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Got a lucky chip in on 14 - that's a new birdie! 😄👍

Four left. Of those, two are very gettable - 11 (390yd par 4) and 15 (160yd par-3).  The other two... hole 6 is a 420yd par-4 that finishes uphill and hole 13 is a 210yd par 3 that is wide (L-to-R) but thin (front-to-back). I usually struggle to hit the green on that one.

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Last time out I did make my first birdie of the year at 3. Hit a PW up hill to a 125 yard flag to 6 inches. Landed it short of the stick with a low trajectory hoping to skip it back to the flag and have it check up. Couldn’t have missed making a 2 my very much. Rest of the day I did my best to Kevin Na some birdie putts. Was feeling it after that shot. At 4 I smoked a driver and then hit a gap wedge from 92 to within 5 feet. I hit what I thought was a great putt and started walking it in.... lipped out on the high side tho. At 11 I hit my 2nd way right but my 3rd within 5 feet at the par 5. Again tried to walk one in only to lip on the high side: guess I should leave the walking in of birds too the pros!

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Just 3 birdies needed to complete the challenge, time is running out though. One hole the 15th I have never had a birdie on it. It is the index 3 I think and it is a long par 4 with the toughest green on the course. Fingers crossed I complete it this year. My best year since I've started playing without doubt. 

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I've come to the realization that I am not getting all 18 this year.  I am 4 holes short, and probably only 2-3 weeks left in our Northern MN golf season.  I suppose I could go out to the course on a day that isn't busy and play just those 4 holes until I get a birdie on each, but that seems like cheating. 

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Last day of September it’s crunch time. 6.12,15,17,18 are missing for me. I can hit a drive big enough to be hitting a wedge on 6.12,17. 15 is a par 3 and 18 is a par 5. No reason I can’t make a birdie at any of those holes before year is up!

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Finally checked off 12 today. Nearly a -2. Hit a gap wedge from about 118 to the hole. Slight wind at my back or I prob won’t go with a 52 plus out of the rough so I’m sure it won’t check up too much... all over the pin and hits kicks back and I thought it was going in. Ended up a 6in tap in 3. Now I’ve only got 4 left to birdie this year and some time to do it!

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Birdied #9 and #12 today, both new.

Hit my drive on #9 in the right rough and had an uphill blind approach to a back pin. Hit PW to 8' behind the hole, made a tricky downhill right to left breaking putt.

On #12 I came as close to a hole in one as I can remember. 8i from 160, hit it to about 14".

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WOOO - HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

After a couple of weeks without a birdie I got 3 of them today. Number 11 was a new one! A huge drive (by my standards) and hit gap wedge to about a foot and a half. I have one birdie left to get on the back nine and three left to get on the front. The only problem is I'm running out of golf season. 
 

 

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Birdied the 14th hole today, into 20 mph wind, gusts to 30.  Eight holes done for the year.  ten left to go (looks at the calendar and shakes his head).

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Got a birdie on hole 5 today.  180 odd yard par 3 with pretty much all carry over water.  Into a bit of a headwind.  Hit a 4 hybrid and it dropped and stopped like 1 or 2 feet from the hole.  Close enough to actually have a one handed tap in for birdie

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51 minutes ago, pganapathy said:

Got a birdie on hole 5 today.  180 odd yard par 3 with pretty much all carry over water.  Into a bit of a headwind.  Hit a 4 hybrid and it dropped and stopped like 1 or 2 feet from the hole.  Close enough to actually have a one handed tap in for birdie

Sweet dude. One handed tap ins are the best! 

Have you ever missed one? That looks silly. 

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3 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Sweet dude. One handed tap ins are the best! 

Have you ever missed one? That looks silly. 

Actually, I probably have during friendly games where it was conceded.  But, definitely looks silly

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Finally got a 2 on hole 11. My 2nd ever birdie on the hole and the last one was in 2006… It’s a tough par 3 

Still miss birdies on 6, 7, 8 and 16 this year. All doable, but I only have 2-4 weeks left and little daylight after officehours, so it’ll be hard. 

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