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Ok, I’ll start with the last hole. We played Pinehurst #2 today. And we were a bit dumbfounded at what we watched on the 18th. We are in the fairway getting ready to hit to the green.  For those of you that have been there before the Statue Garden is off to the left well past the sidewalk. I’d say about 40yards left. Walking up the fairway I saw a group of guys doing the photo op with the Payne Stewart statue.  Ok, no big deal. What happens next was I don’t know, crazy? Unbelievable? You tell me. One of the Resort Guests is playing #2 and he starts walking over to the 1st tee area….but he decides to walk across the green! And to top it off he stops to light his cigar!  A few of us are going “what the $*ck”?
Totally oblivious to what he’s doing.  So we hit our shots, I’m pin high about 12ft. Then another clown comes over to the green and I mean edge of the green to watch us putt! What the hay?  So we finished and I walked over to the first tee area to get rid of the push cart and I have to say something.   Walked right up to him and asked him why he walked across the green? We were in the fairway hitting our approach shots I said.  His reply….I didn’t know that was the 18th green. What a douche.  Couldn’t believe it! I turned to his caddie (who I know) and said make sure he doesn’t get lost out there today!

Oh, greens were fast as heck, had 32 of them! 78, 39 a side. 

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Hey guys! Sorry for the long layoff (and failing to post in my blog) but I’ve just had burnout from work and school and I just haven’t had much motivation to post anything. But I’m gonna catch up today: eight rounds played in the last month, but I’m only going into detail on two of them. I’ll put my nine hole scores here as well, and any starred score is a conference match score:

9-Hole Scores: 40-49*-47*-41-44*-42

So inconsistent for sure, but apart from the 49, nothing too bad. Now on to my last two rounds!

3/26: Saturday morning my brother and I went to The Crossings to get 18 in before I went to work. I shot a frustrating 44 on the front, but it was only frustrating because my short game was awful. I couldn’t make a putt to save my life.

But that all changed on the back. I doubled 11, but then went one over on the last six holes to shoot 39 on the back and an 83 total, which included a strong par-par-birdie finish.

3/28: I’ve recently decided that I want to pursue the PGA Management program at Methodist University, and today one of my coworkers who is a Methodist alum took me and another coworker down to play the course there. 

I put together a super solid round there, shooting 40-42 for 82 from the back tees (72.6/143). It was a great putting day for me, 31 putts total, 12 on the front.

 

So to sum all this up, I was in a slump for a little less than a month, but I think I’ve found it again. I’m hoping to get out for another round tomorrow, and stay tuned for a blog post soon that will briefly go over our matches so far!

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I'm going to enjoy it while it last... 

This weekend I played 36 holes. 69(-3) and 67(-5). 
I'm -15 in my last 7 rounds at my home course (70.2 rating, par 72). Roughly a perfect month of golf.

Started with 2 index, now I'm at 0.1 and on Thursday it's going to be around +0.8 witch is going to be the lowest I've ever had. Time to set new index goals, +2 would be amazing for Mid-Am competitions, an even more for Pre-Senior in two years when I will turn 40.  

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Yesterday was range only while my mom had gone to take lessons.  Hit only 7 iron to SW and they were fairly decent.  Today decided to put in a practice round.  14 holes.  Getting ready for a tournament this Sunday.

par x 2, bogey x 4, par, double (duffed shot), bogey, par x 2, bogey x 3 

What's in the bag

  • Taylor Made r5 dual Draw 9.5* (stiff)
  • Taylor Made Rescue 2H (stiff)
  • Cobra Baffler 4H (stiff)
  • Taylor Made RAC OS 6-9,P,S (regular)
  • Golden Bear LD5.0 60* (regular)
  • Aidia Z-009 Putter
  • Inesis Soft 500 golf ball
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went to train for a bit over an hour and then ran into a friend of mine, just as I wanted to leave (and he just arrived).. we decided to go a 9-hole round and we both ended up not regretting it.. I played 22 stableford points off the back tees and he played 23, including an eagle on hole 3 (par 5).. great round with just a single double-bogie on SI1 for me

