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On 3/6/2022 at 9:51 AM, pganapathy said:

Another birdie on the sixth today.  A 550 or so yard par 5.  Goes up initially and then down.  Net the hole is downhill.  Tee shot wasn't great but got enough distance that I could go over the trees and towards the dogleg right.  That was a good and downhill shot.  Left myself about 110 or so yards and hit a 9 iron thanks to the headwind.  Dropped it pin high and maybe ten foot putt.  Rolled it in

Inconsistent round with a couple of birdie opportunities but only one putt fell.  From 12 to 17, all holes were close with the 14th being successful.  510 or so yard par 5 dogleg right.  Hit onto the 12th fairway (bit of a slice) off the tee and came back towards the 14th fairway with my second shot.  Was around 40 to 50 yards but just off the fairway on the right side.  Great chip to within 10 feet and the putt fell

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It feels like I am entered in a race, still in the locker room, and the starting gun went off.   😡

@sjduffers has a fast start but I only work 2 days a week and feel fully recovered from my minor health issue a year ago.  I will catch him. 

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Added the 12th hole today which is now 8/18 for the season. Still have some tough ones to get over the next 9 months.

Usually #12 is 7-iron tee shot, and wedge approach, but I decided to throw LSW strategy out the window and hit driver. Drove it onto the right fringe, about middle of the green, and then two putts from there for the birdie.

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7 hours ago, bkuehn1952 said:

It feels like I am entered in a race, still in the locker room, and the starting gun went off.   😡

@sjduffers has a fast start but I only work 2 days a week and feel fully recovered from my minor health issue a year ago.  I will catch him. 

@bkuehn1952, do you realize that I work 0 days a week, and play the home course a couple times a week, and an away course at last once a week? While I am elated that you have recovered from your health scare, don't count too much on catching me.  Ah! :-P:whistle:

Play well! :beer:

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7 hours ago, bkuehn1952 said:

It feels like I am entered in a race, still in the locker room, and the starting gun went off.   😡

You'll be fine. 🙂

But, yes, unless we travel and knock off some away course holes… it's a tough scene right now.

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I will - once again - do the away course composite.  I don't play more than (5) rounds on a single course in any given year, so it's a much more realistic option.

I've only played one round all year and already have 2 birdies, so I'm off to a good start!

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3 birdies today, 2 of which I've already entered for this season...both on par 3s, but the third one was one that I hadn't yet birdied this year AND it's the hardest hole on the course, which I was concerned about being able to birdie it as it's a long par 4...anyway, hit a fair drive, duffed a 3 wood and left myself an 80 yard shot with wind at my back.  BAM...Hit and one hopped into the hole.  One of my playing partners was standing on the green and hooted and hollered when it holed out.

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17 hours ago, iacas said:

Birdied number nine at Whispering Woods today with @GolfLug. Even though the greens were stimping at about 6. 😄

This was the case where a bumpy green bounced the ball in. Ha ha. 

Kidding..kidding... I can't remember the greens ever being that slow at WW but in fairness the snow just melted a day or two ago.

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First 18 holes of the year and checked off #9. Was tied for my 2nd most birdied hole in 2022. Solid drive leaves me a little flip 56 or 52 into the green so I should make some birdies on the hole. Yesterday had a front pin and 77 to front. Stuck the wedge about 10ft pin high right. Ball was a bit above my feet on the approach so I was expecting the shot to come back to the pin but unfortunately it hung out right. Still happy to make the 3. Only 17 more holes to go!

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I play around quite a bit so I’ve had a hard time deciding on a course.  But just joined a Men’s league this week, so that made the decision for this challenge.  League starts March 30th, looking forward to some birdies.

Good luck to everyone!

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Three rounds so far this year.  I recall some conversation last year that because I live ~50 miles from what was my home course for a while, and I kept membership there, I'm using a closer course that I plan to play a lot more of as my home course and deciding the other ones as away, including my former home course.

Anyway, 3 rounds into 2022, none at my "new home" course (it has 36 holes, I have to decide how I want to handle that), I have 6 birdies.  Alas, two were at hole 8:  one at the long par-3 of my former home course, one at a long par-5 at a course that was never home.  The former I birdied by hitting the middle of the green with a hybrid and making a 20+ foot putt, the latter by accidentally landing my approach  a foot or two from the cup (I assure you, that tucked pin was not where I was aiming), thanks in part to the wind.

Other birdies so far this year:  former home's #11 (reached in two!), #16 (par-3, this was my second ever birdie there;  last hole for me to ever record my first-ever-par on years ago), another away courses's 15 and 17 (both par-3s).

I assure you, I have not been aiming at pins.  I prioritize GIR and sometimes I get lucky and close, other times I make a long putt.  Even with my putting skill, I know this is the long-term way to play.

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On 3/13/2022 at 9:01 AM, pganapathy said:

Inconsistent round with a couple of birdie opportunities but only one putt fell.  From 12 to 17, all holes were close with the 14th being successful.  510 or so yard par 5 dogleg right.  Hit onto the 12th fairway (bit of a slice) off the tee and came back towards the 14th fairway with my second shot.  Was around 40 to 50 yards but just off the fairway on the right side.  Great chip to within 10 feet and the putt fell

Another birdie today.  The 8th is a short par 3.  Touch over 300 yards.  Hit a decent drive and lost some distance thanks to hitting a fairway bunker.  Finished up around 40 yards or so from the green on the front face.  Had an OK stance and lie and managed to hit the shot well.  Dropped and stopped around 5 feet or so from the pin.  Happily the putt fell.  Was a bit of a right to left slippery putt

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A birdie on the par 4 #10 yesterday.  Windy and cold with wet, sloppy fairways.  Playing into a pretty stiff wind, hit my driver and then had to follow it up with a 5 wood (don't recall how far out I was), landed below the pin for a 15 foot putt that had a right to left break of about a cup.  The rest of the round, both prior to this birdie and subsequent holes following it, stunk.

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13 hours ago, pganapathy said:

Another birdie today.  The 8th is a short par 3.  Touch over 300 yards. 

Gotta love those short par 3s, just a touch over 300 yards. You must be a stud. Congrats! :whistle::banana::beer:

Just busting your chops for the (funny) typo. Congrats on the birdie, regardless.

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On 3/25/2022 at 6:06 AM, pganapathy said:

Another birdie today.  The 8th is a short par 3.  Touch over 300 yards. 

💪  It's those 800 yard par 4s that will test your mettle! 😄 

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