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2 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

If it's a tournament, we want to hear about it!

Alright then. Whenever we play, I’ll post it here. First match isn’t till March though 😔

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Getting back, albeit slowly, to normal...

Our annual member/member tournament begins tomorrow. 12 flights of six teams.  Round robin within each flight with the winners of each flight progressing to a shoot out to ultimately determine the winning team.

A lot of fun with great competition. There may be drinking involved.

We’ll see…  😊

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A second place low Gross (and a 2nd place low Net but Gross paid more) in the Livonia City Golf Championship.  Two day total of 152.  Sounds slightly impressive?  Well, it was the "Super Senior" flight (65+) and we played the Ladi ... um ... Forward tees.

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On 9/10/2020 at 10:48 PM, David in FL said:

Getting back, albeit slowly, to normal...

Our annual member/member tournament begins tomorrow. 12 flights of six teams.  Round robin within each flight with the winners of each flight progressing to a shoot out to ultimately determine the winning team.

A lot of fun with great competition. There may be drinking involved.

We’ll see…  😊

Well, we stated well enough on Friday, winning our first 2 matches handily.  Then the rains came.  While I’m a bit of a mudder, my partner is not.  We lost the third match, and ended the first day T2 in our flight.

Our first match Saturday, we both played well, but lost to a 4 hcp who carried his team.  He began with a double on the first hole, but still managed to shoot 34 for the 9.  We were just overpowered that match.  The second, and final match brought an absolute deluge of rain.  After a 2 hour delay, needed for the course to drain, we managed to eek out a win.

Scoring for the nine hole matches was by points.  1 point to win a hole, 1/2 point for a tie, and 0 points to lose the hole.  1 additional point to win the match.  We finished with 26 points, a solid second place in the flight, but not good enough to advance to the shootout.

All in all, a fun event, as always.

 

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Played a member guest this weekend at friends club. Stableford  type scoring system where you had to get a certain amount of points as a team depending on handicap. My partner had a bad couple of days but the guys that won shot 11 points over their goal. So oh well. 
 

next weekend is my clubs two man Hopefully it turns out better.  

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Well today was round 1 of our Men’s Club Championship.  It’s Flighted and we have 85 players with 8 Flights.  I’m in the 1st Flight and what a day.  Front 9 was a disaster!  A 44!  Double on the 1st hole. Struggled out of the Green side bunker on the 1st hole. Wet sand, but can’t blame that, just poor swings. Immediately in the hole!  3rd hole par 3. Drew it too much, plugged in the  wall of the bunker!  Another double.  4th hole a bogey!  What a display I thought, shooting myself in the foot and out of contention.  Par on the next hole.  6th hole is a par 5, caught the left fairway bunker, so a layup.  3rd shot on the green but long.  20+ footer downhill to a front red flag. Drained it for the birdie.  Par on the next hole. On 8 I’m 120 out, a little breeze from behind.  Ever hit a shot and as your watching it you immediately know you should have hit one club less.  Over the green into heavy rough. Will spare the details of my triple.  9th hole, another double from the middle of the fairway!  Don’t ask!

Making the turn.  Par 5,  on in two!  Lipped out the Eagle, but got one back. 11th hole just missed the birdie from 8ft.  Yeah a par! Two more pars followed. On 14, a 365 par four I teed off with my 4 wood. You can run out of fairway on this hole and I almost did. 120 left, hit the PW to 6 ft. Got one more back.  15 a par 5, went for it with 2nd shot from the fairway. Pin High! Unfortunately I’m left side of the green with a downhill shot.  A bogey!  Par  3 16 is next. 140 down hill, wind was picking up.  9 iron to about 10 feet.  Drained it for a two.  17 is an elevated tee, playing 380.  4 wood again, big draw missing the bunkers on the right.  Pin is back right playing just over 150ish.  Hit the 7, going right at it.  Remember I said it was windy?  Was expecting it to be within 10 feet but when I arrived I was lucky it stayed on the back shelf. 20+ feet left.  Putter stayed hot! Birdie!  I’m feeling pretty good now, I’m eating away at that front nine 44.  18 is deceiving par 4.  I managed to give back 2 strokes with a double.  But a 35 back took a little sting away, but tomorrow is another day.  Golf is a funny game!

One of my playing partners shot 34 on the front. He’s a 2 HDCP, good ball striker.  Never expected him to play the back nine so poorly!  He took a 10 on 18. 2 out of bounds, 5 from the fairway, over the green, uphill shot left short, rolled back down. A few putts later It’s a 10!  He and I are tied for 8th place!  Round 2 tomorrow!

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I signed up for our Club Championship this year - gross division. 

Typically our club hosts 2 net flights, along with the gross (aka, the "true" club champion) and the event is always a 3 day event held in June. Our Club has over 300 members, many of whom are skilled plus handicaps. Last year, the winning score was 17 under par. As a 6-7 index, I essentially have no chance of ever winning this thing.

But.....due to Covid, the Club limited the field to 12 players and is hosting a gross flight only over 2 days. Many of the best players did not sign up this year, including the defending champion. If there was ever a year that a hack like me had even a .001% chance of winning the title, this is the year. Limited field, fewer days, and potentially windy fall conditions. I know I'm dreaming, but you never know!

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10 minutes ago, Big C said:

I signed up for our Club Championship this year - gross division. 

Typically our club hosts 2 net flights, along with the gross (aka, the "true" club champion) and the event is always a 3 day event held in June. Our Club has over 300 members, many of whom are skilled plus handicaps. Last year, the winning score was 17 under par. As a 6-7 index, I essentially have no chance of ever winning this thing.

But.....due to Covid, the Club limited the field to 12 players and is hosting a gross flight only over 2 days. Many of the best players did not sign up this year, including the defending champion. If there was ever a year that a hack like me had even a .001% chance of winning the title, this is the year. Limited field, fewer days, and potentially windy fall conditions. I know I'm dreaming, but you never know!

I just called my bookie in Vegas.  My money is on Big C!  3000 - 1 odds.  Big C... help me to get rich.

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57 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I just called my bookie in Vegas.  My money is on Big C!  3000 - 1 odds.  Big C... help me to get rich.

Lol. 3000-1 sounds about right. I appreciate the confidence - good to know I've got some support here on TST!

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12 hours ago, Big C said:

I signed up for our Club Championship this year - gross division. ... I know I'm dreaming, but you never know!

Hey, have fun and catch some lightning!  You can't win if you don't play so you are already half way there.

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