cheers Chris

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86 (44 / 42) at Harbour Pointe today.   One of the most consistent days hitting the ball year to date and an all time best round at this course.  Started off with a triple bogie on 1 and thought I would be well north of 100 by the end of the round.  Settled down to go par (x2), bogie (x5) with a final par on 9.  Nine which is a par 3 which I hit my 7i to within 2-1/2 feet of the hole.  Had a short downhill come back putt for birdie and choked by hitting too easy and having it leak by.  So I was +8 for 44 on the front.  The back started with par, double on a 3 (should have been up and down for par) followed by two bogies.  The last five holes were par - bogie - par (x2) - bogie for a 42 on the back.   Managed to make 9 - 13 fairways, 6 GIR w/4 nGIR.  Interesting stat - had more GIR on the front but did better overall on the back with more up and downs and fewer putts.  Putting was "average" for a total of 36 putts.  It was a day of predictable distances (based the iron play on the distance I was seeing with the 6i at the range while warming up)   My son who was playing with me matched me on the front with a 44 but struggled on the back for a total of  96 (he was also dead tired as he had worked overnight the night before).  It was a good day of golf. 

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Played a course between L Huron and L St Clair. All day we had lake effect snow squalls carried on 2o mph winds blowing through, The greens would get covered in ice pellets, 20 minutes later they were just wet, repeat. Putting was  impossible, sometimes like rolling up a snowman body section with the ball as the core. Sometimes the greeens were just  soaking wet,. Balls were, lost disappearing mid flight into the wind driven snow. We quit scoring on the back, but I had an even 50 on the front with lots of 3 putts and a 4 putt and two lost ball penalties... . I'd do it again.LOL

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Back to Minnesott today, caught a midday round - course was busy.  We had some decent rain last night so it was going to be  receptive greens today.  Shot 90 (45 / 45) consistent and not blowing up, which I see as getting there.  The front nine was all bogies, no more no less.  The back nine started horrible with a triple and double on 10 and 11 respectively.  Settled down on 12 to capture par, picked up two more on 15 and 17 to make it 9 over on the back.  Today used my mixed bag of older clubs - the R580 driver, SLDR 3HL (17deg), TA845s Silver Scots (3i-SW) and Diablo Edge 3h.  It was fun using the older clubs and helped me realize that I can do as good and in some ways better. 

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Feeling a bit rusty today with an 89 (43/46) on my home course here in Spring Creek, NV.  Course is dry and firm.  Can't wait for everything to green up and become decently playable again.  Going out again on Sunday to hopefully get more into the swing of things, no pun intended.

Callway GBB Epic, TaylorMade R7 3W, Mizuno MP-60, Mizuno 56* and 60*, Bettinardi flat stick

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Play/practiced 14 holes yesterday in preparation for a tournament tomorrow.  Not too bad since I had done some chipping and putting practice prior.

bogey, par, double, par, bogey, double, par, bogey, birdie, bogey x 2, par, bogey

What's in the bag

  • Taylor Made r5 dual Draw 9.5* (stiff)
  • Taylor Made Rescue 2H (stiff)
  • Cobra Baffler 4H (stiff)
  • Taylor Made RAC OS 6-9,P,S (regular)
  • Golden Bear LD5.0 60* (regular)
  • Aidia Z-009 Putter
  • Inesis Soft 500 golf ball
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it was very windy and cold today.. last week I could play with short sleeves and today it was 5 layers again.. at least the snow from yesterday was gone, but those layers make it difficult to swing freely, so I am quite sure this affected my score..

I played a 46 over 9 holes, and i am neither happy nor disappointed with it.. I understand the score and where I lost the shots, but given the wind (clubbed up 2 irons and still ended up short) it's understandable to me

cheers Chris

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Two more solid rounds in the past week or so:

Tuesday: Played Croasdaile after getting off work and shot a solid 88 (45-43) from the blues. Nothing great, nothing horrible, just a good, consistent round. I did, however, double my last two holes (8 and 9 since we started on the back).

My brother played very well and shot 55-47 from the whites, with two 10s on the par 5s on the front, so he should’ve easily broken 100. But his game’s improving, and it’s fun to watch. I’m starting to experiment a bit: when he knows his score after 9 he tends to fall apart on the back, especially if his front is in the 45-48 range. I purposefully kept it a secret from him until the round was over, and it seemed to work well.

