par challenge on my away course.

Also birdied Hole #8 today, bringing me up to 8 birdied holes.  Better than I thought I'd do, although I'm also playing a lot of golf this year.

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Picked up a birdie on #9.   Par 5.   On in 3, drilled a 22' putt for bird.   
Also, hit a pitching wedge from 135 to 1' to birdie #10 for back-to-back birdies.    (already had #10, though.)  

Also, frustratingly, on #14 (par 3), hit a 9-iron to 3 feet and missed the birdie putt.  

still have #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #8, #11, #12, #13, #14, #18. 

The only one of these holes that I fear I may never birdie is #11.   The rest are gettable.  but, I'm running out of time.  

 

 

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Completed "Birdie - Challenge" yesterday with a great shot on the 18th hole to 2 feet for the final hole to bird.
Made 4 birds yesterday and 3 again today.
Decent rounds, but had a few poor swings and was able to scramble to save scores a few times.

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Well, checked off #1 today.  (FYI, I am "Par Challenge").  Also shot par on  #4 & 7 but already had those.  For me that is good given only played 9 holes on league.  Avoided the dreaded 3-Putts but still need to get rid of the double-bogies   All-in-All not a bad round for me.  

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Birdied the 8th yesterday. On Monday, I'd played the front nine and hit a driver and a sand wedge to ten feet, but the putt broke about 18" down the hill, and it just missed low. Greens are *not* in good shape right now, but whatever: it's a < 50% putt for sure.

Today I hit 3W about 310 just short of the fairway bunker at the end of the fairway) and then hit my second shot 93 yards to a flagstick 94 yards away. Tapped in with my sand wedge for the 3 on #8.

Monday I almost birdied 1 from 15 feet, and on Tuesday I had a good run at a 20 footer on the second hole. #1 and #2 remain as the only holes left. I'm going to start warming up before I play to knock those off a bit more quickly. 🙂

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I completed the par challenge for the composite courses my last round.  This round, I managed to add a birdie on the 18th hole in an otherwise below average round.  Only 16 left!

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Two birdies today at Huntmore Golf Club in Brighton, MI.  #3 and #17 were both ones I needed.    3 holes to go but the season is winding down in a few week for me.

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Okay, went back to fill in composite score for away courses.  Total composite away scores :  -3, 4 birdies or better and a bogey on 9.  Maybe I need to go play a course with an easy ninth hole ;-) 

Home composite, approximately the same number of rounds, two birdies or better and a composite of two over.  Still haven't made pars this year on holes 1, 2, 5, 10, or 15 at my home course.  

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Two rounds today and 5 birdies but only 2 counted (8, 13, 16, 17, 18). 

1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18

So at the home course I finally put 16 to rest. It was the final birdie for that course. Busted one down and had 120 left into the green, knock-down pw to 2 feet and done. Hit the same approach to 17 for a back-to-back. Don't think that birdie didn't enter my mind every time I played that hole. 

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Birdied #14 at The Kahkwa Club (Erie, PA) today...short par-5, but a par-5 nonetheless.  Up to 9 birdies in 11 rounds on my "Away Course" composite.

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Finally Pared hole #16.  It is a 466 yard beast of a Par 4.  Water runs along the left side and tree jail on the right.  I pounded a Drive that left me 166 into the middle of the green.  Pin was in the front playing 150ish.  Hit a smooth 8 iron into the middle of the green. Ran my putt right of the cup and made the comeback. 

Sure felt good to get that Par finally

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Picked up 3 birdies on the "Home" course this weekend.  Now -7 after 10 rounds.  I have not been playing at Leslie Park as frequently as years past.  Often I would just drop in and join another group or play solo.  With COVID restrictions it is reservation only and that requires me to plan ahead and arrange a group.  I have time to top my 2019 effort.

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A little frustrated tonight.  Got Par on 12 & 16 but already had those.  Still not sure what happened on #17, My par putt was headed on-line into the hole then @ 6" short is suddenly popped left and took a 90* turn.  Only thing we could think was there was a small dimple short of the hole and maybe I hit it just right to get the ball to jump off line.  Worse than that was my Three 3-Putts.  Worst round in quite a while.  Bright side is still have 5 more league weeks so that would be 2 more chances to finish the pars on the back nine and 3 to finish on the front nine.  I may need to go shoot a couple extra rounds there to try to fill out the "Par Challenge".

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