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Played in my first tournament of the year on Saturday. It was also my first 18 hole round of the year.

I haven’t played this course in about 15 years. It looks way different from what I remembered. The trees have grown quite a bit. It was a little soggy from the rain we had the two previous days. Played lift clean and place which helped with all the mud balls. Greens were perfect.

Shot 82 - 6 bogeys, 2 doubles, No birdies. 36 putts. 9/14 FWs, 9/18 GIR.

http://www.gamegolf.com/player/coachjimsc/round/1467708

I hit it okay off the tee. B-

Short game was rusty even though I have been working at it. C-

Approach shots. C  - Hit some a lil fat, hit some a lil thin. Most misses were left except when I chickened out and pushed a few right.

Putting. D - It would be an F except my speed was okay. Had a hard time hitting the hole from 7 ft and in. Missed right, missed left and left a few short.

Was glad to get out there and get the first one out of the way. I am looking forward to the courses getting greener. Not a big fan of playing in dormant conditions.

Mental notes: Whatever it is you are working on…Exaggerate the SH*T out of it when you practice. Because, at least for me, it will not show up on the course when somebody else is keeping your score. Doing it on the range the night before or even on the range before playing…Don’t mean Squat!

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Playing in my first tournament ever on Friday. It's a four person scramble at the course I normally play. Have been trying to keep practice simple and just groove in a tempo and swing/shot shape, with varying degrees of success at the 'simple' part (it's hard to resist the urge to tinker :8)). Should be practicing short game more than I am. Feeling better about my swing over the past few days, so I'll probably just hit the practice green at the course tomorrow or Thursday if it doesn't rain and practice my pitching at home until Friday.

Jake
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On 4/5/2017 at 0:06 AM, roamin said:

Playing in my first tournament ever on Friday. It's a four person scramble at the course I normally play.

Well, we didn't do so hot. Finished at 2 under...which, considering they told me when I showed up that I was their "ringer", I guess it could've been much worse. :-P 

I only knew one of the guys, he's about the same handicap as me...the other two worked with him and had to be 25-30 handicaps, at least. Really nice guys, though. I started off the round well and hit some really nice iron shots and pitches, but we just couldn't score. The middle of the round kind of started going downhill, but we got back on track with 6 to play and finished strong with 3 pars and 3 birdies.

Had a great time and will be looking for another tournament to play in soon. :-D

Jake
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Signed up for my clubs match play tournament this year, and it will be my first "official" individual match play event.    My only match play experience is last Newport Cup and a few light-hearted matches with friends.

Tournament runs this month through September.  It's a 32 person bracket and you're given all month to schedule and play your match.  My first round opponent and I have not scheduled our match yet.

Will post my results as they happen. :)

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1st Round of the member Member Tournament started today.

2-person best ball, partner and I shot 35-37-72. Tied for second after first day, even par 71 is low for the gross flight.

I played well, 36-37-73, partner didn't help me a lot.

Had 3 birdies and 4 bogeys

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-Jerry

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2nd Round of the Member Member Tournament today.  

Our team score was 74. So 72-74-146

My score - 35-41-76 2 birdies and 7 bogeys, just couldn't get anything to fall on the back 9.  Left myself with tough chips when I missed the green.  Front 9 was on fire.  

Came in 3rd place Gross, First place was 142 and 2nd was 143, just didn't get much help from my partner.  but was fun, glad I played well.  Love the new Callaway Epic!

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-Jerry

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"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots but you have to play the ball where it lies."- Bobby Jones

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Played in my second tournament of the year on the Elite Sports Golf tour.

Shot 76. 1 eagle, 1 birdie, too many bogies. Never played the course before. Was a tight little sucker. Not very long but not many flat lies on your approach shots either.

Speed on the greens with lag putting was very good for me. Missed too many putts inside 12 feet, including an 18 incher.

Won two skins for $60 so it wasn't a total lose.

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Played in the club matchplay championship. First round is to decide the cut (32 will play matchplay).

Wind was brutal, 5-6 Beaufort. Score was Stableford without handicap. I scored 20 points and was 20th, had to play the next round against the guy who ended 13th.

Luckily for me, that was the scratch handicapper who had had a bad day. 

First 9 holes I played my best golf and was able to keep up with him. Had a birdie on 9, the 585y par 5 longest hole of our course. Then I got on the bogey train for 4 holes and was 3 down. On 14 and 15 I made par, but he made birdie and par. 4 down 3 to play.

I was +6 after 15 and played to my handicap, he was +2 and not very happy with his game. :~(

 

Next week foursome championship. I love this kind of matches.

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Played in my company golf scramble tournament today at Stonewall Golf Club n Gainesville VA.  First time playing the course, loved it.  not sure how the weather changed right before we teed off but great day, albeit a little wet.

