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9/26/20 - Spyglass Hill 

 

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Spyglass is every bit as good as it's cracked up to be.  We teed off at 11am, and the marine layer still hadn't burned off, so the first few holes were surreal.

The first tee shot is semi-blind (especially into the fog):

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I hit a great tee shot, and converted it into a par after CRUSHING a hybrid from the right rough and sinking a 7-footer.

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The 4th hole was probably my favorite on the course.

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I was happy to save a bogey after pulling my approach to the left and getting lucky to even find it in the dunes.

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On #12, I made my second birdie in two days on a tough par-3...by drilling a 40-footer.  :)

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9/27/2020 - Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Bucket-list stuff here.  I mean...this pic says it all:

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Some highlights:

1st Hole

The tee shot is nerve-racking!  Lots of folks milling around watching...and it's awkward because you can't hit driver.  I NAILED it...smooth 3-hybrid, 226 yards, into the first cut on the right.  :)  Got a few "nice shots" from onlookers.  I hit into a deadly steep bunker but got it out and saved the bogey.  Whew.

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4th Hole

The first hole where you're right up next to the ocean.  It's seriously hard to concentrate.  I crushed my drive, right down the middle...my pitch shot was a little chunky but my lag from the fringe was within 5' and I sank the par putt.

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7th Hole

Pictures don't do this one justice.  Standing on the tee...the temperature must have dropped 10 degrees just from the cool breeze...and it feels like you're on the edge of the world.  According to our caddie, we had a very odd breeze (towards the ocean) so it was playing like a 75 (!) yard shot.  

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I pulled my wedge a little, and hit it long...but managed to get up-and-down for one of the most memorable pars I'll ever make.

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8th Hole

This was my favorite hole on the course.  I mean...seriously...this was the view of my approach shot:

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I hit a perfect iron off the tee...but I got scared of the water on my approach and pulled it way left.  Hit a GREAT pitch shot from way above the hole and two-putted for bogey.

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18th Hole

After a 45 on the front nine, I sorta fell back to earth.  Played really badly on the "inland" holes.  My drive on 18 made up for it:

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I hit my best drive of the day.  271 yards, with a little draw, and almost carried the tree on the fly (from the white tees, but who's counting).  

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Even a topped 4-wood couldn't ruin it (I had to go for the green!)..and I sunk a 10-footer to end the round with a bogey.

 

 

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Nothing to brag about in this round.  

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Wow @Hardspoon I am really jealous.  Spanish Bay, Spyglass & Pebble.  Thanks for sharing the pics.

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On 9/28/2020 at 10:18 PM, Hardspoon said:

9/27/2020 - Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Bucket-list stuff here.  I mean...this pic says it all:

Screenshot 2020-09-29 005256.png

Some highlights:

1st Hole

The tee shot is nerve-racking!  Lots of folks milling around watching...and it's awkward because you can't hit driver.  I NAILED it...smooth 3-hybrid, 226 yards, into the first cut on the right.  :)  Got a few "nice shots" from onlookers.  I hit into a deadly steep bunker but got it out and saved the bogey.  Whew.

Screenshot 2020-09-29 005423.png

 

4th Hole

The first hole where you're right up next to the ocean.  It's seriously hard to concentrate.  I crushed my drive, right down the middle...my pitch shot was a little chunky but my lag from the fringe was within 5' and I sank the par putt.

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7th Hole

Pictures don't do this one justice.  Standing on the tee...the temperature must have dropped 10 degrees just from the cool breeze...and it feels like you're on the edge of the world.  According to our caddie, we had a very odd breeze (towards the ocean) so it was playing like a 75 (!) yard shot.  

IMG_1585.JPG

I pulled my wedge a little, and hit it long...but managed to get up-and-down for one of the most memorable pars I'll ever make.

Screenshot 2020-09-29 010425.png

 

8th Hole

This was my favorite hole on the course.  I mean...seriously...this was the view of my approach shot:

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I hit a perfect iron off the tee...but I got scared of the water on my approach and pulled it way left.  Hit a GREAT pitch shot from way above the hole and two-putted for bogey.

