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Added two more pars on Tuesday. Had some looks at birdie, but could not convert. Hoping to post some negative numbers soon!

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So the only one left is 10 and I’ve had looks the last 3 rounds. Today was sooooo close! A couple of birdies today but I’m just racking up extras for the challenge. 🤣

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11th hole.  Shortish par 5.  Around 475 or so.  Hit a great drive and a bit over 200 left.  Took a 4 hybrid from there and a few yards short of the green.  However, a bit short sided since there was a bunker I narrowly avoided and a hump between myself and the pin.  Couldn't hit a chip type shot, so went with my SW and hit a flop.  Brilliant shot to within 2 or 3 feet and sank the putt for a brilliant birdie

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Won't be achieving all 18 again this year.  Four holes short.  Course closes this weekend, and woke up to a small amount of s**w on the ground this morning.

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Done! (at least the "Away' portion). I noted that @coachjimsc completed his "Away" card about 2 weeks ago. Solid work Jim.

Now I have to work a bit to make my "Home" course card look less anemic. I am running out of time.

@sjduffers needs to get cracking!!

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My Away portion is actually more like a second Home portion with fewer rounds played (with a few other courses here and there), hence why it's lacking a bit behind.

The remaining holes on the Home portion are the toughest ones, although one or two are probably somewhat gettable. After all I did manage to finish all 18 last year, but it was probably a fluke...

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3 birdies today and a fourth lipped out. They are (or would have been) all repeats. Hard to nail the last few!  I am also still chasing my first round with 4 birdies. This is the closest it's ever been. Shoulda, coulda, ... damn it! 🙂

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Started with shanking an eagle pitch on the first hole into the bunker and blasting the 30 yard bunker shot over the green for double. I was shaking with doubt but settled down and birdied 7, 9, 12, 16, and 17 to put together a 73. My only hole left is 10 and I had a downhiller and just missed it on the short side by an inch. Oh number 10, I am coming for you sucker! 

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I made five birdies today. Let's see… holes 2, 8, 11, 14, and 17. Hey hey, two of those were new on the away course composite, so I'm up to 12 holes with a score of -14 (two eagles).

I'm playing WW tomorrow, too.

For like the tenth time only. 😄

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Yesterday I racked up 3 more birdies. I chipped in on #3, had a kick-in on 9, and birdied my old nemesis 16 with an uphill 15 footer. This is the second round in-a-row that I hit on 9 and 16. Still looking for hole 10 and I am -19 over 17 holes (2 eagles). 

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We played an first time private course with some severe crowned greens yesterday. After getting shellacked on the front with a 45, I managed to get it together on the back with a 37 and 3 birdies (one counting for away challenge). The first par 5 I hit 5 wood pin high and pitched to 3 feet. On a 360 yard par 4, split the fairway with a 3 wood and 58* degree wedge from 80 yards to 7 feet. On the last par 5 hit 3 wood into greenside bunker and splashed to 8 feet and made the put. All in all, an adventurous 82. Sigh. 

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Its been a while since I was able to add a few holes here.  I spent a few days in Williamsburg VA with some old friends, and managed to make 6 birdies in 3 rounds, including 4 "new" holes.  That brings me to 14 or 18.  At my home club, I still haven't birdied the tough #12, and may not get another chance this year.  I head to Pinehurst on Friday, for 3 weeks of fun (and some studying at the USGA Rules Workshop).  I'll get lots of away scores, but may not play at home again.

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Played Cranberry Highlands on Tuesday and amazingly added FOUR birdies to my away course composite. I only have two left - holes 3 and 4. Probably won't get those, as I… did not birdie those holes today at Lake View, and unless I get them on Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks…

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Got #2 again at the home course....#10 is still eluding capture! 

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Added another couple of pars during a 5 club tournament yesterday. Regardless of the format, I'm counting them 😛

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