Wednesday: I played Falls Village from the whites (5875 yds, 68.8/123) and shot 87 (45-42). A bit frustrating because I three-putted six times and somehow lost two balls in the middle of the fairway (both on the front). Hit the ball really well though, so I’m not too disappointed.

After both these rounds, my index sits at a 12.0. 

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Played a tournament today and came runner-up in the handicap event.  Didn't even play very well with 5 miserable holes.

par x 3, bogey x 2, par, bogey, birdie, double, par, bogey x 2, double, par, double, bogey, triple

What's in the bag

  • Taylor Made r5 dual Draw 9.5* (stiff)
  • Taylor Made Rescue 2H (stiff)
  • Cobra Baffler 4H (stiff)
  • Taylor Made RAC OS 6-9,P,S (regular)
  • Golden Bear LD5.0 60* (regular)
  • Aidia Z-009 Putter
  • Inesis Soft 500 golf ball
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Quick 9 holes with the wife this morning.  47.  Didn’t feel good at all.  My play around the greens was terrible today.  Didn’t have a single par.  3 doubles, and 6 bogeys on a par 35.  Painful to look at that scorecard.  There’s plenty of work to do here in the very near future.

Callway GBB Epic, TaylorMade R7 3W, Mizuno MP-60, Mizuno 56* and 60*, Bettinardi flat stick

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Absolutely horrid ball striking day today, thanks to an arthritic spine that refused to be medicated. I couldn't hit a ball over 200 yards at all, and those were crooked. . On the bright side. The M-Craft 3 was superb. Despite numerous putts over 40' and a few over 50', I had no 3 putts. While I didn't make any cross country putts,  My lag putts were all within 3', most within 2' .

   Shot 97 on a course I should be in the low 80's at the worst. 

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Played Pinehurst #1 on Friday last, 38/36, 74 having to birdie the last two holes to do so.  11 fairways, 10 GIR and 30 putts. Fairly windy, gusts up to 18mph that both helped and hurt.

Played #6 this morning, 38/39, 77. 9 fairways, 8 GIR and 30 putts. No birdies.  Played with an elderly gent about 72 (what’s that make me I’m 67 😁). He played the Green tees, it was ok but I felt like a chauffeur most of the round, finding his ball, etc. I guess we all get there eventually.

#8 tomorrow!

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My individual score doesn’t really matter for this story, but yesterday was the “Kickoff Classic” at my home course.   Back nine was a Captains Choice after a different format on the front.   Everyone just needed to have 1 tee shot used on the back nine.  First three holes went to my fellow teammates because even though I hit good shots, their shots were better.   Unfortunately I was bad off the tee the rest of the way through 17 and we all realized that we had to use my tee shot on 18.   I was really good except off the tee before then and we were doing well, but the rules stated that we had to use my tee shot on 18.

18 at my home course is OB right and a huge lake on the left.   I pulled my 4 wood and kept my driver in the bag.  I took my time and then hit a lot draw to the 150 marker, which I didn’t know saved us second place.  First place was three better and nothing would have gotten us first at that point, but we definitely could have fallen out of the money.

honestly, it’s in my top 20 shots because although my teammates wouldn’t have really cared, it was a lot on one shot.  The fun we had after that shot landed in the fairway was just great.  Big part of the reason I love this game.   I did dump my second shot in the water, but someone else got us near the pin.
 

we were solo second.  Team selection was random draw and we were a great team.  Had so much fun, it really makes me happy I picked up the game when I was a kid.

—Adam

 

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89 (43 / 46) at Minnesott today.  Most of the round was a repeat of the one from last week - bogies on 1 thru 6, par 7, dbl on 8 and birdie on 9 for 7 over 43.  Back nine bogies on 10 thru 13, dbl on 14, bogied 15 & 16, dbl on 17 and ‘almost’ birdie on 18 (settled for par).  Almost birdie is a good story - drive was right and into the trees.  Punched out with the 9i and it rolled to within 2-1/2’ of the pin.  Have that for birdie and end on a high note.  Roll the putt and it lips around about 90deg and out.  Tap in for par.  8 / 14 fairways hit, 6 GIR (new personal best), 40 putts (that was the weak link today).  Sensing that the overall game is on an upswing.  

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