Screenshot 2020-09-29 011241.png

 

18th Hole

After a 45 on the front nine, I sorta fell back to earth.  Played really badly on the "inland" holes.  My drive on 18 made up for it:

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I hit my best drive of the day.  271 yards, with a little draw, and almost carried the tree on the fly (from the white tees, but who's counting).  

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Even a topped 4-wood couldn't ruin it (I had to go for the green!)..and I sunk a 10-footer to end the round with a bogey.

 

 

Was the grill open for your after-round cocktail?  Are/were you staying at the Lodge?

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2 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Was the grill open for your after-round cocktail?  Are/were you staying at the Lodge?

We actually stayed at the Inn at Spanish Bay.  We wanted to have a drink on the porch at Pebble after the round, but the wait was so long we just went back to the bar at Spanish Bay (which was overlooking the course and the ocean as well, so not a bad thing to settle for!)

 

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8 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

We actually stayed at the Inn at Spanish Bay.  We wanted to have a drink on the porch at Pebble after the round, but the wait was so long we just went back to the bar at Spanish Bay (which was overlooking the course and the ocean as well, so not a bad thing to settle for!)

 

Not at all.  Did you get to hear the bagpiper at sunset?

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Shot a 93 today at Columbus Country Club, as part of a group with @iacas and @georgep (well, at least, we think so - I didn't see him all day!)

I'm pretty sure this is the best I've ever hit the ball off the tee.  I only hit one bad drive all day, and not a single snap hook.  Short game was really difficult on greens this fast (and I short-sided myself all day long).

This was my strokes gained versus SCRATCH for the day.  0.6 strokes off the tee.

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1 minute ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Not at all.  Did you get to hear the bagpiper at sunset?

Yes, we did!  A couple days, actually.  It's a really neat place to stay.

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Decent, but not great. Drove the ball really well, only 16 and 17 tee shots were misses. Approach game was not good. Kept chunking my partial wedges (rained a lot yesterday) or flying them too long. Short game was meh. Bunker play is still atrocious. Putt well today, made a few longer ones.

The season is winding down, but if I can keep playing like this, it's not a bad way to finish.

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Back to back sub 100 rounds. 🙂

Yesterday, driving was pretty on point.

 

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Tee'd off on the back 9 today.  Driving no bueno but short game must have been to score what I did.

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Great round today (14.3 differential) on a great course (Fox Chapel).  I played the four par-3's in one over (three pars, one bogey) - and they aren't easy!  Some highlights below.

Hole #3 ("Eden")

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160 yards...hit a 7-iron to about 25 feet, and two-putted.

 

Hole #11 ("Short")

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Pushed an 8-iron into the right bunker...but knocked it to within 5' and sank the putt for a par.

 

Hole #17 ("Biarritz")

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This was the my best shot of the day.  I drilled a 3-hybrid to 15', and two-putted for par.
 

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I would have had more fun going to work today. This round was just awful. Absolutely no control over the swing, hitting every shot shape known to man (and possibly some new ones). Had a couple of bright spots here and there, but overall a forgettable day.

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Played the WPGA Volunteer Day "event." I think I contributed 32 of the 109 points my team got in the Stableford scoring. We finished 9th out of 13 teams. 🙂

Four players.

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On 10/11/2020 at 3:25 PM, billchao said:
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I would have had more fun going to work today. This round was just awful. Absolutely no control over the swing, hitting every shot shape known to man (and possibly some new ones). Had a couple of bright spots here and there, but overall a forgettable day.

I forgot to mention I lost the tag on my LW during the round. I officially no longer have enough tags for a whole bag. It was just a shitty golf day altogether.

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I don't know why I play this game anymore. There was a frost delay and we teed off of 10. At least I finally birdied the 1st hole, though it's not quite the same as making birdie on the first hole of the day. Lost 5 balls, all on 6, 7, and 8. I don't know what that was about.

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