Came in third with an 11 under 61.  We missed too many marketable putts.  Winning score was 59 with 60 bring second.

Fun time.

-Jerry

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"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots but you have to play the ball where it lies."- Bobby Jones

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Our first tournament of the year (net).  Nice course (Majestic) set-up a bit easier for us old farts.  I played from the "white" tees at 6,000 yards (69.2/125).

I have been playing like a two day old crap sandwich all spring so my expectations were really low.  When I chunked my tee ball into the fronting swamp on the 140 yard par 3 4th hole for a double (my 5th hole - shotgun start), clearly it was going to be a long day.

The driver and putter were working and occasionally the wedges did their part.  All the other clubs seemed to be taking an unearned vacation.  We kept grinding and clawing, tossed in an 8 foot putt to save bogey or par now and then.  It wasn't pretty.

At the end of the day, it felt like I had shot 95 but the score card said 77 (gross) and 70 net. It was a testament to the old cliché, "It isn't how but rather how many."  I need to figure out the "how" part now.  ;-)

Brian Kuehn

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First tournament of the year yesterday. Shot 80 (43-37). Made a quad and a double bogey on the front. On the back nine I had 3 birds, but also a bogey and a double. 

So lots of good stuff mixed with a few awful holes :)

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First round foursome clubchampionship was yesterday. First round is to cut the field to 16 pairs, format Stableford without handicap. You get 3 points for a birdie, 2 for a par, 1 for a bogey. Worse than bogey is zero points.

My playing partner had the tee off on hole 1 and hit it left in the water. I had a shot avoiding some trees at 140y from the flag and hit it at 3 feet, par. 

After 5 holes 9 points (1 bogey), but then a streak of 3 bad holes and still 9 points. But then 3 pars in a row and all together 11 pars and two bogeys (24 points) was enough to end 5th (best team 31 points). 

Next weekend we will play against the team that ended 13th. That will be matchplay. 

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Got my first win in a long time today. Played in my club's Memorial weekend tournament. There were only 32 entries but a stroke play win is a win. I shot 36-36 72 on Saturday to be 1 shot back in a tie for 3rd. Today I fired a 37-32, 69 for a two day total of 141 for a one shot win. It was really nice to get a red number on the board too. Haven't put up a red number in a tournament in quite a few years.

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Played the first round of my club's scratch match play championship today. Ended up 3 down with 3 to play, but I came back to win on the first extra hole. Made a really clutch 20 footer on 18 to send the match to extras. Won on the first extra hole after my opponent went on a walkabout after his second shot.

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Playing the Stoneleigh Golf & CC Member Guest starting with practice round on Thursday. Hope to have a beer with @DaveP043 who isn't playing but hopefully will come over for the festivities.

-Jerry

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I will be playing a mid-Am this weekend at Pilar Golf Club, Buenos Aires Argentina. 
Never played the course but afortunately the club made a hole by hole fly-over with a drone.
Here it is http://pilargolf.com.ar/golf/.
Here are yardages and rating of the course http://www.oobgolf.com/courses/scorecard.php?id=28650.
I think we will be playing the blue and white course from the Champion tees. So 6800 yards, Par 72, rating around 72.

In Argentina is winter now so it´s cold and rainy. So I spect the ball fly less, lot of wind and no roll on fairways. Hard conditions but i play in them the last weeks at my home course. 

Goals for the tournament:

- No DBogeys or worst.

- Shoot 154(+10) or less.

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Played Tuesday in the St. Louis Senior Olympics 18-hole golf tournament. Played it Probstein Golf Center in Forest Park, using the Dogwood and Hawthorn nines. I'm in the 66-70 bracket now, so the tees were a bit shorter than in the 2011 version.

With the shorter yardages and recent good driver play, I decided to play the Scratch division.

I shot a 90 on a 35 + 35 = 70 course:

  • 7 pars (missed all five birdie putts
  • 4 bogies
  • 5 double bogies (one came on a short par 3 over water where all in our group got wet on first tee shot)
  • 2 triple bogies ( I made two serious mental errors or each of these holes)

Got tied up in unexpected construction traffic on way to course, got my bag onto cart about 10 minutes before tee-off.

Driving was hit and miss. Several good drives, several not so good. Felt stiff, was semi over-top on several front-nine shots.

With tee boxes up, I could cut the corner onhorter par 4 holes. Easily flew the cross bunkers at the doglegs, and on two ended up 30-40 yds. out from green - in ankle-deep rough.

Made six 5-foot clean-up or first putts on the day, but had three 3-putts. The 10- to 15-footers had excellent line, but none fell. Had 33 putts total.

One mild frustration: On No. 4 par 3 on the Hawthorn nine, I only got a par. In summer 2014, I got a hole in one there!

Somebody in our Scratch grouping managed an 81 from what I hear, but no one in our threesome was close. I need to e-mail to find final results report.

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